The first C.S. Lewis book I ever read was Mere Christianity. In Mere Christianity, Lewis discusses common elements of the Christian religion such as Christian morals and ethics. Before getting to Christian ethics, however, Lewis provides several arguments that seek to establish the truthfulness of Christian theism. Of these arguments, Lewis’s famous trilemma has stuck […]Read More The Trilemma: An Argument for Christ’s Divinity
Original sin is the belief that we have been negatively impacted by Adam’s sin in Genesis 3. The key biblical passage for the doctrine of original sin is Romans 5:12-19. Based largely on this passage, theologians have understood original sin in different ways. Some have committed themselves to a view called federalism in which Adam […]Read More Inherited Guilt and the Analogy of Faith
Calvinism is a popular theological system known primarily for its commitment to five doctrinal positions: total depravity, unconditional election, limited atonement, irresistible grace, and the perseverance of the saints. Of these five, limited atonement is almost always the first one a Calvinist will jettison. Limited atonement is the doctrine that Christ did not die for […]Read More Calvinism and the Unlimited Love of God
Flip through most Bibles, and you’ll see that some words are printed in bright red. Appearing exclusively in the New Testament, these bright red words are the words spoken by Jesus. Anytime Jesus speaks in the Bible, many Bibles will highlight all of his words in red ink. Though red-letter Bibles are common, they’re potentially […]Read More The Problem with Red-Letter Bibles
One of Israel’s kings once wrote: “What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.” This concept is simultaneously discouraging and encouraging. On the one hand, we often think that we are entirely unique. According to Solomon, we are almost never as special […]Read More The Temptation All Churches Face
Easter is the very center of the Christian understanding of the world: The importance of Easter simply cannot be overstated. Easter is the one fact from which all of Christianity hangs. If archaeologists proved that the Exodus never took place, I’d still be a Christian; if cosmologists proved that the earth is billions of years […]Read More Do the Resurrection Stories Contradict Each Other?