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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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The Historical Reliability of the New Testament: Free eBook!

The Historical Reliability of the New Testament: Free eBook!

From Why Faith: Christianity is a historically based religion. Its impetus was not merely a person’s sudden enlightenment (as in Buddhism for example). It is instead based on events that occurred in history: history centered, and not merely a philosophy of life. It is for this reason that Paul states “if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins.” (1 Cor 15:17) Download this free e-book! New Testament

Evolution education is a ‘must’ says coalition of scientific and teaching organizations

Evolution education is a ‘must’ says coalition of scientific and teaching organizations

Here we go again: According to an article appearing in the January 2008 issue of The FASEB Journal, the introduction of “non-science,” such as creationism and intelligent design, into science education will undermine the fundamentals of science education. Some of these fundamentals include using the scientific method, understanding how to reach scientific consensus, and distinguishing between scientific and nonscientific explanations of natural phenomena. Let’s say it again: No credible Intelligent Design advocate is calling for anyone to stop teaching evolution….

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Rewriting the Hymns

Rewriting the Hymns

Touchstone Magazine Blog’s Hymn Parodies: All too true. Hilarious!–but all too sadly true of some parts of modern “churchianity.” They’re calling for more of the same to be posted on their blog now, so watch this new page for more.

Top Pages for 2007

Top Pages for 2007

Here are the most popular Thinking Christian blog posts of 2007, based on number of times they were visited: 1. The Golden Compass Series — Many other websites linked to these posts, so several of them were near the top in popularity. 2. Book Review: Kingdom Triangle by J. P. Moreland 3. The Beauty of Christ: Introduction to my “Beauty” series, also represented with other posts below. 4. Christianity: Top Ten Misconceptions 5. The Beauty of Explanation: The Human Condition…

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How To Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

How To Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

Can you keep your New Year’s resolutions in 2008? Have you tried in past years? How did you do? Most of us give up long before January ends. It’s surprisingly difficult, isn’t it, to make a decision about our personal habits and stick with it. Can we actually improve ourselves? The answer is no, we can’t. That may come as a surprise to some readers of a Thinking Christian blog, for you may think that Christianity is about improving ourselves:…

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Pagan Christianity?

Pagan Christianity?

Book Review Frank VIola and George Barna say the post-apostolic Church Fathers, Augustine, John Calvin, Martin Luther, Jonathan Edwards, and John Wesley and others like them were desperately wrong. They were wrong, not in their doctrines, but in their church practice, which was far off track–and very harmfully so. That’s quite a serious list of leaders to stand against. “Quite so,” the authors might say; “but we are standing with Jesus Christ and the New Testament authors.” Without a doubt…

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