Life in the Wild Lecture

HAT do you think the world would look like if the third chapter of Genesis were true? As a Christian, I of course believe it is true. But even if you aren’t a Christian, you might be surprised to see how the description of the fallen world fits with our experience of living in the world. Here’s my lecture on Genesis 3 for my theology students at Cedarville University.
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Is Christianity True?

HRISTIANITY, if false, is of no importance,” C.S. Lewis wrote, “and if true, of infinite importance. The only thing it cannot be is moderately important.” Lewis’s point was simple, Christianity was like any other worldview. It was either true or false. There was no middle ground. In the following talk I give my response to the question, “Is Christianity True?”

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Is Christianity Rational?

ON’T Check Your Brains at the Door was the first apologetic book I remember reading after my teenage conversion. It’s a short book written by Josh McDowell to help prepare young people to face the intellectual challenges of the day. I was reminded of that experience as I originally prepared this talk responding to the question “Is Christianity Rational?” that I published for my students (and others) through Facebook live.

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Is Christianity Good?

ELIGION poisons everything,” quipped famed atheist Christopher Hitchens. In the following video I present a talk “Is Christianity Good?” for my students at Cedarville University (and anyone else who cared to watch it on Facebook Live). I’ll post the other two talks, “Is Christianity Rational?” and “Is Christianity True?” later this week.

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Mansion or Mission?

ONCE upon a time, April and I lived in a mansion. It was our first full time job after I graduated seminary. We were trying to sell our home in Kentucky and the church we went to work for in Nashville had just purchased the former estate of Hank Williams, Sr. So we moved in.

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A More Excellent Way

couple of weeks ago I preached a sermon on the Apostle Paul’s description of how we should use our gifts in love to build one another up. What I thought would be an easy passage to preach, quickly confronted my own uncharitable attitudes and ambitions. Without love, we are nothing, we gain nothing, we waste our lives. Here’s the full video.

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A More Excellent Way

‘VE been listening to Christmas music for weeks now. Don’t judge me. I look forward to about everything related to Christmas time except for the inevitable clash of worldviews. Sometimes it seems a little silly the lengths some will go to in an attempt to remove all religious implications from the celebration of the holiday (holy day) that literally means “Christ’s Mass.”

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Is It Right For You To Be Angry?

ONAH was a self-absorbed prophet. Maybe that’s why his story is so timely. We can all get more focused on our stuff than on the salvation of others. God help us.

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A Guide for Getting Through Your Melancholy Mood

OES it ever feel like it just isn’t working? You pray. You read your Bible. You try. But nothing seems to happen. Nothing seems to change. Does it ever feel like your soul just refuses to be comforted?

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