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 soulRead More

So, my wife and I head up to the Grand Canyon this past weekend for some leisurely (cold) camping (average low temps on the rim this time of year are mid-20s). As we’re walking through the campground at night, our dog goes up to one of the two young menRead More

“Once upon a time there was a man who thought he was dead. His wife tried everything she could to convince him he was very much alive. But try as she may, he would not change his mind. After several weeks of this, she finally took him to the doctorRead More

For a being whose attributes consist, at minimum, of absolute justice and perfect love, there seems to be a dilemma on how that being could show love to unlovely creatures without compromising either his moral perfections or absolute justice. In other words, is there some place where love and justiceRead More

There is a sense in which God is in a fix; a kind of dilemma as it were. You see, God’s moral perfections and perfect justice demand that every person save One is punished for sin, yet God’s love and mercy demand restoration between humankind and himself. Justice demands punishment;Read More

“We are not the accidental product of nature nor the eternal oozing of some impersonal cosmic consciousness. God created us to have a personal, loving relationship with him. Eternal life with God means to know him personally. Jesus said “Now this is eternal life: that they may know you, theRead More

Three considerations: We must be prepared to accept the biblical truth that the Gospel message is the height of foolishness to the unbelieving world (Note: 1 Cor. 1:18 “μωρία” or moronic). Nevertheless, an essential part of sharing the Gospel message is persuading people otherwise. We must also understand the place ofRead More

It happens to every human. The final, indubitable ending: DEATH. Is there life after death? When your life terminates on this earth, does it come to an end? Does it matter? Though a variety of options are available, there really are only a few choices. No one is exempt fromRead More