The Christian optimism is based on the fact that we do not fit in the world. I had tried to be happy by telling myself that man is an animal, like any other which sought its meat from God. But now I really was happy, for I had learnt that man is a monstrosity. I had … Continue reading Homeless at Home
What I really need is to get clear what I am about to do…What matters is to find my purpose, to see what it really is that God will that I shall do; the crucial thing is to find a truth that is truth for me, to find the idea for which I am willing … Continue reading Søren Kierkegaard on Objective Truth
Pilate said to him, “What is truth?” – John 18:38 On this day, 190 years ago, something remarkable happened. On July 4, 1826, John Adams, second President of the United States, passed away. Adams would die on the same exact day as the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the document … Continue reading What is Truth?
I remember being on vacation as a boy once, enjoying the freedom of the channel buffet before me at the hotel television. I turned to ESPN Classic. It’s not something we kids did very often. At the time I was more infatuated with my current sports heroes, guys like Donovan McNabb and Tracy McGrady, and the … Continue reading The Not-So-Gospel of Ali
A great many learned men are defending the gospel; no doubt it is a very proper and right thing to do, yet I always notice that, when there are most books of that kind, it is because the gospel itself is not being preached. Suppose a number of persons were to take it into their … Continue reading Let the Lion Out
In the greatest work of his lifetime, Institutes of the Christian Religion, John Calvin addresses a whole gamut of Christian theology, spanning 1800 pages in my McNeill — Battles edition. It’s a heavy read, but definitely worth your time. As I’m working through it slowly over the course of 2016, I will be posting some of my … Continue reading John Calvin’s Nine Proofs for Scripture’s Credibility
The real problem is that when we feel that Christian advocacy is all up to us, we lay on ourselves the impossible burden of being the “great boxing hope” who is expected to knock out of the ring all comers. We are expected to be the fearless David who ventures out to slay all Goliaths, … Continue reading The “Great Boxing Hope” of Apologetics