I haven't been on the computer much recently (which means I haven't been writing much on this blog) because I've been busy doing other things. There are other reasons, which I'm sure I'll address in future blog entries. I spent time with an old friend of mine recently...
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Friday, March 19, 2010
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Sunday, March 14, 2010
As I mentioned in the first entry of this series on religious plurality, I am speaking of each soteriological view in Christian terms; that is, I am discussing the Christian variant of each view. This article addresses inclusivism.
Friday, March 12, 2010
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
The existence of other religions has troubled many who would prefer to view the world through Pascal's eyes and wager as he did. Theologians have for centuries attempted to understand their "one true faith" in light of the multiplicity of faiths in the world, and different views have arisen as a result: exclusivism, inclusivism, pluralism, and for those who think the diversity of religions is evidence that they're all wrong, the mutual-opposition view. I will discuss exclusivism here, and address the others in future entries. I will be speaking of these views in Christian terms, but keep in mind that exclusivists, inclusivists and pluralists exist in just about every religion.
Sunday, March 7, 2010
My fascination with Christian T-shirts should surprise no one, considering that, for a brief time, I had my own Christian T-shirt business. I've seen a lot of different shirts, but when I saw what the people of the Passion for Christ Movement are selling, words escaped me.
Friday, March 5, 2010
Christian apologist J.P. Moreland "tells a fascinating story of a woman who once went up to him in a church and told him that she had seen three angels surrounding him as he preached. He dismissed her as crazy at first, but then several months later he was going through a tough period emotionally and asked God to send those angels again so that he would know they were real. About a week after that, he received an email from a graduate student saying that in class he had seen three angels surrounding Moreland in the same positions as the woman had described. This graduate student had never seen anything like it, and had not been in contact with the women and Dr. Moreland had never told anyone else about the woman's remarks. Thus Moreland concludes that this coincidence was just too implausible to be merely that."
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Monday, March 1, 2010
Just as its preceding entry, The Faux Pas of Modern Christian Culture, is not an attempt to describe all Christians, so this entry is not an attempt to describe all atheists. This article contains my critique of certain trends among those who call themselves atheists. These trends are: