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God Is King. Your Vote Still Matters

God Is King. Your Vote Still Matters

Last Saturday my college, Michigan State, lost a painfully close football game when Nebraska scored a touchdown with six seconds to play. That score would not have possible apart from a referee’s flagrantly bad pass interference call in the end zone moments earlier. It was one of many bad calls during that game, going both ways. I get pretty wrapped up in Spartan football. I had to get out of the house and go somewhere to calm down. I asked…

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Of Course Atheists Have Meaning and Value—Just No Good Way To Explain It

Of Course Atheists Have Meaning and Value—Just No Good Way To Explain It

Atheists often confuse Christians’ position on meaning and value. The typical version, as it comes from atheists’ mouth, is, “Christians say you don’t have meaning or value unless you believe in God. But that’s obviously false! I don’t believe in God, and I have no trouble finding meaning and value in my life.” This morning’s post is a comment that ran away from me. I was responding to Otto Telick’s comment last night, when I realized my response was suitable…

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Try Doubting Something Else

Try Doubting Something Else

Today's skepticism a la Michael Shermer is nothing new. Neither is its selectivity. [C. S.] Lewis called for agnosticism of a sort: “I do not wish to reduce the sceptical element in your minds. I am only suggesting that it need not be reserved exclusively for the New Testament and the creeds. Try doubting something else.” That sentence encapsulates a significant strand in Lewis's apologetic. “Try doubting something else.” Become less sure of bogus certitudes that block access to the…

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Real vs. Counterfeit Compassion (Part 1)

Real vs. Counterfeit Compassion (Part 1)

I am no expert on compassion. To talk about it is easy, but to know it is to practice it, and there are others who practice it far better than I. This I know, however: “compassion” that strips away humanity is no compassion at all. The Bible is a record of God’s compassion toward real people. The book of Isaiah, for example, rings with God’s call for care towards the hurting, the poor, the needy, the oppressed; for very often…

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7 Truths That Changed the World

7 Truths That Changed the World

Book Review 7 Truths That Changed the World: Discovering Christianity’s Most Dangerous Ideas by Kenneth Richard Samples. It was a bold move, in a world that increasingly describes Christianity as evil and stupid, to speak of Christianity’s “dangerous ideas.” There are those who say Christianity has been not just dangerous but downright ruinous, and there’s nothing good about the way it has changed the world. Undeterred by such criticisms, Kenneth Samples presses on, telling us that dead men don’t always…

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Do We Need To Prove All Other Religions False?

Do We Need To Prove All Other Religions False?

Comment conversations here lately have brought up the question, “Sure, you think Christianity is true. Muslims think Islam is true. Hindus think Hinduism is true. What makes you think you’re any more right than they are? Not only that, but if you applied the same standard to Christianity that you do to those other religions, you would reject Christianity just like you do all of them.” That’s not so, actually. I’ve looked at the world’s major religions. Here briefly are…

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Ten Turning Points: Wrap-up

Ten Turning Points: Wrap-up

From the series, Ten Turning Points That Make All the Difference Ten turning points have made all the difference—not just for some religion, not just for some people, but for all of reality. It’s time now to wrap up this series with a summary. This has been a series with a mixed purpose. I had been wanting to summarize the story of history viewed through the lens of its most crucial events. I ended up doing it with a small…

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