Apostasy and Heresy is Suddenly Percolating (3 of 3)

Concluding our series on heresy and apostasy, I would like to take a few moments to bring the previous two posts together. The first post touched on the recent apparent apostasies (turning from the faith) of two high profile Christians, Joshua Harris and Marty Sampson, which has been in the news recently. The second post …

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Apostasy and Heresy is Suddenly Percolating (Part 2 of 3)

On  yesterday's post, I had talked about recent apostasy (turning away from the faith) among two well-known public figures--one a former megachurch pastor; and the other a singer/songwriter and worship leader. Today, I'd like to talk about two particular heresies going around that are quite prevalent. One is Progressive Christianity (PC), and the other is …

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Apostasy and Heresy is Suddenly Percolating (Part 1 of 3)

It seems that within a short amount of time--say, within the past six months--I have been seeing quite a lot of heresy floating around. And some of it is from some quite well-known and (formerly) well-respected people. That's not to say that the heresy has been new among them, but that I've just been learning …

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“I Love Jesus but Not the Church” means you don’t love the church, either

"I believe in God, but I don't like organized religion" is a common argument that I've heard among Gen Xers and millenials who believe in God, but no longer go to church. Many of them are unfortunately disillusioned by organized religion and the imperfections thereof (judgmentalism, legalism, traditionalism, etc.). While churches have, in recent decades, …

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Am I a Christian artist or an artist who is a Christian? Neither.

Every once in a while, an age-old question arises. Usually in some interview with a Christian musician. "Are you a Christian artist, or an artist who is a Christian?" Usually, the interviewee is a bit frazzled by the question, not knowing how to rightly respond. One interviewer asked that question to Phil Keaggy, who answered …

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Random musings on the 40th anniversary of “Superman: The Movie”

Today marks the 40th anniversary of Superman: The Movie. My favorite superhero movie of all time. I was four years old, and I had wanted to go to the movies my whole life (well, it was probably only a year, but that was pretty much my whole conscious life at that point). My older brother …

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Is Christian Fundamentalism extreme?

In a recent Apologetics Facebook group that I follow, a member posted a Huffington Post article from 2013 and asked our opinion about it. The article suggests that a neuroscientist views religious Fundamentalism as a cult and that those in this "cult" can be re-educated with the proper therapy. Though that's implied by the writers …

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