The Early Creeds and Their Importance for Apologetics: Part III – Line 1 of the Nicene Creed

Continuing in this examination of the early Christian creeds, specifically the Nicene Creed, I open this post with a few comments by J.N.D. Kelly. Then, I will reproduce the first line of the Nicene Creed, and examine it with regard to how to think about its claims from the stance of Christian apologetics. First Kelly … Continue reading The Early Creeds and Their Importance for Apologetics: Part III – Line 1 of the Nicene Creed

The Early Creeds and Their Importance for Apologetics: Part II – The Nicene Creed

Continuing in this examination of the early creeds and their usefulness for apologetics, I turn now to the Nicene Creed. About this particular creedal formulae J.N.D. Kelly states: Prior to the beginning of the fourth century all creeds and summaries of faith were local in character. It was taken for granted, of course, that they … Continue reading The Early Creeds and Their Importance for Apologetics: Part II – The Nicene Creed

The Early Creeds and Their Importance for Apologetics: Part I

I’ve been reflecting a lot recently about the importance of the early Christian, ecumenical creeds. In light of the multifarious challenges facing Christians today, everything ranging from: post-modernism, progressive Christianity, liberation and process theologies, the ever-increasing proliferation of cults (e.g. Scientology), heresies (e.g. oneness Pentacostalism), or otherwise non-orthodox portrayals of Jesus, or just the seemingly … Continue reading The Early Creeds and Their Importance for Apologetics: Part I

Christian Marxism Will Not Solve Our Social Justice Woes

Christianity in the West is becoming Marxist. That is at least my claim. Of course, "Marxism" carries many connotations, far too many to reflect upon here. But images ranging from Pol Pot's Killing Fields, to Parisian intellectuals sipping sherry along the Champs-Elysees, can quickly come to mind. Either way, there are examples of Marxist thinking or … Continue reading Christian Marxism Will Not Solve Our Social Justice Woes