September 6, 2016

When I began to look critically the idea of sola scriptura, as an evangelical Protestant and Bible Christian I had one question foremost in my mind: What does Scripture say about this?

Does the Bible teach sola scriptura? Does the New Testament actually teach us that the Bible is to function in our lives as our “sole” and “sufficient” infallible rule for deciding what we are...

September 5, 2016

In 1966, a journalist working for the Associated Press in Asia who was in need of a good story asked a newspaper editor in Kolkata (then known as Calcutta), India, if he had any ideas.

“He finally said, ‘Well, there’s that funny little nun who goes around collecting dying people.’ And I knew I had a story,” said [Joe] McGowan [...

September 1, 2016
Ben Hur (Charlton Heston) labored as a galley slave in the 1959 movie.

In the brouhaha over NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick protesting the treatment of “black people and people of color” in the U.S. by refusing to stand for the National Anthem, many in the media revisited this country’s history of slavery. Several pundits even made the dubious claim that...

August 30, 2016

Are you tired of being charged with intolerance? I know I am. Anyone who believes in absolute truth has felt the sting of this charge. “We should accept everyone’s opinions as equally valid,” say the relativist. “Since you absolutists don’t, you’re intolerant.” 

Let’s put a stake through the heart of this charge.

A bad combo

First of all, this argument is self-defeating for a relativist. Notice it insists one ought to pursue tolerance...

August 29, 2016
A house in Fillmore slid off its foundation in the 1994 Northridge earthquake,

One the great church historians of the nineteenth century, German Lutheran scholar Adolf Harnack, bemoaned the ignorance his mainly Lutheran university students displayed of Catholicism:

I am convinced from constant experience of the fact that the students who leave our schools have the most disconnected and absurd ideas about ecclesiastical history. Some of them know something about Gnosticism, or about other curious and for them worthless details. But of...