Archive for the ‘Apologetics’ Category

Saint Nietzsche: The Last True Atheist

There have been few men as great as the late Friedrich Nietzsche, and the longer he is gone, the more that I miss him. He was great in the same way a hurricane is great, or the Cambodian Genocide was great; he is great in that he lashed out viciously and consistently. No man, method, or morality was...
December 16th, 2013 | Apologetics, Religion | Read More

What if a Doctrine Feels Wrong?

When universalists look at the idea of people going to hell, they often have an emotional reaction. The idea of people going to hell ought to provoke an emotional reaction, and the number of missions agencies and the fact that people continue to join them and support them shows just what people are willing...
August 6th, 2013 | Apologetics, Logic & Rhetoric, Philosophy | Read More

Spiritual Warfare is Guerrilla Warfare

Spiritual warfare is hardly a neat war between the uniformed armies of equal countries, snapping up this bit of land with all those nice mines and factories in it or grabbing up that lucrative trade route. Spiritual warfare is guerrilla warfare. Satan is in a rebellion against God, so he can hardly...
July 23rd, 2013 | Apologetics, Church, Philosophy, Religion, Worldviews | Read More

On Smart Christianity: Not Just Interesting Ideas

There is not really a “beyond” in Christian theology, given that everything that we learn in Sunday school is still true when systematic theology rears its dogmatic head. It is impossible to transcend the basics. Although there is a “mere Christianity” that all Christians hold...
July 18th, 2013 | Apologetics, Logic & Rhetoric, Protestant, Religion, The Gospel | Read More

On Highbrow Christianity

Opera, classical music, wine tasting, craft beer, classical languages and literature: all these things exemplify highbrow taste. Highbrow interests require education and development of the ability to appreciate certain things, so arts that only developed agrarian or industrial cultures can produce (opera,...
July 2nd, 2013 | Apologetics, Church, Education, Evangelicals, Religion | Read More

Let’s Club ‘Em Into Heaven: Fighting with Grace

Rich Mullins tells a story about an argument he got into with a friend who happened to be an atheist. He explains how he attacked and attacked, constantly on the offensive, swatting away rejections and counterpoints, until he at last had his adversary logically cornered. He thought to himself, “Surely...
May 15th, 2013 | Apologetics | Read More

In Defense Of The Pope

I am a Protestant.  Not only a Protestant, but an evangelical.  And not only an evangelical, but a Calvinist.  In short, I have no love for the Papacy.  I do not believe that the Pope is the Vicar of Christ, nor is he in any meaningful sense the successor of the Apostle Peter.  When it comes to...
March 15th, 2013 | Apologetics, Catholics, Church, Culture, Evangelicals, Philosophy, Politics, Protestant, Religion, The Gospel | Read More

Theodicy of Glory

“A chance for Faramir, Captain of Gondor, to show his quality…” J.R.R. Tolkien, The Two Towers Caution: The following post contains a slight spoiler to G. K. Chesterton’s The Man who was Thursday.  Read the book and then come back to read this afterwards. I’ll wait.   Given...
March 12th, 2013 | Apologetics, Religion | Read More

Answering in the Negative: What Suffering Isn’t?

Over at CNN’s religion blog, Timothy Keller wrote a bit about the age-old problem of pain and suffering: what do we conclude about God when we observe suffering for some people and not for others? He suggests and dismisses a number of responses, including “There is no God,” which he...
August 7th, 2012 | Apologetics, Featured, Philosophy, Religion | Read More

On the proper care and feeding of a church secretary

Hello, my name is Rachel, and I am a burnt out former church secretary. The Stuff Christians Like blog had a post on the church secretary, the most powerful person in the church some time ago.  It’s eerily accurate, but I laughed especially hard when I read this in the comments section: When the...
January 19th, 2011 | Apologetics, Catholics, Evangelicals, Protestant, Religion, The Gospel | Read More
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