Will Christians Let Mistaken Theology Weaken Them in the Coming Struggle?

We need to think about whether we are allowing mistaken theology to become a self-fulfilling prophecy. Does mistaken theology weaken the Church’s impact? Divorced from any specific context or application, I think every Christian would agree it very clearly does–any time we misunderstand God’s plan and truth, it hampers our witness, and tarnishes men’s perception of His glory to some degree. Dr. McDurmon has a profound point here: Does a team taking the field with zero authentic hope of Read more […]

Should Christians Support Israel in Everything They Do?

Is it possible to go so far to support Israel that we endorse evil? I am posting about this article for discussion, not to endorse the entire perspective of the writer: “When Theology Is So Pro-Israel That It Becomes Anti-Christian.” There is a side to the story of modern Israel that is very rarely discussed in America, but which needs to be part of our conversation about the best “solution” for the ongoing conflicts there. Whereas in the West we often hear the phrase “Country _____ wants Read more […]

Climate Change Theology: Hunting Heretics To Blame For Typhoon Haiyan

This year has given us some of the mildest weather we have had in a long time—“one of the least extreme US weather years ever.” Whether you”re talking about tornadoes, wildfires, extreme heat or hurricanes, the good news is that weather-related disasters in the US are all way down this year compared to recent years and, in some cases, down to historically low levels. Tornadoes: “lowest total in several decades” Number of wildfires: “On pace to be the lowest it has been in the past Read more […]

God’s Beneficence and Man’s Arrogance

With the clean-up effort just beginning after Hurricane Sandy in New York and New Jersey, many attempts at returning to “normalcy” are being complicated by long lines, high demand, and short supply. Tempers are flaring and looters are out in full force, looking to turn a bad situation into a quick profit. With his regular schedule on temporary hold, one writer in the area took to writing a short theology of weather, or more specifically, what he referred to as “A Jewish View of Hurricanes.” Not Read more […]