As I’m sure you picked up on, I’m not a fan of either Calvinism or Fundamentalism. I was thinking about it, and I came to the conclusion that I reject both theologies for the same reason: neither describes God accurately. By the term accurately I mean they do not describe God how the Bible does.Continue reading “Calvinism and Fundamentalism: Why I’m Scared of Both”
Why this post? Well, its not to complain or gloat about the last few months. Its actually to share where I am.
I was reading a very interesting book on Oliver Wendell Holmes, the great American jurist. He grew up in Boston during the later half of the 19th century. This was the time when New England rejected the Christian Faith. The book observed how New England was founded by the Puritans who espoused Calvinism. From thereContinue reading “Calvinism and Liberalism”
By Nate Labadorf I’ve thought a fair bit about presuppositional apologetics this last year and have come to some mixed conclusions. At first, I thought it was a poor system because it starts with a viscously circular argument. But, after further reflection, I did find some value in it. On the plus side, it doesContinue reading “My Thoughts on Presuppositional Apologetics”
In this podcast, we discover how an ancient Israelite prophet argued his legal case against Israel. This discovery shows how the legal system in Israel was based on a common-law system.
So the question is where have I been? I’m not really sure, I think. At the beginning of June I contracted COVID19 and underwent its symptoms. I nailed ever symptom on the list but thankfully I stayed out of the hospital. It pretty much crushed my creativity though, so I wasn’t able to write much.Continue reading “Update: Blog and Podcast”
Preface: several years ago I used to be super rightwing. However, as I’ve grown in Christ and studied more, I’ve realized that rightwing political positions don’t always align with Scripture. I’ve realized that I have the choice to follow Scripture completely or follow rightwing politics completely—but I can’t do both. So, I’ve chosen to alignContinue reading “The Marriage of Rightwing Politics and Social Darwinism”
Book Review: The Book of Isaiah and God’s Kingdom Abernethy, Andrew T. The Book of Isaiah and God’s Kingdom: A Thematic-Theological Approach. New Studies in Biblical Theology. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 2016. Summary Abernethy’s book is an attempt to understand the theology of Isaiah. Isaiah is a huge book and so, to keep things simple,Continue reading “Book Review: The Book of Isaiah and God’s Kingdom by Andrew Abernethy”
America totters on the edge of collapse. Or so it seems, anyway. The nation which was self proclaimed a “light on a hill” now seems to give no more light than a glow-in-the-dark sticker. The manifest destiny which once was defined by greatness, now leans toward destruction. In this dark hour in American history, ChristiansContinue reading “Christians and the Undoing of America”
The church at Corinth had a problem: they were divisive, and petty. They fought over issues like: who is the best preacher, what are we free to do as Christians, or how to perform one’s spiritual gift. That last issue, Paul spends three chapters (12-14) detailing the use and function of the gifts within theContinue reading “The Supremacy of Love”