After President Trump’s State of the Union address, an address that was resoundingly pro-life and anti-socialist, it seems relevant to answer a common question in evangelical circles, “Should evangelical Christians apologize for Donald Trump?,” or better, “Were Evangelicals who voted… Read moreShould Evangelicals Apologize for Trump?
Few works of art have gripped me over the years, and accompanied me through the vicissitudes of life, more than the 1513 engraving by Albrecht Dürer, Ritter, Tod, und Teufel (Knight, Death, and the Devil). Although I cannot recall if I ever saw… Read moreKnight, Death, and The Devil: Christian Faith & the Virtue of Single-Mindedness
15 From my youth I have suffered and been close to death; I have borne your terrors and am in despair.16 Your wrath has swept over me; your terrors have destroyed me.17 All day long they surround me like a flood; they have completely engulfed me.18 You have taken from me friend and… Read moreEpiphanies and The Problem of Pain
As we wrap up this in-depth look at the Nicene Creed and its usefulness for defending the core, historical and Apostolic claims of a “mere Christianity” let me first make one additional point about the nature of the belief statements… Read moreEarly Christian Creeds and Their Importance for Apologetics: Part VIII – Nicene Creed Lines 12-14
In this series we have been carefully working through the early Church creeds, specifically the Nicene Creed. We are doing this in order to intellectually grasp what are the foundational propositional beliefs, or truth claims, that the early ecumenical (i.e. across the Roman Empire), apostolic… Read moreEarly Christian Creeds and Their Importance for Apologetics: Part VII – Nicene Creeds Lines 9-11 (The Holy Spirit)