Abortion: The Issue That Won't Go Away
John H. Stoll, Ph.D.
Among the issues in today's world that are divisive and inflammatory, none is so great as the battle over abortion. It has increased over the years, and seems it will become even greater in the days ahead. Christians are divided over how to address the issue from a Biblical perspective.
Adams on Actualism and Presentism
Dr. William Lane Craig
Robert Adams has defended an argument against the pre-existence of singular propositions about oneself on the grounds that it would have been possible for them to have existed even if one had never existed, which is absurd. But the crucial assumption underlying this reasoning, namely, that the only histories of a world which are possible at any time are continuations of that history up to that time, is false, as shown by the illustration of time travel. Furthermore, if Adams were correct, fatalism would follow. The failure of Adams's argument has important implications for the Molinist doctrine of divine middle knowledge.
Are the Persons described in Hebrews 6:4-6 Christians?
In recent centuries, Christians have faced-off over differences surrounding the eternal security of the believer, the perseverance of the saints and the possibility of losing one's salvation. Hurtado focuses upon five participial phrases with which the writer of Hebrews describes the apostates. His exegesis will show that the participial phrases describe progressively deeper experiences of faith and makes observations concerning the warnings found in Hebrews 6:4-8.
The Bible and Psychology
John H. Stoll, Ph.D.
The study of psychology deals with the mind, its senses and human behavior. Since our mind controls our behavior and our behavior influences and is influenced in many ways, it becomes a challenging study. The Bible is not a textbook on psychology, rather it is a text on God and His relationship to mankind, whom He has created. In this context, there is much stated in the Bible on human behavior.
Biblical Principles for Christian Maturity
John H. Stoll, Th.M., Ph.D
When one begins to learn a foreign language, he memorizes elements of that language, then he begins to formulate sentences, etc., but when he "crosses over" and begins to think in that language, he enjoys a fullness of understanding never afforded to him before. It opens up a whole new concept of understanding. So likewise, God not only wants us to know the facts of God's Word, but He desires that we know the concepts and principles primarily, so that we can put them all together and think Biblically, as God thinks. God desires that His children have discernment in life, not just to know the facts of the Bible, so that we are able to apply these principles to life itself. This is what this book is all about.
Can We Stem The Tide?
John H. Stoll, Ph.D.
The world appears to be reeling from one catastrophe after another. Each evening on the news there seems to be upheaval in one part of our country or another, and if not here then somewhere in the world. The news is constantly filled with problems and despair. What is going on, and can we stem the tide? Will 1995 be better or worse than 1994?
The Caused Beginning of the Universe
A Response to Quentin Smith
Quentin Smith has recently argued that (I) the universe began to exist and (II) its beginning was uncaused. In support of (II), he argues that (i) there is no reason to think that the beginning was caused by God and (ii) it is unreasonable to think so. I dispute both claims. His case for (i) misconstrues the causal principle, appeals to false analogies of ex nihilo creation, fails to show how the origin of the universe ex nihilo is naturally plausible, and reduces to triviality by construing causality as predictability in principle. His case for (ii) ignores important epistemological questions and fails to show either that vacuum fluctuation models are empirically plausible or that they support his second claim.
Christ in a New Age
Russ Wise
This essay examines some of the alarming developments in New Age thought from a biblical perspective.
Church Solo Repertoire List
Douglas Yeo
Boston Symphony Orchestra Bass Trombonist Douglas Yeo has performed hundreds of solos in churches around the world Because rnany instrumentalists have contacted him over the years in order to obtain the arrangements he uses in church performance, Douglas Yeo has prepared an extensive catalog of resources that instrumentalists will find useful. Included are complete table of contents for many excellent books of arrangements, publisher information and Douglas Yeo's personal recommendations.
The Cloister Walk
First Things, December 1996
Molly Finn reviews "The Coister Walk" by Kathleen Norris. The author recounts her years as a lector in a Benedictine monastary. Through the description of her daily mundane activities she provides genuine spiritual insight.
Craig, William Lane
Theologian, Philosopher
Research Professor of Philosophy, Talbot School of Theology. This site features several of Dr. Craig's publications in philosophy and theology, as well as his speaking schedule, curriculum vitae, and resource center.
Creation and Big Bang Cosmology
Dr. William Lane Craig
Recent discussions have raised the issue of the metaphysical implications of standard Big Bang cosmology. Grunbaum's argument that the causal principle cannot be applied to the origin of the universe rests on a pseudo-dilemma, since the cause could act neither before nor after t=0, but at t=0. Levy-Leblond's advocacy of a remetrication of cosmic time to push the singularity to - involves various conceptual difficulties and is in any case unavailing, since the universe's beginning is not eliminated. Maddox's aversion to the possible metaphysical implications of the standard model evinces a narrow scientism. Standard Big Bang cosmogeny does therefore seem to have those metaphysical implications which some have found so discomfiting.
The Doctrine Of God's Preservation
John H. Stoll, Ph.D.
Once an individual has willfully accepted the regenerating work of Christ, and is justified (i.e. declared righteous by God), it is impossible for God's child to become an eternally lost person. There are five Biblical principles that undergird this doctrine.
