Category Archives: All religions the same?

What do most students entering university believe?

The tension is not about belief in a Creator but whether or not it is safe to believe in one absolute God — especially if one’s beliefs discredit the beliefs of others. Continue reading

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The best way to understand the world

Christian worldview does the best job explaining the world we encounter each day. Continue reading

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Speaking to four countries in one location

Imagine presenting a Christian worldview to people from four different countries in one location only twenty minutes from your home. I had the privilege of doing just this today. In a large Christian high school in our area, I taught … Continue reading

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Paradoxical beings searching for paradise lost

When we look at the world with all of its problems and the evil that fills the globe, it’s too easy for us to ask why God doesn’t “do something about it.” We look for answers and solutions and even … Continue reading

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Unlocking the enigma of our existence

There are surprisingly few places to turn for thoughtful answers to the deeper questions about suffering, life and death. Continue reading

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The grand reversal of every religion

As a hush came over the crowd, Jesus began his Sermon on the Mount. They awaited his words with great expectation and intrigue. Yet who would have expected his first words to be a pronouncement of blessing on the poor … Continue reading

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Why is there so little tolerance?

The current political atmosphere in the USA is an embarrassing example of the failure to promote the virtue of tolerance. For at least the last two decades, public education and mainstream media have emphasized and promoted a value identified as tolerance. … Continue reading

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Treason to our fellow human beings

It is possible to believe and teach the exclusive truth claims made by Jesus Christ without being intolerant? Continue reading

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Faith in nothing

As modern men and women – to the degree that we are modern—we believe in nothing. We hold an unshakable, if often unconscious, faith in the nothing.  Our religion is one of comfortable nihilism. “We live in an age whose … Continue reading

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The best hope for our nation

 In a recent piece for Huffpost Religion, Christian Smith (professor of Sociology, Notre Dame University), suggested that the emerging generation (those in what he calls “adultolescence”) has rejected sectarian conflict over religious differences that dominated American life a few generations ago and turned to … Continue reading

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