You will not improve as a reader if all you read are books that are well withinyour capacity. You must tackle books that are beyond you, or, as we have said, books that are over your head. Only books … more
A critical component of living a good (happy, satisfying, and meaningful) life is incorporating the concept of gratitude. Being aware of and appreciative for the good things one has been given can … more
“A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger” (Proverbs 15:1).
The verse jumped out at me from the pages of my devotional booklet. I winced. How often do I need … more
I am persuaded that the Bible does endorse a form of what is called “body-soul dualism”—though certainly not the Cartesian kind, which stresses an easy separability of these two … more
Episode #226: Music to God's ears; Does God create people who don't want to live?; Four horsemen and history; How will DNA sequencing affect creation models? more
This dialogue between science and spirituality has a long history—especially with respect to Christianity. … more
Straight Thinking #185: Adult Children of Same-Sex Relationship Parents, part 2 more
Straight Thinking #184: Adult Children of Same-Sex Relationship Parents, part 1 more
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