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September 6, 2016
Elephant tree in Anza Borrego Desert State Park, California

I wanted to get far from the madding crowd, so on a Friday I lit out for Anza Borrego Desert State Park, two hours from San Diego. From the east-west highway I turned south onto a narrow paved road, then west onto a rutted and rocky dirt road, which ended at a small parking area. No one else was around.

There was no trail to follow, so I went up a dry wash, hiking three miles over an alluvial fan and another three into a deep canyon, where I had to scramble over dry falls and through...

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...