Evil things happen in this world, and yet God is still somehow sovereign. This is perhaps the hardest part of Christian theology to accept and understand. How is God sovereign over the persecution of Christians around the world, over the acts of ISIS, over world hunger and poverty, or over smaller evils like my own depression, […]
After studying under Biola’s apologetics program and then becoming a theology major there, I have felt the tension between the two fields. Apologetics sounds like theology but really feels like philosophy, whereas theology typically doesn’t sound or feel like either. After wondering whether my years of apologetics training were actually fruitless attempts to create an […]
My Favorite Proverb There is one particular biblical verse with which I have been infatuated for some time and which I have made a constant conscious commitment to follow. That verse goes a little something like this: “Ten cubits shall be the length of each board and one and a half cubits the width of […]
Seeing the Signs There it was… high above in the sky—gigantic, vibrant, shining brilliantly and radiant as the noonday sun, suspended above as if descending from heaven… It was a sign! Indeed, a big white poster sign hanging on the freeway overpass with nothing but “Jesus” written on it using a sharpie and yellow highlighter. […]
Computer generated illustration of two orbiting black holes emanating gravitational waves. (Image: Henze/NASA) Have you ever came across a news feed or article about something phenomenal and didn’t have a clue about it? You might begin to wonder whether or not you live under a rock or something… For me, one of the things that […]
Both Nietzsche and the collective Christian witness proclaim messages of the redemption of humanity from its current state. But just as their worldviews are different, so are their messages of redemption. In fact, the two worldviews are so different that one’s message of redemption is incompatible with the other’s framework. In a world that has […]
Apologetics is often understood as a list of facts and arguments that Christians need to memorize if they don’t want to get intellectually slaughtered by the nearest angry atheist who says, “Jesus didn’t exist” or, “Why would a good God allow evil?” Ironically enough, many (if not most) books on apologetics are structured in this […]
This past weekend, I was out spending time with a friend for her birthday, when a group of ten guys who were part of a bachelor party came and surrounded us. They were actually really nice, respectful guys, and since the night was still young, they were still mostly lucid (with the exception of the […]
The other day, I was listening to Larry Mantle’s show AirTalk on my local public radio station. His guests for one of the segments that day were Michael Shermer, founder of Skeptic Magazine, and William Lane Craig, philosophy professor at Biola University’s Talbot School of Theology. Their discussion was based on the recent opinion piece […]
If you have ever had the privilege of sharing the Gospel with a Muslim, you have probably heard many of their standard objections to Christianity. One of the most common that they turn to rather quickly is that the Bible has been corrupted. The objection has the effect of hitting most of us with psychological […]
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