Category Archives: Theology

Toward an Epistemology of Love

N. T. Wright, Loving to Know: The 2019 Erasmus Lecture (First Things Magazine, February 2020, pp. 25-34.)   To transcend the divided field of knowledge – the antitheses between fact and value, objective and subjective, reason and faith, science and … Continue reading

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Genesis as Allegory

This is the fourth in a series on the old earth/young earth controversy. Paul in Galatians 4:21-31 refers to the birth of Isaac to Sarah and of Ishmael to Hagar (Genesis 16), as an allegory.  Some have appealed to this … Continue reading

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John C. Lennox on the Age of the Earth

(Second in a series on the old-earth/young earth controversy.) John Carson Lennox is a British mathematician, a philosopher of science and a Christian apologist.  He is Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford and an Emeritus Fellow in … Continue reading

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Pray for the Church in Lebanon

Here is an important blog post from the Arab Baptist Theological Seminary in Beirut, Lebanon.  There is a lot going on there, as you may have heard. This was my comment: As an American Christian with roots in Jordan, I want … Continue reading

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Christopher Hitchens on God’s Wastefulness

In his April 2009 debate with William Lane Craig (, Christopher Hitchens presented a long string of arguments which I regard as irrelevant to the question which those gentlemen were actually debating, which is whether or not God exists.  In … Continue reading

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Professor, Was Jesus Really Born to a Virgin?

New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristoff interviews William Lane Craig of Talbot School of Theology and Houston Baptist University, asking about Jesus’ miraculous conception and birth.  The interview was published in the Times on December 21, 2018.  Click here.  Enjoy! … Continue reading

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The Author of the Gospel of Luke is “a historian of the first rank”

[The following is an excerpt from “The Evidence for Jesus,” by William Lane Craig (  (Citations deleted).] The Gospel writers have a proven track record of historical reliability. . . .  I only have time to look at one example: Luke. … Continue reading

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The Jewish Prophets

When we took up residence in the Middle East, one of my goals was to understand how Arab Christians viewed their relationship with Israel.  I am happy to be able to say that I succeeded: Arab Christians are very critical … Continue reading

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The Catholic Church at Year Zero

Three days ago Ross Douthat, a columnist for the New York Times, published an excellent essay concerning the debate among Catholics on the permissibility of the admission to communion of Catholics who have remarried without the formal church annulment of … Continue reading

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Excellent NY Times essay on the spiritual and social implications of the Incarnation!

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