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
Special Christmas Edition: Kenneth Samples on Grace more
SPOILER ALERT (FOR THOSE WHO HAVEN’T READ THE BOOK. Tsk-tsk.)
What does an enemy look like? Take a second to picture it—someone who snarls and gripes, maybe even cuts others down with … more
Special Christmas Edition: Fuz Rana on Love more
The weekend following Thanksgiving, my husband and I decked the halls of our apartment with wreaths, garland, and a Nativity scene. And next week, we’ll drag home a heavenly scented Douglas fir … more
“It’s time to Stump the Scholar!” Six little words that strike fear into the hearts of Hugh, Fuz, Ken, Jeff, and Dave at the end of each I Didn’t Know That! podcast. Although … more
It rained on Wednesday—I could tell because I spotted at least five cars stopped along the freeway (and one right in the middle lane). Rain does something to Southern California … more
My child, never forget the things I have taught you. Store my commands in your heart. If you do this, you will live many years, and your life will be satisfying. Proverbs 3:1–2 (NLT)
OK, I know … more
All Christians have dual citizenships. They are members of two kingdoms or cities: the city of man (the present, temporal age) and the city of God (the future, eternal age).
Faithful citizenship … more
Effective Christian evangelistic and apologetics encounters depend upon skeptics viewing Christ’s followers as credible witnesses. As bearers of the Gospel, Christians need to be perceived as … more
As a kid, did you ever ask your parents why you had to eat your green beans? If so, they probably said, “Because they’re good for you!” You couldn’t see the benefits of eating … more
You Don’t Know Jack, a recent HBO movie starring Al Pacino, tells the story of right-to-die activist Dr. Jack Kevorkian, popularly referred to as “Dr. Death.” In the 1990s, Kevorkian … more
I don’t think there’s World War II movie I haven’t seen. In fact, I have a “favorite war movies list” and more than 50 of them are about the Second World War.
The most … more