Category Archives: Freedom

A life of responsiveness

Our life in Christ is a life of responsiveness. As Paul had to tell the religious and spiritually imature Corinthians, “What do you have that you did not receive?” (1 Cor.4:7). As I’ve said before (quoting C. Baxter Kruger), “Religion … Continue reading

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Do morals evolve?

I thought about this question in light of the discussion on my recent posts here, here, and here. It seems that naturalists and secularists want us to believe that our moral values come to us from our biology and these … Continue reading

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Facts, knowing, and mystery

How do we know something? Do we know it when we have all the facts? Or, is there a more significant knowing? For instance, I might have all the facts about lemonade, but that doesn’t mean I know what it’s … Continue reading

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Jesus Christ IS the Truth

We’ve been looking at how knowing facts does not necessarily mean we know the truth. As I said last time, truth, in the deepest sense, is when we not only know the facts but understand their meaning and significance. One … Continue reading

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When we’ve cut out our souls

Knowing facts does not necessarily mean that one knows truth. Truth can be found in beauty and art and even fiction, while lies can be forged from stainless steel facts. In my last post I referenced a study by Pew Research … Continue reading

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Christianity: The Founding Murder in Reverse

I talked about what René Girard calls the “scapegoat mechanism” that’s alive and well in human beings last time. This insidious desire is at the bottom of what poisons everything. This time I would like to look at what he … Continue reading

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The Way | Pat Barrett

I love this new song by Pat Barrett (Housefires). It’s a declarative song based on several  Scripture passages. At the center is Jesus’ statement in John 14:6: 6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. … Continue reading

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