Spurgeon’s Love for Fine Cigars. I love to hear stories and quirks about my heroes. This makes me love him all the more.
Why I Am Not Completely Certain Christianity is True. This is written by a Christian apologist. “No, I am not completely (indubitably) certain that Christianity is true. I am not indubitably certain of anything. However, I am sufficiently certain that it is true. So certain that any other choice would be irrational.”
Ten Things to Do During Suffering. “We will all suffer, of that there is no doubt. It is strange, then, that we are often unprepared for it. With that in mind, a useful exercise is to summarize Scripture and identify what words of God can guide us when things are hard. Here is my current list of ten things to do while suffering (it is always subject to ongoing refinement).”
Worldvision’s Dance with Same Sex Marriage. No doubt you heard about Worldvision’s decision to hire folks in same sex marriages and then their quick reversal on their decision. Of all the pieces written about this issue, I have found none better than the four offered by DeYoung. You can read them here, here, here, and here.
Are Theists the Only Ones Required to Offer a Burden of Proof? “Today, as a Christian who has been involved in the examination of evidence for the past 25 years, I understand that atheists also have a burden of proof. All of us, in attempting to explain the world around us, move from a plethora of questions to a single responsibility…”
Should Christians Still Support Worldvision (If They Continued With Their Hiring Decision)? “Should they continue on supporting the child that they had been, or should they send their donations elsewhere?”
How Can You Trust Christianity Is True When You Haven’t Examined All the Alternatives? J. Warner Wallace takes on the question, “How can you trust Christianity is true if you haven’t examined all the alternatives?”
A Short Theology on Emotions. “When it comes to emotions, we seem prone to extremes, even in the Christian world. For some, we act as if emotions are a result of the Fall, therefore, we stuff them or ignore them. For others, we act as if emotions are king and allow them to rule us. But what does the Bible teach? What models of Christlike emotionality do we find in God’s Word?”
Is Church Membership Really Required? A very nice and short piece about a very important issue.
The Perfect Pan Fried Steak. This has changed my life.