This is Apologetics: An Argument from Truth (Part 3)

Much ink has been spilled by apologists over the centuries, demonstrating that the Christian worldview is true. But what if the very concept of truth were impossible without first believing in the Christian worldview, in the truth of Scripture and the God revealed therein? Last time we defined truth in terms of three criteria: comprehensibility,… Continue reading This is Apologetics: An Argument from Truth (Part 3)

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This Is Apologetics: An Argument from Truth (Part 2)

Much ink has been spilled by apologists over the centuries, demonstrating that the Christian worldview is true. But what if the very concept of truth were impossible without first believing in the Christian worldview, in the truth of Scripture and the God revealed therein? Truth and Language So we saw last time that truth is… Continue reading This Is Apologetics: An Argument from Truth (Part 2)

This Is Apologetics: An Argument from Truth (Part 1)

Much ink has been spilled by apologists over the centuries, demonstrating that the Christian worldview is true. But what if the very concept of truth were impossible without first believing in the Christian worldview, in the truth of Scripture and the God revealed therein? I have been seeking out conversations with atheists on Twitter lately… Continue reading This Is Apologetics: An Argument from Truth (Part 1)

How Do We Speak the Truth In Love Today? (Some Further Reflections on Church Leadership from Ephesians 4:15-16)

This question came in via texting at Sunday's 11AM worship gathering at Park Community Church (Forest Glen), and it's another good one. Let's look at the phrase, "speaking the truth in love," in context. What it means to speak the truth in love In Ephesians 4, Paul describes church leaders as Christ's gifts to His… Continue reading How Do We Speak the Truth In Love Today? (Some Further Reflections on Church Leadership from Ephesians 4:15-16)

Why I Believe the Bible’s “Crazy” Stories (or: What Shrek Can Teach Us about Knowledge)

The movie "Shrek" features a talking donkey (creatively named just, "Donkey"). Did you ever stop to think that Donkey was a subtle dig against the Bible? Here is why: the characters of Shrek are ostensibly all from fairy tales (Pinocchio, the Ginger Bread Man, etc.). By including the talking donkey, Dreamworks is basically lumping the… Continue reading Why I Believe the Bible’s “Crazy” Stories (or: What Shrek Can Teach Us about Knowledge)

Why Does God Allow Evil In The World?

This topic has come up a  couple times in recent days, so I wanted to just bang out a few thoughts on it. What follows is not a full, scholarly treatment on Problem of Evil (in any of its various philosophical formulations). However, I hope it might be helpful to you, the next time someone… Continue reading Why Does God Allow Evil In The World?

Dealing with Greedy Legalists in God’s Household (Titus 1:10-16)

Translation: (10) For there are also many insubordinate ones, empty-talkers and deceivers (especially out of “the Circumcision”), (11) whom it is necessary to silence, which persons undermine whole households, by teaching what they must not, on account of filthy gain. (12) A certain one from them said—a prophet of their own, “Cretans are always liars,… Continue reading Dealing with Greedy Legalists in God’s Household (Titus 1:10-16)