Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Dangers for the Church

Every generation of the church, whether in the 1st or the 21st century, has had to “contend for the faith once delivered to the saints” (Jude 3). From the beginning of the Christian faith, Christians have been called to not only apologize (from the Greek apologia or defend) for their faith, but also to defend it. And certainly, throughout the centuries we have had to defend that faith against various heresies and challenges. Today, our faith is under attack just as it has always been. We in the West have a tendency to have a warped sense of what really is happening with the church in the rest of the world. Our Western-centric world view leads us to discount what others are doing to allow the faith to flourish and continue to gain believers for the kingdom of God.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Some thoughts on Richard Dawkins' "The God Delusion"

I've recently read the Richard Dawkins best seller "The God Delusion." From the outset, let me tell you that if you're contemplating reading such a book, you should do so with a big dose of soberness and understanding. It is not for the faint of heart. And I say this, not because I found its arguments compelling, but because every page drips with the contempt that this individual has for religion and for Christianity specifically.

A new blog dedicated to issues dealing with the faith

Welcome to the blog. This blog is designed to give you information on articles, presentations and other media that I discover or examine in my studies. I intend to post reviews, comments and other information that may be too long or too short to do videos or to blog about current events and other matters dealing with the faith. I hope you will find it useful and that you will participate often and add to the knowledge base I seek to examine. Please ensure that whatever you post is first of all true and then respectful and courteous. If you make any claims of a controversial nature, be sure and quote the sources where you found the information. It goes without saying that the internet is full of less than factual information that is passed off as true and accurate. It behooves all of us to ensure that our sources are reliable and that we're not simply parroting what we've heard from secondary or even more removed sources. Check the blog often for new posts. Thank you and may God bless you as you seek His will. Mike