A CANDID ATHEIST

A CANDID ATHEIST

Thomas Nagel is a professor of philosophy at New York University where he’s taught for several decades. He is also an atheist, which isn’t terribly surprising for a secular philosopher. In his book, The Last Word (Oxford University Press:1997), Nagel…

Are There Degrees of Punishment in Hell?

Are There Degrees of Punishment in Hell?

Will there be different degrees of punishment in Hell? The short answer is “yes,” according to the Bible. The primary reason is that not all sins are equal. Somehow it has become common, at least in Western evangelicalism, to believe…

Jesus and Church Growth

Jesus and Church Growth

Ever since the advent of the modern church growth movement (in the 1950s), pastors and local churches have been under increasing pressure to do something to facilitate church growth. The current movement was founded primarily by two people: Donald McGavran…

Why Some People Really Reject God

Why Some People Really Reject God

I was watching a debate recently between Dr. Michael Brown and popular skeptic Dr. Bart Ehrman. Brown has served as adjunct professor of the Old Testament at several seminaries, including Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield. He has a Ph.D….

Diving into Controversial Issues

Diving into Controversial Issues

Several years ago, Zondervan came up with the brilliant marketing strategy of a series of books covering controversial issues in the Christian life. They are called the Counterpoint Series. The format is to take a “controversial” topic such as baptism,…