To continue in this short series of reflections on what makes for a robust program of Christian discipleship and learning, I now turn to a second domain of sacred knowledge: Church History. A Brief Intro to Narrative and Retrieval Theology Since the work of the German theologian Karl Barth (1886-1968), there has been a movement… Continue reading Four Domains of Christian Knowledge: Church History
While there are a number of areas of knowledge one can study that may be helpful to learning more about God and His creation, broadly speaking there are four major domains of knowledge we can identify, and that Christians must engage with, should they desire a deeper knowledge and love of God. Moreover, knowledge, both… Continue reading Four Domains of Christian Knowledge: Theology
Midsommar: A Haunting Portrayal of Pagan Religion Midsommar, written and directed by Ari Aster, is likely a movie that no one should really watch, or, at least, should really want to watch. Aster’s particularly disturbing cinematic display tells the story of a group of American anthropology students invited to witness a secret festival in a… Continue reading Paganism in Art and Reality
A recent Facebook post asked the intriguing question of whether or not believers in Jesus (i.e. in Jesus' full deity) would be comfortable if it were the case that Jesus referenced Old Testament events that themselves were not factually historically, but as if they were factually true. That is, could Jesus as God incarnate genuinely… Continue reading Did Jesus Make Historical Errors?
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 found in the creeds, a point which matters with regard to discerning a form of… Continue reading Early Christian Creeds and Their Importance for Apologetics: Part VIII – Nicene Creed Lines 12-14