How could I, as a white American living in 2013 be so pompous as claim to know that Christianity is true for all cultures, ethnicities, languages, places and times? Recently I found myself struggling with this question. I feel guilty even thinking that I could be so prideful as to make that claim. At first … Continue reading
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In Kopplin’s Words
In an age where many teens are concerned with paltry things, I am inspired by young people like Zack Kopplin and his incredible courage to articulate and defend his worldview. His passionate advocacy and political/social engagement is unmatched in today’s culture by most adults, let alone teens. Yet, I want to be clear that Zack … Continue reading
In an article from scienceblogs.com, the writer opens with this statement: “If there’s one universal trait among humans, it seems to be an unquenchable thirst for certainty.” We want to know what is provable beyond a shadow of doubt. Where would you guess that most of us think that type of certainty is found? The … Continue reading
Are Miracles Rational?
Before we jump into this question, we need to define miracles. In some ways, childbirth, the sun rising, and various other events in nature are “miraculous” in one sense or another. However, for the sake of this discussion, we want to define miracles as “an interference with Nature by supernatural power” (C.S. Lewis, Miracles). Or, … Continue reading
Was Jesus Married?
““Ancient document refers to Jesus’ wife…” While there is nothing patently untrue about this statement, news stories such as this prey on people who rely on sound bites as sources of truth. Provocative, unsubstantiated and unexplained statements such as these are very misleading. Yet, you will discover stories just like this muscling their way into … Continue reading
Apologetics is the rational case for Christianity through offering arguments and/or evidence for its truth, defending it against objections, and responding to competing claims. 1 Peter 3:15 says “in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense (literally give apologetic) to anyone who asks you for a reason for … Continue reading
The announcement of the discovery of proof for the existence of the Higgs boson or ‘God particle’ on July 4th, 2012 at CERN in Geneva Switzerland is on par with discovering that the earth is not the center of the universe, the periodic table, and the discovery of electrons (which is why you can read … Continue reading