One of the first tasks for the apologist is to understand the arguments of one’s opposition. David Hume and Anthony Flew provide astute arguments against the possibility of the miraculous. But, perhaps the most challenging is the issue behind how to define and defend a miracle in the first place. David Hume writes that a… More Challenging Humean Presuppositions
I have noticed that most apologists and theologians have a title for their websites and/or shows. Since the inception of this site, I have sought out a title that would cover the content of the site. Now, that name has been discovered. The website will now be known as Bellator Christi. “Bellator Christi” is Latin… More Welcome to Bellator Christi!!!
This past Friday, the world was rocked with the news that the people of Paris, France had been attacked by an organized group of terrorists. Most of us hugged our families a little tighter. Prayers were lifted. Songs were sung. People were eulogized. But, the underlying question that lingered in everyone’s mind was, “Could it… More Will Your Faith or Fear Define You?
From the outset, I must be transparent. I am not a regular customer of Starbucks. In fact, I cannot say that I have ever set foot in a Starbucks store. It is not because of any particular thing I have against Starbucks. It is simply that, being somewhat of the anxious sort, if I consume… More How a Red Cup Made Many Turn Blue
From the outset, I must be transparent. I am not a regular customer of Starbucks. In fact, I cannot say that I have ever set foot in a Starbucks store. It is not because of any particular thing against Starbucks. It is simply that, being somewhat of the anxious sort, if I consume too much… More How a Red Cup Made Many Turn Blue
For those who subscribe to this site, you know that normally a post comes each Monday. However, due to family sicknesses, this week’s post will be either delayed or postponed until next week. Thank you for your continued support. Blessings, Pastor Brian 11/10/2015
At times, life seems chaotic. It appears that the harder one tries to make sense of the world, the more bizarre it becomes. I recently told my dad, “Just when I think that things cannot get any worse, something happens to demonstrate how much worse it can become.” However, the more I have studied God,… More Finding Comfort and Order in the Midst of Chaos
We did it! The website has hit 100,000 views and did so two months ahead of schedule. Pray that this site will continue to reach others with the gospel message for the glory of God. You can help us in this project by posting articles from this site to your social media by means of… More We Did It!!! 100,000 Strong!
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For the past couple of years I have written about the top challenges that face the church for the year ahead. God-willing, I plan to do the same at the end of this year also. However, this week during our revival services, it dawned upon me that there is an even greater danger to the… More The Greatest Danger for the Christian
“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Matthew 6:21). Jesus’ classic statement is found in his famous sermon named the “Sermon on the Mount.” Jesus says that whatever is most central to a person will control that person. That central focus serves as a chain reaction which penetrates every aspect of… More Where is Your Ultimate Authority Found? The 7 Loci of Authority
Parameters are limits that constitute the nature or definition of someone or something. If one were to describe the parameters of an unused composition notebook, then one would set the following parameters: a book with lined pages so as to allow the owner to write in it, holding no writing on those pages. If any… More 5 Parameters of Genuine Christianity Found in 1 John
Almost anyone who has been convicted of the great theological problems influencing the modern American church would confess that now, perhaps more than in the past century, the church needs trained Christian leaders to diagnose and confront current issues. I have been under the persuasion that the church needs pastor-scholars—pastors who are scholarly in their… More The Pastor-Scholar: Contemplations on the Possibility
Well here we go again—another occasion with another failed end-time prediction. The latest in the emergent amorphous collection of failed end-time predictions relates to what is popularly termed “the Four Blood Moons.” Some of the proponents of the Four Blood Moons prophecy suggested that Sukkot in September of 2015, following the lunar eclipse of the… More What Part of “No One Knows” Do We Not Understand?
For those who do not know my testimony, I left the ministry for seven years due to great doubts pertaining to the truthfulness of Christianity. I nearly became an agnostic…in fact, I seriously teetered with the idea for some time. My agnosticism wasn’t that I didn’t think that God couldn’t exist, but rather that I… More Those Hypocritical Christians! 4 Ways that Theological Truth Transcends Bad Behavior