[display_podcast]On a recent trip to Israel, I found myself reluctant to even be there. This sounds both sensible and selfish. After all, Israel had just attacked Syria just before we left on our trip and Syria retaliated by targeting a tourist location within a day of our arrival.Still, complaining about going abroad sounds “snobby”, selfish and inconsiderate. So as I boarded the plane, I felt like a bona fide jerk. Personally, I felt a lot like Jonah going on this trip. Jonah – you know … [Read more...]
Confessions Of A Closet Christian 27: Why Is It Hard To See God & Why Do We Ignore What Is Right In Front Of Us?
To purchase the entire Summit Lecture Series, Vol. 1 on DVD, go to: summit.orgIn C.S. Lewis’ book The Last Battle – his conclusion to the Narnia series – we experience something unique – we get to the end of this children’s book to find that all of the child heroes from earlier in the series are dead.In those last chapters, Lewis presents his Platonic Christian view of heaven. The characters realize that the “real Narnia” is what they are entering into, while the old Narnia that they tho … [Read more...]
To purchase the entire Summit Lecture Series, Vol. 1 on DVD, go to: summit.orgA commonly held falsehood that many philosophers and authors preach is the theory of a “One Soul”. We see it in Hinduism, Buddhism, ancient Greece, in the writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson and other transcendentalists. The concept of “The One Soul” is that when we die, we go to heaven and join one singular amorphous mass.There are few ideas more contradictory to the Bible than that of “The One Soul”.Our indivi … [Read more...]