Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks: on the Failure of Atheism

This is an incredibly timely and profound article written by the Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks. I believe this is the first time I have posted someone else’s article on my blog, Yes, its that good. http://www.spectator.co.uk/features/8932301/atheism-has-failed-only-religion-can-fight-the-barbarians/ “I love the remark made by one Oxford don about another: ‘On the surface, he’s profound, but deep down,…

Why do Word of Faith Christians Become Jaded?

This is a topic I’ve thought about frequently. I’m not sure how many Word of Faith Christians I’ve known in my life, but from the various churches I attended and graduating from Oral Roberts University—twice— I’m sure the number is in the thousands. With the advent of online social networking I’ve had the opportunity to…

An Open Challenge to Calvinists

My challenge is simple, in fact, probably the simplest. There are many words used in Scripture and in our daily talk that necessitate human beings possess freewill. Let us take a few sample words that are theological necessities, regular words like love, forgiveness, believe, receive, doubt, etc. Anything related to the Christian faith requires the…

Was Jesus Sent to Heal Man or to Heal God?: A Look at “Propitiation” vs. “Expiation”

The purpose of this article is to explore in greater depth the Orthodox view of Christ’s atoning work. As a convert from Protestantism I find this topic vital for a proper understanding of the primary differences between the Orthodox faith and its Western counterparts, i.e., Roman Catholicism and the various Protestant faiths. Due to the…