APOLOGETICS: DEFENSE OF THE BIBLE BEFORE THEOLOGY

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APOLOGETICS: DEFENSE OF THE BIBLE BEFORE THEOLOGY

In every generation, serious questions are raised about the Bible and Christianity. Most of these questions recurs over and over again. And while a great deal of these concerns circulate around whether or not the Christian ethical system is still relevant today, this is a secondary concern. The primary concern comes before the ethical question, but […]

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“If you believe in God, what sort of evidence would it take to convince you that God did not exist?”

While talking Theology with my brother Nathan, he asked he this loaded question that a professor of his asked his class: “If you believe in God, what sort of evidence would it take to convince you that God did not exist?” Here was my response: “That blue is not blue, heat is not warm, light […]

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THE GOSPEL WAS ALWAYS PLAN A: GALATIANS 3:6-14

From the foundations of the earth, God’s eternal purpose was the gospel. One might wonder, however, what was the function of the Old Testament in general and the law specifically. After all, aren’t we to live good and moral lives according to the 10 Commandments and all? Good people go to heaven, right? Sure, good […]

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Jesus Perfects You, Not Your Own Efforts: Galatians 3:1-6

Law lovers—a very serious accusation in the ancient church. Of all the errors that Paul dealt with, this was paramount—not radical theologies, wild prophets claiming to have a new “revelation” from God, or fantastic healing oils secreted from some holy man’s feet that could be yours for three easy payments of $9.99. No, the error […]

PERFECT

If We Are “Perfect”, Why Don’t I See Perfect People?

The gospel has made significant inroads into religious Christian communities all over the world as of late. However, one common complaint heard from the religious is “Where are these perfect people?” In their mind, the answer to this rhetorical question is “no where.” There are no perfect people, or if they are “perfect”, it is […]

For too long theology has been an academic pursuit held in the ivory towers of dusty academic types. This "study of God" has left countless people scratching their heads or worse, wondering why endless nuanced debates over scriptural and intellectual minutia matters.

A new type of theology is needed—one of which the ancient Christians wrote, felt, and acted out in their everyday lives. Theology permeates everything, bringing us closer in both mind and action to the heart of our creator. We need a progressive theology, one which is relevant for a new generation.

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“If you believe in God, what sort of evidence would it take to convince you that God did not exist?”

While talking Theology with my brother Nathan, he asked he this loaded question that a professor of his asked his class: “If you believe in God, what sort of evidence would it take to convince you that God did not exist?” Here was my response: “That blue is not blue, heat is not warm, light […]

PERFECT

If We Are “Perfect”, Why Don’t I See Perfect People?

The gospel has made significant inroads into religious Christian communities all over the world as of late. However, one common complaint heard from the religious is “Where are these perfect people?” In their mind, the answer to this rhetorical question is “no where.” There are no perfect people, or if they are “perfect”, it is […]

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Grace + Nothing

Jesus Christ transforms. His cross transforms. The will and act of God alone to take human form and to rescue humanity from their plight transforms. Unwittingly, so many in the Church have undercut the cross and what Jesus accomplished on it. He rescued us. If in fact we can agree upon this basic Christian, gospel […]

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Know Your Identity: You Are Not Defined By What You Do But By Who You Are

I have a confession to make. I got a treadmill for Christmas—last Christmas; I have not used it once. I, like some of you and certainly like most Americans, have made a resolution to lose weight this year. I have resolved to eat better and become more healthy. Why do we make resolutions like this? […]

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Why Les Miserables Gives Us Hope: How Grace Triumphs Over Law

Miserable is certainly not the term to be applied to the film Les Miserables. Translated as the miserable, the wretched, the poor ones, or the victims—Les Miserables has been a force of narrative brilliance since its writing in 1862. This film adaptation to the broadway musical is masterful, to say the least. Sobs of sadness […]

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Unto Us A Child Is Born: Do Our Hearts Truly Sing “O Night Divine”?

It is all too easy to be jaded about Christmas. It seems the decorations, Christmas sales, and overt consumerism kicks into high gear earlier and earlier every year. All those who wouldn’t have given two thoughts to Jesus during the rest of the year dust off their plastic decorations of the Christmas Holy Trinity—Santa, Snowman, […]

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Humanity’s New Best Friend: Television and the Loneliness of Suburban America

What within humanity is utterly inseparable from the human and the being? What is so basic, raw, and impossible to be without? While there may be many examples of “innate human characteristics”, one dominate element is sociability. The human condition is innately social. And while there are cases of people who pursue minimal human contact, […]

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Poverty and the Pope’s Golden Throne: To What “Golden” Ornamentation Do We Cling?

Poverty and Starvation are pervasive problems—just not one’s which many witness themselves in the West. Such troubles become palatable to the westerner when “mission trips” are undertaken and charity displayed. Still, a great distinction exists between knowledge of and charity toward the poor and the sort of compassion and charity which sacrifices comfort and desire […]

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Taking the “Protest” out of “Protestant”: The Protesting and Reforming Spirit Within

While there are certainly many negatives to the forms of Protestant Christianity, some lasting and important tendencies also emerge. In one sense, Protestants harbor a spirit of rebellion at the core of their theological outlook. Considering its’ birth, there is little question that the protesting spirit against authority and doctrinal conformity is well attested within […]

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WHY I AM BURNING ALL MY OLD TEACHINGS AND EMBRACING THE TRUE GOSPEL (which I had never known until now)

My own theology, and the theology presented here at THEOLOGY21, has had—since its’ inception—a kernel of uncertainty and doubt. While recently cataloging all the pervious articles I have written in the last few years, one resounding theme emerged from my thinking in those formative years: I was uncertain what “the truth” was in a literal […]

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