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Response to "Prayer is Not Enough" Part 2

In the first part of my response to Steve Kindle’s article on the recent school shooting in Florida, I talked about some of the factors that make this issue so divisive and difficult even to the point that there is disagreement over the actual problem. Along those lines I would point out that since part…

Philosophy

Simplicity

If you are serious, often you cannot always be satisfied with the simplest explanation. For there is no guarantee that the simple explanation will be the best one, let alone the correct or the only possible one. So, sometimes you have to suspect simplicity. For not every explanation can be given in six simple sentences….

Christianity | Philosophy | Philosophy for Believers

Edward W.H. Vick: How Not To Believe

by Dr. Edward W.H. Vick, retired professor and author of Death, Immortality and Resurrection, From Inspiration to Understanding: Reading the Bible Seriously and Faithfully, Philosophy for Believers, Creation: The Christian Doctrine, History and Christian Faith and more! Does that question mean that we try as believer to say how to believe, or does it mean that…

Philosophy

Edward W.H. Vick: Don’t Think …

by Dr. Edward W.H. Vick, retired professor and author of Philosophy for Believers, Eschatology: A Participatory Study Guide, From Inspiration to Understanding: Reading the Bible Seriously and Faithfully and more! Don’t think that there isn’t a problem because you don’t have it.Don’t think that because you have a simple explanation you have the truth.Don’t think because you are orthodox,…

Philosophy

Edward W.H. Vick: On Being Constructively Negative

by Dr. Edward W.H. Vick, retired professor, philosopher, and author of From Inspiration to Understanding: Reading the Bible Seriously and Faithfully, Philosophy for Believers, History and Christian Faith, and more! Sometimes you get the criticism aimed at what you are saying or writing that it is negative. The criticism can itself be thought of as negative, as it…

Bible | Biblical Authority | Philosophy | Theology

Edward W. H. Vick: Authority and Orthodoxy

by Edward W.H. Vick, retired professor and author of Philosophy for Believers, Creation: The Christian Doctrine, From Inspiration to Understanding: Reading the Bible Seriously and Faithfully and more! The explanation of authority might sound like this. (1) God has called and appointed the elders as custodians of the truth. God has ordained the leaders of the community and given…

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WHAT IS TRUTH?

by Herold Weiss More than any other biblical book According to John is concerned with the necessity to distinguish what is true from what is false, what is genuine from what is spurious. Throughout the gospel one finds declarations concerning “the true light,” “the true bread,” “the true food,” “the true Israelite,” “the true shepherd,”…