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Old Testament Difficulties (Reprise)

Everyone loves Jesus. But what does one do with all of the wars, evil, absurdities, and immorality in the Old Testament? Tools and methods I use to interpret the OT, as a conservative Christian.

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Old Testament Difficulties (Reprise)

Everyone loves Jesus. But what does one do with all of the wars, evil, absurdities, and immorality in the Old Testament? Tools and methods I use to interpret the OT, as a conservative Christian.

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The Sled: An Allegory

This 2008 post is a sneak-peak into my recently “published” e-book A Faith in Dialogue. If you enjoy the post why […]

Truth & Argumentation (5 Short Video Clips)

I have agreed to teach two classes by distance in Nipawin Bible Institute. Here are the five short (around 10 min.) video clips I have produced for that class, concerning the nature of truth, and how to argue effectively.

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The Good & Bad News of the Gospel

The message of the gospel…is first that we are in a terrible and dangerous situation...secondly that God in His love has rescued us from said situation...both are essential

PostModernity ›

Truth

Truth? It comes down to two questions: 1) Does God have a perspective? 2) Does He make that perspective known to us? Answer no to either, and all truth is relative. Answer yes to both, and absolute truth exists.

Enya or Jesus: “Spiritual” or “Christian”

I know what you think this post is about: you think I am writing an angry post, denouncing Enya and inciting a CD-burning, right? Sorry, no. However, I DO find it interesting to compare Enya's words with those of Christ. Which is more true...?

The Serpent’s Song

When Satan comes to "deceive, if possible, even the elect," (Mat. 24:24) what words does he say? Whether in Liberalism or in Humanism or in the Emergent Church, or all the way back in Eden - the basic promise and the basic lie is still the same.

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The Good and Bad News of a Bodily Resurrection

The Bible does not speak of the afterlife as only a place inhabited by spirit beings. Rather, our bodies AND our souls will be there, in the new heavens and new earth. This is both good and bad news...

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Looking for Home in a Post-Denominational Context

Through all my church and educational life, people have encouraged me to not just believe what others believe, but to search the Scriptures to find out what I believe on various topics. Now that I have done so, I have no idea where "home" is...

The Serpent’s Song

When Satan comes to "deceive, if possible, even the elect," (Mat. 24:24) what words does he say? Whether in Liberalism or in Humanism or in the Emergent Church, or all the way back in Eden - the basic promise and the basic lie is still the same.

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Psalm 51: how to repent like a champ!

Psalm 51 is my "go to" passage when I need to repent. Written by David after the Bathsheba escapade, it is a psalm of aching and pure repentance, which charts a path from sin, to becoming a "man after God's own heart."

Depression ›

Anxiety

A podcast on fighting fear and anxiety. Philippians 4:6-7.

Atheism ›

Apologetics 6: Q n A

Click here to listen to the Q n A session following the class, as well as some after-class discussions with students.

Parenting 101

A sermon on the heart of parenting, from a Biblical perspective.

The Campolos on Homosexuality

When I saw the Campolos' audio available on this topic, I was instantly interested. It was Tony Campolo who has influenced my beliefs on this topic several years ago. In one of the first "emergent" books which I read (entitled, "Letters to a Young Evangelical"), Tony spends a lot of time encouraging the next generation to not get on the political band-wagon of their parents. Older Evangelicals, he complains, are concerned about nothing other than abortion and homosexuality. Are they unaware that there is more to Christianity than this? In this book, I thought Tony provided a good and probably needed counter-point to the over-emphasis on these topics, and especially how they are pursued in politics. However, the application which I took away from this book was, "Homosexuality and abortion are not important. Don't think about them or focus on them at all." Was this what he was saying? No. Was this his intended result? I don't know. However, this is the impact it had on me. (Note: the post "My Stand On Abortion" represents my pendulum-swing back, away from Campolo's influence on abortion).

Enya or Jesus: “Spiritual” or “Christian”

I know what you think this post is about: you think I am writing an angry post, denouncing Enya and inciting a CD-burning, right? Sorry, no. However, I DO find it interesting to compare Enya's words with those of Christ. Which is more true...?