Posts Tagged "Apologetics"

Managing Monday with G.K.Chesterton, take 4

Posted by on Sep 5, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

This is the fourth and (for now) final Managing Monday post on G.K.Chesterton. Noted for his ability to highlight the paradoxical, Chesterton was one of the intellectual giants of the 20th century. A significant Christian apologist, he often used his skills to defend the Roman Catholic Church. His love for the church comes across in his fictional detective-priest, Father Brown. Being our final Chesterton post, I have thrown in a few bonus quotes… The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and left untried – G.K.Chesterton We do not want...

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Managing Monday with G.K.Chesterton, take 3

Posted by on Aug 29, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

We continue to enjoy some pithy insights from the great English novelist and Christian apologist, Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936), who authored the Father Brown novels. The worst moment for an atheist is when he feels a profound sense of gratitude and has no one to thank – G.K.Chesterton Psychoanalysis is confession without absolution – G.K.Chesterton When men stop believing in God, they don’t believe in nothing; they believe in anything – G.K.Chesterton Let your religion be less of a theory and more of a love affair – G.K.Chesterton And what do you think...

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Is narcissism becoming a virtue – or whatever happened to humility?

Posted by on Aug 23, 2016 in Blog | 2 comments

Yesterday I led a professional development day for staff at Grace Christian School, in Bunbury. One of the topics we explored was the rise of narcissism, and ways Christian schools can help provide a corrective for it. Of course there might be some readers who wonder if a corrective is necessary. After all, pendulum’s tend to swing back and forth, and the current wave of self love has followed hot on the heals of too long an era where the need of the individual was always seen to be subservient to the needs of the group, and when any delight in self was viewed as sinful and a display...

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A New Kind of Apologist…

Posted by on Aug 12, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

I’m currently teaching a unit on apologetics at Vose, and as part of my background work have been reading through a collection of essays edited by Sean McDowell entitled A New Kind of Apologist (Harvest House, 2016). Apologetics explores the reasonable basis for the Christian faith, and addresses the common objections that people have to Christianity. Some of the articles in this book are really excellent – a few less so – but my intention is to highlight the helpful. Noting C.S.Lewis’s comment that all Christians are apologists (the question is not if we are...

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Managing Monday with Ravi Zacharias – take 2

Posted by on Aug 8, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Last week we looked at some insights from noted Christian apologist Ravi Zacharias. Here are a few more… Having the answers is not essential to living. What is essential is the sense of God’s presence during dark seasons of questioning – Ravi Zacharias We must learn to find the back door to people’s hearts because the front door is heavily guarded – Ravi Zacharias You’ll never get to a person’s soul until you understand their hurts – Ravi Zacharias Beginning well is a momentary thing: finishing well is a lifelong thing – Ravi Zacharias...

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