God of Mercy, God of Genocide

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”

On Pain and Reckless Love

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”

Do You Believe in Miracles?

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?”

Christ’s Pain – Beyond the Physical

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”