Oceans of ink have been spilled in man’s effort to understand and explain an ancient collection of writings that largely shaped the development of Western civilization. We are, of course, speaking of the Bible, comprised of Old and New Testaments. However, we are not really dealing with ‘a book’ when we consider the Bible...
We sometimes tend to read the bible as a two-dimensional religious book that speaks only to "spiritual things" rather than appreciating the incredible philosophical, existential, epistemological, and ontological arguments that it presents. Such is the case in Ecclesiastes, which ultimately shows the meaninglessness of existence if it is not rooted in a source or beginning that is itself, the highest meaning, which of course,
I originally posted this in January 2017. We have since refreshed the site and are reposting select blog articles. This one got a significant response, and honestly, I needed to revisit it again.
I saw a Facebook posting that really made me stop and think about existence and meaning, purpose and faith. Consider this image for a few moments and then read on…
Thinking about the problem of evil and sin, have you ever asked any of these questions?
On Monday, August 21st, 2017 the moon will pass between the earth and the sun for a brief time, darkening the earth with its shadow — a spectacular sight that will draw a projected million people to the Southern Appalachian Mountains to witness the 2017 total eclipse of the sun. Eclipses are a naturally occurring part of the universe. So then, what is it about an eclipse that so rivets our attention?
What did Jesus mean when He told His followers to make disciples of all the nations? Did that mean that they were to “get them saved” ?
I recall visiting a rural church in the American South several years ago that had a banner stretched across the back wall of the sanctuary behind the pulpit. “Vision 1000!” it read, and I later asked the pastor what it meant. With a puffed chest and a wide smile he declared, “We’re believing for a thousand people to worship God out here in the country!” Based upon the traditional King James translation of Proverbs 29:18, this pastor felt that the Bible demanded that his flock have a tangible, measureable growth goal to work towards – a vision, if you will...
Brian Wright, Ph.D.(c)
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