Humor and the Gospel

As a Christian I recognize that humor is a gift from God, a God who Himself laughs (Ps 2:4). Humor is meant to be enjoyed and to build others up: it can be used to bring a person into the truth and bring joy and delight and healing. But there is something desperately, wrong with how w
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Worldview Beliefs that FAIL the TEST

In James N Anderson’s wonderful book “Why Should I Believe in Christianity?” he speaks a bit about the nature of worldviews and how we might test a worldview out. He says that there are 4 good tests for any worldview: Is it consistent within itself? Is it coherent within itself? Does
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False Views about Christian Epistemology

False Views about Christian Epistemology FALSE VIEWS about CHRISTIAN EPISTEMOLOGY: 1. Christians have BLIND faith. Christians have faith in Christ because we believe it to be reasonable, where the evidence leads, and as a result of God’s supernatural work in our hearts which has led u
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Good Without God Follow Up

Good Without God Follow Up Here’s a follow up post on ‘Good without God’. The following is what I wrote in response to the time of our discussion together at Meetup and why all the proposed sources for moral knowledge from natualistic conception are unlivable:  
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Joy from 2 Contrasting Worldviews

Joy from 2 Contrasting Worldviews I find that comparing how Christianity understands a concept with another worldview to be rather illuminating. Here’s a recent compare and contrast with naturalism (atheism) on the topic of joy, along with the problem of consistency. JOY IN THE
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Christianity and Scientific Revolution (Hart Quote)

Christianity and Scientific Revolution “Lest we forget, the birth of modern physics and cosmology was achieved by Galileo, Kepler, and Newton breaking free not from the close confining prison of faith (all three were believing Christians, of one sort or another) but from the in
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Nothing Inherently Reasonable

Nothing Inherently Reasonable “There is, after all, nothing inherently reasonable in the conviction that all of reality is simply an accidental confluence of physical causes, without any transcendent source or end. Materialism is not a fact of experience or a deduction of logic; it is
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STORY: How Pride Leads us to Believe the Wrong Story of Reality

STORY: How Pride Leads us to Believe the Wrong Story about Reality Back in college (my undergrad at U.N.L.V.), I was a resident assistant (RA) in the dorms I lived in for 3 years. An RA is someone who gives direction and guidance to the residents on the floor—basically helps things ru
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Freedom and Identity

Freedom and Identity Have you ever considered how much IDENTITY is linked to FREEDOM? This is something I’ve been pondering this week. I think that how we understand identity will shape how we think of what freedom is and looks like. For instance: a musician is most free when he has u
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Is Wisdom a Myth?

IS WISDOM JUST A MYTH? Permit me to run a thought experiment. What if wisdom is just a myth? What if there is no such thing as wisdom, what if wisdom is just an arbitrary human convention? It seems to be if we live in a God-less reality—a naturalistic worldview—then wisdom is merely a
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