Friday, January 23, 2009

An Introduction to the Topic

We have all heard it said “What you believe about God is the most important thing.” In this post I want to look at the warrant for such a statement. I want to look at this statement in two ways. First way is philosophical, and second way is by looking at God’s attributes. In today’s culture God is being replaced by naturalistic assumptions. For example, in the area of morality, Atheist are saying that we do not need in order to get values. Another example is in the area of origins. I will deal with this some on this page and, other elsewhere on this site. So the question is what idea do we need to consider philosophically?

There are two areas in the Philosophical realm that I want to discuss. The First is the importance of the metaphysics, and the rational basis for theism. Both these area will be placed up against other system of beliefs about God. I want to now provide you with an out line for the next post. The next post on this topic is going to deal with the importance of metaphysics. The next post will cover the following topics.

1. The significance

2. The Definition

3. Opposing views

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The Bible Introduction

I will begin this series with a discussion about what Evangelicals believe about the Bible. For us the Bible is the way God chose to reveal himself to us. People have also called it the blue print which all men are to live by. In the Bible section of this series, I want to look at three areas: first, is the idea that God has revealed himself. Second is that the Bible is inspired, and finally looking at what the canon is. This is a brief out line of what is going to be discussed in the following post.

“The Fundamentals.”

Over the Christmas break I have been thinking a lot about how I am going to develop this particular part of my ministry. When an idea struck me in Church on Sunday that the best place to start is by returning to the basics. So after reviewing what this will look like I decided to do a series called “The Fundamentals.” What this series will do is to go over some of the most foundational doctrines of the Christian faith. As I project the long term use of a series like this, I began to see that this will be the launch pad for all future theological discussions. So why is it important to do a series on the basic doctrines of the Faith? In our day and age there has been confusion about what it means to be an evangelical or Christian. One of the tragedies of our time is the loss of the title Christian. Let me sustain this claim. If you were to walk into the local book store and look in the section labeled Christian, you will find books there that are any thing but Christian. So I prefer to use the word Evangelical in order to separate my self as a follow of Jesus Christ as portrayed in the Bible. It is my hope that this series will be refreshing to you.