The Shallowness Of Logic. We live in a world that honors logic.
If your argument is logical, if your reasoning is sound, and the evidence is there to back you up, then you win. Makes sense. Gathering Sparks: Quote of the Day: Hebraic vs. Greek mindsets. The Incoherence of Atheism - Ravi Zacharias. Ravi Zacharias Answers Stephen Hawking - Part 1. Ravi Zacharias Answers Stephen Hawking - Part 2. Ravi Zacharias Answer Stephen Hawking - Part 3. Lucretius. First published Wed Aug 4, 2004; substantive revision Sat Aug 10, 2013.
7 Tips to Engage Skeptics Like the Apostle Paul Did in the Bible - Part 1. Cultural Engagement Tips My studies at Dallas Theological Seminary have challenged me to think about practical lessons we can learn from Paul’s engagement in Acts 17.
I recently had a conversation about this passage with my mentor, Dr. Paul in Athens - Sermon. Books and eBooks by the Director According to a recent Barna Research Group survey, 73% of people in the USA today believe, "God is an all-powerful, all-knowing, and perfect Creator.
" But this means 27% of Americans hold radically different conceptions of the nature of God. So, on average, one in four people met during evangelistic efforts will have completely non-biblical viewpoints about God (and life in general). The Athenian Challenge - Article. Darkness to Light Home Page Books and eBooks by the Director The Athenian Challenge: Lessons from Acts 17:16-34 By Carmen C.
Acts 17 Commentary - Witness at Athens - BibleGateway.com. The prevailing philosophies of the West's post-Christian era--secular humanism's scientific empiricism and the New Age pantheistic type of postmodernism--are remarkably similar to the Epicureanism and Stoicism Paul encountered at Athens.
Paul's speech becomes a model for how to witness to the educated post-Christian mind, even as it spoke to Theophilus and his fellow seekers with their first-century pre-Christian minds. When Paul arrived at Athens in the province of Achaia, he came to an anomaly. Though its population was no more than ten thousand and it had been reduced to poverty and submission by its war with Rome (146 B.C.), it was granted the status of a free city in view of its illustrious past.
"Accordingly, although the time of her greatest glory was gone forever, Athens could still boast of her right to be called a great center of philosophy, architecture, and art"--and, we might add, religion (Madvig 1979b:352). The New Testament documents were written in a milieu permeated with the ideas and slogans of Greek thinkers, whether Stoics, Cynics or Epicureans.
As the followers of Jesus moved steadily into the Graeco-Roman world, they inevitably came in contact with these groups and their ideas in a variety of ways. Christians either found points of agreement with them, imitated them in terms of style and form, or engaged them in controversy. Epicureanism and Stoicism compared. Epicureanism - Holman Bible Dictionary - Dictionaries. How people follow Epicurus' philosophy today. Nothing new under the sun: Why are Christians scared of the sciences? There is a common perception that Christianity and the sciences are mortal enemies, that faith and reason are mutually exclusive, that following Christ requires the rejection of a host of well-established scientific understandings (and vice versa).
I don't get it. My theological convictions invite me to see scientific research as an expression of common grace rather than a threat to cultural identity. Having a self rooted and established in Christ can mean that we are liberated from the pursuit of identity in a community of like-minded opposition to perceived cultural opponents (those god-hating egg-heads!). Praise God for the sciences and for those amongst us who serve the common good through careful attention to the world that lies in front of our eyes! Indeed, the church itself can be a place of abuse, closed to divine grace and trapped in patterns that diminish life. Scientists are not enemies; that label belongs on fear, greed, ignorance, folly and self-deception. Mind, Spirit, Soul and Body: All for One and One for All Reflections on Paul's Anthropology in his Complex Contexts by the Rt Revd Prof N. T. Wright. Society of Christian Philosophers: Regional Meeting, Fordham University March 2011 Main Paper, Friday March 18.
Wholesome Thinking - 2 Peter 3:2. "The New Testament and the 'State' " by N.T. Wright. Ancient Jewish and Greco-Roman Responses to the Resurrection of Jesus. View of physical life.
Trevin Wax Interview with N.T. Wright (Full Transcript) This is a transcript of my podcast interview with N.T. Wright on Thursday, November 15, 2007 at Asbury Seminary. The audio podcast of this transcript can be found here. This post contains the entire transcript. Introduction. The Flying Inn: "Greek Thought" vs. "Hebrew Thought"? I’ve been greatly enjoying James Jordan’s book, Creation in Six Days.
I find that he interacts well with the articles he is critiquing, and explains his position clearly and effectively. My favorite chapter so far has been “Gnosticism Versus History,” in which he takes on the tendency of people in the modern Church to want to make the Bible a collection of universal truths or categorical statements that can then be collated into a systematic theology: an excellent lesson that we all need to learn. However, I also find in this chapter a category distinction that is both inaccurate and unhelpful in the discussion. He continually attacks “Greek philosophy” for its tendency to downplay the physical aspects of the world and desire all knowledge in the form of universal prepositional truths.
Greek VS Hebrew, or what language does Yahweh speak? N.T. Wright on Darwin 8. “But the Greek REALLY says…”: Why Hebrew and Greek are not needed in the pulpit, Part 2. “…Okay, wait, so then, hah, hah, so then the second guy says to the first one, ἐκεινος οὐκ ἐστιν ὁ κυῶν μου!! Oh, mercy, that one gets me every time!” Derek Radney's Blog. Why the New Testament was Written in Greek, Not Hebrew. Revelation Knowledge Versus Reasoned Knowledge and the Implications for Bible Colleges. God's Original Design Was for Man to Live Out of Revelation Knowledge. www.mcmaster.ca/mjtm/documents/MJTM_12.1_BaxterFallacies_001.pdf. Jewish Vs. Greek Mindset. Recently, on the new Aviv Moon Network, I was asked a question about Satan. Greek or Hebrew “Mind-Set”? Jewish Impact on Greek and Western Philosophy? - Jewish History. Question: Is there any evidence that Jewish thought and philosophy had an influence on the Greeks?
Answer: A HEBREW OR GREEK NEW TESTAMENT? Hebrew vs Greek Mind Fallacy - Bible Underground. www.davidknoll.com.au/files/JCOM/Differences%20between%20Hebrew%20and%20Greek%20Thinking%20june%2007.pdf. The Greek Versus the Hebrew View of Man. Seven Fold Spirit of God What Is the Mind of Christ? (Intro) - Nancy Missler. Review. Nancy Missler & PsychoHeresy.
Be Ye Transformed What Is Mind Renewal & Why Is It So Important? - Nancy Missler. What Does the Bible Say About Renewing Your Mind? Philippians 2:1-11 - Having the Mind of Christ. www.hoshanarabbah.org/pdfs/heb_grk.pdf. On The Difference Between Greek Thought and Hebrew Thought. Greek or Hebrew ? Greek vs Hebrew Thought. Hebrew Thinking vs. Greek Thinking - Water In The Desert. About the Ancient Hebrew Culture. Theology and the Greek Mindset - a brief look. www.hoshanarabbah.org/pdfs/heb_grk.pdf. The Hebrew Mind vs The Western Mind.