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“To explain God so that God makes sense without God”

“To explain God so that God makes sense without God”

I spent a summer in China back in the early 1980s. I was absolutely enthralled with the architecture, the commerce, and especially the language, which was the main thing I was there to study. I would have loved to go back and spend my life there, but it was not the path for me. While I was there, though, I kept wondering, What would it be like for this to feel normal? What would it be like for dragons and…

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The Calling of God’s People

The Calling of God’s People

From the series, Ten Turning Points That Make All the Difference This post’s topic, God’s people, definitely belongs in any discussion of major turning points in the history of God’s work in the world, so I cannot leave it out. On the other hand, there is no way to do it justice in the time and space available. Its story ranges over thousands of years and across the entire globe, and it touches moreover on several serious social controversies. I…

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Our Problem: Illusion or Reality?

Our Problem: Illusion or Reality?

From the series, Ten Turning Points That Make All the Difference What’s our problem? No, seriously. What’s wrong with us? Maybe nothing’s wrong with us. Sure, it seems like something’s not right with humanity, but maybe it’s just an illusion. There are modern naturalists/materialists who say consciousness and free will are human illusions. They’re not the only ones who place common-sense human experience in doubt. “Christian Science” (which is neither) teaches that evil is unreal, and that our only real…

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Has Science Disproved Christianity?

Has Science Disproved Christianity?

A talk delivered on February 23, 2011: “Has Science Disproved Christianity?” I look at four common objections that some atheists/skeptics tell us “science” makes against Christianity, and show that either they do not come from science at all, or else they misunderstand Christianity. This is a non-technical talk for general audiences, loosely based on a chapter from Timothy Keller’s The Reason for God. (PDF Notes available for download.)

What Christ Does For Us, Part 1: Our Roots In God’s Plan

What Christ Does For Us, Part 1: Our Roots In God’s Plan

I shouldn’t have been too surprised to discover that this post on how we need Christ needed more explanation. I’m actually pleased to have this occasion arise; it gives me a chance to reflect on what Christ has done for us in the past, and what he does for us still. The objection doctor(logic) raised began: The thing that bugs me about this is that it’s so anti-humanistic. Humility I can understand, but, to me, this is perverse. When people…

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