Tests. Ugh. Sometimes I wish I had finished with them when I graduated from school. No more homework. No more tests. Sounds great right? Unless there is more to it than that when it comes to the spiritual life. Recently I re-read some words from The Divine Conspiracy by Dallas Willard that helped me rethink this approach again: “First we must accept the circumstances we constantly find ourselves in [...]

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Have you ever found yourself in a conversation about your Christian faith and just were not sure what to say or how to answer that question? What about God, science, and evolution? How do you answer the problem of evil and suffering? How do you defend the Bible? How do we live out our faith in a culture [...]

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“Reality makes thoughts true or false. A thought is not made true by someone believing it or by someone being able to determine whether or not it is true. Put differently, evidence allows one to tell whether or not a thought is true, but the relevant fact is what makes it true.” – J.P. Moreland

J.P. Moreland on the Correspondence Theory of Truth

First, did you notice that he is reasoning with people about Christianity, not just appealing to blind faith, emotions, and felt needs? He is “contend[ing] for the faith that was once for all entrusted to God’s holy people” (Jude 3). The book of Acts repeatedly records Paul doing this (Acts 14:15 – 17; 17:2, 4, 17 – 31; 18:4; 19:8). Second, Paul is greatly distressed by the idolatry in Athens, but he didn’t preach hellfire and brimstone. Rather, modeling the wise engagement he commands believers to employ (Colossians 4:5–6), he compliments their religiosity. Paul translates the right response of [...]

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