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
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
"For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” Genesis 3:5 Can we be good without God? So it has been asked throughout the ages, or at least for a long, long time. At least since Lucretius, and probably Epicurus … Continue reading Can We “Be” Good without God?
In my last, and till now most controversial post, I suggested that churches (to include Catholic, Evangelical Protestant, and perhaps Orthodox ones), seem to be far more susceptible to the kind of theological anti-realism that previously had been confined to academic institutions and scholarly domains. Today, it looks like this once scholarly anti-realism has seeped … Continue reading Are There Necessary Ontological Commitments for an Historic Christianity?
Recently I went to see a new documentary about Pope Francis called "Pope Francis: A Man of His Word" by German director Wim Wenders. It seems to me that there are two primary theological messages that the current Pope is pushing: 1) creation care, and 2) religious pluralism. The former I consider to be a … Continue reading 1 Argument against Religious Pluralism