Three reasons Christianity matters

Sep 22, 2020 by

By Stephen Kneale, Building Jerusalem: […] People may not be asking the question ‘is Christianity true?’ so much anymore. But it is hard to get around the fact that Christianity matters – at least in part – because it’s true. If it weren’t true, there would be no harm in ignoring it altogether. That is, in many ways, most people’s view of most things they don’t believe. You can think whatever you want and I will just ignore it. But if you simply ignore something because you don’t think...

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Why We Need, More Than Ever Before, a Theology of Mankind

Jan 22, 2020 by

by D Blair Smith, The Gospel Coalition: At the turn of the 20th century, the Scottish minister and church historian James Orr famously proffered a theory about doctrinal development. God, he suggested, has given to each age of the church a concern for a particular doctrine. According to Orr, the second century was an age of theological prolegomena and apologetics. The third and fourth centuries were concerned with the Trinity, and the fifth through seventh centuries tackled the many nuances of...

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Who created human rights? (and why it’s a problem for atheists)

Nov 29, 2018 by

By Andy Bannister, Premier Christianity. This year is the 70th anniversary of the document that most famously encapsulates this idea: the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), which was adopted by the United Nations on 10th December 1948 in Paris. The UDHR opens with these powerful words: “Recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world…All human beings are born...

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Why and what next? The questions Stephen Hawking couldn’t answer

Mar 20, 2018 by

by Jules Gomes, TCW. Did the universe have a beginning? How did it begin? Why did it begin? The world’s most iconic cosmologist and mathematical physicist answered two of the three most fundamental questions of existence. The first two questions are cosmological. The third question is philosophical. Stephen Hawking became a blazing symbol of how a tenacious human spirit can triumph over a frail body. He refused to let motor neurone disease disable his prodigious scientific mind. Sadly, the...

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Jordan Peterson turning young, Western men into Christians Again

Oct 11, 2017 by

by Austin Frank, Today in Politics: For the past year, lectures by the University of Toronto professor and psychiatrist have gone viral on YouTube and made Jordan Peterson a folk hero among young men on the right across the Western world. Peterson has won over so many devoted fans not because of his eloquent and persuasive arguments against postmodernism and political correctness — there are lots of pundits and personalities on YouTube that eviscerate and expose these twin insidious systems....

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Evolution’s Can Opener

Sep 16, 2016 by

By Eric Metaxas, Breakpoint: A new fossil discovery makes it even tougher for Darwinists to explain the origin of life. There’s an old story about a chemist, a physicist, and an economist stranded on a desert island with nothing to eat but a can of soup. Puzzling over how to open the can, the chemist says, “Let’s heat the can until it swells and bursts from the buildup of gases.” “No, no,” says the physicist, “let’s throw it off that cliff with just enough kinetic energy to split it open on...

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