I am happy to announce I will be debating atheist Dr. Richard Carrier on November 10, 2018, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Houston, TX. More details below. Be in prayer that the Lord will use this encounter to advance his kingdom. The interrogative for debate is, “Which worldview produces the best world?” The topic, […]
If there is no God, can there be morality? I’m not asking whether atheists are moral people and do moral things. They do, but by what unimpeachable and ultimate standard? An atheist might say that certain laws are good for the advancement of the species. But let’s not forget that as an evolved species (according […]
The following article discusses the relationship between power and authority, primarily focusing on the nature of power and its abuse in political and ecclesiastical circles. This abuse is true in general for the world, but far to often (the vast majority of the time) for Christians as well. Simply put, authority is “right” while power […]
Over the years, many critics as well as honest inquirers have reacted to the idea of a comprehensive biblical worldview with something like a trained skepticism. Unbelievers and many Christians alike don’t fully understand how the Bible can actually apply to every area of life. When they hear the idea, they react with confusion or […]
Once or twice a year or so, someone asks me about something a critic says about “Theonomy,” usually because they have encountered some straw man version of it. They are now confused and want clarification. “So and so has said this. . . .” “Have you seen this link? . . .” Such occasions are […]
A guest post, by Suzannah Rowntree (Warning: This review contains spoilers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi). Since its release last month, the most recent Star Wars film has proven to be somewhat divisive. Personally, I loved The Last Jedi for the very same reason some conservatives hated it: the themes of progress and repentance. […]
The English language is complicated, because it’s a mix of many languages. But two languages make up a large part of our English vocabulary – Latin and Greek. While Greek requires learning some specialized letters, Latin has no such barrier. What you see (generally), is what you get.
Once upon a time Christians knew what they believed. They knew why they believed it. We often shake our heads at what goes on the world. We don’t like the anti-Christian laws being passed, more government control, our freedoms regulated and the general secularized state of our nation. However we have failed to recognize who dropped […]
What are the various philosophies of ethics that mankind adheres to? When I was in law school, I was required to examine this question as a part of my study of Professional Responsibility for attorneys. I know what you’re thinking: “Attorneys are required to study about ethics?!” Yes, it is true, and the fact that […]
“Jane Eyre” brings romance, mystery and redemption to the screen in the newest adaptation of Charlotte Bronte’s classic tale. But with dozens of movie and television portrayals, do we really need another Jane Eyre? Will this version live up to favorites from the past, or will it languish in comparison? Find out right now, on […]
What is the first principle of economics? Some economists will claim that it’s supply and demand, while others insist that it’s scarcity or the division of labor. The first principle of economics is “thou shalt not steal.”The word economics is derived from two Greek words: oikos, meaning “house,” and nomos, meaning “law.” Combined we […]
Today is Black Friday, the start of the Christmas shopping season. Every year about this time, there rises a hue and cry about the "commercialization" of Christmas, accompanied by impassioned pleas to get back to the "real meaning" of the celebration.