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Open to Criticism

In the last blog we quoted Michael Ward who asserts that true religion should be “. . .both self-critical and open to criticism from without, open to revision in the light of new knowledge and in response to new situations.” … Continue reading

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True Religion

Michael Ward is a professor of Apologetics at Houston Baptist University and a Fellow of Blackfriars Hall at the University of Oxford.  He asks a question that not too many Christians ask these days. Is it possible to be too … Continue reading

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Data Driven

If you are in the scientific or business community you have heard the term “data driven”.  This term means that we base our conclusions and decision on the basis of data, not upon our intuition or personal experience, or what … Continue reading

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A Reduced Christianity

In the past few posts we have drawn upon the work of James S. Stewart.  If you are like me you have never heard of this individual before.  Stewart is a Scottish preacher and taught at the University of Edinburgh.  … Continue reading

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The Prodigal Son

James S. Stewart maintains that forgiveness is not the elimination of the penalty of sin but the repair of a broken relationship. [1]  An example is the well-known story of the prodigal son that Jesus told. A father had two … Continue reading

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The Evidence of Our Faith

We have stated many times that because we are finite we cannot have definitive proof for events that occur away from our space and time.  That includes the death and resurrection of Jesus so are we Christians totally devoid of … Continue reading

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The Resurrection of Jesus Christ

Readers of this blog or of my book will have noticed that I question why the resurrection of Jesus does not get more attention in our theology.  For much of Christianity, the resurrection of Jesus Christ is an “epilogue to … Continue reading

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Once We Are Saved

Christian doctrine states that we must believe in Jesus and his death for our sins to be saved.  This is the only requirement we must meet to spend eternity with God. The problem with this doctrine is, as some theologians … Continue reading

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Repentance

This past Sunday our pastor mentioned 2 Peter 3:9-10 in his sermon and that prompted me to ask a question. In 2 Peter 3 the apostle talks about why Christ has delayed his second coming.  The reason is:  “The Lord … Continue reading

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Theological Proof

K. Chesterson has stated: “original sin . . .is the only part of Christian theology which can really be proven”. [1]  Now I do not know what all Chesterson includes in his doctrine of original sin but most doctrinal statements … Continue reading

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