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Is Baptism “Essential” for Salvation? Reconsidering the Wording of the Question

Historically, the Christian tradition I have been a part of (the Christian Churches/Churches of Christ) has believed and taught that baptism is the time a penitent believer in Jesus Christ receives salvation. Thus, it has become common nomenclature to say … Continue reading

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Doing Theology: Truth and Knowledge

A student of mine once commented, “We don’t know which religion is true, so we might as well just believe in what we want and be happy!” This statement captures well a very popular idea today. It basically says that … Continue reading

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Do We Have the Right to Believe Whatever We Want?

A popular idea today is that we have the “right” to believe whatever we want or choose as we wish when it comes to religious and moral beliefs. This concept probably comes from a sense of self-autonomy and the American … Continue reading

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Martin Luther: A Heretic and Propagator of a False Gospel?

The 31st of this month will mark the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, and the celebration has already begun in many quarters of the evangelical world. As part of this celebration, many are reminiscing and re-telling the important event that began it all: Martin Luther posting his 95 theses in Wittenburg. … Continue reading

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Christianity May Be Bigger Than You Think

Like with most Midwesterners, my world as a young lad was small. I grew up in a small town where you could run into every school teacher at the movies or the bowling alley. It’s what kept us children in our place and sometimes thinking … Continue reading

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Moral Totalitarianism: The Irony of Moral Imperatives in a Secular Culture

This is a guest post written by Rich Hoyer, director of The Reveal Conference There is an irony afoot that many people don’t recognize.  It is the incongruence of the moral “truths” that our secular society is foisting upon the … Continue reading

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The Irrationality and Evil of Moral Relativism

“Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness; Who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!” ~Isaiah 5:20~ If teaching in higher education for the past thirteen years has taught me anything, it … Continue reading

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Fake News and Alternative Facts: What’s the Truth?

By now most people have become familiar with the idea of “fake news” and “alternative facts.” “Fake news” are stories contrived by news outlets, either legitimate or illegitimate, that are not real, i.e., make-believe. Akin to fake news, “alternative facts” … Continue reading

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Trump and the Hypocrisy of Christians

Probably like most people, over the last week my Facebook page has been lit up with presidential politics. My page has been especially littered with comments by those who have been critical of my postings of articles and my comments … Continue reading

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What Did Andy Stanley Say? A Question of Methodology

Andy Stanley has seemingly gotten himself into trouble again with some evangelicals over his recent sermon “The Bible Tells Me So.” My Facebook page has lit up over Stanley’s most recent comments about the nature of Scripture. David Prince, Professor of Preaching … Continue reading

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