Monthly Archives: June 2010

The Defense of the Faith, Part 3

I have argued for a method in apologetics that shows an unbeliever the shortcomings in his own worldview before inviting him to look at the world from a Christian perspective to see how it best interprets reality.  How does that … Continue reading

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The Defense of the Faith, Part 2

If every Christian is called to be ready to give an answer for the hope that is within him, how shall we be prepared to do that?  How shall we defend the Christian faith? The answer to that has many … Continue reading

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The Defense of the Faith

In this series of posts I will address the questions of whether and how Christians should defend the Christian faith in the public square of ideas.  This field of study has traditionally been known as “apologetics,” from the Greek word … Continue reading

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The Difficulty with Merely Corporate Election

Some who deny the Calvinistic doctrine of divine, sovereign, unconditional election of some individuals to eternal life employ an argument about the biblical teaching on election that goes something like this: Scripture always addresses as elect those who are already … Continue reading

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A Bigger Pie

I hear a lot about the ever-widening gap between the rich and the poor.  Every time I hear that phrase, the person employing it simply assumes that it is tragically wrong.  I don’t remember ever hearing an argument about why … Continue reading

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More on the Oil Spill

It turns out that Ryan Anderson has, with much greater knowledge on the subject, expressed something of what I expressed earlier as a concern that in light of the oil spill evangelicals who are calling for greater environmental sensitivity have … Continue reading

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Living Eschatologically

One passage of Scripture that has been formative for my understanding of life in this present world is 1 Corinthians 7:29-31: 29This is what I mean, brothers: the appointed time has grown very short. From now on, let those who have … Continue reading

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