Modern "Christianity"

First, a few clips from an interview with Mr. Obama: FALSANI: What do you believe? OBAMA: I am a Christian. … FALSANI: Who’s Jesus to you? (He laughs nervously) OBAMA: Right. Jesus is an historical figure for me, and he’s also a bridge between God and man, in the Christian faith, and one that I think is powerful precisely because he serves as that means of [...] [...]

On Obedience to the State (Part 3)

Given today’s headlines, the question fairly shouts itself into our world: What is the proper relationship between the Christian and the State? Why is this so urgent now, just at this moment? Are Christians directly told to obey the authority of the state? In my last two posts on this topic, I explored whether or not [...] [...]

Review: Where the Conflict Really Lies (Part 1)

Where the Conflict Really Lies Alvin Plantinga Christianity is a religion of faith —and faith is, in essence, opposed to reason. In fact, we could almost define faith as believing in that which is unreasonable. So science, which is all about reasoning to conclusions from evidence, must be opposed to reason. So our modern world says. The only problem [...] [...]

Review: Should Christians Embrace Evolution?

Should Christians Embrace Evolution? Edited by Norman C. Nevin Is deistic evolution really a solid Christian stance? While evolution is on its last legs as a scientific theory, it is ever more pervasive in popular culture. If you don’t believe in evolution, you are dumb. Or so the popular sentiment goes. Because of this popular attitude, many [...] [...]

Worth Reading

Chasing down the logical conclusion of evolutionary thinking leads to: 1. Love exists as a human experience either for no reason (Chance) or because it has served the function of successful reproduction, and for no other reason whatever. 2. Suffering (including the suffering we inflict upon one another) exists as a human experience either for no reason [...] [...]

Headlines of Today, Headlines of the Future

Headline of today: British citizens who smoke, drink, or tip the scales because they’ve eaten too many fish and chips could soon be denied medical treatment for lifestyle-related illnesses. It’s a system the United States will be forced to implement under ObamaCare. Great Britain’s government-run health care system, the National Health Service (NHS), has long considered limiting [...] [...]

There is a Difference Between Islam and Christianity

If repeating something is the measure of its truthfulness, then Islam and Christianity are, in essence, the same religion —just with some minor differences in style and concept, but not in substance. But clearly this is not true, as the following points will make clear. On the Nature of God. Allah is not love, nor hate, [...] [...]

Notable: Are Christians Obsessed With Gays and Abortion?

And that’s why I chuckle when I hear the common critique of the religious and secular left: “Evangelicals are obsessed with gays and abortion.” The criticism is so common that it’s often internalized and adopted by the church itself. Similar to our reaction to another leftist refrain (“Christians care about children until they’re born”), we [...] [...]

Notable: Chrislam

This weekend, the Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church in Houston along with Christian communities in Atlanta, Seattle, and Detroit will initiate a series of sermons that have been designed to produce an ecumenical reconciliation between Christianity and Islam. In addition to the sermons, the Sunday school lessons will center on the inspired teachings of the Prophet Mohammad. Qurans [...] [...]

Notable: The Silence of Christian Clergy

It’s hard for most of us who have already had our individual epiphanies on the subject of Islam to understand why so many of the very communities targeted for the worst abuse by sharia seem least willing to acknowledge the nature of the threat. Perhaps the comparison I’ve drawn with the phenomenon of anti-anti-Communism helps [...] [...]