Questioning Rob Bell; Justifying supernaturalism; Incest in Genesis; Unraveling Through the Wormhole more
Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. James 1:27 (NIV)
Now … more
Straight Thinking #132: C.S. Lewis: Life and Conversion more
Recently a newspaper reporter asked me to respond to two provocative questions: (1) “Is it necessary to leave reason and move to faith in order to embrace Christianity?” and (2) “If … more
The end is near—the end of one of the most successful film franchises in movie history, that is. A week from today total geek-out will recommence as the epic tale of Harry Potter wraps up. … more
Key leaders are fighting. So-called devotees have assaulted both supporters and cynics. And overall attendance—not to mention morale—is down.
A quick scan of news headlines makes it … more
Straight Thinking #121: Is God the Best Explanation for Reality? Paul Copan Interview, part 2 more
They don’t say much—in fact they don’t speak at all—but Ralphie and Candace have taught me plenty. Their actions, swift and sly, speak volumes and remind me of old habits … more
What’s an average Christian to do when trying to study the Bible for all its worth? RTB theologians Kenneth Samples and Krista Bontrager, along with RTB physicist Dave Rogstad, provide a … more
At the beginning of the series I shared a concern I’ve often heard from skeptics: “Why should I seriously consider Christian truth-claims when Christendom is so deeply divided?” … more
Brilliant synthetic chemistry, Why should Christians be thankful? Faster-than-light expansion? Where are the transitional forms? more
In the first three installments of this series I outlined three points in response to the challenge that Christian disunity invalidates the faith’s truth-claims. While I agree that disunity does … more
In the first two installments of this series I discussed the essential beliefs, values, and world-and-life view encapsulated by the Christian faith and the positive features of denominationalism, … more
I once heard a skeptic ask:
Why should I seriously consider Christian truth-claims when Christendom is so deeply divided?
There is some painful truth in this question. Christian disunity does, … more
Distinguished “Oxbridge” literary scholar, prolific writer, and lay Anglican theologian, C. S. Lewis continues to influence Christian thinking in the twenty-first century. In this second … more
The Christian church has been graced with brilliant and influential thinkers since its inception. A “who’s who” of such individuals includes the Apostle Paul, St. Athanasius, St. … more
Choosing not to believe in the devil won’t protect you from him.
Four years of seminary and one step from becoming a priest, Michael reveals he doesn’t believe in God. … more
In a profound sense we are what we think.
The Christian worldview highly values logic and rationality, which find their source in God. As the only creatures made in the image of God (Genesis … more
Special Christmas Edition: Hugh Ross on God's Intimate Care more
O Christmas Tree!
Used in both secular and religious festivities, Christmas trees have become a ubiquitous holiday symbol. (The modern Christmas tree originated in sixteenth-century Germany.) … more