The Game of Life: Four Necessary Worldview Questions

October 10, 2018 @DannyScottonJr 0

What does one need to know to play any game? (1) How does it start (origins)? (2) What are the rules (morality)? (3) What is the goal (meaning)? (4) How does it end (destiny)? Every worldview has to — at least — address each of these questions. The answers that a Christian worldview provides are much more…

Foundational: Theology & Philosophy

August 8, 2018 @DannyScottonJr 0

“Truth,” “Justice,” “Right,” Wrong,” “Success.” Can’t we see how people can use these same key terms but have different definitions? I suspect conversations about controversial issues would be a bit easier if our conceptions of such key terms did not contradict. Perhaps unbeknownst to us, our disagreement often runs much deeper.

“Grace” & “Faith” | Gifts Have Strings Attached

June 22, 2018 @DannyScottonJr 0

What is “grace”? What is “faith”? In the first-century, these were common terms in the intricate patronage system that structured society. Patrons would do “favors” (graces) for needy clients (“friends”). These clients were to respond in good “faith” (e.g., gratitude, public praise, loyalty…

Straight Outta Context

June 15, 2018 @DannyScottonJr 0

Don’t you hate when people intentionally twist your words? Or when you people take what you say the wrong way?… If so, regardless of our worldview, may we keep this in mind whenever we try to interpret the words written in the Bible.

Can God Be Surprised?

May 20, 2018 @DannyScottonJr 0

Can God be surprised? Several “openness” theologians will point to particular passages in Scripture and assert that God can be caught off guard. But is this the most plausible interpretation of such texts? Is it possible for God to know the future — even the future, free decisions of humans?