“How Could Both Statements Be True?” by Eric Lyons As they say in MacBeth, “the battle is lost and won.” Eric Lyons of Apologetics Press on the myth of contradiction: “Why is it that in the 21st century we can use words and expressions in so many different ways and have little trouble understanding each other, but when Jesus or the Bible writers used words in different senses, so many people want to cry “foul”? Could it be because modern-day skeptics refuse to allow Jesus and the inspired writers the same freedoms to use words and phrases in different ways? Could it be due to unfair bias on the part of Bible critics?”
GOD IS GREEN; GOD IS GOOD.
Meditations on Creation Stewardship
Happy Earth Day, everybody.
Wait. Can I say that?
You know what I mean when I say green. The typical image. Recycling. Saving the whales. Eating organic. Lowering your emissions. Planting trees. Eating veggies. The works. I have purposely not used the word “environmentalist” because the word indicates a specific attribute of the “green” attitude. When I think of issues of personal health and environmental health, it all connects together for me. I consider them all aspects of the creation, from my body to my neighbor’s body to the bodies of land, water and air. Continue reading →
From the post:
“My invitation to you, my brothers and sisters who would one day beat your swords into ploughshares (but not just yet) is simply this: at least be more welcoming to peaceful peasants such as I am, who have welcomed God’s kingdom into our lives by laying down our sword and shield (perhaps preemptively) by the riverside to study war no more. We are doing no harm to you. Further, I would challenge you to consider what it is worth making your ploughshares into swords and your gardening tools into spears over.”
“The Love of Money is the root of all sorts of evil”
You’ve heard several versions of this phrase before. Yet only one of them is technically a correct wording of the warning given in the Bible. The difference may seem trivial, and indeed it is trivial compared to the understanding of the warning, but the subtleties do make a difference. Continue reading →
In Henderson, TN there exists a private Christian college called Freed-Hardeman that once a year engages in an extravagantly amateur school-pride-boosting “performance art” tradition called “Makin’ Music“. If that rings a bell for you, keep reading. If it does not, you probably won’t get the rest of this.
In this competitive musical extravaganza, 4-7 social clubs (the sober, co-ed alternative to frats and sororities) design a 7-minute musical number suited for small children, the elderly, tools, people with a permanently sunny disposition, and alumni who forget that they graduated to start a career and a family twelve years ago. Continue reading →