Telling a Better Story: How to Talk About God in a Skeptical Age is an imaginative and creative approach to Christian apologetics. Chatraw calls for identifying and affirming those touch points that are common in human experience, such as longing for identity and relationship; a yearning for significance, meaning, andContinue Reading

“The concept of substitution may be said . . . to lie at the heart of both sin and salvation. For the essence of sin is man substituting himself for man. Man asserts himself against God and puts himself where only God deserves to be; God sacrifices himself for manContinue Reading

This is the second of three installments on The Gospel in the Marketplace of Ideas. See here for Part 1. Chapter 4, titled “Our Athens” speaks to bridging the ideological and cultural gaps that inhibit gospel presentation. Since living in a non-Christian culture hardly yields a warm reception to the gospel message, Copan and Litwak rightly insist that weContinue Reading

“You do not want to leave too, do you?” Jesus asked the Twelve. Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. We have come to believe and to know that you are the Holy One of God.” –John 6:67–69. After manyContinue Reading

The first command Jesus issued to his disciples is “Follow me” (Mt 4:19; Mk 1:17). Note that the command to follow Jesus precedes the task they were called to. Who we are (followers of Jesus) defines what it is that we do (proclaim the Good News) and never vice versa.Continue Reading

Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved. και ουκ εστιν εν αλλω ουδενι η σωτηρια, a ουδε γαρ ονομα εστιν ετερον το δεδομενον εν ανθρωποισ εν ω δει σωθηναι ημασ. Acts 4:!2 SomeContinue Reading

Below are some observations on Acts 17:16-34, often overlooked, from D. A. Carson’s The Gagging of God and his chapter “Athens Revisited” in Telling the Truth: Evangelizing Postmoderns. The Athenian context: The Roman world enforced all kinds of religious pluralism both politically and legally and Athens was the heart and soulContinue Reading