Tag Archives: Roman Catholicism

Critical Thinking #5:
My Analysis of That Conversation

By | 7 Jun 2021

After releasing my previous article, I felt the Holy Spirit leading me to write an analysis of Jake’s assertions using the principles I listed and discussed in in the first three parts of this series on Critical Thinking. In obedience, we will now analyze that encounter so you can take that knowledge into any future discussions with Christianity’s… Read More »

Critical Thinking #4:
My Conversation With an Atheist

By | 2 Jun 2021

One could easily assume after almost 50 years of my being a Christ-follower — and having earned advanced degrees in theology to boot! — I would have had more than a few opportunities to interact with dyed-in-the-wool atheists. The truth of the matter is I have had only one such encounter I can remember; it occurred back in… Read More »

The Plague of Pietism #1:
Pietism vs Christianity

By | 19 Jun 2019

The Barna Group recently found that 80% of professing Christians do not know how to apply their Christian beliefs to their everyday lives. This condition is called “pietism.” The NT calls it by another term: carnality. Pietism divides human existence between the “spiritual” and the “unspiritual” aka the “sacred” and the “secular,” therefore pietist Christians do not believe… Read More »

What is Church? #1

By | 28 Aug 2016

One of the topics hotly debated among believers in social media is what is “church,” specifically what a church’s goals should be, what should it look and feel like to its congregation, and what sorts of activities and music should take place there. The opinions expressed range in quality between the profound and the profoundly ignorant — an… Read More »

Holy War?

By | 4 Jun 2016

A few nights before I wrote the original version of this article, I viewed a 2-part, 4-hour documentary on the History Channel covering the 1st through 3rd crusades of the 9th and 10th centuries. In viewing this, the perfidy and apostasy of Roman Catholicism continues to astound and appall me. Centuries of bloodshed were instigated based upon a… Read More »

Divine Prosperity: Heresy or What? #1:
Eden & The Hebrew Patriarchs

By | 9 Apr 2016

One of the most controversial doctrines which has been taught over the last 30 years or so is that of divine prosperity, the concept that it is not God’s will for Christian believers to live in poverty, but to actually have more financial resources than barely-enough-to-survive. I’d estimate that it’s the 3rd most controversial doctrine out there, the… Read More »