The Soundtrack of the Bible: How the Psalms Do Apologetics

he Psalms are a microcosm of the Bible. They are the soundtrack of Scripture. The five books of the Psalms are organized to tell the story of God and man. These “holy songs,” as Jonathan Edwards described them, are “nothing else but the expressions and breathings of devout and holy affections.”[1]

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The Story of God

organ Freeman played the part of God in the 2007 movie featuring Steve Carell as Evan Almighty. But for the last three seasons Freeman’s been content to serve as host on National Geographic’s documentary series, “The Story of God.” The show overviews humanity’s fascination with the divine.

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Your Weekend Worldview Reader

ere’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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Chris Pratt’s Conversion & a Call to Pray

oe Church in Los Angeles is Chris Pratt’s home church, where he attends along with his fiancée, Katherine Schwarzenegger, daughter of famous actor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Pratt recently made his faith in God very public in his acceptance speech at the 2018 MTV Movie and TV Awards.

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Redemptive History as Apologetics

fter explaining the origin of the universe and of humanity and sin, the Bible provides an account of God’s redemptive work through the choosing of a people, the nation of Israel. Like the creation of the world, the chronology of the nation of Israel is presented as a historical account of God’s activity in the world. As Timothy Paul Jones explains, “The first report we have of God calling a human being to write was when God commanded Moses to write what he heard (Exodus 17:14, 24:4-7). And so, Moses recounted the story of God’s work with humanity all the way from the beginning of time up to the people’s entrance into the Promised Land.[1]” This true story of a nation in the Arab world, chosen by God, provides invaluable apologetic resources to us today.

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Your Weekend Worldview Reader

ere’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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The Genesis of Apologetics

he late agnostic scientist Stephen J. Gould thought that religion and science speak of, to, and from separate domains. He described religion and science as two ships passing in the night. “Science gets the age of rocks,” he wrote, “and religion the rock of ages; science studies how the heavens go, religion how to go to heaven.”[1] Both skeptics and Bible-believing Christians alike have rejected Gould’s description, as the Christian religion does make claims about the physical world and not merely about internal human values.[2]

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The Growing Divide

ew York expands abortion rights while lowering requirements for medical professionals administering abortion. Virginia Governor discusses infanticide as if he’s talking about what day of the week the trash is taken out. While on the other side of the aisle, Iowa makes it illegal to have an abortion once a heartbeat is detected. The divide keeps growing. It reminds me of Star Wars.

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What This Super Bowl Commercial Gets Wrong About Human Dignity

ia’s Super Bowl commercial aimed to humanize the automobile company through beautiful cinematography and dramatic script spoken through the southern accent of a young boy in a cowboy hat. It emphasized the small Georgian town that hosts a Kia assembly plant. There is a line in the commercial that should offend our deepest convictions about human dignity, particularly for those who hold a biblical worldview.

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