Saturday Musings There is nothing like having a conversation with a seeker of truth who is confused over what the Bible teaches. They genuinely want to know what to believe and how they can trust what you tell them. I just finished having a two hour conversation with such a seeker whose first twenty years … More Equipping the Saints in the New Year
Wednesday is for Thinking Our Nation (and a lot of Christians) Play Pretend I was reminded of this recently by commencing to re-read a dusty book from my shelf. The book was Where is History Going: A Christian Response to Secular Philosophies of History (Bethany, 1969) by John Warwick Montgomery. Actually, it would be truer … More Our Nation (and a lot of Christians) Like to Play Pretend
Sunday Afternoon Musings “The Christian idea is quite different. They think God made the universe–like a man making a picture or composing a tune. A painter isn’t a picture, and he doesn’t die if his picture is destroyed. You may say, ‘He’s put a lot of himself into it,’ but that only means that all … More “Don’t talk damned nonsense!” (C.S. Lewis)
Saturday Morning Musings I’m so looking forward to meeting and thanking Mr. Lewis for the brightness of his faith and defense of the gospel. Enjoy.
Weekend Musings Can unbelievers understand the New Testament? Can they read its pages, see the portrayal of Christ in the gospels and the early correspondence of the Church and not see that extraordinary claims are made for the person of Christ? Can they fail to see that he claimed to be be God in the … More Jesus is God: So What? —Putting Jesus in His Place
Weekend Links Still training church planters up in Mount Prospect but here is a set of links I prepared through out the week. Enjoy. Defending the Faith My Classmate Bart Erhman’s Hopeless Response to Suffering (Mark Williams—a good collection of links related to the problem of suffering.) A Plea to Pastors and Elders to Train … More Wussification of Boys; Bart Ehrman; Dishonesty; War against Christians; C.S. Lewis; Chastity;
Tuesday is for Apologetics Here’s a great video from Dr. William Lane Craig who takes on a young atheist who is clearly in over his head.
Weekend Links Controversy, information, challenge, fun—it’s all there in this week’s group of links. Enjoy, but remember, presence on the list doesn’t mean I embrace all aspects of any post. Politics and Culture Islam is Not a Religion of Peace (More evidence that Islam is not a help to the world. Punishment for reading the … More Why We Need the Wrath of God; Islam; Actor James Wood; Shockingly Wrong Documentaries and much more
Thursday is for Discipleship New believers come into the faith out of a swamp of misinformation, myths, lies and accusations about Christians, the gospels and the Bible in general. For some, part of helping them grow is giving them good information that shows the Bible to be reliable and the critics to be in error … More Myth: Differing Accounts in the Gospels Discredit the Historicity of the Bible
Weekend Links Had my first spill on the bike this season on Wednesday but was still able to go out for a 6.4 mile ride this afternoon. Wind was brutal and I couldn’t get south because of a train stopped on the tracks that I had no way around but it was still a good … More Contempt for the Constitution; Abortion Stupidity; John Piper; and much more