Since September 2019, the Colson Center for Christian Worldview has been producing a series of 5 minute videos under the title: “What Would You Say?” Ranging from topics such as abortion, the Bible, apologetics, culture, family, economics, and theology, these videos provide “Quick answers to hard questions about gender, race, identity, equality, justice, and more. In a world where “truth” seems to change every five … Continue reading Apologetics Resource: What Would You Say?
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 and ancient humankind.” It has been 60 or so years … 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? Do they go to hell?” First, what fifth grader thinks … 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 culture depicts faith as a blind leap into belief with … Continue reading What is Faith?
Introduction I was introduced to Critical Theory in a graduate class on Literary Criticism through the writing of Antonio Gramsci, an Italian Marxist intellectual whose main legacy was his departure from orthodox Marxism. Traditional or Orthodox Marxism divides society into two economic groups: the bourgeoisie (the capitalist class who own most of society’s wealth and means of production) and the proletariat (workers or working-class people). … 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 like believing in a flying spaghetti monster” This is a … 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 efforts social indicators has deemed the efforts positive in multiple … 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 earth, and theistic evolution) is Three Views of Creation and … 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 simply as “If I can’t see it, hear it, or … 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 Pluckrose and James Lindsay Live Not by Lies: A Manual … Continue reading The Soft Totalitarianism of Social Justice: A Tale of Two Books