Extraterrestrial Life and Christianity

Monday is for Discussion Fascinated to read this first paragraph from a news report with this provocative headline today: NASA Scientists Brings Scientists & Theologians Together to Prepare World for Extraterrestrial Contact “A couple of months ago top US astronomers gathered in front of congress to let them know that extraterrestrial life exists without question. Their … More Extraterrestrial Life and Christianity

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All the Purposes of God are Centered in Christ

Saturday is for Devotion I am rereading one of the best and most influential books of the 1970’s-1990’s. J.I. Packer’s Knowing God was Christianity Today’s book of the year in 1973. In 1981, I had the privilege of taking Dr. Packer to the Ontario, California airport and an uninterrupted 40 minute conversation over the book … More All the Purposes of God are Centered in Christ

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What if the United States Had a King instead of a President?

What if the United States had kings instead of presidents? Did you know that we almost did?  Kings were all the early founders of the country knew. So during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was asked to be king of America. Washington, both as a man influenced by Christianity and as a praying man, refused … More What if the United States Had a King instead of a President?

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Jesus is God: So What? —Putting Jesus in His Place

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

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Examining the “Emptying” of Christ in Philippians 2

Friday is for Heart Songs A Brief Exposition of Philippians 2:5-9 Peter was right.  The apostle Paul’s letters are filled with “things hard to understand!”[1]  If only Paul were walking the face of the earth today and could see the confusion his writings engender.  Perhaps no single passage of Paul is more controversial than the … More Examining the “Emptying” of Christ in Philippians 2

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“Jesus Isn’t Almighty God” or How to Destroy Your Gospel Presentation

Monday Discussion “I told you that you would die in your sins, for unless you believe that I am he you will die in your sins.” (John 8:24) According to Jesus, no one can be saved if he does not believe in his deity. The doctrine of the incarnation is critical to God’s saving acts. … More “Jesus Isn’t Almighty God” or How to Destroy Your Gospel Presentation

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Ann Voskamp, J.P. Moreland, Obamacare, The Strait of Hormuz, Jimmy Stewart, The Sinless Christ, Christology

Weekend Links This week’s links with a lot of separate categories. As always, these are to provoke thought, expand perspective and challenge assumptions, not an endorsement of every particular. Thinking Better About Government and the Economy The Sensible Vision of Paul Ryan on the Budget (Larry Kudlow) If this is coming to USA, how do … More Ann Voskamp, J.P. Moreland, Obamacare, The Strait of Hormuz, Jimmy Stewart, The Sinless Christ, Christology

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Al Mohler; Woody Allen; T.D. Jakes; Doctrine; Thanksgiving; and Idolatry

Weekend Links This weekend there are more than a few controversial links. But fortunately, nothing related to the depressing scandals coming out of Penn State. All the links will make you pause and think. They did for me. But that doesn’t mean I agree with all the conclusions. Engaging with Science and Technology Al Mohler, … More Al Mohler; Woody Allen; T.D. Jakes; Doctrine; Thanksgiving; and Idolatry

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The Heresy of Evangelical Prayers

Monday Discussion According to an article siting a new Barna poll: 25 percent of “Born-again Christians hold universalist views. 26 percent say a person’s religion doesn’t matter–they all teach the same lessons. 40 percent say Christians and Muslims worship the same God. Dr. D. A. Carson, research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity … More The Heresy of Evangelical Prayers

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