The God of the New Testament is fairly comfortable to square with and accept, especially when reading from a 21st century Western perspective. He is merciful and kind, walking the Earth as a humble man who heals the sick, dresses down the powerful, and ultimately dies brutally to absolve the sin of humanity. Even 2,000Continue reading “God of Mercy, God of Genocide”
I still remember the first time I heard Cory Asbury’s “Reckless Love,” a song that was the smash hit single on Christian radio a few years back. At the time, I wasn’t a Christian – quite the opposite in fact. It wouldn’t be fair to classify my views as atheistic, but they were certainly irreligious.Continue reading “On Pain and Reckless Love”
For much of my life, I was not concerned with Christianity in the slightest. I didn’t think about it, I didn’t ponder the question of God; it was out of sight, out of mind. Once I became interested in religious study and started to explore Christianity a bit from a historical and theological perspective, IContinue reading “Do You Believe in Miracles?”
Surely the being who ostensibly created the universe could extend His hand and, say, stop genocide or reverse a famine.
How can I give The Bible a place of authority in my life? It’s not like God just dropped a golden book from heaven with his perfect Word. It’s a human document, which means humans not only wrote it, but humans ultimately decided what books of The Bible made the cut and which didn’t.
In order to determine whether or not the resurrection is historical, it must be shown that our hypothesis (Jesus was actually raised from the dead) fits the extant data.
For the inaugural post on John’s Apologetics blog, we will be tackling an oft-discussed but not oft-understood aspect of Christ’s death – the pain of the crucifixion. Before I jump into that, I would like to give a brief introduction to this blog. If the Christian message could be distilled down into three simple words,Continue reading “Christ’s Pain – Beyond the Physical”