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“I’m not a better person than you, but my opinions are better than yours” — Really?

“I’m not a better person than you, but my opinions are better than yours” — Really?

Here’s postscript to my post Saturday on truth and humility and blogging. I’m convinced it’s possible to think, with no contradiction, “I am no better person than you, but my opinions are better than yours.” It sounds arrogant, but on a closer look there’s nothing necessarily wrong with it at all. By the end of this post I’ll have a question for you, though: is it possible for someone to know that his or her opinions are better than others’?…

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Overcoming Smug Religionism With Humility and Truth

Overcoming Smug Religionism With Humility and Truth

I’ve just published a piece on the good news of life in Christ. It’s his free gift of life to be received in both humility and truth. That was going to be all I said about it, except that the passage from Jesus’ teaching I quoted there (Luke 18:9-14) troubles me for how I live it out here on the blog. (This piece goes with that one, but its purpose is so different I wanted to start a different discussion thread…

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The Essential Missing Prologue To All Apologetics

The Essential Missing Prologue To All Apologetics

The practice of Christian apologetics faces a new and mostly unrecognized hurdle. Although this hurdle’s pieces and parts are familiar to apologists and worldview thinkers, few have recognized their full implications. It is the new fundamental obstacle to listeners’ and readers’ saying “yes” to Jesus Christ and to Christianity, so much so that for many it stands as a strong barrier against their hearing anything we say. For that reason, addressing it has become essential as a prologue to all…

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Rising Above by Stooping Low, and How That Makes Sense After All

Rising Above by Stooping Low, and How That Makes Sense After All

Last Thursday I wrote asking “why rise above?” Why take it as important to rise above our own wants, needs, concerns, and interests? There is an important follow-on question: how does one rise above? In God’s economy, one rises by stooping. It that is so, it opens up several important questions. I’ll begin with whether it really is the case. Does God Really Call Us to Stoop? Yes. God did it himself in the person of Jesus Christ. He came…

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What Christ Does For Us, Part 11: Life in Christ

What Christ Does For Us, Part 11: Life in Christ

We saw in earlier posts in this series that Jesus Christ lived to show us the way to live, died to rescue us from the trouble we have gotten into by not living right, and rose again to defeat death and to give new life. Christians believe in eternal life for those accept it from God, but just to say life never ends is not enough. Life in Christ begins the moment one receives it from Him. And this takes…

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