Over the last year I've been in countless conversations about politics, covid, race, theology, the environment, etc. In many of these conversations, my dialogue partner makes mention of a Christian worldview. A Christian worldview is a distinct way of viewing the world, of viewing life. I am convinced that in most of my conversations with … Continue reading How to Use a Christian Worldview
Shame has gotten a bad rap. Undeservedly. Shame is a good thing. A gift from God. Obviously, like every good thing that comes from our Heavenly Father, we have found ways of misusing it. We make a child feel shame because of a substandard report card that is not the result of laziness. We shame … Continue reading The Goodness of Shame
Over the past few months I've seen quite a few posts, ranging from TikTok videos to pieces seeming to be investigative journalism, reporting that the Bible was 'made anti-gay' in the 20th century. There's even a movie coming out called 1946 based on the claim that "The first time the word 'homosexual' appeared in any … Continue reading Lying with the Truth: Was Bible made “anti-gay” in 1946?
In Book 16, Augustine traced the development of the City of God from Noah to David. The bulk of Book 16 was devoted to Abraham with about two pages covering the entire history of the City of God from the birth of Moses up to the reign of David. Book 17 traces the history of … Continue reading City of God, Book 17: The Era of the Prophets