Category Archives: Anthropology

Do we really need “Do not….” commands?

Are we humans really that bad that we need to be told not to spread false reports and accept bribes and twist the words of the innocent?

Perhaps we’d like to believe in some upward version or utopian vision of humanity, but the fact is that we cannot survive without a set of “Do not” laws and a significant means to enforce them. Continue reading

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Faith in science?

Naive young people are vulnerable to the impression that science has conclusively proven that nothing beyond nature could have any conceivable relevance to what happens in nature. Continue reading

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What we must know about Satan

The great mystery of tension between the activity of Satan and the sovereignty of God is found in the trials of Job. Continue reading

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Two versions of reality

Why do humans everywhere throughout all of history intuitively feel a pervasive longing for meaning, morality and destiny? Continue reading

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Science-Creation Debate

I think we need more transparency about what science can and cannot prove. This will require honesty from both sides of the debate. Continue reading

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Thinking more deeply about Influence

There is an urgent need for Christians to think more deeply about our calling to be agents of common grace committed to the welfare of the city of our exile.

Honor for our Creator should lead us to deep concerns about common good for His creatures.

Those who live in a representative forms of democracy have a unique opportunity to sit at the table where policies and laws are formed. Ordinary people in biblical times never had this kind of opportunity. And most people in the world today can only dream of it.

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Social Justice and the Church

We can confidently articulate a worldview that honors our Creator and Savior without verbalizing explicit references to the Bible. We can also hope for some of these truths to resonate with the general public. Continue reading

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