Hold Life Like a Bird

Ecclesiastes frees us to hold life like a bird.  In my golf days, I was told by an instructor to, “Hold the club like a bird.  Not so loose that it flies away, but not so tight that it dies.”  If you hold a golf club too loosely, it could fly into a lake!  If you put a death-grip on it, you’ll “pull” your shots inward, way off target.  Continue reading Hold Life Like a Bird

Underdressing – This is Awkward…

Underdressing is such an awkward topic.  It makes men feel stuck and women feel picked on.  I can’t tell a woman “Your outfit is tempting me to lust.”  I’d sound like a pervert!  Then women feel picked on because underdressing sermons are mainly directed at them.  It doesn’t seem fair, does it?  Men don’t want to be so susceptible to lust and women don’t want to be held so responsible for enticing us.  We all feel the unfairness and awkwardness here, so let’s just accept it and do our best to work together to help each other out. Continue reading Underdressing – This is Awkward…

Overdressing and Overimpressing

When we think of modesty, we usually think of underdressing.  We think about women wearing scantily clad outfits revealing too much skin or too much shape.  Underdressing is a problem, but the verses about modesty in Scripture are primarily about overdressing.  Dressing in fancy, over-the-top ways to impress people.  Continue reading Overdressing and Overimpressing

Borrowing from God

In my recent article series, I’ve argued that without God, there can be no ultimate justification for reason, science, or morality.  In this article, I want to be crystal clear about my argument.  I am not arguing that people with a godless worldview are unreasoning, can’t do science, and can’t have good morals.  I’m arguing that atheists have to borrow from God in order to justify the use of their reason, science, and morality.  Continue reading Borrowing from God

Addressing People’s Worldview part 3 – No Morality without God

The final deathblow to the godless worldview is that without God, there is no ultimate justification for morality.  In a godless universe, we descended from fish through unguided, unintelligent, purposeless biochemical reactions.  In that worldview, morality is meaningless because morality doesn’t come from chemistry.  You can’t get concepts like right, wrong, ought, and should from cells bumping into each other.   Continue reading Addressing People’s Worldview part 3 – No Morality without God

Addressing People’s Worldview – part 2 – No Science without God

In order to defend our faith, we have to tear down godless worldviews.  Without God, it’s impossible to make sense of our world.  In the last article, I shared stage one of Operation Worldview Destruction; without God there is no ultimate justification for reason and knowledge.  In stage two, we need to demonstrate that without God, there is no ultimate justification for doing science.  Continue reading Addressing People’s Worldview – part 2 – No Science without God

Addressing People’s Worldview – part 1 – No Reason or Knowledge without God

Traditional apologetics gives us problems because people re-interpret evidence based on their worldview (see previous post).  In order for evidence to work, we must address people’s worldview.  Our worldview is our basic view of the world; how we got here, why we’re here, and how we know what we know.  The apostle Paul addressed the issue of worldview in 2 Corinthians 10:5.  Continue reading Addressing People’s Worldview – part 1 – No Reason or Knowledge without God