Where Science and Faith Converge
  • Is God's "Hiddenness" a Rational Objection to Christianity?

    March 2, 2021
    By Telerik.Sitefinity.DynamicTypes.Model.Authors.Author

    One of the common claims that atheists make in objection to God's existence is that God is hidden. This "hiddenness of God" challenge may take the following forms:

    • sensus divinitatis
    • Bertrand Russell
    • Blogs
  • Neighboring Faiths: A Review of Winfried Corduan's Timeless Book

    February 16, 2021
    By Telerik.Sitefinity.DynamicTypes.Model.Authors.Author

    Fifty years ago, if I wanted to carry on a serious dialogue and apologetic debate with Hindu, Buddhist, Confucian, and Muslim scholars I probably needed to go overseas.

    • World Religions
    • Winfried Corduan
    • Reading
    • Christian Literature
    • Books
    • Book Reviews
    • Blogs
  • The 3 Transcendentals: Truth, Goodness, & Beauty

    February 2, 2021
    By Telerik.Sitefinity.DynamicTypes.Model.Authors.Author

    What is real? What is right? What is lovely? Human beings ask these kinds of questions because we long for at least three things: truth, goodness, and beauty.

    • Truth
    • goodness
    • Beauty
    • Blogs
  • Christians and the Tragedy of Suicide

    January 19, 2021
    By Telerik.Sitefinity.DynamicTypes.Model.Authors.Author

    Suicide remains a serious problem in our world today. And some researchers say suicide rates have increased during the pandemic.1 In fact, during the month of October 2020 there were more deaths in Japan from suicide than from COVID-19.2

    • death by suicide
    • Blogs
  • An Author Read by Popes, Rock Stars, and Atheists

    January 5, 2021
    By Telerik.Sitefinity.DynamicTypes.Model.Authors.Author

    One Christian author in history owns the distinction of having been read by popes, rock stars, and leading atheists.

    • John Lennox
    • against the tide
    • Blogs
  • Does Original Sin Explain the Human Condition?

    December 22, 2020
    By Telerik.Sitefinity.DynamicTypes.Model.Authors.Author

    Religion and science are two of the most powerful forces active in the world today. But has the scientific enterprise somehow rendered belief in God unnecessary or even contradictory? If not, why are some leading and outspoken scientists so dismissive of God’s very existence?

    • John Lennox
    • against the tide
    • Blogs
  • Holding the Line against the Tide

    December 8, 2020
    By Telerik.Sitefinity.DynamicTypes.Model.Authors.Author

    Religion and science are two of the most powerful forces active in the world today. But has the scientific enterprise somehow rendered belief in God unnecessary or even contradictory? If not, why are some leading and outspoken scientists so dismissive of God’s very existence?

    • John Lennox
    • against the tide
    • Blogs
  • What Book Changed Your Life?

    November 24, 2020
    By Telerik.Sitefinity.DynamicTypes.Model.Authors.Author

    Have you ever read a book that was so dynamic that it changed the direction of your life? For most Christians that book would certainly be the Bible. According to historic Christianity, Scripture is the uniquely inspired Word of God. Thus, the Bible is the greatest of all great books.

    • Mere Christianity
    • Blogs
  • Explaining Pagan Gods and Human Idolatry

    November 10, 2020
    By Telerik.Sitefinity.DynamicTypes.Model.Authors.Author

    People were created to be worshippers. That’s one way of defining the image of God in human beings. Humans are also fallen worshippers. Thus, our religious-based tendency to worship has expressed itself in distorted ways in human history.

    • Worship
    • pagan gods
    • idolatry
    • Blogs
  • Christianity’s Central Focus: Incarnation or Atonement?

    October 27, 2020
    By Telerik.Sitefinity.DynamicTypes.Model.Authors.Author

    Christmas or Good Friday? Which of these days on the historic Christian calendar holds greater importance for Christians? Should the central focus of Christianity be on the incarnation (Jesus Christ as God coming in the flesh) or on the atonement (Jesus Christ’s death on the cross for human sin)?

