When speaking on the topic of faith and culture, I usually begin with a pop quiz. I ask people to turn to the person sitting next to them and see if they can come up with a definition of culture, and then decide whether Christians should be for or against it. As you can probably guess, the responses are all over the map. By the way, how would you answer those two questions? Why is this? Well, to be honest, culture may be one of the hardest words to define in the English language because it is used in many different ways. But if we don’t have a clear picture of what culture is, then […]

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Let me be honest with you. A small, graduation gift book with short pithy inspirational quotes is not going to cut it. That will evaporate in about 10 seconds. I know this from experience. I know what is waiting for students on campus. I work with this generation. We live in a post-Christian culture […]

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What are the 8 things Christians must understand about our cultural moment? What does it look like to think Christianly in today’s post-Christian culture? Are Christians angry, defensive, emotionally immature, and ignorant? How can we […]

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Faith…It’s one of those words that means anything and everything to everyone. Now don’t get me wrong, just because people have different opinions about the word faith doesn’t mean that there is no fact of the matter or accurate definition. Christian faith is not […]

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Did Christianity invent the idea that Jesus is God? Or does the idea that Jesus is God go all the way back to the beginning of Christianity? To answer this question we need to focus our attention on the question of how early Jesus was being worshiped as God. Paul’s letter to the Philippians (which critical scholars accept as authentic) affirms that […]

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Is the existence of evil a good reason not believe in God? One of the most formidable challenges to the Christian faith is the problem of evil and suffering. In reality, there are actually several “problems” or versions of this objection. What I want to do is briefly share a response to the logical problem of evil that I have found to be very helpful and satisfying. Here is the essence of the […]

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Islam does not offer hope because one could never be sure that one has a secure future and relationship with God. Buddhism does not offer hope because desire is snuffed out along with your personal identity. You–quite literally–cease to be. Desire is then severed from hope itself and also your hope. Only […]

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