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Postmodernism and Current Theological Trends

November 13, 2017

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The postmodern paradigm has spawned many new philosophical and theological trends that affect orthodox, evangelical theology. The purpose of this briefing outline is twofold: For readers to be aware of these trends, and to be able to discern if any of these changes might be taking place in their own churches.Progressive Christianity

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The Orthodox Church: Eastern Christianity

April 11, 2017

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There are 215 million people in the world who align themselves with one of the branches of Orthodox Christianity sometimes known as The Eastern Church. Beyond some stereotypes, Westerners (Protestants) know very little about the distinctive beliefs of this large branch of Christianity. There are an estimated 5.6 million Orthodox Christians in the U.S.

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The Resurrection: Fact or Fiction

April 11, 2017

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As you are no doubt aware, every year around Easter time the major networks, cable channels, and news magazines compete with specials seeking to discredit Christianity. Recently the Discovery Channel tried to shock Christendom with the news that Christ’s tomb had not only been found , but his wife and son’s as well. It was not a hoax, but neither was it serious scholarship. It’s producers had seemingly high hopes of dealing a fatal blow to the Christian faith by undermining the physical resurrection of Christ.

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The Triune God: The Foundation of the Christian Worldview

April 11, 2017

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One of the claims we make as Christian apologists is that only the Christian worldview fully explains what is. In other words, it contains within itself the ability to answer all the major philosophical questions. In this briefing outline it is my purpose to demonstrate the vital importance of the Biblical doctrine of the Trinity as the necessary foundation to that worldview. It should, and must be, our primary dogma (starting assumption).

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The Twelve Apostles

March 21, 2016

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The Twelve Disciples, who became The Twelve Apostles put their lives on the line. All but one died a martyrs death. Very unusual behavior if they had not actually witnessed the resurrected Lord

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The Conundrum of Gen. 6-8: The Spiritual Cause of the Flood

March 18, 2016

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The Conundrum of Gen. 6

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Worldviews and You

March 11, 2016

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Today more than any time in history worldviews are in collision. Ideas do have consequences! Today there is no longer a worldview consensus in our country. The conflict and the polarization (see the abortion issue as an example) and political gridlock we see are the result of the demise of the Christian consensus which once undergirded our society. Currently, our society is multi-cultural, or pluralistic, and there is no strong worldview consensus.

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Facts About Israel and The Middle East

March 10, 2016

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This briefing, we believe, is necessary, because in our opinion, the level of propaganda and anti-Semitism hasn’t been higher since WWII. In addition, the dominant media has been untrustworthy in informing the public. Currently, anti-Israel sentiment among the academic left on college campuses, and in Western Europe is unprecedented in recent times.

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Existentialism

February 26, 2016

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Existentialism as a philosophy, or world and life view, is largely a 20th century phenomenon. It is the very antithesis of Christian belief in that it asserts the total autonomy of man. Hence it is one of the most virulent forms of humanism. It spread rapidly because its adherents often convey its message in more artistic form rather than in dry philosophic tomes. Instead, their medium is often novels, plays, art, or movies. They are often profoundly moving and entertaining because they speak to real human conditions.

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Postmodernism: A New Paradigm

February 25, 2016

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For a PM everything is a text, and only subjective interpretation is possible. One can never know the intent of the author. We never arrive at universal or objective knowledge. But while we can never know the author’s true meaning, you can be sure that the author’s words are meant to have repressive effect. This explains the trashing of the western canon of literature.

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