Monthly Archives: October 2012

Should Christians celebrate Halloween?

 

Jack-o-lantern with question marks

Is Halloween evil? Should we let our children participate in it? Is Martin Luther’s posting of his 95 theses on October 31 connected? Continue reading

Worldviews in Collision

Worldviews in Collision

Part 3 of Dr. Bahnsen’s video lecture series (“Defending the Faith”) is called “Worldviews in Collision.” In this lecture Dr. Bahnsen reviews the material covered so far and begins pulling it all together to describe the comprehensive conflict between the Christian’s worldview and all non-Christian worldviews. He reveals the general approach to evangelizing the unbeliever, with specifics to follow in the proceeding lectures. Continue reading

QE3, the Bible, and Economics, Part 5 – Entrepreneurship

Service to others

In seeking understanding of the effect that QE3 will have on our economy, this essay briefly discusses the function of entrepreneurship and the responsibilities of the entrepreneur. The most important person in the Bible justifies the existence of this role. Continue reading

Introduction to Worldviews

Introduction to Worldviews

Part 2 of Dr. Bahnsen’s video lecture series (“Defending the Faith”) is called “Introduction to Worldviews.” In this lecture Dr. Bahnsen introduces us to the concept of a worldview and points out that everyone has one. This particular lecture is heavy on philosophy. Continue reading

If God has foreordained all things, does that mean we don’t have to evangelize?

Paul preaching to Athens, Acts 17:16-34

This question is a major one usually asked from one Christian to another when debating predestination vs. freewill. If God has predestined those who will be saved, why do we make alter calls? Why do we even need to evangelize? Continue reading

Are predestination and freewill logically compatible? Part 2 of 2

Freewill

Are God’s predestinating individuals unto salvation and man’s freewill logically compatible ideas? This essay develops the freewill line of reasoning specifically and examines it from a purely logical perspective. Continue reading

Are predestination and freewill logically compatible? Part 1 of 2

God's foreknowledge

This is a hotly-contested topic, as it has been for hundreds of years. This is usually a debate between those Protestants descended from the Arminian tradition (who stress man’s free will) and Calvinists and Lutherans (who stress God’s sovereignty). Continue reading