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Divine Sovereignty and Human Freedom: The Great Puzzle

Posted on Mar 29, 2015 in Featured, Philosophy, Theology | 0 comments

by David Gunn – The relationship between divine sovereignty and human responsibility (or free moral agency) has long been a fixation for me. At one time I held to a strongly Calvinistic position complete with meticulous predestination. During the course of my studies I’ve adjusted my perspective numerous times; these days I hold to a basically Chaferian soteriology and lean tentatively toward a general sovereignty model.[1] I think these approaches come closest to capturing and synthesizing what the Bible has to say on the subject. But it always fascinates me that like-minded theologians and exeg­­­­­etes, committed to the same presuppositional and methodological commitments, can come to such sharply divergent views on this subject. I think this is because the logical and theological problems involved in this question are daunting and perhaps insuperable in this life. Here’s why: In his...

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An Apologetic to the Objectivist Worldview of Ayn Rand

Posted on Jan 29, 2015 in Apologetics, Featured, Philosophy | 1 comment

by Jennifer Ewing –“Who is John Galt?” this is the pressing mystery in Rand’s bestseller Atlas Shrugged. He is Ayn Rand’s ideal thinking man; an inventor and philosopher who decided to organize intellectuals to strike against the corrupt and parasitic societies and governments. For the objectivist this is “the concept of man as a heroic being, with his own happiness as the moral purpose of his life, with productive achievement as his noblest activity, and reason as his only absolute.”[1] The main good in this philosophy is man’s life; and man’s pursuit of personal happiness cannot be sacrificed to support people who are not productive. As such, Rand considers selfishness to be a virtue. In the novel, the disappearance of Galt and other industrialists is explained: ‘If you saw Atlas, the giant who holds the world on his shoulders,...

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The Supremacy of Christ

Posted on Jan 29, 2015 in Featured, Jesus, deity of | 0 comments

by Jeff Heslop – Have you ever thought about how important it is to have confidence in people or things you depend on? For example, we often depend on a good friend for help in times of need, for good counsel, and for companionship. But what if we discover that our friend is no longer trustworthy? The damage to our confidence in him or her affects our sense of well being. What about the confidence we place in institutions? We want to place confidence in our schools, government, banks, churches, marriage, and family. When our confidence in these things is damaged, we may become more insecure, fearful, and stressful. Of course for the Christian, our greatest confidence must be in God and His promises, more specifically in the person of Jesus Christ our Savior. The examples above are all...

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