William Lane Craig explains why even atheist historians like Gerd Ludemann accept that the earliest followers of Jesus had experiences in which Jesus appeared to them as resurrected Lord. Excerpt: Fact #3: On multiple occasions and under various circumstances, different individuals and groups of people experienced appearances of Jesus alive from the dead. This is […]Read more "Why does atheist historian Gerd Ludemann accept the post-mortem experiences of the risen Jesus? — WINTERY KNIGHT"
Not too long ago, I asked my senior students to describe the relationship between belief and behavior. As I was reflecting on their written answers, a question kept popping up that I later asked them. Here’s the question: does behavior follow from belief, or does behavior display belief? Splitting hairs? I don’t think so. I […]Read more "Belief and Behavior: What’s the Relationship?"
“There are only two kinds of people in the end: those who say to God, “Thy will be done,” and those to whom God says, in the end, “Thy will be done.” ― C.S. Lewis, The Great Divorce Being a teacher is a remarkable experience. Hard? Absolutely? Enriching? Absolutely. Often, I find that my students teach me […]Read more "Two Options in the End"
“Let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles.” Hebrews 12:1 Christianity is simple. I’d say Christianity is mysteriously simple, and quite beautiful. But, it isn’t easy. This passage was front and center today. The writing of Hebrews seems to be saying in another way what Christ said during his […]Read more "Everything that Hinders"
Is technology adversely affecting our quality of life? Notice, the question I’m not asking is whether technology is simply bad? Such a question is too simplistic. Are there undeniable benefits of technology? Emphatically, yes. The question, however, is whether or not our overall quality of life is deteriorating. This is an interesting topic for me right […]Read more "Technology and Quality of Life – A TED Talk Shared"
Charlottesville is an hour away from me. I’ve visited several times, attended a few college basketball and football games, and even preached in a few churches in the area. So when I saw the recent pictures of a “protest” led by white nationalists and held around a statue of Robert E. Lee, it was infuriating, […] […]Read more "The Charlottesville Protest: Frustrations, Fear, and Exposing Racism — Reformed African American Network"
The mission field? (breakermaximus/Shutterstock) Robert Jeffress, President Trump’s court pastor, hits bottom, digs. “When it comes to how we should deal with evil doers, the Bible, in the book of Romans, is very clear: God has endowed rulers full power to use whatever means necessary — including war — to stop evil. In the case… via […]Read more "Pastor: God Blesses Trump Nuclear War — The American Conservative"