In the cultural climate of the 21st century unbelievers need to hear the gospel message as much as ever before. However, unlike the world of the mid 20th century, atheists, agnostics, and proponents of false forms of the faith are becoming more evangelistic for their causes. Students, workers and even ministers are being challenged to accept that modern science, philosophy and mere human desire dictate that they should live a life devoid of Christian sacrifice. For this reason, Trinity Crusades for Christ exists. We are happy to assist God’s people by scheduling evangelistic events, Christian defense conferences and personal evangelism training weeks. It is our desire to see the lost embrace the life that Christ died that they might have, and see Christians grow in their knowledge of how to preach and defend that message. If you would like to schedule an event in your community, contact us now. We are excited to work with you.
I think the church has in the past responded shamefully (sometimes making jokes at the expense of those dealing with same-sex attraction). But I also know that the church has often been inaccurately characterized as unloving when much of the time it wasn't.
In this essay my goal is to lay out one philosophical argument in favor of libertarian freedom that I think serves as a philosophical defeater to the claim that libertarian freedom for humans in a fallen world is incoherent. This will be followed with one argument that the belief in freedom is properly basic. Finally, I will lay out a defense of the belief in and of itself in libertarian freedom from an appeal to libertarian mystery as opposed to compatibilist mystery. Ultimately, it is my goal that the production of a defeater, an argument for the proper-basicality of soft-libertarian freedom and an appeal to preferred libertarian mystery will push the ball forward with regard to discussions between libertarians and compatibilists/divine-determinists.
You see, I think many in the church misunderstand this issue. They have false preconceived notions and insecure responses. These manifest themselves in comments that the LGBT community then sees as ignorant, bigoted and hateful. On the other hand, the LGBT community often responds with their own ready-made bumper-sticker comebacks that contain their own logical fallacies and false comparisons. For this reason, the shootouts in the electronic corridors of the net usually commence between the most ignorant of both sides. Why on this day I chose to insert myself into the situation was the use of the term "shellfish."
This is not the kind of article you will want to read. It's not about the Calvinism debate. It's not about social-political issues (mostly) and it's not about how terrible atheists are. Every time I broach this subject, church people get a glazed over look in their eyes. It's almost like talking to those people who want to lose 30 lbs fast and eat whatever they want. They'll spend an hour watching an infomercial that promises them just that, but the minute you talk about diet and exercise, heart-healthy eating and taking vitamins, they turn you off. Here's hoping you stay with me.
Below is the text of a Facebook post I made two weeks ago after experiencing what I truly believe was genuine supernatural warfare. I never talk like this. You may review all my previous blog articles and check my social media posts to see that I just don't make claims like this. Nevertheless, what I experienced and reported in the following post is worth recording as an article. Many of you have already read it. If so, please share this with others.
There are several unfortunate beliefs and trends occurring in the church at present that prevent evangelists and evangelistic pastors from seeing those sorts of results they (and God) want. Today, I finally developed the constitution to just say what I think needs to be said on the matter. In my opinion evangelists and evangelistic pastors have become too scared to DRAW THE NET, as the old-timers say.
One scholar has emerged over the past several years with a "revolutionary" explanation. Namely, that Genesis 1 doesn't describe God "making" anything.
Men who smile more, wait patiently for women to finish activities, are nicer, hold doors open for women and "Say a good woman should be put on a pedestal," are involved in an even more "insidious" form of sexism. These are the "benevolent sexists."
Many treat the value of the church no differently than they treat the dollar value menu at McDonald's. They give the same reasons for avoiding the church that they give for avoiding the golden arches. In this way, many in our culture have placed the most important, majestic and glorious earthly organization on par with a place that is known for fries and clowns.
I'm a pretty laid back guy and I expect those who are not Christians to have non-Christian views. But, despite my laid-back-ness, what does irritate me to the point of spilling my coffee is when Christians do not have Christian views. Worse, I can't handle Christians who have non-Christian views and espouse those views with faux piety. Enter - the embarrassed Christian.
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Announcing Trinity Insight: The Home of the Thinking Christian. On this blog you'll find articles, podcasts and videos on theology and ministry issues to learn from and share on social media.
There are a lot of things that those of us in the Christian church culture say as a part of our natural conversation. Some of those things need to go. Let's talk about some of those things on Trinity Insight!
Many atheists say they can be good without God. There certainly seem to be many morally upright people who don't believe in God. So, what should Christians say about this? Find out now on Trinity Insight!
Aside from quoting Scripture, many Christians feel unsure of how to respond to pro-choice arguments. Here we take a look at one of the best extrabiblical responses to the typical defenses of Abortion.
It is often said that Christians and Muslims ultimately worship the same God. Yet, they have very different explanations of his nature. This quick video will explain all you need to know in order to defend the Christian understanding of God the next time someone makes this statement.