A Common Reformed Sin: Intellectual Pride

 Reformed theology is robustly biblical and it echoes the truths of Scripture so very well and clearly.  I'm not Reformed because it's cool or because I grew up that way.  I believe Reformed truths like God's sovereignty, total depravity, definite atonement, presbyterian ecclesiology, infant baptism, and the regulative principle of worship because they're rooted in… Continue reading A Common Reformed Sin: Intellectual Pride

The Church’s Dumbing Down (Guinness)

 (This is a re-post from May 2013). A person only needs to listen to contemporary Christian radio for thirty minutes to realize that the Christian faith has been extremely watered down in our day.  Since there is little talk of the law, sin, and God’s wrath, any mention of Jesus reduces him to a divine… Continue reading The Church’s Dumbing Down (Guinness)

Christianity: Intellectual Suicide? (Groothuis)

          “Some [people] refuse to give Christianity the time of day because they deem it anti-intellectual - a religion that values ignorance and credulity far above critical intelligence.  In his satirical book, “The Devil’s Dictionary” (1911), Ambrose Bierce defined faith as, ‘Belief without evidence in what is told by one who… Continue reading Christianity: Intellectual Suicide? (Groothuis)

The Modern Dumbing Down of the Christian Faith

A person only needs to listen to contemporary Christian radio for thirty minutes to realize that the Christian faith has been extremely watered down in our day.  Since there is little talk of the law, sin, and God’s wrath, any mention of Jesus reduces him to a divine friend or perfect life coach rather than… Continue reading The Modern Dumbing Down of the Christian Faith

The Misery and Menace of Mindless Christianity

From the human side of things, one major reason why I'm a Christian is because it makes sense to me intellectually.  Many false religions often meet emotional needs to some extent (i.e. the Mormon burning in the bosom or the Buddhist's inner tranquility), but none of them are as intellectually coherent and logical as the Christian faith.  This is one of many… Continue reading The Misery and Menace of Mindless Christianity