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Quoted by the Pope? “We do not hold the truth, the truth holds us.”

Quoted by the Pope? “We do not hold the truth, the truth holds us.”

The English translation provided here uses “possess” rather than “hold,” but it was a translation, after all. That’s been on my masthead for eight years now (the idea is developed here and here) and it’s the title of my first ebook. Still, although he used it without attribution, I have no intention of bringing suit against the Pope. 🙂

“Faith Seeking Understanding,” edited by David Marshall

“Faith Seeking Understanding,” edited by David Marshall

Book Review I’ve just spent hours in the company of outstanding Christian leaders: the late Dr. Paul Brand and Dr. Ralph Winter, to begin with. Not every book conveys such a warm sense of Christian fellowship, but David Marshall’s edited volume Faith Seeking Understanding: Essays in Memory of Paul Brand and Ralph D. Winter definitely does. The two honorees of this book were great exemplars of mission and thinking in action. Paul Brand was a missionary surgeon in India, where…

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“The Magician’s Twin: C.S. Lewis on Science, Scientism, and Society”

“The Magician’s Twin: C.S. Lewis on Science, Scientism, and Society”

Book Review The Magician’s Twin: C. S. Lewis on Science, Scientism, and Society, edited by John G. West. This had to have been a labor of love. That’s the way I’ve always felt about C.S. Lewis: from fiction to philosophy, he’s a delight to read. And even though “serious” philosophers have pooh-poohed him as not being one of their number, well, he never claimed to be; and yet somehow he remains influential. Part of it’s because he has a way…

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How Prepared Are You?

How Prepared Are You?

As I said at the close of my last post, the reason I chose homosexuality as a topic for discussion is because it’s the most glaring example of our unpreparedness. It is a very difficult topic. It is also impossible to ignore. We have to deal with it, but we cannot deal with it well unless we (pardon the repetition) learn to deal with it well. Our position and reasoning cannot be explained in sound bites. The ideas don’t sit…

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Featuring the Christian Apologetics Alliance

Featuring the Christian Apologetics Alliance

The Christian Apologetics Alliance represents an expanding wave in Christian thinking and practice. It’s a Facebook-based group with a public page and an active blog at ApologeticAlliance.com, featuring some of the Internet’s best discussion on apologetics, worldview, and faith and culture. I want to highlight a few of the bloggers in the Alliance today, to encourage you to get to know them. These are all in my blogroll, hidden below the fold in the “Further Information” section. Here I’ll mention…

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Sexuality, Marriage, and Jesus’ “Wife”

Sexuality, Marriage, and Jesus’ “Wife”

Though scholars seem to be settling in on the view that it’s a fake, the “Jesus’ wife” manuscript fragment still has a tale to tell, one with ramifications beyond what I had earlier realized. April Deconick is Isla Carroll and Percy E. Turner Professor of Biblical Studies at Rice University. On September 22 and 24 she raised two questions that I think she would still consider relevant whether that fragment were genuine or not: Who’s Afraid of the Married Jesus?…

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Damaging, Embarrassing, Mindless Errors

Damaging, Embarrassing, Mindless Errors

This post started out to be one thing and ended up being another. I wrote the part between the two asterisk groups before bedtime last night, and then I got stuck. You’ll see why when you get to the end of that section. I slept on it, and this morning I decided to let you in on some of the process I went through to come to a conclusion. I think it’s an important one, even though it’s not what…

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