There are various Christian views on war. The majority view throughout history dates back to Augustine, who taught there is such a thing as just war. Much more could be - and has been! - said on this topic, but I like how the just war concept is summarized in An Introduction to Biblical Ethics. … Continue reading Just War (A Summary)
Our sexual identity is not up to us to decide.
Some people have "issues" with aspects of the Old Testament. In the OT you find stories of stoning, incest, polygamy, bloody warfare, and so forth. Neo-atheists try to make hay out of these OT stories and argue that God is immoral, unjust, blood-thirsty, hateful, and sexist (etc. etc.). What do Christians do in light of… Continue reading Robin Hood, History, and Neo-Atheists (Copan)
Is God a Moral Monster? Paul Copan’s apologetic discussion of some of the difficulties in the Old Testament is a good book to have if you’re interested in defending the Christian faith from an OT point of view. Andrew and I have both mentioned it before on the blog. One section worth pointing out is… Continue reading OT War and Jihad!?
Some atheists and anti-Christian voices accuse Christianity of being a religion of the sword, coercion, and manipulation because there have been some dark spots in Christian history. However, there are many bright spots that atheists and anti-Christian voices typically fail to mention. Paul Copan states it well: “Historians have documented that the values of human… Continue reading History Will Never Be The Same