The process of salvation, and how it occurs, is at the heart of the Christian faith. While it is such a basic part of our faith, I find myself needing to keep writing on this, seeking to clarify things, deal
It is as regular as clockwork: whenever tragedy strikes the atheists and God-haters come out in force, attacking believers, taking cheap shots, and making smart-alec remarks, as if they are somehow on the high moral and intellectual ground.
Yeah, yeah, I know these guys claim there is no God. Yet they spend their entire lives complaining about and hating on this God they say does not exist. They are absolutely obsessed with and phobic about someone they insist
No day passes without some tragedy or horrific case of suffering. And when these things happen, inevitably the questions arise: Why? Where was God? How could God allow this to happen? At the moment much of the world is still
There is no more important, profound and majestic theme than God, and to talk of his attributes is a sublime and never-ending discussion. Oceans of ink can never even begin to exhaust who God is and what he is like.
We are getting near an election (but still waiting on Kevin to spill the beans as to when it actually will be), so once again I need to point out some basic truths concerning Christianity, politics, political parties and elections.
There is little question that one of the greatest problems or difficulties people offer for rejecting theism in general and Christianity in particular is the problem of evil. Stated simply, if there exists an all-loving and all-powerful God, then why
Baker, 2011. (Available in Australia at Koorong Books)
There is nothing really new about the new atheists. They simply regurgitate the same old objections which have been levelled against Christianity for centuries now. Indeed, the idea that the Old Testament
In 1941 C.S. Lewis wrote a brief but very important essay entitled “The Weight of Glory”. There is a play on words with his title, since the word ‘glory’ in Hebrew means weight or heaviness. In his essay he was
Jesus is “the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being” according to Heb 1:3. Or as Paul said in Col 1:15: “He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation”. If we
In a predominantly secular culture, theological distinctions are easily lost. Indeed, they are seen as irrelevant altogether, not only for secularists, but for many believers overly influenced by secularism. Thus it may seem like a petty squabble as to whether
There are some authors you know will not disappoint, and you so very eagerly await their next volume. Historian and sociologist of religion Rodney Stark is one such writer whose growing library of books are utterly indispensible if
A commentator recently said he found the “poem Desiderata to be very beautiful. Its advice is not incompatible with the teachings of Christ, in my opinion.” Instead of posting a quick reply to that comment, I thought it worthwhile to
A sad reality is that many people who call themselves Christians really believe and act little differently than atheists. Both share a common trait. Both don’t want God meddling in their lives. Both live and act as if they are
Often the church is its own worst enemy. Sure, there is plenty of opposition and animosity towards Christianity, but sometimes those calling themselves believers can do as much damage or more to the Christian faith.
Every so often a short, succinct and vigorously reasonable and readable public statement is needed to deal with some of the vital issues of the day. There have been a number of these of late. Here in Australia some of
The question as to whether a Christian can lose his salvation is another one of those hard-core theological debates that gets thrashed around ad infinitum, ad nauseam. Positions are usually entrenched, the opposition view is often misrepresented, and heat rather
I am an evangelical Protestant, and I make no apologies for that. I feel that the full range of biblical truth is best found in evangelical Protestantism. Sure, no one church or denomination (or Christian for that matter) has all