Let’s Talk About Your Judgment about Judging

Let’s Talk About Your Judgment about Judging By: Mike West There has been an undeserved firestorm lately about Indiana’s recent passage of its RFPA legislation. The response has been typical by those on the political and theological left. When I look at the responses of these groups, I can only shake my head because of the evil intent that is attributed to those who support such laws. Discussion Point and The Players What I really want to talk about in the context of the RFPA is the claim that people of faith, who exercise and seek to live out the tenets of their faith related to the orthodox, scriptural view of homosexuality…

The Crux of Romney’s Evangelical Problem Part 2

The Crux of Romney’s Evangelical Problem: Part II By Kevin Lewis Evangelicals are well aware that they are now in the process of electing a president, not a national pastor. However, Evangelicals also know that they are fighting two simultaneous battles. There is an ongoing “Gospel War” and a “Culture War.” When there is a conflict between the two tasks, the Gospel takes priority. The Gospel… war has eternal consequences —particularly, eternal, conscious separation from God. Failure in the culture war, on the other hand, produces only temporal consequences. So how does this potential Evangelical dilemma apply to the Romney question? Some Evangelicals believe a Mormon in the White House would only…

The Crux of Romney’s Evangelical Problem Part 1

The following article is an analysis by Kevin Lewis, Professor of Theology and Law at Biola University concerning the dilemna facing orthdox Christians related to Mitt Romney and Mormonism. The goal of this article is to spur Christians to think about and have conversations about this very real issue. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Mike The Crux of Romney’s Evangelical Problem: Part I By Kevin Lewis With the primaries just around the corner, some pro-Romney advocates have begun to put the full-court press on those conservative Evangelicals still opposed to voting for Romney. They have asserted that Evangelicals who fail to see the wisdom of voting for…

It Did Not Have To Be This Way

I learned this morning that writer and atheist Christopher Hitchens died today of complications from esophageal cancer. I was driving home after a very early morning of work when I heard the news, and I was saddened by it. You may think it odd for such a loss of life to affect me in this manner. Afterall, Hitchens thought my Christian faith was silly and had no basis in rationality. One might think I would perhaps pause for a minute, or think that is sad and just move on with my day, or even rejoice over such. I was not a Hitchens fan, and I thought he was wrong about his conclusions…

Something Strange Happened On The Way to Remembering Steve Jobs

I have been struck by the recent commentary concerning the death of Apple founder, Steve Jobs. Most of the commentary I have read affirmed the tragic nature of his death and the amazing manner in which this man, through his genius, changed the world in which we live. Even more interesting to me, as a Christian, was the response of other Christians to Mr. Jobs’ death. What I observed even among professing Christians was an almost cult-like following and admiration for Mr. Jobs. I got the sense that such admiration reached an almost feverish level as the stories of Mr. Jobs’ death and contributions circulated throughout the virtual, electronic world of sites,…

Machiavelli Was Wrong

Machiavelli Was Wrong – In the Dock Apologetics .socialmedia_icons ul {margin: 0; padding:0;} .socialmedia_icons ul li { list-decoration-type: none; } .socialmedia_icons ul li {display:inline;} #tbContent { margin: 10px 0 0 0; } ul { margin:0; } ul.ttw-inner li { background-color:white; border:1px solid silver; float:left; height:60px; list-style-type:none; margin:1px 0 5px; overflow:hidden; padding:2px; position:relative; width:100%; } ul.ttw-inner span.ttw-author-img { display:block; height:48px; left:0; margin:4px 4px 0; overflow:hidden; position:absolute; width:48px; } ul.ttw-inner span.ttw-body { display:block; margin-left:55px; } ul.ttw-inner span.ttw-meta { color:#999999; display:block; font-size:0.764em; margin:3px 0 0; } “It has to get done, no matter what it takes!” How many of us have ever heard this, or even said this ourselves while working or running our businesses?…

Nice Try, But That Old Dog Won’t Hunt

I was recently looking at a Facebook posting of an individual who was celebrating the fact that she was no longer a Christian, but had become agnostic. Her post was full of problems and conclusions that were not logically or evidentially supported. One of the reasons she gave for her leaving the Christian faith was her experience with Christians with whom she used to attend church. She went on and on about the bad things these people did and made ad hominem attacks against these people. The inference was that she, as an agnostic, would never do or treat people in the same manner as the Christians with whom she had been…

Two Creation Stories?

“I was talking to my sister and she raised an issue about Genesis 1 and Genesis 2 that I had no way to answer,” said my friend. “My sister said that Genesis has two creation stories and that was one reason why she is skeptical of scripture. I read the accounts and knew there was an answer for such, but I just did not know how to answer.” Well my friend was right; there is an answer to this argument. When one reads the accounts, it appears that my friend’s sister is on to something, but when one really reads and studies this, we find that there is more to this than…

Why Does It Matter

  Why does it matter? Why are you always pushing the envelope? Why do you push so hard for what you think is right and what you believe? What difference does it make about the theology that is being advocated? Why can’t you just let things go? Just let it ride! Why is absolute truth necessary in the theology that is advocated in our churches? Hey, one is just as good as the others, right? These are some of the questions that I routinely hear. The quick answer is because truth matters! Without it, our theology and our faith become relative. Without truth in our theology, any belief becomes ok. When one…