I’ve been an apologetics enthusiast ever since I watched William Lane Craig as a sophomore in high school. Like many, I grew up a little Craig-disciple echoing the oft repeated arguments I heard. I loved watching the debates, the conferences, the panels. (In fact, I wrote my high school senior thesis on the moral argument for God’s existence.) That love persisted throughout college as I chose to major in philosophy. At one point I wrote a post titled “4 Reasons Not to Dismiss Apologetics,” and the very first entries I wrote for this blog (six years ago now!) are titled, “Why I Believe in God” where I rehash a few of the standard theistic arguments. After graduate school, I even taught Apologetics at a Christian college. And through my current work, I still desire to engage in the task of defending and explaining the truth of the Christian faith. All of this to say, I have a deep appreciation for apologetics. But something has gone wrong in modern day apologetics, and I think it has something to do with the absence of a sapiential approach… Read More »What’s Wrong with Apologetics?
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Increasingly there are evangelical Christians who are growing irritated with their Christian practices. Women and men who have grown up their whole lives in evangelical culture begin to wonder if they’ve been misled their entire lives. They are tired of shallow, showy Christianity with empty platitudes and pious hypocrisy, and yet continue to dreadfully go to their Sunday services and small group Bible studies. With every Sunday, it’s one more negative experience.
What are frustrated evangelicals supposed to do about church?
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What is Malayalee Pentecostalism? What is the future of Malayalee Pentecostalism? Listen in on the Faith Colloquium podcast, with Sheb and Sam Varghese.
Read More »Malayalee Pentecostalism, with Sheb and Sam Varghese
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What can academics and lay people do to understand each other better?
How can we bridge the gap? Listen in with Sheb and Sam Varghese on the
Faith Colloquium podcast.
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How should Christians think about economics? Does the Bible endorse socialism? Listen in with Jay Richards as we talk about his book, Money, Greed, and God, and feel free to comment, share, and subscribe.
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What should you know before attending seminary? What makes a good seminary? Listen in with Sheb and Sam Varghese on the Faith Colloquium Podcast. Please comment with your own thoughts, share, and subscribe.
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In the past, I’ve shared what I love about Evangelicalism.
And those still remain true about evangelicalism at its best. In this post, I want to explain what I don’t like about Protestant evangelical culture at its worst.
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Can a Christian be a feminist? What do Protestants misunderstand about Catholicism?
Listen to my (Sheb Varghese) conversation with Abigail Favale, author of Into the Deep*, on the Faith Colloquium podcast. Feel free to comment with your own thoughts, share, and subscribe.
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For some time now, I have found myself comfortable within the Anglican tradition, but I have still thought of myself (rightly or wrongly) as an Anglican with some Eastern Orthodox tendencies. And I have to confess that I have questioned and wrestled over whether or not the Eastern Orthodox church is the way to go. I’ve had wonderful professors who I possess great respect for from that tradition as well as friends and family who have joined the Orthodox church.
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