Juvenile Christianity – Christianity Today

                An article to make one think about the state of our maturity in the Church. Here's my favorite part: ...instead of naively thinking we can eliminate juvenilization, we should instead work to tame it by helping local congregations build an intergenerational way of life that fosters spiritual maturity. Pastors and youth leaders can begin by teaching what the Bible says about spiritual maturity, with a special … [Read more...]

Book Review: Who Made God – Edgar Andrews

This is the kind of Christian Apologetics book I enjoy reading. Most apologetics books rehash the same answers and arguments. Occasionally one brings some new insight, or at least a new way of explaining the answers such that it sparks new thought. This is that book. Fun to read, because the author clearly does not take himself too seriously (he utilizes the English cartoon character `Sooty' in one of his explanations for heavens sake!) yet attacks these serious subjects head on … [Read more...]

The Christianity I Dont Believe In

  Earlier I wrote a post indicating the Christianity I believe in – here now is a discussion of what I DON’T believe.  The point of this exercise is to help me think things through, as well as help clarify for those with struggles on debatable points, and also for those who love to pin these type of beliefs on us Christians, the Truth notwithstanding. Santa Claus God God is the Prime Mover; the Creator; the source of all Logic and Reason and Purpose (logos) and … [Read more...]

The Christianity I Believe In

I find that a lot of people argue against, or are dismayed with what they think Christianity is.  They assume that all Believers believe thes things, and lump us all in a group and attack that group.  Often, they pin a belief on us that they 'think' we believe, and argue against that.  Yes - this is basic 'straw man' arguing. It's kind of annoying to be expected to 'defend' something I don't believe.  It's also annoying to see other Christian's proclaim, yet be unable to defend those beliefs … [Read more...]

East to West – Casting Crowns

  From one scarred hand to the other...   Psalm 103:12   ...as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us...     Here I am Lord and I'm drowning In your sea of forgetfulness The chains of yesterday surround me I yearn for peace and rest I don't want to end up where you found me And it echoes in my mind Keeps me awake tonight I know you've cast my sins as far As the East is from the … [Read more...]

Fairest Lord Jesus – Sunday Worship

  One of the most beautiful hymns-  Lift up your hands and cherish and honor Him with me...our soul's glory, joy, and crown... Make your woeful heart sing!     1. Fairest Lord Jesus, ruler of all nature, O thou of God and man the Son, Thee will I cherish, Thee will I honor, thou, my soul's glory, joy, and crown. 2. Fair are the meadows, fairer still the woodlands, robed in the blooming garb of spring: Jesus is fairer, Jesus is purer who … [Read more...]

Polemics and the Abortion Debate

  Evangelical Oupost has a great article on the use of language and its sometimes passive/aggressive nature, as displayed in the abortion debate. Read it here They highlight the use of Euphemism, Ambiguity, Emotional Appeal, and Appeal to Authority Excellent reading for general study of polemics, as well as insight into the abortion debate Grace and peace Mike … [Read more...]

Proving Gods Existance with William Lane Craig

  So you probably have figured out by now that Dr Craig is one of my favorite apologists - he's so clear and concise and convincing - a good model. Watch here as he goes over some excellent reasons to believe that God exists   Enjoy! Grace and peace Mike … [Read more...]

Mighty to Save – Michael W Smith

  Everyone needs compassion - A Love that's never failing! Our God is Mighty to Save!     Everyone needs compassion Love that never fails Let mercy fall on me Everyone needs forgiveness The kindness of a Savior The hope of nations Savior He can move the mountains My God is mighty to save He is mighty to save Forever Author of salvation He rose and conquered the grave Jesus conquered the grave So take me as You find … [Read more...]

Alister McGraths The Passionate Intellect

McGrath's new book The Passionate Intellect, has won the Book of the Year in the Apologetics / Evangelism category Here's a good review - go get the book! Christian theology is one of the most intellectually stimulating and exciting subjects it is possible to study, rich in resources for the life of faith and the ministry of the church. It has the capacity to excite, inspire and illuminate the human intellect, giving it a new passion and focus. For example, I came to appreciate … [Read more...]