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).
This … more
Straight Thinking #90: America and Islam: The Ground Zero Mosque Controversy more
Straight Thinking #89: America and Islam: Coming to Grips with Islam more
Straight Thinking #88: America and Islam: Is America Islamophobic? more
Flashback to a year ago. I was creeping down the 10 freeway, indifferent to the usual landscape of my commute. So when I spotted a bumper sticker with a peculiar mixture of religious symbols spelling … more
A recent 60 Minutes broadcast provided an illuminating glimpse into the global “war on terror.” The April 25 episode included a provocative segment on Islam entitled “Jihadists and … 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, only two would found religions whose adherents now number well beyond a billion people—Muhammad and Jesus Christ. As of 2005 researchers … 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
Most people want to go to heaven, hope to go to heaven. But does anyone really know for sure how to get there?
Popular opinion suggests that most people automatically go to heaven because … 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
The Without A Doubt Podcast Series: Episode #4: Christianity & Other Religions - Broadly addressing content from chapters 12-13 more
Multiple sources, both books and web sites, have stirred people’s fear that the world (or life as we know it) will end on December 21, 2012. This date is cited as the end of the Mayan calendar … more
People who hold to a naturalistic worldview find the Christian concept of a Creator difficult enough. But when it comes to the dark world of demonic possession, supernaturalism can seem downright … more
How should a Christian view other religions in terms of truth? Are all religions utterly false in every respect? Can other religions have at least some truth to them?
By affirming the exclusive truth … more
The unexpected Saturday morning knock on the door sometimes engenders mild irritation, sometimes anxiety. What should I say to the well-mannered, well-groomed, youthful “elders” from the … more
Ten major non-Christian world religions abound today: Buddhism, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Judaism, Shintoism, Sikhism, Taoism, and Zoroastrianism.1 The so-called minor religions are too … more
He urged people of all faiths to pray for America. Interfaith religious services were televised from the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. and from Yankee Stadium in New York. These services … more