Bridging Lessing’s “Ugly Ditch”: The Historical Testimony to Miracles

One of the great skeptical minds of the 18th century, Gotthold Lessing, coined a phrase to describe what for him was an unbridgeable gap between the 18th-century enlightened mind and the purported supernatural events of the Bible. Lessing called this gap, the “ugly broad ditch,” a chasm in knowledge that made it unreasonable for someone… Continue reading Bridging Lessing’s “Ugly Ditch”: The Historical Testimony to Miracles

Satan’s Strategy: Social Justice, Sin and The Devil

In Chapter 25 of The Screwtape Letters, C.S. Lewis describes a subtle, yet vulnerable, human dynamic the devil longs to exploit in order to trap his patient (i.e. the Christian man) into sin, and by doing so to cause division— division between the man and God, as well as division between man and his neighbor:… Continue reading Satan’s Strategy: Social Justice, Sin and The Devil

Defending Christian Hope against Its Historical Contenders

In the preface to his 1968 book Marxism and Christianity, then atheist philosopher Alasdair MacIntyre opens with an incisive statement about the nature of Christian and Marxist beliefs: “The second point worth remark is the extent to which Christians and Marxists both wish to exempt their own doctrines from the historical relativity which they are… Continue reading Defending Christian Hope against Its Historical Contenders

On Not Doing Evil So That Good May Come: The Martyrdom of Franz Jägerstätter

8 und nicht vielmehr also tun, wie wir gelästert werden und wie etliche sprechen, daß wir sagen: "Lasset uns Übles tun, auf das Gutes daraus komme"? welcher Verdammnis ist ganz recht. (Romans 3:8) Luther Bibel 1545 Terrence Malick's latest film, A Hidden Life, tells the story of an obscure Austrian peasant, Franz Jäggerstätter. Jäggerstätter, by refusing… Continue reading On Not Doing Evil So That Good May Come: The Martyrdom of Franz Jägerstätter

Ravi Zacharias – The Guy Who Loved Waffle House

I spent roughly 4.5 years at Fort Bragg, NC serving in the Army, mostly with the XVIII ABN Corps and the 82D ABN Division. One of the local dives scattered throughout Fayetteville, NC where Bragg is located is Waffle House. Although founded in Georgia, Waffle Houses were everywhere in neighboring North Carolina. In fact, on… Continue reading Ravi Zacharias – The Guy Who Loved Waffle House