    • Incarnation
    • atonement
    • Blogs
  • God Shouted in My Pain

    October 13, 2020
    By Telerik.Sitefinity.DynamicTypes.Model.Authors.Author

    One very sad event in my life shaped me as a young adult. Here’s why I’m sharing it with you.

    • suicide
    • sorrow
    • Grief
    • Blogs
  • Are Religious Experiences Evidence for God?

    September 29, 2020
    By Telerik.Sitefinity.DynamicTypes.Model.Authors.Author

    Have you ever had a deep spiritual encounter? One that changed your life?

    • Spiritual Experience
    • dreams
    • discernment
    • Blogs
  • What Was Your Intellectual Epiphany?

    September 15, 2020
    By Telerik.Sitefinity.DynamicTypes.Model.Authors.Author

    Have you ever had a sudden realization that ended up changing your life? You may have had an epiphany, which can be defined as an intuitive flash of insight or discovery as to the deep meaning of something significant that comes through experience and leads to a sense of wonder.

    • Learning
    • history
    • Blogs
  • My Early Baptism and Spiritual Development

    September 1, 2020
    By Telerik.Sitefinity.DynamicTypes.Model.Authors.Author

    When does God’s saving grace begin working in a person’s life? Is it at the moment the person decides to believe in Christ? Or can God’s saving grace be operative prior to a person believing? Could that saving grace even begin at a young child’s baptism?

    • baptism
    • Blogs
  • Does Possessing Freedom Presuppose the Will to Fight?

    August 18, 2020
    By Telerik.Sitefinity.DynamicTypes.Model.Authors.Author

    What do you think about when you hear the word war? You probably think of armed conflict, bloodshed, and death—and lots of it. That is the nature of warfare. It’s also why war presents one of the most challenging issues to address from an ethical standpoint. Given this difficulty, most Christians have adopted just war theory, which requires engaging only in just wars and fighting those wars in a truly just manner. But such an ethical ideal takes great wisdom, courage, and dedicated moral discipline. Here are several brief thoughts to consider when someone asks what you think of war.

    • just war theory
    • Blogs
  • 3 Things You May Not Know about John Calvin the Person

    August 4, 2020
    By Telerik.Sitefinity.DynamicTypes.Model.Authors.Author

    French-born theologian John Calvin (1509–1564) was one of the great voices of the Protestant Reformation. He is often called the greatest systematic theologian of the Reformation and is the most influential figure in the entire Reformed theological tradition. His monumental book Institutes of the Christian Religion has been called one of the ten books that shook the world.

    • Theology
    • reformed
    • Reformation
    • John Calvin
    • Blogs
  • Snapshot of Today’s Intellectual Climate

    July 21, 2020
    By Telerik.Sitefinity.DynamicTypes.Model.Authors.Author

    The extraordinary events of 2020 have left many people wondering if we are living in a new era. Times of change and conflict like this often provoke people to ask philosophical questions.

    • Robert George
    • indoctrination
    • Ethics
    • Blogs
  • Does a Religion’s Rapid Growth Mean It’s True?

    July 7, 2020
    By Telerik.Sitefinity.DynamicTypes.Model.Authors.Author

    Many religions claim high growth rates that are not merely due to population increases. If a religion acquires a large number of followers, does that growth count in favor of its truth claims? Christianity experienced rapid growth in its early period but so have many religions, including Islam and Mormonism. Is Christianity unique, and if so, how?

    • Resurrection
    • Quran
    • Mormonism
    • Blogs
  • How Does Islam Differ from Christianity?

    June 23, 2020
    By Telerik.Sitefinity.DynamicTypes.Model.Authors.Author

    According to Pew Research, if current trends continue then by 2050 there will be nine billion people living on the planet. Approximately three billion will be Christians, three billion will be Muslims, and three billion others will represent various beliefs (both religious and secular).1

    • Blogs
    • Islam
    • Truth-Claims
  • What Happens to Those Who Never Hear the Gospel?

    June 9, 2020
    By Telerik.Sitefinity.DynamicTypes.Model.Authors.Author

    What happens to people who never hear the gospel message about Jesus Christ?

    • Blogs
    • Evangelism
    • universalism

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