Surprised by Jack: C.S. Lewis on Mere Christianity, the Bible, and Evolutionary Science, Part 1. “All reality is iconoclastic.”1 When C.S.
Lewis—or ‘Jack’ as his friends called him—penned that line in 1961, he was writing about God’s proclivity for repeatedly smashing our inevitably half-baked notions about Him. But much the same can be said for what reality does to our own cultural icons as well. And, if nothing else, Lewis himself has become a cultural icon for many American evangelicals, identified by many as the 20th century’s Christian intellectual par excellence. Would Jesus Argue with People on Facebook? How Christians Should Handle Criticism, Arguments, Debate, etc. Would Jesus Argue with People on Facebook?
How Christians Should Handle Criticism, Arguments, Debate, etc. by Matt Rawlings When we read through Mark 12:13-43 we see Jesus facing three of his most ardent opponents in front of hundreds or possibly thousands of people. In verses 13-17, the Pharisees try to trap Jesus with the question of whether or not to pay taxes to Rome. 4 Teachings of Jesus That His Followers (Almost) Never Take Seriously It's no secret that those of us who claim to follow Jesus Christ consistently fall short of living up to the way of life of our Rabbi.
Being a disciple of Jesus is a lifelong journey towards conforming ourselves to the image and way of life that Jesus taught. However, so often, followers of Jesus chose to blatantly ignore some of the clearest instruction of our Rabbi and obscure it with vague theology so that we can get off the hook. Other times, followers of Jesus are taught something explicitly contradictory to the plain words of Jesus and then spend their lives obeying the instruction they received instead of the commands of Jesus. The X in Xmas literally means Christ. Here's the history behind it. You've probably heard the phrase "Keep Christ in Christmas," either on a church sign, or a Facebook wall.
Stories about religion and spirituality. Faith after Literalism: An Interview with Michael Gungor. Today's entry was written by the BioLogos Editorial Team and features Michael Gungor.
Please note the views expressed here are those of the author, not necessarily of The BioLogos Foundation. You can read more about what we believe here. Editor’s Note: Michael Gungor and his wife Lisa are Grammy-nominated musicians and co-leaders of the musical collective Gungor, which has released three studio albums and a live album. On August 2, World magazine published an article entitled "Gungor Drifts From Biblical Orthodoxy.” They reference a 2013 interview and several of Michael’s old blog posts, and accuse the band of slipping outside the bounds of biblical faith, particularly on issues of creation and biblical authority. How Jesus Read His Bible (Michael Hardin part 1) Where the World Comes to Study the Bible.
Matthew 1. Hosting the Conversation on Faith. St. Patrick's Bad Analogies. Bethinking.org - making sense of the big questions about life - bethinking.org. Kyledonn.com. Rachel Held Evans - blog. So your response to Tuesday’s post was so kind and encouraging. Thank you. It really means the world to know I’m not alone, that many of us are wandering this religious wilderness together, taking it one step at a time. That said, this has been a painful few weeks, and I think I’ve felt some (self-inflicted) pressure to speak from that pain rather than listen to it. Nakedpastor — David Hayward: grafitti artist on the walls of religion. Life is my religion.
Confessions - Bo Stern. Loving the Trinity. This article first appeared in the Volume 21 / Number 4 issue of the Christian Research Journal.
For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: The Trinity should be the object of our love, for the doctrine expresses the very heart and soul of Scripture’s message of redemption. If we wish to have a solid foundation for our faith, we need to learn why this doctrine is central and what it really expresses. We must also be able to recognize denials of the Trinity, whether blatant or subtle, and we must call Christian leaders to account when they allow this central truth of the faith to be undermined and relegated to “debatable” status. The computer program on my laptop indicated that my music CD had just ended. As I read, I happened upon a section of the article that listed popular Oneness song writers and performers, showing how such artists have had a deep impact on Trinitarian churches. The Doctrine of the Trinity Defended. This page is dedicated to providing apologetic articles which defend the Christian doctrine of the Trinity.
As the doctrine of the Trinity is a teaching that is often criticized by atheists, occultists, and many new religious movements and cults, these articles seek to provide a defence of the doctrine through Biblical, historical, and logical argument. Is the Word "Mystery" a Convenient ‘Get Out Clause’ for the Doctrine of the Trinity? .An apologetic article responding to a common criticism of the Trinity doctrine. "Why Isn't the Word "Trinity" Found in the Bible?
The Problem of Suffering. Bethinking.org. Jamie the Very Worst Missionary. Split Frame of Reference. Resolutions on Growing Old with God. I do not want to be a grumpy old man.
God threatens terrible things to those who grumble (Psalm 106:25-26). Murmuring dishonors God who promises to work all things together for our good (Romans 8:28). Complaining puts out the light of our Christian witness (Philippians 2:14-15). Dale Ebel Ministries - Dale Ebel Ministries. Sooner or Later, You Have to Choose between the Bible and Inerrancy. What happens to infants who die? So you STILL think God is a merciful God?! « A Miniature Clay Pot. July 22 – a note of explanation I’ve tried to leave this post just as it was originally written because it was a heartfelt response after a very traumatic experience. But I’m sometimes clumsy with words and even when I think I am writing clearly, there is always the reader who doesn’t know my heart or doesn’t hear the words the way they were intended. I feel as though a few people have taken what I said and twisted it.
When I wrote my post on Friday, I had a grand total of eleven blog followers. Yes, eleven. I realize that the vast majority of readers are complete strangers; they know nothing about my heart or my faith. Original Post (with parenthetical thought reworded) (I don’t know why I am still alive while others tragically lost their lives. “So, you still believe in a merciful God?” Yes. Yes, I do indeed. AJ Swoboda. Heart Transformed: On the Journey from Self-Centered Torment to God-Centered Peace. The Red Letter Revolution has begun! What if Jesus meant what he said?