To call God “Father” and be filled with anxiety and doubts is to deny his name.
— John R. W. Stott, Basic Christianity (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 1980), 66. more
Augustine’s life (AD 354–430) can be divided into roughly two halves. The first half of his journey was spent searching for the truth that would give meaning, purpose, and significance to … more
Realizing our moment-by-moment dependence on God the Creator for our very existence makes it appropriate to live lives of devotion, commitment, gratitude, and loyalty toward him, and scandalous not … more
There are six important apologetics-related factors that can be identified as paving the way for Augustine’s conversion to Christianity.1 Augustine would later credit the sovereign grace of … more
One could go so far as to say that as far as the truth of Buddhist teaching is concerned, it does not even matter that much whether the Buddha as a historical personality ever existed, whereas … more
Popular Christian bumper stickers featuring the letters “NOTW” remind drivers that Christ’s kingdom is “not of this world” and that His followers are “foreigners … more
When people see this—our love for one another and our unity through love—then they will in turn be drawn by this to Christ and will respond to the gospel’s offer of salvation. More … more
This past Sunday marked our annual celebration of dads. Whether they are fathers or father-figures, men have an important role to play in shaping the lives of young people around them. Personally, … more
Most people who take a trip to Los Angeles try to jam in as much sightseeing as possible, traffic allowing, of course. So when a few dozen RTB chapter leaders from all over North America made the trek … more
According to my hilarious tear-off calendar, this Sunday is Earth Day. Surprise! Though some (including yours truly) might typically be inclined to shrug it off as just another day, we might want to … more
How would you respond to this statement from Sean Carroll, Caltech physicist and one of the authors of Discover Magazine’s Cosmic Variance blog?
“If believers in God spent a tiny fraction … more
(04/17/2012) Freewill in Heaven; Will population growth necessitate mass abortion? Sun spots and disease outbreaks; Recommended telescopes more
Courage is a virtue that I’ve always admired and respected. Growing up I was deeply impressed and proud of my father’s strength and valor as a frontline combat soldier in World War II. By … more
In case you’ve missed the subtle reminders (ads for fish sandwich Fridays and friends’ Facebook posts divulging what they’re giving up), the season of Lent is upon us. Some view the … more
You may have an:iPod,iPhone,iPad,iTunes,But only Jesus is the I Am (John 8:58).
–Kenneth Samples, Sunday school class, Christ Reformed Church more
Straight Thinking #155: Truth, Self-Deception, and Virtue more
(01/24/2012) The optimal human diet; Testing for relationships with Christ; Advice for a Christian in secular science; Did God rig species to go extinct? more
Straight Thinking #154: The Truth, the Whole Truth, and Nothing But the Truth more
An Inconvenient Duty
Christmas is by far my favorite time of year. I never tire of hearing the incredible message that the Son of God took a human nature and became the God-man at his … more
Every other day it seems news breaks about another business going belly up and filing for bankruptcy. Earlier this week Hostess became the latest company to bite the cream-filled dust.
Businesses or … more