Four Domains of Christian Knowledge: Apologetics (Ethics)

Continuing in this series on four, core domains of Christian Discipleship, I now sketch a brief overview of the third area of philosophical Apologetics, Ethics. Ethics The moral argument is perhaps the most concrete and powerful argument for the existence of God. The first five chapters of C.S. Lewis' Mere Christianity is still one of… Continue reading Four Domains of Christian Knowledge: Apologetics (Ethics)

Four Domains of Christian Knowledge: Apologetics (Epistemology)

Continuing in this short series on Apologetics, here is part II which deals with Epistemology, the second area of Philosophical Apologetics. Epistemology The study of how we know things is called Epistemology, from the Greek episteme (belief), and logos (knowledge or understanding). It is in this sense that Epistemology is often considered first in the… Continue reading Four Domains of Christian Knowledge: Apologetics (Epistemology)

Four Domains of Christian Knowledge: Apologetics (Metaphysics)

This is the last part of a series of posts outlining and defining four fundamental domains of Christian knowledge: Theology, Church History, Spiritual Formation, and Apologetics. We must engage in these disciplines, if we are to develop a robust intellectual and spiritual life, a life fully dedicated to Christ. This last post on Apologetics has… Continue reading Four Domains of Christian Knowledge: Apologetics (Metaphysics)

“Celebrity” Deconversions & The Journey of Faith – Part II (Kinds of Experiences)

Further reflecting on the recent “rash” of celebrity deconversions in the Evangelical church, I now consider what kinds of personal experiences, in contrast to intellectual habits, may increase epistemic resiliency with regard to Christian faith. In other words, apart from intellectual preparedness, will some people have a greater capacity to overcome doubt, both emotional and… Continue reading “Celebrity” Deconversions & The Journey of Faith – Part II (Kinds of Experiences)

“Celebrity Deconversions” & The Journey of Faith

In the last 12-24 months there has been a handful of what might be called “celebrity Christian deconversion stories.” These would include folks like Hillsong worship leader Marty Sampson, popular pastor and author Joshua Harris, and now the YouTube entertainer Rhett McLaughlin (who I only know as one of the two “Bentley Brothers” from Phil… Continue reading “Celebrity Deconversions” & The Journey of Faith