The doctrine of the Incarnation (God became man in Jesus of Nazareth) lies at the heart of Christianity; it’s a truth-claim celebrated all over the world at Christmastime. Historic Christianity … more
Since the beginning of the year, I’ve reposted several archived articles that compare Jesus Christ to other major religious leaders, specifically Siddhartha Gautama (the Buddha), Krishna, … more
Among the world’s great religious leaders, only two had such a profound impact that contemporaries inquired as to the very nature of their being.1 People wondered whether Siddhartha Gautama (the … more
Among the world’s great religious leaders, two became far-reaching moral instructors of humanity. Confucius (the sage) laid down the ethical foundation for much of Asian civilization. Jesus of … more
Among the world’s great religious leaders, two came to be viewed as representing almighty God in human form. In traditional Hinduism, the god Vishnu appeared or descended into human form as … more
It’s one of the fastest growing religions in the world, it’s been around since the seventh century, and it is regularly in the news—often associated with atrocities committed by its … more
Topping my 2015 to-do list is writing my latest book, which will compare and contrast Jesus Christ with the leaders of other major world religions. I’ll be dedicating much of my time to this … more
Episode #281: God molecule musings of a Zen Buddhist; Do angels reflect the image of God?; What's the need for a universe so big? more
Because my philosophy studies have taught me to value reflective thinking, I deliberately make time to think clearly and carefully as I can about issues that I deem important. With this in mind, … more
Straight Thinking #216: Jesus and Judaism: An Interview with Dr. Michael Brown more
Straight Thinking #207: Why All Religions Can't Lead to God more
One cartoon Mayan to another as they look at a huge round rock: “So how come it ends in 2012?” . . . “I ran out of space on the rock.”
People often joke about the world ending … more
What is humanity’s final state? An impersonal existence after being absorbed into an impersonal deity? Or an intimate, personal relationship with a super-personal God. The major religious … more
(05/29/2012) The human response to LSD; How did God create Eve? Borrowing from ancient Roman religion; Will we make mistakes in Heaven? more
Straight Thinking #169: A "Jewish Christian Muslim"? more
Sean Stone, son of famous moviemaker Oliver Stone, recently declared: “I am a Jewish Christian Muslim.”1 Is such a provocative religious claim justifiable?
Stone comes from a Jewish … more
Can science put religion on the spot? In other words, can the empirical observations of science be used to test the truth-claims of the world’s major religions? Many people think not.
The … more
Why is it that two people can look at the same world event and come to fundamentally different conclusions about it? Sometimes the difference in perspective stems from one’s worldview.
However, … more
I wrote this article just a few days after 9/11 (though it had to wait until the first quarter of 2002 to be published in the RTB magazine Facts for Faith). As this month marks the tenth anniversary … more
This three-part article series was originally a talk given at the Questions on Doctrine 50th Anniversary Conference at Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI (October 24–27, 2007).
For the … more