Today, we live in a pluralistic culture where moral relativism flourishes while any suggestion of absolutism is dismissed. When those who propagate such ideas are met with ideas they don't like, we should expect—since, to them, there is no absolute and morality is relative—all ideas and moral preferences to be accepted. And many times, moral … Continue reading Is God Immoral for Destroying the Canaanites?
Category: Christian Education
The Unforgettable Jesus
It's October of last year. The trees of Ouachita Baptist University are in color, and I am having the time of my life. I am wearing sweatpants and a t-shirt to every class. My earbuds never leave my ears, and things could not go any better, except when my schedule tells me I have to … Continue reading The Unforgettable Jesus
I’m Having Doubts. Is That Okay?
Is doubting sinful? Have you ever asked this question? If so, you’re not alone. It’s an important question because doubt is inevitable in the human experience. Therefore, Christians should ponder the question and seek to find out if God condones his people to have doubts. If so, to what extent? What are the boundaries if … Continue reading I’m Having Doubts. Is That Okay?
Is the Old Testament Relevant for Christians Today?
In my class on the Pentateuch (Torah, Gen.-Deut.), my professor gave the class an assignment to be done by the next class session. The assignment was to answer the following question: If someone says, “The Old Testament (OT) is irrelevant for Christians,” what would be a biblically informed response? The response had to be in … Continue reading Is the Old Testament Relevant for Christians Today?
Where is God’s Image?
I’m not sure about you, but there have been times in my life when I acted as if I was more righteous than I was. As we see in Luke 20, God sees right though our false righteousness and into the depths of our own hearts. In Luke 20, scribes and pharisees sent spies who … Continue reading Where is God’s Image?