God is Not Mocked

Does anyone really try to mock, ridicule, or sneer at God? It must be a real temptation for some to … [Continue Reading]

God’s Compassion in the Old Testament

Some prominent figures in the history of philosophy, such as Hegel and Spinoza, have said roughly … [Continue Reading]

“There’s a Movement Coming”: A Response to Patrick Mead and Lauren King, Preachers

Christians have been warned, and we had better be ready. Recently, the Fourth Avenue Church of … [Continue Reading]

Lessons from the Life of Norma McCorvey, “Roe” in Roe v. Wade

Norma McCorvey, better known by the pseudonym “Roe” in the landmark 1973 Supreme Court case Roe v. … [Continue Reading]

A Difference of Degree?

At the beginning of The Descent of Man, Charles Darwin argues that the differences in the mental … [Continue Reading]

Are You In or Out?

It is an incomparably weighty matter to be either in Christ or outside of Christ. In fact, the most … [Continue Reading]

An Outdated Constitution

Imagine that anthropologists discovered a constitution put in place by a society that occupied our … [Continue Reading]

The Case for the Christ: Resurrection and Jewish Transformation

While it is well known that people question the divinity of Jesus, ((E.g., “Jesus Seminar Phase 3: … [Continue Reading]

Which Came First: Mother, or Baby?

Those who believe in the Darwinian theory of evolution believe that mankind is the result of a long … [Continue Reading]

“I’ve been taught not to question those things.”

Philosophers disagree about how to define philosophy. Is it a turn of mind, a professional field, a … [Continue Reading]

Maybe We Should Switch

One of the consequences of failing to take the Old Testament seriously is the loss of the valuable … [Continue Reading]

The Leper’s Prayer

When we study the prayers of the Bible, we learn how to pray (and sometimes how not to pray). The … [Continue Reading]

Philosophy and the Sufficiency of the Scriptures

Christians often refer to the “sufficiency of the Scriptures.” Consider what we usually mean when we … [Continue Reading]

Sculpting Mount Rushmore

In a recent TV interview, LeBron James said that when his career is over, he would be on the “Mount … [Continue Reading]

Questioning Authority

One of the basic principles introduced to students of philosophy is that it is important to question … [Continue Reading]

Prayer from the Belly of a Fish

Jonah was the hesitant prophet. He had a hard time wanting the Ninevites to be saved. The Ninevites … [Continue Reading]

The Real Solution to Gun Violence

In the wake of the recent shooting at Umpqua College, political pundits are discussing various … [Continue Reading]

The Host of Heaven

The phrase “the host of heaven” occurs often in the Bible, mostly in the Old Testament. You will … [Continue Reading]

What Will Make Me Happy?

Everybody wants to be happy. The question is, “What will make a person happy?” The book of … [Continue Reading]

The Chimpanzees’ Day in Court

The Wall Street Journal reported this week that Hercules and Leo have been kept under lock and key … [Continue Reading]

Movie Night: No Highway in the Sky

From time to time I will write articles here to discuss movies that promote Christian ideals in one … [Continue Reading]

“I want God, but not organized religion!”

Sometimes a person will express the following sentiment: “I want to have a good relationship with … [Continue Reading]

Dignity and Brittany Maynard

Last Saturday, November 1, Brittany Maynard took her own life. She committed suicide as “the public … [Continue Reading]

NY Times: Children Need a Father

In recent years, as The New York Times has glorified the sexual revolution’s redefinition of the … [Continue Reading]

Basketball, Brooklyn, Blatche, and the Bible

It seemed the Brooklyn Nets of the NBA were going to be one of the top teams in the Eastern … [Continue Reading]

That ‘Crazy’ Herschel Walker Trade

A new ESPN mini-documentary concerns the legendary Herschel Walker trade in NFL football. In October … [Continue Reading]

Training is Not Optional

Christians often emphasize the role of parents in child rearing by saying that the influence of a … [Continue Reading]

Does God Have Free Will?

The Bible portrays God as having personal qualities that are both perfect and inalterable. ((Genesis … [Continue Reading]

Four Generations

From time to time we see a photograph that pictures four generations of family members. These … [Continue Reading]

The Personal Character of Preachers

As our brother J.W. McGarvey noted in lectures he gave in 1890, a number of passages in Paul’s … [Continue Reading]

A Lesson from a Lost Phone Charger

If you’re like me, your cell phone is like an appendage. People call us, text us, send us Facebook … [Continue Reading]

The Bible and Doping in Sports

In sports there is sometimes a desire to win at practically all costs. Drugs employed by athletes … [Continue Reading]

The Pope’s Confusing Position on Abortion

Catholicism has been known for its opposition to elective abortion. The Catholic church has stood … [Continue Reading]

Is it Possible to Love the Sinner and Hate His Sin?

The answer is yes. I have heard it said that it is impossible to love and hate at the same time. … [Continue Reading]

Movie Night: Holiday

Contrary to what might seem obvious, many people get the blues around Christmastime not because they … [Continue Reading]

Movie Night: You Can’t Take it With You

In morality “plays” (whether on stage, in books, or on screen), we often are blessed by clear … [Continue Reading]

Roy “Wrong Way” Riegels

This week marks the end of the 2016 college football bowl season. After Monday night, there will … [Continue Reading]

Keep Score!

I didn’t play t-ball as a kid (I was always more interested in basketball than baseball). So when I … [Continue Reading]

Movie Night: High Noon

From time to time I will write articles here to discuss movies that promote Christian ideals in one … [Continue Reading]

March Madness: A Fundamental Lesson

I haven’t watched much college basketball this season (I’m more interested in the NBA). When I tuned … [Continue Reading]

“Both Stories Can’t Be True”

If you pay attention to the political media, you constantly hear competing narratives, or ways of … [Continue Reading]

MTD: The “Whatever” Religion

You may be asking, “What is MTD?” MTD stands for “moralistic therapeutic deism.” Sociologist … [Continue Reading]

The Steroid Era and the Intrinsic Goods of the Game

I am primarily a basketball and football fan, but I have been watching Alex Rodriguez play baseball … [Continue Reading]

What Do You Need?

College football has just concluded its recruiting season, and the NFL Draft Combine is a little … [Continue Reading]

Life in View of Death

The Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius, in his famous Meditations, wondered at the fact that death … [Continue Reading]

The Bible and Population Growth

For years there have been heated discussions about the Earth’s population. Some, like Paul Ehrlich … [Continue Reading]

Ignorance and Belief in Miracles

Christianity is a historical religion founded on supernatural events (Acts 2:22-24; 1 Corinthians … [Continue Reading]

Some Things God Wants Us to Learn from Athletics

One of the apostle Paul’s favorite metaphors is that of a competitor in an athletic contest. Paul … [Continue Reading]

He Got His Chops in Church

I have been enjoying coaching debaters from my local congregation as they prepare for the mock … [Continue Reading]

Plagiarism, for Dummies

The following is a one-man skit I performed in chapel at Faulkner University, probably in early … [Continue Reading]

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