Andy, Rudolf, & Marcion

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Plenty has already been written about Andy Stanley’s recent comments about “unhitching” the Hebrew Scriptures from Christianity (this one is especially good), so I am actually a little reluctant to pile on. However, as this issue of what to do … Continued

Freedom & Ayn Rand

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Americans value nothing more than freedom. The concept stands enshrined in our founding documents and in our hearts. But as a civilization, our lasting challenge is to understand what freedom is and what it is not. The modern notion of … Continued

The Obedience of Demons

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James criticizes his audience for having only the faith of demons. “You believe that God is one; you do well. Even the demons believe—and shudder!” (James 2:19) No demon doubts God’s existence. They know of him more certainly than we do. … Continued

Finding Virtue: Prudence

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Prudence is often listed as the first of the virtues because it is intellectual. Prudence is a term reflective of discernment. It is a cousin of wisdom but not its twin. Sometimes wisdom is a broad category describing knowledge of … Continued

Four Views of Divine Knowledge

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This weekend I’ll be preaching on the story of Joseph, including one fascinating phrase, “As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good” (Genesis 50:20). The passage touches on the issue of divine providence, God … Continued