Seven Effects of the Fall (Sketch)

Paradise is a mere speed bump on the road to redemption. It only took the human race three chapters to ruin everything. By the sixth chapter of Genesis, God was ready to start over with one man, Noah, and his family. At the end of the Bible we see a vision of paradise restored. But most of the Bible is about the messy in between, living life in a fallen world while we wait with hope for our returning King.

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Stephen Colbert, Tolkien, & the Pope

My context for my existence,” said well-known comedian Stephen Colbert, “is that I am here to know God, love God, serve God, that we might be happy with each other in this world and with Him in the next.” Colbert, who took over David Letterman’s post on the Late Show starting in 2015, is a devout Catholic. In an interview with Huffington Post, he talked about his faith and his desire to meet Pope Francis.

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Your Weekend Worldview Reader

Here’s your Weekend Worldview Reader with links to articles, essays, reviews, and videos that I consider to be interesting or important from a biblical worldview perspective. Any work that I point to is not an endorsement, but rather an invitation for you to think deeply about your faith and the world around you.

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Towards a Better Moral Imagination in the Public Square

Evangelicals can be guilty of aiming their public witness in the wrong direction. Some might think the primary target for evangelical political engagement is Spock, the character from Star Trek, who is a middle-aged, highly educated, white male who operates purely according to reason and lives in outer space.

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Your Weekend Worldview Reader

Here’s your Weekend Worldview Reader with links to articles, essays, reviews, and videos that I consider to be interesting or important from a biblical worldview perspective. Any work that I point to is not an endorsement, but rather an invitation for you to think deeply about your faith and the world around you.

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Finding Our Humanity on the Yellow Brick Road, a Platonic Parable

Who would have thought there would be a parallel between Frank Baum’s “The Wizard of Oz” and the philosopher Plato’s teaching on the human soul. In the Oz story, Dorothy leads the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, and the Cowardly Lion, to find what they most desperately desire. These characters all closely resemble what Plato considered to be the tripartite (three parts) of the human soul. Let me explain what I mean and why reflection on this might help you better think about your own humanity.

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Christianity & Artistry: Braille from Beautiful Eulogy

The following video is from an event with Braille from Beautiful Eulogy hosted by the Center for Biblical Apologetics and Public Christianity at Cedarville University last year. As you can see, the event was at Christmas time. Braille discusses his approach to music and performs a concert.

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Sermon: The Friend Who Forgives (1 Peter 1)

The chapel at Cedarville University is one of my favorite places to preach. Our students love the Lord, they love to worship, and they love to open up the Word. It really is an undeserved joy to minister to and with them.

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Your Weekend Worldview Reader

Here’s your Weekend Worldview Reader with links to articles, essays, reviews, and videos that I consider to be interesting or important from a biblical worldview perspective. Any work that I point to is not an endorsement, but rather an invitation for you to think deeply about your faith and the world around you.

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