Being a professional student and spending over fourteen years in undergraduate and graduate education and another seven years as a professor at the collegiate level, it is disappointing to see the anti-Christian bias that is found on the college campus today. Instances have ranged from prohibiting Christian clubs from require its leaders (not members), its… Continue reading The Persecution of Christians on Campus
Archaeologists have recently discovered new fragments for the Dead Sea Scrolls. The New York Times reports: “Israeli researchers unveiled on Tuesday dozens of newly discovered Dead Sea Scroll fragments containing biblical texts dating back nearly 2,000 years, adding to the body of artifacts that have shed light on the history of Judaism, early Christian life… Continue reading Biblical Archaeology: – BREAKING – Newly Discovered Dead Sea Scroll Fragments
Several years back my eldest son who was in fifth grade at the time was brushing his teeth and getting ready for bed. He stepped into the hall and yanked the toothbrush out of his mouth, slinging toothpaste against the wall, and asked, “Dad, dad! What about those people who have never heard about Jesus? … Continue reading Religious Pluralism: What About Those That Have Never Heard the Gospel?
There are many misunderstandings on what “faith” actually is. For example, Richard Dawkins states that, “Faith is the belief in spite of, even perhaps because of, the lack of evidence.” Peter Boghossian, Portland State University philosopher and author of A Manuel for Creating Atheists, describes faith as “pretending to know what you don’t know.” Even popular… Continue reading What is Faith?
Introduction This movement, beginning with Gramsci, was further developed by the Frankfurt School. The Frankfurt School began in 1930 in Germany, when Max Horkheimer took over and recruited other Marxist inspired scholars such as Erich Fromm, Theodor Adorno, Walter Benjamin, Wilhelm Reich, and Herbert Marcuse. With the rise of Nazism, the school moved to New… Continue reading “Woke” or “Broke” Theology: The Contemporary Challenge of Critical Race Theory for the Church
I come across these “objections” repeatedly online, in conversation, in debates, talk shows, and the like. These are such silly objections against the existence of God that it is ludicrous that an answer has to be brought up. But, since they keep appearing and reappearing, they must be dealt with. 1. “Believing in God is… Continue reading The 2 Worst Atheist Objections
Christian missionaries have been deemed racists, imperialistic, and intolerant, but the truth of the efforts of missionaries has some very interesting seemingly unintended consequences: liberal democracies to name just but one. While many might view the modern Christian missions movement as an intolerable effort against multiculturalism leading to the exploitation of people groups by proselytizing… Continue reading Missionary Myths and the Roots of Democracy
When it comes the issue of creation, it is easy to be overwhelmed by the various views and details involved. Some of the key positions that one needs to be aware of include: young-earth creationism, old-earth creation, theistic evolution, naturalistic evolution, and intelligent design. A good book the surveys the different views (young earth, old… Continue reading Science Series: Creation Confusion – Resources for Research on Creation, Evolution, and Intelligent Design
Have you ever heard someone say, “you have to prove that scientifically.” Or even in news reports that “studies have shown . . . ” Or maybe you have heard that science is the final or ultimate source of knowledge. Behind these sentiments may lie a belief called “scientism.” This mentality has even been put as… Continue reading Science Series: Scientism-The idea that science is the only path to knowledge
Two books that have been recently published that are helpful in understanding the transition our culture has been experiencing regarding Social Justice, the overthrow of traditional sex and gender norms, critical race theory, and the like are: Cynical Theories: How Activist Scholarship Made Everything about Race, Gender, and Identity—and Why This Harms Everybody by Helen… Continue reading The Soft Totalitarianism of Social Justice: A Tale of Two Books