December 20, 2014

Coffee Cup Apologetics 21

"Lessons from Mere Christianity 3" The third podcast examining Lewis's apologetic approach in this classic book. I discuss Lewis's introduction of Satan into his apologetic. Coffee Cup Apologetics now has its own website: … [Continue reading...]

Where’s Jesus?: Thoughts On A Locally Available Christ

Answering the question "Where can you get your Jesus?" is very important. Many of the divisions among Christians are actually a commentary on the relationship of the person of Jesus to various means of "accessing" or … [Continue reading...]

Witherington on Piper’s Theodicy

Ben Witherington III, professor of New Testament at Asbury Seminary, joins the discussion on John Piper's I-35 theodicy.Or think for a moment about the Beelzebul controversy in Mark 3. Jesus is accused of being in league with … [Continue reading...]

God’s Sovereignty in Lutheranism: An Interview With Josh Strodtbeck (5- Providence in Tragedy)

Here's the last in our "Lutheran Theology and God's Sovereignty Series." I appreciate all the work Josh put into this and the good comments from those of you involved in the discussion. How would Lutheran theology speak about … [Continue reading...]

A Jesus Prayer

After I finished reading The Shack, I wrote out some prayers, and this is part of one. -MS Jesus, you don't build institutions. You don't write catechisms. Or Systematic Theologies. Or critiques of someone's theology or … [Continue reading...]

Recommendation and Review: The Shack by William P. Young

UPDATE:Tim Challies and I couldn't disagree more on this review. He really disliked the book, and I - and my family so far- have been deeply moved and helped by it. That's the way it goes. The emerging church, whatever that is, … [Continue reading...]

Five Questions For Roman Catholics

UPDATE: Well, I am going to suppose this post got linked somewhere. Amy? What have you done to me? :-) I really appreciate the kindness and all the time represented in the answers. I haven't read the thread, but have read the MANY … [Continue reading...]

God’s Sovereignty in Lutheranism: An Interview With Josh Strodtbeck (4- Election and Salvation)

Good to know some reader thinks that after 7 years of basically reformed-leaning blogging, 4 Lutheran posts qualify as somehow unfair treatment of Calvinism. And the main complaint: "cheap shots." If you could die from irony, we … [Continue reading...]

Coffee Cup Apologetics 20

"Lessons from Mere Christianity 2" The second podcast examining Lewis's apologetic approach in this classic book. Coffee Cup Apologetics now has its own website: ccapologetics.wordpress.com All the episodes of Coffee Cup … [Continue reading...]

God’s Sovereignty in Lutheranism: An Interview With Josh Strodtbeck (3- Assurance)

In this question, Josh deals with the sensitive subject of assurance. Can a believer know they are saved? This is bound to be controversial and informative. 3. Adam O's piece on "Why I Am Not A Calvinist" centers on the issue … [Continue reading...]