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Loving God with your Mind

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Strong and Courageous And behold, alawyer stood up toput him to the test, saying, "Teacher, what shall I do toinherit eternal life?"He (Jesus) said to him,"What is written in the Law? How do you read it?"And he answered,"You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, andyour neighbor as yo...

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Oil and Water?

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One of the important questions for people to ask is about faith and reason. Are they opposites? Does a person need to sacrifice one in order to believe the other? Is it possible to be a thinker and a Bible-believing Christian at the same time? There are some people who do not think this is possible....

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The Secular and The Christian Mind

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When looking at our lives from a perspective of worldview, there is a profound difference in the placing of our priorities. Today I would like to look at and contrast a Christian worldview to a secular one. I think there will be some redeeming value to discover the endpoint of thought processes of these two worldviews....

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The End of Postmodernism? (Part 2)

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Last week we explored how our culture is rapidly moving from post-modernism to a plausibility structure that is essentially post-truth. Today I would like to further explore how we as Christians are called to challenge the flow of direction in which we are heading....

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The End of Postmodernism?

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Last week we learned about what plausibility structures are. This idea that societies have a tendency to build thought structures that ripple out into the mainstream of a particular culture. These become social norms as to what is plausible or generally accepted by a majority of the people. Once these thought structures are in place, they become entrenched, that is until ...

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The Gospel in a Pluralist Society


Recently I have been reading the book, The Gospel in a Pluralist Society By Lesslie Newbigin. The book is the second installment in a two book series; the first book is titled Foolishness to the Greeks. The works were written in the late 1980’s I am amazed at how poignant his work is today. For today’s post, I would like to lay out some of the groundwork displayed in t...

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The Story of J. Warner Wallace

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J. (or Jim) Warner Wallace served as a cold case homicide detective in Los Angeles California. His record of accomplishment for being able to solve crimes that had gone unsolvable for many years is phenomenal. Because of his prowess, he appeared on multiple crime solving documentaries on television....

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Lewis and Strobel

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Last week we looked at how J.R.R. Tolkien played a significant role in the journey of C.S. Lewis from atheism to becoming a Christian. This week I would like to look at the chain of succession of how Lewis helped to influence Lee Strobel....

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Lewis & Tolkien

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C.S. Lewis was one of the brightest minds in the mid 21st century. Professor at Oxford, probably best known for his series of books in the Chronicles of Narnia. Lewis came to Oxford as a devout atheist; however, he made the acquaintance of J.R.R. Tolkien (Hobbit and Lord of the Rings author) who would become a dear friend and colleague....

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The Story of Alister McGrath


Last week we looked at the story of Antony Flew and his journey away from atheism. Flew never made it all the way to becoming a Christian, however he did espouse that there is some intelligent creator of the universe. Today I would like to look at another story of an atheist who became a Christian. Like Flew, he became a significant voice in the arena of apologetics. How...

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