Holy Ham, Ken! E.T. is an Atheist!

Let me say right off the bat, the title is misleading. Ken Ham does not think E.T., that adorable alien from the 1982 movie, is an atheist. No—Ken Ham believes that scientists who think there might be life on other planets are atheists in rebellion against God. So, if you’ve ever wondered if there was…

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Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis: The Moral Law… “To Hell With Your Standard!”

We now begin our adventure into C.S. Lewis’ Mere Christianity. It seems that too many times well-meaning Christians immediately “go to the Bible” to try to convince a non-believer that there is a God, or that Jesus is God. The problem with that approach, I believe, is the failure to realize the non-believer isn’t going…

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C.S. Lewis and “Mere Christianity”

C.S. Lewis: The Man Most Americans, when they hear the name “C.S. Lewis,” immediately think of “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe” from his children’s series The Chronicles of Narnia. Beyond that, though, many don’t really know how influential C.S. Lewis has been over the past century. He was an English professor at both…

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A Cheat Sheet to Understanding the Heresy of Ham

There is no place better to learn about the heretical theology of the Hamites than the source of the heresy itself: Ken Ham’s Answers in Genesis website, and more specifically, his personal blog he posts on the website. If you actually read the man’s own words, you’ll soon see just how bizarre his claims are….

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Ken Ham: Is He Just Wrong, or is He Really a Heretic?

In light of my post yesterday, I’ve gotten a couple of responses questioning my calling Ken Ham and young earth creationism a heresy. I want to make a few clarifications. What Exactly is Heresy? First, I am not using “heresy” as just a disparaging comment. I am convinced that in light of Church history, what…

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Why I am Not Teaching This Year…and the Heresy of Ken Ham

I believe that God often puts a calling on people’s hearts. I remember when I was in high school, sitting in chapel at my Christian school, listening to yet another pastor tell us students that the first thing you should do once you get saved is to go out and witness to someone. A light…

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Book Review: N.T. Wright’s “Surprised by Scripture”–Wrapping Things Up

Even though N.T. Wright has three more chapters to Surprised by Scripture, I believe I can adequately cover them in this post. “How to Engage Tomorrow’s World” (Ch. 10), “Apocalypse and the Beauty of God,” (Ch. 11), and “Becoming a People of Hope” (Ch. 12) all serve as challenges by Wright to Christians of today…

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N.T. Wright’s “Surprised by Scripture” Ch. 9: Our Politics are Too Small

Yes, it was only a matter of time…but you knew the subject of politics was due to come up at some point. After all, if the two things you never talk about in public are religion and politics, then that’s just an invitation to talk about religion and politics. And so, in chapter 9 of…

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Book Review: N.T. Wright’s “Surprised by Scripture” Ch. 8–Idolatry 2.0

Unlike chapter 7 in Surprised by Scripture, where Wright took a look at a really big “worldview” issue, chapter 8 gets pretty specific and to a direct point. So what is “Idolatry 2.0”? It’s actually pretty simple: it’s the same old pagan idolatry, but without the pagan names. Let me let Wright explain… First, Wright…

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N.T. Wright’s “Surprised by Scripture”–Ch. 7: The Bible to the Modern World

  ***Let me first apologize for the long post, but it is such a good chapter! If you have read all my posts on Surprised by Scripture, chances are your head is spinning over all the things Wright covers. There’s a lot to digest. Well, when we come to chapter 7, I hope you’ve put…

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