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Biblicism Gone Wild

November 6, 2013
biblicism

One of the hallmarks of evangelicalism is its emphasis on the Bible as the final authority regarding spiritual truths. Evangelicals hold the Bible in high regard, looking to it as God’s definitive revelation to humanity and the essential guide for Christian life. And while there is much to be commended about such an understanding, pushing […]

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John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme

August 14, 2013
als

From the original liner notes to John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme:

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Which God do you worship?

April 30, 2013
Christian, Jewish, Muslim

I recently had a discussion with a friend about whether Muslims worship the same God as Christians. At first glance, one might be tempted to answer “no”: different religions, therefore different Gods. Christians don’t believe in Allah, Muslims don’t believe in Jesus, end of story. But such a snap judgement fails to do justice to […]

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Ode On An Objectively Beautiful Grecian Urn

October 17, 2012
Objective Urn

One of the standard arguments for the existence of God is the Moral Argument. It can be formulated like this: If God does not exist, objective moral values do not exist. Objective moral values do exist. Therefore, God exists. There’s a similar argument for God that can be made in terms of objective beauty, or […]

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Jesus: Appointed the Son of God?

October 13, 2012
God a-pointing

Romans 1:4 in the NIV 2011 reads: “and who through the Spirit of holiness was appointed the Son of God in power by his resurrection from the dead: Jesus Christ our Lord.” Does this mean that because of his resurrection God appointed Jesus as his Son? Prior to the resurrection Jesus was just some guy, […]

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