Leaving Babylon: Revelation 18 and Economics

Goal of Post In this post I attempt to lay out a biblical theology of Babylon and show how John uses this imagery to critique Rome's economic practices. I think what follows is a solid beginning for biblical thinking about ethical consumption in an era of excess. Throughout Scripture Babylon is portrayed as a proud … Continue reading Leaving Babylon: Revelation 18 and Economics

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The Biblical Case for Classical Apologetics (Pt. 3: All the Objections)

Goal of Post Here I shall try to briefly answer several objections that often arise against classical apologetics. These objections fall into three broad categories. Theological Objections Textual Objections Practical Objections 1. Theological Objections First Theological Objection: Apologetics is Opposed to Faith This first objection expresses an often-felt general concern that somewhere along the way … Continue reading The Biblical Case for Classical Apologetics (Pt. 3: All the Objections)

The Biblical Case for Classical Apologetics (Pt. 2: The Biblical Grounds)

The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness, since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power … Continue reading The Biblical Case for Classical Apologetics (Pt. 2: The Biblical Grounds)

The Biblical Case for Classical Apologetics (Pt. 1: Introduction)

For the next several posts I shall be explaining what classical apologetics is as well as why I think it is biblical. Without further ado: Christian Apologetics Defined An apologetic is a reasoned case arguing for why one ought to believe something. Hence, Christian apologetics is a reasoned case arguing for why one ought to … Continue reading The Biblical Case for Classical Apologetics (Pt. 1: Introduction)

Accepting/Rejecting Calvinism (Pt. 14: Learning to Walk Again: The Necessity of Faith)

Crutches Looking back over the last thirteen posts, I noticed that I haven't shared much of my personal narrative for quite a few posts. As I explained previously, due partly to sin and partly to poor reasoning, I went through a dark season of doubting my faith. And as I also explained, it was through … Continue reading Accepting/Rejecting Calvinism (Pt. 14: Learning to Walk Again: The Necessity of Faith)

Accepting/Rejecting Calvinism (Pt. 13: Calvinism, Church History, and Prevenient Grace)

The Final Frontier Flashback to about a year and a half ago: I was convinced that Calvinism couldn't answer the problem of evil; I was convinced that Arminian interpretations of Romans 9 and other key passages were stronger than Calvinist interpretations; I was convinced that a Molinistic account of omniscience and providence were capable of … Continue reading Accepting/Rejecting Calvinism (Pt. 13: Calvinism, Church History, and Prevenient Grace)