Predestination and Free Will (Part II)

In my previous post, I promised to discuss how I believe Predestination and Free Will work together. Several chapters in my book, Solid Ground, ( "The Theological Fight of the Centuries," "Predestination and Free Will," and "Why Bad Things Happen to Good People" ) and another book titled UnReformed also presented this with more Bible…

Predestination and Free Will (Part I)

Recent comments on my blog have caused me to realize that a misunderstanding of how predestination and free will work together can be an impediment to belief. I hesitated to attempt to address this in my blog. It's a complicated subject, and Christians have been arguing (sometimes not very nicely) about it for centuries. In…

The Limits of Apologetics

In my last four posts (Answering the Unanswerable Part I, Part II, Part III and Part IV), I answered questions (as best I could) from atheist Club Schadenfreude who commented on a previous post about Christianity, Atheism, and Morality. As I write this, not all of the posts have been posted yet, but Club Schadenfreude…

Jane Eyre visited (finally!)

Even though I was an English major in college, I had never read Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte. Scandalized, my youngest daughter purchased a copy for me, and now that COVID-19 has struck and I'm stuck at home until the governor of our state decides otherwise, I have finally read it. I'll attempt to avoid…

Was William Golding Right?

William Golding wrote The Lord of the Flies in 1954, and it has since rightly become regarded as one of the best books in the English Language. The Plot A group of British school-aged children are marooned on a deserted island. At first, they form a civilization like the one they left, but it soon…

Evangelism

Christianity has always been an evangelical religion. Google returns this definition of evangelism: the spreading of the Christian gospel by public preaching or personal witness. Why is that? Christianity is evangelical, in part, because it was commanded to be so. In, Matthew 28: 19, Jesus charges his eleven remaining disciples: "Go therefore and make disciples…