A Simple Explanation of Divine Simplicity

God is "simple." That is, He is not a combination of things that already existed, like a cabinet is made of wood. Instead, He existed before anything else existed. Because of this, anything true of God comes not from His parts, because He has no parts. All things true about God are completely true of Him, in totality.

The State of Theology 2020

Every two years, Ligonier Ministries commissions a survey of 3000 Americans to learn what they believe about God. As usual, "This survey shows that people inside the church need clear Bible teaching just as much as those outside the church."

Alisa Childers: From ZOEgirl to Doubter to Apologist

Alisa Childers grew up in a committed Christian home, and lived her faith for many years... until a pastor undermined almost everything she believed. She began a journey of intellectual honesty that led her back to faith. Video, 4:48

Physics and Free Will

Do humans actually have free will, or is that an illusion created in our brains? It seems silly that anyone would argue that we don't have free will, since the claim implies that they MUST argue that way, rather than that they choose to. What are the implications, and what does the science say?

Why I Don’t Flow with Richard Rohr

Richard Rohr is an author, Franciscan, and a controversial figure on the fringes of Christianity. Here, Fred Sanders reviews his book, The Divine Dance: The Trinity and Your Transformation. Despite Rohr's popularity, it doesn't sound like the book will be a net benefit to anyone.

Are there Really Good Guys and Bad Guys?

The Bible explains that we have all been created in God's image, but that His image in us has been damaged by sin. This seems evident when we look at the world around us. Some, however, find it offensive to hear that they are sinners.

Why Doesn’t the Bible Address Modern Atheism?

The Bible spends almost no time on whether God exists. Instead, most of what we read expresses God's character. In a world of competing religions, polytheism, and syncretism, there was no real need for answering atheism.

Bible Reading Plans

Christians need to read the Bible. More than that, we need to study the Bible. It should be our primary source for information about God, and about how we should live. Below is a list of articles to help you read, and study, the Bible.

The Half-Trained Dog

How often do we settle for just 'good enough'? It's easy to become complacent, especially with regard to specific sins that may be difficult to overcome. Following Jesus closely doesn't leave room for us to settle for less than His best... we need to train ourselves to be godly.

An Informal Guide to Study Bibles

Christians should not only read the Bible, but we should study it as well. Douglas Groothuis outlines some principles to consider when buying a study Bible, as well as some things to watch out for.

Andrew Peterson: Mystery of Mercy

This is one of the underlying themes throughout all of Scripture: despite our own unfaithfulness, God remains faithful. An appropriate response to God's unending grace and generosity is wonder. Peterson contrasts Jesus' words (why hast thou forsaken me?) with our own: why hast you accepted me?

Does Entropy Prove Creation?

Entropy is the principle that, in a closed system, disorder increases over time. Without intervention from an outside organizing force, maximum disorder will result. If our universe, or the earth itself, is a closed system, this implies that the universe is not eternal... that it must have been created by an outside force.

Why I Stopped Sharing My Personal Testimony

Christians are often encouraged to share what Jesus has done for them. That's a good thing to do. Unfortunately, personal testimonies may be entirely unconvincing. Depending on the situation, it may be more effective to share the evidence that Christianity is actually true.

Jeremiah Buys Land in Prison, Symbolizing a Future Redemption

Jerusalem is under siege by the Babylonians and Jeremiah is imprisoned by King Zedekiah yet, according to God's instructions, he buys land from a relative. This suggested a hopeful future for Israel (and may have symbolized the redemption offered by Jesus).

What is the New Apostolic Reformation?

The New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) is a movement made up of a number of like-minded people who call themselves Christian, but share a number of unbiblical ideas. Most NAR teachers are also Word of Faith teachers, another decidedly unbiblical set of ideas.

How to Imitate Biblical Heroes

The Bible speaks of imitation: imitating Christ, imitating Paul as he imitates Christ, and - by implication - imitating the life and faith of those who have gone before us. Read about imitation, and the dangers to be avoided.

On Ethics by C.S. Lewis Doodle

Audio of C.S. Lewis talking about ethics, accompanied by relevant and helpful doodles. Video 31:41

Naked Bible 323: Dr. Ben Witherington III

Dr. Ben Witherington is the guest for this episode of the Naked Bible Podcast. Author of more than sixty books, he is one of the best-known and most well-respected biblical scholars in the world. Topics include his recent book Who God Is: Meditations on the Character of Our God, his blogging ministry, and his fiction works.

The Lawless One in Thessalonians

Paul wrote to the church in Thessalonica about a man he called 'the lawless one.' Who was he? What do we know about him, and what does this teach us about spiritual counterfeits?

My Experiences with Seventh-Day Adventists

"When I was a teen, I went to a church in a Seattle suburb. Another church down the street had a split over doctrine. They were Seventh-Day Adventists."