Category Archives: Anthropology

Total depravity?

Caution is warranted on articulating a doctrine of human depravity from the wrong starting point. Continue reading

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Three kinds of people in the world

any merely twofold division of the world into good and bad is disastrous. It overlooks the fact that the members of the second class (to which most of us belong) are always and necessarily… Continue reading

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Evil from childhood?

Five essential personal applications. Continue reading

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The human will and the findings of Neuroscience

Sometimes life is not easily reduced to raw choosing. If we treat people only as volitional beings, we fail to relate to them based on the Imago Dei and the human fall from it. One must consider matters related to nurture and nature when addressing complex issues of life in this world. Continue reading

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The human need for change

Politics, culture, and the role of law are agents of change but these means offer limited solutions to our problems. We have a deeper need that cannot be addressed through these agents of change.
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Seven considerations before talking about marriage, sexuality and gender

Seven foundational truths for discussing marriage, sexuality and gender. Continue reading

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A danger to ourselves

Our demand for freedom without limits has contributed to profound short-term thinking and devolved into forms of self-serving individualism that threaten the stability and future of our communities and, perhaps even, our nation itself.
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Unguided Darwinian process or Intelligent design

Can life be traced back to an unguided Darwinian process or is it more rational to conclude that there was intelligent design behind life? Continue reading

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No belief is true for everyone

“Nothing is universally true.”
“All generalizations are false.”
“No belief is true for everyone.”
“Everything is relative.”
“Everyone’s beliefs are true or false only relative to himself.” Continue reading

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The Death of Character

More than a decade ago, James Davison Hunter, (University of Virginia) wrote: “The Death of Character: Moral Education in an Age Without Good or Evil.” Hunter’s observations remain sobering for us today. He described the daunting task we face as … Continue reading

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