Ten years. From its initial launch in 2007, we have seen ten major iterations of the iconic iPhone (not including the 5c and SE). This year, Apple has made a significant move to change how we think of the iPhone. I believe the simultaneous release of the familiar iPhone 8 and the new iPhone X is no coincidence. For many, getting a better phone without the learning curve and pain of slow-to-update apps for the iPhone X makes the 8 and 8 Plus the right choice for many iOS lovers.Read More
Two nights ago, the deadliest shooting in United States history took place in Las Vegas. One man killed 59 people and injured 500 more. To call it a tragedy is an understatement.
For those grieving because they have lost a friend or family member, you are justified in feeling violated. Something was wrongfully taken, a human life. Yet even those of us who did not lose someone two nights ago, we have a powerful feeling deep inside:
Things ought not be this way.Read More
Society believes it has an invincible takedown argument for religion, and it consists of one word: science.
I see it over and over again, belief in God is discarded as a fool's errand "because science". Any intelligent personshould see the omniscience of empirical study and relegate faith to those who are dumb, desperate, and weak.
Walking on water, healing the blind, raising the dead? Nonsense.Read More
Next month I will be teaching a class on the historicity of Jesus' Life and the trustworthiness of the New Testament. Our text is The Historical Jesus by Gary Habermas, who presents a compelling case for trusting the Bible through evidence, archeology, non-Christian sources, and accuracy of the Gospels.
So why is it hard for some to accept the Bible as true? I think there are two reasons:Read More
Every worldview claims that your destiny is tied to your effort and ability. Judaism strives to follow every law in the Pentateuch.
Islam is based on how well you obey Allah, and even if you do everything you can your destiny is unsure. He may decide in the last moments that you are not fit for "heaven."
Hinduism is an eternal struggle to escape reincarnation, where you are constantly paying for the sins of a previous life. No one can answer what you were paying for in the first life though.
Buddhism asks you eliminate all desire so you can be free from suffering, ironically making non-desire your one desire.
And what about the atheist or agnostic?Read More
Recently I saw a friend share this quote:
"I'm not an atheist because I'm ignorant of the reality of scripture, I am an atheist because religious scripture is ignorant of reality."
Such a curious standpoint. Assuming they are indirectly referring to the Christian Bible I ask these questions:
Do you assume the scriptures are meaningless today because they were written thousands of years ago?Read More