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 true that Jesus referenced Old Testament events that were not factually true as if they were factually true. That is, could Jesus as God incarnate genuinely reference Old Testament … Continue reading Did Jesus Make Historical Errors?
In my last post I discussed some ways to handle suffering in the Christian life. There I discussed the kinds of people, places, and things we should surround ourselves with when experiencing hard instances of pain and serious suffering. Here, I want to consider more carefully the idea of time as it applies to our … Continue reading Surviving Suffering – Part II: In the Morning When I Rise…
Recently I have been thinking and writing a lot about suffering. However, as is often the case, serious thinking and writing about suffering usually comes in the midst of an actual instance of suffering, or shortly after such a instance has been, to some degree at least, reconciled. In earlier posts I tried to articulate … Continue reading Surviving Suffering: Part I – Spiritual Surroundings
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 for Trump morally justified in doing so?” The answer to the question is not obvious, … Continue reading Should 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 the original in the Dürer Haus in Nürnberg, I know I have seen copies in … Continue reading Knight, Death, and The Devil: Christian Faith & the Virtue of Single-Mindedness