Category Archive: THE BIBLE AND TRUTH

Disregard for truth leaves us weak and vulnerable

I have a simple solution to the problem of Islamic terrorists…actually of any kind of terrorist. Simple, but not easy. Yet it is a lasting solution, and considering what’s at stake, well worth… Continue reading

My apologist crush

When I set out almost four years ago to pursue an amateur vocation in apologetics by way of the blogosphere, arguing for the reasonableness of theism and Christianity in particular, I knew the… Continue reading

Holy Father

Pope Francis’ tour of the Americas continues and wherever he goes Catholics flock to get a glimpse of him or perchance a selfie. And for many of them, getting within a few hundred… Continue reading

God’s love – a case from reason

“God so loved the world…” Other than perhaps Matthew 7:1, “Do not judge…,” a favorite of non-believers, John 3:16 has to be the best known New Testament verse and it begins with a… Continue reading

Understand is a verb

In the parable of the sower in Matthew 13, Jesus tells of four categories of people who “hear the word” of the kingdom and how they are distinguished by their responses to it.… Continue reading

Pope sets time frame for forgiveness

“A priest, a minister, and a rabbi walk into a bar…” And you know the rest. You don’t? Neither do I. But there’s got to be a good joke out there that starts… Continue reading

The grapes of truth

When I first decided to move beyond letters to the editor in laying down my two cents, I created my own website and called it Expression is Wine. I took the title from… Continue reading

These are your gods

When I recently went from a PC to a Mac, I picked up some speed. I personally didn’t actually move faster [you know the Tortoise and the Hare tale? I’m definitely the slow… Continue reading

Do you believe in man?

So it’s rerun season, yes? If your favorite TV program isn’t on hiatus and temporarily replaced with a mindless and exploitive reality show, it’s rerunning previous episodes. Well, summertime is rerun season for me… Continue reading

Beliefs are like pillars

If anyone were to ask me why I am a Christian, I might answer something like, because I believe the Christian worldview to be the best explanation for all that we know about… Continue reading

Who do you say that I am?

Roughly 2,000 years ago a man lived who would change the times and the seasons. No ordinary man, to be sure. In fact, so extraordinary that his life intersects with each one of… Continue reading

God doesn’t ask for much

He really doesn’t. Atheists and skeptics sometimes portray God, if he exists, as overly demanding and petty, poised like a lion ready to pounce on any poor soul who, through no fault of… Continue reading

This may be the most important blog post you’ll ever read

  No, I’m not aggrandizing. I’m all too aware of the meager mark I’m making on the world. But as my goal with this blog has always been primarily to help the nonbeliever… Continue reading

The Holy Spirit

I am still in awe of the fact that by simply tapping a small, wireless, handheld device we can talk to someone hundreds, or even thousands of miles away, reaching them in seconds.… Continue reading

Freedom

Many who have not experienced it will balk at the idea that in Christ we have freedom. Like the Jews challenged by Jesus they would say, “We…have never been enslaved to anyone. How… Continue reading