Thinkers Who have Influenced Me

From First Thoughts

There are so many books that have influenced my life that I’m not sure I can reduce the list to just 10 titles. So I offer a list of thinkers who have had the most impact on my development as a Christian thinker (in no particular order).Greg Bahnsen, Cornelius Van Til, Carl F. H. Henry, Nancy . . . . Continue Reading »

Brit Hume’s Worldview Critique

From First Thoughts

Even for Fox News, this is surprising, yet this is how every believer ought to be prepared to respond—telling the truth with meekness and gentleness. Likely, Brit Hume’s statement will be regarded as arrogant and closed-minded, but Buddhism doesn’t provide for the needs of . . . . Continue Reading »

Is Jesus a Democrat or a Republican?

From First Thoughts

It’s stupid to even entertain the question. But every time I see it posed, it isn’t for getting people to focus on issues instead of remaining blind devotees to political parties. Intentional or not, it often serves as a way to distract people from important issues that do deserve our . . . . Continue Reading »

Worship in Silence

From First Thoughts

This is a topic I’ve been reflecting on for awhile now, so while I know it doesn’t fit ideally with the current Thanksgiving motif, I didn’t want to squander these thoughts.I don’t often navigate in the world of worship ministry, so I have no idea if or to what extent this . . . . Continue Reading »

The State of American Evangelicalism

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Today a friend of mine on Facebook (not just a Facebook contact, an actual friend) posted a link to a survey by White Horse Inn distributed at a Franklin Graham evangelism and Christian music event in August. According to the survey, a total of 92 people participated (45% male, 55% female). 57% were . . . . Continue Reading »

Leon Kass to Receive Paul Ramsey Award

From First Thoughts

The Center for Bioethics and Culture Network has announced that Dr. Leon R. Kass has been selected to receive the 2010 Paul Ramsey Award, given to those who have demonstrated exemplary achievement in the field of bioethics. Kass, the Addie Clark Harding Professor in the Committee on Social Thought . . . . Continue Reading »

What Should Christians Really Expect?

From First Thoughts

It is being reported today that Christianity is undergoing yet an assault via loons in the entertainment industry. There’s not much new about that. In an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm,  Larry David urinates on a painting of Jesus, causing a woman to believe the painting depicts him . . . . Continue Reading »