Just posted this on my blog at Christian Post.com In this election season it seems like there is a fair number of the American electorate that needs to be asked: “What is it about ‘Thou shalt not steal’ that you don’t understand?” Now, there is little use putting this question to secular humanists and atheists. …
The pattern is set in crystal clear clarity in 1 John 3:16 which says “This is how we know what love is, Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers.”
True love dies. Or, it is willing to die, and in the meantime expend every ounce of energy available to it.
What does this mean? If World War 2 had its Schindler in response to the German extermination of millions of Jews, do we have tens of thousands ‘Schindlers’ in response to the virtual global extermination of tens and tens of millions of the unborn? The answer, I think, is No.
Response to Online Presentation and Archive Link: Tradition without Empathy, Contemporary without Foundation
I often see two groups of people.
One is are involved in a tradition rich church with head knowledge of rules and dogma. In reality for them, God is not often real in their lives and their rules without empathy or transparency drives people away.
The second could be explained as people involved in a newly created, often emotion driven church, with little foundation or knowledge of how firm the foundation of the bible and the church is. When real questions come up, they topple.
Both are in danger of propagating a fragile view of Christianity to people they know and more importantly, their children.
How can the churches out there tackle these problems effectively.
In my email box I have a letter from a Christian pastor saying that he is voting pro-life, which means he is voting for Obama, on the grounds that protecting the environment is protecting everyone’s life. McCain, of course, is on the global warming band wagon, so on its face the comment seems unnerving. In light of what abortion is and the scale of which it occurs in our country, though, complaining about the environment while the abortion issue is on the table seems to me like complaining about the pollution made by the furnaces of one of Hitler’s death camps as it incinerates tens of thousands of Jews a day. I guess what I’m saying is that I agree that the environment is important, but set against the deaths of millions of people a year before they’ve even had a chance to take their first breath… well, first things first, is all I’m saying.
So last night was the season opener for the NBC series Heroes. Am I the only person left scratching his head? I had hoped that the series would start making sense again but instead it seems to have become even more convoluted. I want to enjoy the show but there is just way too much …
NEW LINK TO ACADEMY I am very pleased to announce that the online academy produced through my ministry, Athanatos Christian Ministries, has developed an apologetics certificate program. It is designed mainly for Christians who know that apologetics is important but don’t know where to start, though conceivably it could be useful for anyone who is …
Coming in November will be Antony Flew’s final treatment on where he stands and hopefully how he got there. In case you’re wondering, Antony Flew was for years considered one of the foremost atheists of the century (sorry Dawkins, you don’t even come close, although no one surpasses your rabidity). After a time, he began …