Perhaps nothing has done as much damage to the Christian religion as when the word "faith" was redefined to mean believing without a reason, or contrary to reason. The idea that faith is belief without a reason has done harm in at least four ways: it has alienated Christians from the God-given ability to reason … Continue reading Reasonable faith – what is faith?
Why all this debate over predestination vs. free will. I mean, it appears to me that answers for most of the questions are readily at hand. We shouldn't be surprised at this, since the bible deals specifically with such questions. If God set out to reveal these things to us, chances are he has succeeded, … Continue reading Excesses of predestinationists
I was delighted to discover that someone is animating the talks and writings of C.S. Lewis on Youtube. If you're not familiar with him, let me inform you that Lewis was a Christian apologist and an intellectual hero of the 20th century. He was a brilliant writer and is probably best known for a series … Continue reading How we know things
Humanism is a philosophy and a worldview in conflict with the gospel. It is an alternative religion because it replaces the authority of God with the wisdom of man. Humanism says that the mind of man is sufficient to achieve morality and happiness on its own, without reference to God. Humanism fits very nicely in … Continue reading Humanism is cursed by God
Imagine you were a convert to Christianity from some other place and time. Having heard the gospel of Jesus Christ, you decided to forsake your society's pagan idolatry. The person who witnessed to you told you that all non-Christians were enemies of God, fighting against the truth. You could easily see how different the bible … Continue reading Just once
Here is a great article by Austin L. Hughes that sheds some light on the faith that science can answer every important question. In the article, this notion is called scientism. It's not a short read, but I think it can be very helpful for those who want to be able to discern between legitimate … Continue reading Maybe we shouldn’t call it science