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  • The Battle for God – Part 1

    PrintVolume 27, Issue 8, October 2021 While most conservative evangelicals were resting comfortably in the Trinitarian understanding of the Godhead, as stated in the Nicene Creed (AD 381), a storm was brewing on the theological horizon of others.  In just the last few years, a major war over the very nature of God has erupted with the potential of leaving in its wake much doctrinal and spiritual damage. For this reason, I want to discuss this debate, not necessarily with the hope of solving all the issues (after all, some of the greatest theological minds within Christianity are weighing in on this subject), but at least to bring some clarity to the discussion and perhaps to map a way forward. With these aspirations in mind, I will prepare three articles on the subject.  This first paper will lay the foundation by addressing the origin of the debate, as well as…Read More »

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  • My Favorite Books Volume 6

    PrintVolume 27, Issue 7, August 2021 Since I began writing book reviews a number of years ago, it seemed to some that the majority of these reviews dealt with books that were either errant or at best mixed in their biblical accuracy.  So, in August 2004 I began listing, by …Read More »
  • Book Listing for the Social Justice Movement Articles

    PrintVolume 27, Issue 6, June 2021 I have read more than 30 books in preparation for the five-part Think on These Things series on the Social Justice Movement (SJM) and Critical Race Theory (CRT).  Some of the books were read a few years ago, while many others more recently.  Not …Read More »
  • Racism and Critical Race Theory Part 5 Social Justice vs. Biblical Justice

    PrintVolume 27, Issue 5, May 2021 What Christian would deny the importance of justice? Justice is a divine attribute (Deut 32:4) and a central feature of our obligation to those who live among us.  Micah 6:8 reads, “He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the …Read More »
  • Racism and Critical Race Theory Part 4, A Biblical Response

    PrintVolume 27, Issue 4, April 2021 In formulating a response to CRT and the broader social justice philosophy, which has momentarily captured the imagination of Western culture and increasingly made inroads into evangelicalism, we must begin not with contemporary theories but with Scripture. I would like to propose, and briefly …Read More »
  • Racism and Critical Race Theory Part 3, Biblical Investigation

    PrintVolume 27, Issue 3, March 2021 Part one in this series on racism and Critical Race Theory (CRT) was an introduction to the current conversation, while part two addressed past roots and present areas of social unrest. This part will provide a biblical investigation of CRT, identify three major ways …Read More »

  • Racism and Critical Race Theory Part 2, Social Unrest

    PrintVolume 27, Issue 2, February 2021 In Part One of this series on racism and Critical Race Theory (CRT), we examined the current conversation, including many of the terms now in vogue, to try to get a handle on the worldview of critical theory.  As stated at the close of …Read More »
  • Racism and Critical Race Theory Part 1 The Current Conversation

    PrintVolume 27, Issue 1, January 2021 Among the most pressing issues of our times are those surrounding systemic racism. I write this even in light of an extremely important Presidential election and being engulfed in the Covid-19 pandemic because, as important as these other two issues are, racism has become …Read More »
  • Biblical Discernment in Christian Literature

    PrintVolume 26, Issue 4, August/September 2020 Biblical discernment today, if not at an all-time low, is surely bumping along at the bottom of the pond, and nowhere is that more evident than in Christian literature.  Most people, if a book or blog post is written by a credentialed Christian author, …Read More »
  • The Enneagram Part 2

    PrintVolume 26, Issue 3, June/July 2020 In the first article on this subject, I began by developing a case for biblical authority and sufficiency, stating that anything that attempts to by-pass Scripture as the source of truth for Christian living is deficient and should be viewed with suspicion at best.  …Read More »
  • The Enneagram – Part 1

    PrintVolume 26, Issue 2, April/May 2020 If you have not heard of the Enneagram yet, you will soon.  According to Wikipedia it “is a model of the human psyche which is principally understood and taught as a typology of nine interconnected personality types. As a typology the Enneagram defines nine personality types (sometimes …Read More »