What’s the true measure of success and influence in life? What criteria should be used to determine this judgment?
I think it’s safe to say that by most standards The Beatles were definitely successful as a popular music band. According to Wikipedia, The Beatles’ record sales stand at an incredible 2.3 billion units worldwide. This statistic clearly makes the Fab Four the most commercially successful group in popular music history. Continue reading →
Is it possible that people are actually searching for God even when they are not conscious of it? Christian thinker St. Augustine (AD 354–430) thought so and made this provocative comment in his classic autobiography the Confessions: Continue reading →
Students in a college ethics course I was teaching once asked me if I would like to be rich, famous, and influential. I replied, “Only if the money, celebrity, and power could come as a result of me being just, wise, and good.”
Jesus of Nazareth was put to death on a cross outside the city walls of ancient Jerusalem. Crucifixion was a Roman form of execution used chiefly for slaves. It was a degrading way to die and was never used for Roman citizens. Cicero, the great defender of classical culture and civilization, regarded this form of execution as barbaric.
–Peter Toon, The Anglican Way: Evangelical and Catholic (Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock Publishers, 2010), 6.
In addition to blog posts, I also address Christian worldview issues and critical thinking on a couple of RTB podcasts. Straight Thinking, my primary podcast, highlights the importance of the life of the Christian mind. I also make appearances with my fellow RTB scholars on I Didn’t Know That!, where we offer unscripted answers to listener questions. Continue reading →
While one should not wish suffering on himself or others, suffering does provide a great opportunity to develop strong personality characteristics that can build mental health and make life worth living.
The feminine side of masculinity; Are mutations signs of evolution?; Do snowflakes break laws of thermodynamics? May 21, 2013
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Without a Doubt
In Without a Doubt I strive to provide clear, solid answers to 20 tough faith questions, such as "Isn't Morality Simply in the Eye of the Beholder?" and "How Can a Good and All-Powerful God Allow Evil?"
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In this new DVD, I field a series of tough questions on religious pluralism, the problem of evil, and more—the same kinds you might be asked by a nonbelieving friend or family member.