Archive for June 2014

Ecclesiastes 3:12-4:3

Jun 30th, 2014 | By

Solomon begins to discuss factors of life that appear to contradict God’s providence over mankind, and also includes insights on the importance of being able to answer tough questions from non-believers about Christianity.



Is ISIS Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi the New Osama bin-Laden?

Jun 28th, 2014 | By

Two and a half years ago, President Obama declared, as America exited Iraq, that Iraq was now a “sovereign, stable and self-reliant” state. Today, radical jihadists are destroying Iraq. Over the last two weeks, Iraq has been invaded by fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).



Ecclesiastes 3:1-11

Jun 23rd, 2014 | By

Solomon establishes God’s providence over all human activity, with much discussion on how this challenges man’s understanding.



The Ongoing Importance of the Holocaust

Jun 21st, 2014 | By

The twentieth century witnessed harsh anti-Semitism, vicious pogroms, and the unimaginable Holocaust. Over a third of the world’s Jews were killed. The unspeakable horror of the Holocaust cannot be forgotten and each generation must comprehend this genocide’s magnitude and vow “never again.” I have visited the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. once and Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem, annually for many years. Each time I go there, I am aghast at the horror of what Nazi Germany did.



Seeking Legal Personhood for Animals

Jun 14th, 2014 | By

Steven Wise, a 63-year-old animal rights legal scholar, and the Nonhuman Rights Project (Nh.R.P.) are seeking to establish the legal personhood of animals. It has only been in the last 30 years that the distinct field of animal law (i.e., laws and legal theory for and about nonhuman animals) has emerged.



Evil and God’s Goodness

Jun 7th, 2014 | By

Bart Ehrman, religious scholar, bitter critic of biblical Christianity and former evangelical, has written, “The God I once believed in was a God who was active in the world.