Israel, Replacement Theology, Culture and Apologetics

Today within the Christian Church there is much confusion and discussion on the state of Israel and relationship of the Jews and the Church. Confusion has arisen from those who hold to what is presently known as Replacement Theology RT (supersessionism). Matt Slick of CARM Christian Apologetic and Research Ministry defines RT as, “The teaching…

Bible, History, Culture and Apologetics

One of the comments I hear quite often is, “the Bible isn’t history, it’s moral stories about religious events that teach us about God. It’s not important whether they are historical or not because what’s really important is what they teach us.” The common biblical objections vary somewhat from that statement but they all imply…

Does God exist? Jesus, Culture and Apologetics Part 2

As I stated previously, the historical Jesus made incredible truth claims of being God in human flesh some twenty five times in the New Testament. These claims certainly jump out at anyone when they are considering the issue of God’s existence and looking at the vast array of gods currently being worshipped. Jesus is certainly…

Divide Nation, Culture and Apologetics

“All is lost…the American project is dead”–unless a civic “Great Awakening” takes place among the “hollow elite” to put into practice the founding principles”, so says Harvard political scientist Charles Murray in his book Coming Apart:The State of White America 1960-2010. Published in 2012, it shows that the diverging economic and social values that characterized…

Does God exist? How does one know?, Culture and Apologetics

Recently, while at work, I overheard my colleague say “I don’t know if God exist or not. I haven’t quite figured that out.” Being, that the gentleman was in his sixties, his time to work through that proposition is drawing to a close and changing his worldview at his age becomes more and more difficult…

Carl Jung, Culture and Apologetics

Carl Jung, born 1875 and died in 1961, may have more to do with the cultural direction we see today then one might realize. His influence and thinking has touched “not only psychiatry but also philosophy, anthropology, archaeology, literature, and religious studies” according to Wikipedia and is even seen today in “twelve-step programs, video games,…

Evil, Culture and Apologetics

Twenty years ago I bought the book DELIVER US FROM EVIL by Ravi Zacharias, which warned that our culture was disintegrating and unless we restored the soul, we would see unimaginable evil. He wrote the following… “The ideas that shape our culture were great and worthy. The principal goal was to reconcile liberty with law….