Before working for Reasons To Believe, I spent almost ten years teaching courses in logic, philosophy, and religion at a couple of different public colleges in Southern California. The logic courses … more
How does the follower of Christ appropriately balance present things with future things?
In part 8 of this series I explored the historic Christian eschatological principle known as "already, but not … more
"Already, but not yet."
This brief and enigmatic statement reflects the thinking of historic Christians when it comes to eschatology (the study or doctrine of "last things"). It means that Christ's … more
How can a Christian think about eschatology (the study of “last things”) in a careful and intellectually responsible manner?
Let me offer three suggestions for believers to carefully … more
Someone once asked me, “A friend and I were just discussing different theories on the end times. I was wondering if you had any opinion on what kind of role America has played in God’s … more
The Christian world-and-life view speaks about both the past and the future–addressing humankind’s origin and destiny.
In part four of this series I began a discussion of the major areas … more
Historic Christianity is unique among the religions of the world for its explicit emphasis upon both the origin and destiny of humanity. The Christian faith has much to say about important past … more
Some people think that because Christendom has some sharp differences when it comes to certain doctrinal matters this is a sign that Christianity cannot be true. It’s just too divided.
Yet the … more
“What will happen to me when I die?”
“Are we living in what the Bible refers to as the ‘last days’?”
“What does Bible prophecy say about the end of the … more
Astrophysics has its ironies. Here’s one: Studies of the brightest galaxies in the universe led to the discovery that 99 percent of all matter is "dark matter".1 But matter is only part of the … more
From a naturalistic perspective, the pain, death, decay, and evil that humans and all life experience serve no real purpose. They simply are the consequence of a random set of cosmic coincidences that … more
(The remaining 500 or so reach into the future and may be seen unfolding as days go by.) Since the probability for any one of these prophecies having been fulfilled by chance averages less than one in … more
"I never loved my wife. Don't I deserve to be happy?" "I needed that money more than he did, so it's okay that I took it. Besides, he owes me for the time when…" Justification for sin comes … more
by Dr. Ronald Nash
Most Christians are convinced that people will know each other in heaven. This belief brings great comfort to believers as they watch loved ones pass on. But as popular as this … more