Category Archives: Theology

Do We Need a Religionless Christianity?

“Do the people really not know that one can do as well or better without “religion”—if only it weren’t for God himself and his word?” Continue reading

Advertisements
Posted in Christianity, Theology, Worldview and Culture | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Why Is There Time? There Is Time to Trust

“What then is time? If no one asks me, I know what it is. If I wish to explain it to him who asks, I do not know.” – St. Augustine Continue reading

Posted in Faith, Theology | Tagged , | 4 Comments

God and Judgment in the #Me Too Era

Oprah Winfrey once explained that a sermon was the immediate cause of her departure from the orthodox Christian faith. In his Sunday message,her pastor Jeremiah Wright read and then exposited an Old Testament text in which God portrays himself as … Continue reading

Posted in In the News, Theology, Uncategorized, Worldview and Culture | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

The Heart’s Creed Is What Really Matters

The two best-known creeds of the Western Church are the Nicene Creed and the Apostles’ Creed. The Nicene Creed dates from 325 and represents the Church’s unified response to an ongoing controversy about the divine nature of Christ.  The Apostles’ … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity, Theology | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Everyone Loves a Winner

Everyone loves a winner. Or hates a winner. It depends how he or she won. Ashley Thomas, a researcher in cognitive development at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard, has found that even very young children have a predilection … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Christianity, Faith, Theology | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Avoid Using “Insider” Language

Groups that have been together for a while develop their own way of communicating – an insider language, a kind of fraternal dialect. They understand each other, but outsiders get the feeling they’re missing something. This is usually not intentional, … Continue reading

Posted in Theology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

It’s Time to Get Out of Line

By Martin Lewison from The Hague, Zuid-Holland, The Netherlands – Cedar Point and Oberlin’s CommencementUploaded by Themeparkgc, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=26787830 The church I attended as a teen had a gold-colored carpet, cream-colored walls, and a dark-stained wood trim. In … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Christianity, Faith, Theology | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Think You Know What the Bible Really Says?

The first line of the Nicene Creed is, “I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible.” This claim has, as I have previously argued, practical implications. For example, … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Christianity, Faith, Theology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

It’s Time to Take Creation Seriously

The idea that God created the material universe is foundational to the Jewish and Christian scriptures. The first verse of the Bible, the one on which the rest of the Scriptures stand, states: “In the beginning, God created the heavens … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Theology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Human Perception and the Nature of Reality

Human’s interact with the world through the five senses, which Aristotle listed as sight, smell, hearing, touch, and taste. But our “reality interface” also includes senses that Aristotle knew nothing about in his day. To date, researchers have identified between … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, In the News, Theology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments