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Month: November 2016

How We Lost the Christian Mind And How To Find It Again (#3)

In this first series of blog posts I’m discussing the massive intellectual attacks Christianity came under during the past several hundred years and the resulting cultural shift. The first attack was from (bad) philosophy (see my last post). The second attack was from a number of biblical scholars, primarily from Germany, who challenged the historicity of Scripture (known as “German Higher Criticism”). They began with an anti-supernatural bias (the assumption that supernatural events do not occur–everything that happens is caused by something physical). Therefore, they concluded that any part of the Bible which reported anything “supernatural” must not be historically accurate…


How We Lost the Christian Mind And How To Find It Again (#1)

It has been said, “He who doesn’t understand history is bound to repeat it.” How true. So to understand how we got to the point of needing to blog about learning to love God with our minds it seems helpful to first understand how we got here. (My thanks to J.P. Moreland and Frank Pastore for first introducing me to some of these ideas. In fact, the influence of J.P. Moreland on my thought can be traced throughout all I will write on this blog. I consider it one of the greatest honors and blessings of my life to have been JP’s student and friend for the past 30 years.)…

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