5 Minutes in Church History: Feathery Christians

What is a "feathery Christian"? In this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Stephen Nichols explains the significance of the great Puritan pastor Thomas Watson.Have you ever heard of “feathery Christians”? It’s a line from a book by Thomas Watson. Here’s what Charles Haddon Spurgeon had to say about the book: “Thomas Watson’s Body of Practical Divinity is one of the most precious of the peerless works of the Puritans and those best acquainted with it prize it most. Watson was one of most … [Read more...]

WWUTT: The Shack vs. the Bible?

The Shack, a novel by William Paul Young, has sold over 20 million copies and has been made into a feature film. It's about a man whose daughter was murdered, leading him to ask why a loving God would allow such evil. He goes back to the place where she died and meets God as a woman who goes by “Papa”, the Holy Spirit (also a woman) and Young’s version of Jesus.Though The Shack is fiction, it teaches unbiblical ideas Young said he believes about God. “The Shack is theology. But it is a theol … [Read more...]

Reasonable Faith Podcast: Dr. Craig’s Newest Book, “God Over All”

Knowing about abstract objects is not only fascinating but crucial in understanding much of theology. Dr. Craig discusses what's in his new book. [display_podcast]KEVIN HARRIS: I love the smell of a new car and the smell of a new book. Bill, you've got one: God Over All.DR. WILLIAM LANE CRAIG: Which is not a car!KEVIN HARRIS: It is not a car; it is a book. It is from Oxford Press. It is hot off the press, as well. Divine Aseity and the Challenge of Platonism – a project of yours for … [Read more...]

BreakPoint: Religious Freedom and SOGI Laws

When it comes to religious freedom, we face two equal and opposite temptations. But neither will do in the face of our current challenges. [display_podcast]Here on BreakPoint we often talk about the ongoing struggle between religious freedom and so-called “sexual freedom.” Today, religious freedom, though clearly established in the Bill of Rights, often loses. Sexual freedom is on the march and seems to be taking no prisoners.The latest flash point in this struggle is so-called SOGI law … [Read more...]

The Summit Lecture Series: Making Sense of Your World with John Stonestreet, Part 14

Charles Darwin wrote On the Origin of Species in 1857. By 1870, it was the dominant understanding of how biological life came to be. I find this interesting, partly because Darwin wasn’t the first to propose this idea that all living things came from a common ancestor. However, Darwin was writing at a particular point in our world’s cultural history when ideological doors were more open than ever and it really caught on.This is partially why Darwinism is known as the “last nail in the coffin … [Read more...]

The Summit Lecture Series: Making Sense of Your World with John Stonestreet, Part 12

To purchase the entire Summit Lecture Series, Vol. 1 on DVD, go to: summit.org.Ideas really matter.Ideas have consequences.Ideas have stories.There are actually a handful of different stories (or worldviews) that are all vying for our hearts and minds they are:Secular Humanism Christianity Marxism Leninism Postmodernism Cosmic Humanism IslamIdeas have feet.And finally, ideas have families.What I mean by this is that ideas often stem from other ideas, … [Read more...]