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Interview re: Culture of Death on Oct. 13th

Late notice!  But I’ll be on the radio in about an hour, 4 p.m. CST on Oct. 13th, 2011, talking about the ‘culture of death.’

For details and link to listen online click here.… continue reading...

Apologetics is the Answer to Everything

Some Christians will begin seeing red just from reading the title of this entry.  They will be angry and annoyed and may even jump up out of their seats.  Therefore, let me say it again:  apologetics is the answer to everything.

Whether it be the rapid decline of the Christian Church in America, the brisk acceptance of homosexual ‘marriage,’ the prevailing and deepening culture of death, the shallow spirituality of many of the Christians who actually remain in the Church- and certainly much of the lack of action- and many other issues can track back to nothing less than disobedience, … continue reading...

Literary Magazine with Apologetics Emphasis November Edition

I am very pleased to announce that our first edition of Athanatos Christian Ministry’s newest endeavor, Literary Apologetics.Mag, has been released as of yesterday, Nov. 1st, 2010.

The website is:  http://literaryapologetics.com/

The basic purpose of the magazine is to deliberately and intentionally cultivate a perspective within the Church that acknowledges the important role of the arts in our culture in shaping viewpoints and- and this is important- seeks to participate and emphasize the arts (rather than withdrawing from them, or condemning them).

You can read the current edition online by going to the link above or you can download the … continue reading...

Online Presentation on the Demise of Christianity

Below I have the ‘video’ of my online presentation on the ‘death of Christianity.’   I have been developing a line of thought and the corresponding presentation for about a year.  I adapted by presentation for the uniquness of this format.  My adaptations reflected the fact that it was a virtual presentation, that it was predominantly a ‘professional’ church work Christian audience, and that it was predominantly a Lutheran Christian audience.  Also, the outline of my presentation (unadapted) is about 45 mins, here I only had 30 mins to work with.

I am hosting the video on my ministry’s new Christian continue reading...

Sntjohnny Now Blogs on ChristianPost.com on Christianity in America

I am pleased to announce that the ChristianPost has asked me to be a blogger for them.  It is an honor.  The section I post in is called Christianity in Today’s America.  Here is the description:

An ongoing discussion on the current state of the Church in America, how it got there, and where it is going. What are a Christian’s responsibilities in an increasingly unChristian America? This blog will tackle tough issues for the Church in uncompromising terms while continuing to meet the challenges posed by a widening body of unbelievers.

It would appear that this is a … continue reading...

A Christian Reflects on Atheist who Decides Africa Needs God

This article in the London Times where an established atheist states- reluctantly- that Africa needs God recently came to my attention.

First of all, Mr. Parris must be commended for his honesty and objectivity.  I find myself thinking that if he continues exhibiting that kind of honest seeking he will find himself a Christian!

You can read the story for yourself, but the essence of it is that Mr. Parris reflects on his actual observations of life in Africa and the impact of missionaries he witnessed.  He cannot deny that it has been positive which poses problems for his worldview.  … continue reading...

New Archeological Find Proves Christianity is a Fraud. Again.

You hear about these kinds of things every now and then.  I’m blogging on an article I saw today on a tablet they are calling “Gabriel’s Revelation.”  Here it is.

This is the first that I’ve heard of this tablet and haven’t seen the text allegedly inscribed on it.  I only have what is in the article, so I’m going tread lightly on the stone’s implications as evidence for or against Christianity.  What I found really interesting was the glimpse into the scholarly community and its approach to research into the Historical Jesus.  Let me just issue some running commentary.… continue reading...

Random Thoughts on Four Day Work Weeks and the Price of Oil

Did you hear that there are businesses and state agencies moving to a four day work week?  The idea is to save on energy costs… the business’s, of course.  It has the side effect of saving normal people some costs, too.  In some cases, the extra day at home is still supposed to be dedicated to work.

I think a four day work week is a good thing.  As a teacher, Friday was almost always a waste, anyway.  Neither teachers nor students had much focus.  This doesn’t seem to be true only of teachers and students.  Two day weekends never … continue reading...

Mormon Polygamy And Secular Hedonism and Media Hypocrisy

So I bet all of my readers have been following the Texas raid of the Mormon ‘compound’ filled to the brim with raging polygamists and abused children. I am not great fan of Mormonism, don’t get me wrong, but the whole affair has done nothing more than make me scoff. You’ve probably seen the sneering questioning by media personalities of people from the compound, or lawyers for them, etc. The idea that a man might have more than one wife and that this wife is ‘underage’ is self-evidently despicable to them. In some discussions I’ve seen on cable television, the … continue reading...

Defeating Abortion by Strengthening the Church, Strengthening the Church through Apologetics

I am kicking around doing my master’s thesis on this issue and have been thinking about it for some time. Most recently I was led to reflect on it when I noted a pattern among some of my friend’s experiences as well as my own. Namely, our parents were generally liberal, or Democratic, or generally skeptical of conservatism bordering on outright derision and dismissal. Yet, in varying degrees we would all be considered conservative, though a strong streak of libertarianism pokes through as well. We all have a well thought out Christian world view in common, and, incidentally, Christian schooling.… continue reading...