It’s a good thing RTB theologian Kenneth Samples has an end times booklet in the works because the apocalypse is making a big cultural splash at movie theatres. Doomsday is a perennial topic of … more
“Without God, life has no purpose, and without purpose, life has no meaning. Without meaning, life has no significance or hope.” ― Rick Warren, The Purpose Driven Life
Cemeteries … more
Roman Catholicism and historic Protestantism both claim Augustine as one of their own. On one hand, his theological views concerning the nature of the church and the sacraments (arising from the … more
Augustine’s dramatic conversion to Christianity came in the summer of AD 386, after much sorrowful reflection concerning his sinful state before God. He describes the experience in Confessions: … more
Straight Thinking #177: Christianity's Most Hopeful of Dangerous Ideas more
Snow White seems to be Hollywood’s fantasy heroine of choice this year. Last Friday (June 1) brought Snow White and the Huntsman, the second Snow White film of 2012, to theatres. As a fan of … more
Excerpted from chapters 9 and 10 of Ken's new book, 7 Truths That Changed the World, now available at shop.reasons.org.
“God helps those who help themselves.” “God knows … more
The Scriptures teach that God saves us not as puppets but as persons, and that we must therefore be active in our salvation. The Bible, in a way which is deeply mysterious, combines God’s … 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
Reliable computer models; Can we lose our salvation? How could Jesus experience temptation? How long did people live before the Flood? more
Straight Thinking #150: Guilt, Grace, and Gratitude more
Straight Thinking #149: Salvation by Grace more
In addition to blog posts, I also address Christian worldview issues and critical thinking on a couple of RTB podcasts. Straight Thinking, my primary podcast, highlights the importance of the life of … more
Special revelation not required? Lorentzian relativity; Extrabiblical references to Job; Interpreting Genesis 30:37-39 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
WARNING: NARCISSISM LEVEL HIGH
I turned fifty this week.
At this age a candle per decade will suffice, thank you.
The decade that just slipped away without asking was the one where … more
The thorns, the nails, the blood—there are so many powerful images associated with Good Friday. But the moment that stands out most vividly to me is chronicled in Luke 23:39–43.
Crowds of … more
At the very heart of historic Christianity stands a cross. The Gospel message is that God brought forth redemption from sin through the crucifixion of his Son (Colossians 1:19–20). The cross … 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