Tuesday, May 30, 2017

In Defense of Beauty and the Beast: A reply to John Mark Reynolds

John Mark Reynolds wrote a critique of Disney's Beauty and the Beast here, and here. Dr. Reynolds has been tremendously influential in my own intellectual formation, and I am nearly always in agreement with him. So I was somewhat surprised by his critique of Disney's Beauty and Beast.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Christianity Among the Religions of the World (Guest Post by Jeff Hubbard)

It will be a surprise to some, but as a Pentecostal preacher I have a love of studying other religions. I have a fascination with how religion works in society, individual lives, cultures, politics, but most of all I am interested in what religion tells us about Ultimate Reality. You see, the more I learn about religion and world religions the more I learn about the God of the Bible and the more convinced I become that He is the true God of gods.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Conversation with Apollos Cassian

SV: When did the journey to the Orthodox church begin for you?

Sunday, January 29, 2017

The Powers that Be

A friend of mine recently pointed something out that I think Christians (especially in the West) are good to remember. And that is when we are speaking out against false ideas and wicked practices, we aren't just getting into an intellectual engagement. We are confronting spiritual forces of darkness. We would be naive to think we are simply trying to convince stubborn people. There exists a very real and serious spiritual opposition to the kingdom of God. Jesus confronted it in his time, and we should expect to confront it in ours (Luke 11:20).