Category Archives: Relativism

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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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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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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A senseless act?

What are we saying when we call an act senseless or inappropriate or a lapse in judgment? And how does this relate to teaching about sin? Continue reading

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Does atheism require nihilism?

During my years of training, a string of contemporary thinkers (both secular and religious) began promoting views of humanity that downplayed human depravity and offered more utopian ideas about human progress — ideas previously crushed by two world wars. The … 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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A great opportunity for the Church

One thing I love about the Bible is how repeatedly it invites me to open the windows and look beyond the limitations of the material world. I find it refreshing, invigorating and challenging! Scripture is very real to life but … Continue reading

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When relativism leads to statism

While recently cleaning out some files, I came upon a quote from R. C. Sproul that I used many years ago. Though written in 1986, I was struck by the current relevancy of it. America appears to be moving more … Continue reading

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Is there proof of God?

The following offers candid, straight-forward reasons to believe in the existence of God… Just once wouldn’t you love for someone to simply show you the evidence for God’s existence? No arm-twisting. No statements of, “You just have to believe.” Well, … Continue reading

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Ministry in Western Culture

–Challenges and Opportunities– America is a pluralistic society rich in multi-ethnic and multi-cultural diversity. We (Christians) welcome this diversity and recognize that the gospel is meant for all nations and peoples on earth (Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 1:8; Heaven itself will … Continue reading

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