Where Science and Faith Converge
  • Logic as an Intellectual Navigation System, Part 2

    August 15, 2017

    In logic, an “argument” is not a spat or a fight that you might have with your spouse or with a sibling.

    • Critical Thinking
  • Take Up and Read: Handbook of Basic Bible Texts

    August 8, 2017

    This week’s book, Handbook of Basic Bible Texts, is by Christian theologian John Jefferson Davis and is the most helpful work I’ve used in my research and study of Scripture and theology.

    • Book Reviews
  • Logic as an Intellectual Navigation System, Part 1

    August 1, 2017

    The study of logic doesn’t actually teach a person to think—people do that intuitively and instinctively. Rather, instruction in logic teaches a person to think in an ordered and, thus, careful manner.

    • Critical Thinking
  • Take Up and Read: Questions That Matter

    July 25, 2017

    This week’s book, Questions That Matter, originally written by Ed Miller and later revised with coauthor Jon Jensen, is not a Christian classic but rather an introductory textbook to philosophy. However, this is not just any textbook.

    • Book Reviews
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  • Christian Thinkers 101: A Crash Course on Martin Luther

    July 18, 2017

    Martin Luther is famous for posting his 95 Theses on the door of the Castle Church at Wittenberg and for attempting to reform the Catholic Church, but what exactly did he believe, and what else did he contribute to Christendom?

    • People of Faith
  • Christian Thinkers 101: A Crash Course on John Calvin

    July 18, 2017

    John Calvin was one of the great voices of the Protestant Reformation, but what exactly did he believe, and what else did he contribute to Christianity?

    • People of Faith
  • The Big Questions of Life: Death and Grief, Part 3

    July 18, 2017

    It is clearly not easy to experience intense pain, either physically or mentally, or be the victim of a natural disaster or of someone’s evil actions. But it may even be worse to watch our loved ones experience painful and tragic circumstances. And yet, human life includes all sorts of suffering. Because suffering and death…

    • Uncategorized
  • Lessons about Evil: Reflections on the Movie Anthropoid

    July 17, 2017

    Reinhard Heydrich (1904–1942) was a Nazi leader who impressed Adolf Hitler with his unbridled brutality. Historians consider Heydrich to be the central mastermind of the greatest state-sponsored crime in history—the Holocaust.

    • Problem of Evil
    • Movies
    • History
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  • Logically Questioning Strange Ideas and Controversial Theories

    July 11, 2017

    As a Christian scholar and logic instructor, I often get asked about my thoughts on strange phenomena, controversial theories, and alternative conspiratorial explanations.

    • End Times
    • Critical Thinking
    • UFOs & Extraterrestrials
    • Conspiracy Theories
    • Controversies
  • The Big Questions of Life: Death and Grief, Part 2

    July 4, 2017

    When thinking through the big questions of life, we must include honest reflection about our mortality. Just as we are born, so also shall we die. Medical technology may lengthen the human life span somewhat, but it will not succeed in curing or eliminating death.

    • Uncategorized
  • The Big Questions of Life: Death and Grief, Part 1

    June 20, 2017

    This might sound a little strange or even morbid to some, but I am captivated by the topic of death. The first Catholic funeral I attended as a boy fascinated me. I'll never forget the elaborate Funeral Mass, the foreboding casket lying near the altar, and the priest's liberal use of incense, which filled the church with a pleasant aroma.

    • Uncategorized
  • Making Evangelical Churches More Inviting to Christian Intellectuals

    June 20, 2017

    There is a growing crisis in evangelical churches today. However, most evangelicals are unaware of the nature of the emergency or of its looming repercussions. The problem is that many intellectually oriented Christian adults increasingly feel out of place in evangelical churches.

    • Reflective Thinking
    • Uncategorized
    • The Church
    • Reflections
    • Life of the Mind
    • Learning
    • Education
    • Critical Thinking
    • Christian Life
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  • Take Up and Read: A History of Apologetics

    June 13, 2017

    This current blog series on Reflections is intended to encourage Christians to read more vigorously by providing a beginner’s guide to some of the Christian classics in such fields as theology, philosophy, and apologetics.

    • Reading
    • Christian Literature
    • Books
    • Book Reviews
  • Work and Leisure: Divine Gifts but Potential Idols

    June 6, 2017

    In the Christian world-and-life view, both work and leisure are considered good things. Both come as gifts from God's hand and are rooted and discerned from the Lord's foundational act in creation.

    • Worldviews
    • Christian Life
  • Take Up and Read: Who Is This Jesus?

    May 30, 2017

    This current blog series on Reflections is intended to encourage Christians to read more vigorously

    • Philosophy & Religion
  • How Does Zoroastrianism Compare to Christianity?

    May 23, 2017

    Everybody knows about the Middle Eastern monotheistic religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. But few people know there is another religion that originated in the Middle East whose adherents also believe in and worship one God. That little known religion is called Zoroastrianism, or the Parsi faith.

    • World Religions
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  • Take Up and Read: How to Read a Book

    May 16, 2017

    This current blog series on Reflections is intended to encourage Christians to read more vigorously by providing a beginner’s guide to some of the Christian classics in such fields as theology, philosophy, and apologetics.

    • Reading
    • Christian Literature
    • Books
    • Book Reviews
  • That Other Middle Eastern Monotheistic Religion

    May 9, 2017

    When you mention Middle Eastern monotheistic religions virtually everyone knows of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. But there is a fourth religion—with an estimated 200,000 adherents—that fits that same category, yet few people know much about it at all.

    • World Religions
  • Take Up and Read: A Treatise concerning Religious Affections

    May 2, 2017

    This blog series on Reflections is intended to encourage Christians to read more vigorously by providing a beginner's guide to some of the Christian classics in such fields as theology, philosophy, and apologetics.

    • Book Reviews
    • Reading
    • Christian Literature
    • Books
  • 12 Evidences for the Resurrection of Jesus, Part 7

    April 25, 2017

    I like to visit cemeteries because they remind me that I’m mortal and life is very short. Seeing the graves of people also focuses my attention upon eternal issues like what will await me after death. I like to think that reflecting upon my death will help me live a more authentic and focused life.

    • Uncategorized
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