The Doctrine Of Justification
John H. Stoll, Ph.D.
The doctrine of justification is basic to our understanding of God's way of salvation. This outline lists the source, the grounds, the means, and the evidence of our justification.
Does Character Matter?
Frederica Mathewes-Green
Does character matter? Is character an important component of leadership? Can you be a leader without attention to personal integrity, or private morality? A lot of Americans seem to think it doesn't matter. Competence is everything. Personal integrity is expendable. This article does not dwell on particular examples, but rather looks at much larger, more serious historical examples of exercising leadership without exercising character.
Does God Exist?
A Debate Between Dr. William Lane Craig & Dr. Corey Washington
The transcript of a debate on the existence of God, between Dr. William Lane Craig and Dr. Corey Washington, which took place on 9 February 1995 at the University of Washington, before an audience well over 1500 people.
Does God Exist?
Dr. Craig's Second Rebuttal
Dr. William Lane Craig and Dr. Corey Washington debate the existence of God. This is Dr. Craig's second rebuttal..
Does God Exist?
Dr. Craig's Third Rebuttal
Dr. William Lane Craig and Dr. Corey Washington debate the existence of God. This is Dr. Craig's third rebuttal..
Does God Exist?
Question and Answer Session
Dr. William Lane Craig and Dr. Corey Washington debate the existence of God. This is the question and answer session
Does God Exist?
Dr. Craig's First Rebuttal
Dr. William Lane Craig and Dr. Corey Washington debate the existence of God. This is Dr. Craig's first rebuttal.
Does God Exist?
Dr. Craig's Opening Argument
Dr. William Lane Craig and Dr. Corey Washington debate the existence of God. This is Dr. Craig's opening argument.
Embraced by the Light of Deception
Russ Wise
Betty Eadie's best-selling book Embraced by the Light is a combination of biblical images and spiritual deception.
Everybody Wants A Full Life
John H. Stoll, Ph.D.
The desire for fullness of life and longevity is inherent within all of us. God did not create mankind to die, but to live. Only the entrance of sin caused death to become a part of one's existence. And, Christ came to overcome that problem, so that all may live not only in the here and now, but for eternity (John 3:16).
Faith Forged in Fire
John Gram
John Gram is a senior in high school. This is the text of a speech that John gave in 1998 about the things he is learning as he deals with his mother's impending death. John shows that good can come from suffering as we allow our faith to grow.
False Guilt
Kerby Anderson
Describes how people with an overactive conscience develop false guilt. Contrasts false guilt with true guilt and provides a biblical solution.
Foreseeable Future Events
John H. Stoll, Ph.D.
Recently, a major news telecast talked with a group of experts as to their views of world events in the foreseeable future. After skirting the basic issues, and wrangling with effects rather than causes, one reporter said that in ten or fifteen years it would be "no man's land out there". Why would they venture that analysis, and what would be the basic reason as to the pessimistic outlook?
John Studebaker
Forgiveness is an important element in handling conflict. This essay addresses our need for God's forgiveness, understanding His forgiveness, forgiving others, and forgiving ourselves.
Gays, Lesbians and Lutherans
First Things, June/July 1999
Nuechterlein blasts the latest statement by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America on the subject of homosexuality.
God and the Initial Cosmological Singularity
A Reply to Quentin Smith
Quentin Smith contends (i) an atheistic interpretation of the Big Bang is better justified than a theistic interpretation because the latter is inconsistent with the standard Big Bang model and (ii) his atheistic interpretation offers a coherent and plausible account of the origin of the universe. But Smith's argument for (i) is multiply flawed, depending on premisses which are false or at least mootable and a key invalid inference. Smith's attempt to demonstrate the plausibility of the atheistic interpretation on the basis of its greater simplicity is based on false parallels between God and the initial cosmological singularity. Smith's effort to prove that the atheist's contention that the universe came into being uncaused out of absolutely nothing is coherent rests upon a confusion between inconceivability and unimaginability and assumes without argument that the causal principle could not be a metaphysically necessary a posteriori truth. In any case, there are good grounds for taking the principle to be a metaphysically necessary, synthetic, a priori truth, in which case the atheistic interpretation is incoherent.
God's Pattern Of Salvation
John H. Stoll, Ph.D.
The Hebrew and Greek words for "salvation" imply the ideas of deliverance, safety, preservation, healing, and soundness. Salvation is the great inclusive word of the Gospel, gathering into itself all the Redemptive acts and processes:
Graham Oppy on the Kalam Cosmological Argument
Dr. William Lane Craig
Graham Oppy has attempted to re-support J. L. Mackie's objections to the kalam cosmological argument, to which I responded in my article "Professor Mackie and the Kalam Cosmological Argument." Oppy's attempt to defend the possibility of the existence of an actual infinite is vitiated by his conflation of narrowly and broadly logical possibility. Oppy's attempt to defend the possibility of the formation of an actual infinite by successive addition founders on misinterpretations. Oppy's objections to the premiss that whatever begins to exist has a cause and to God's being that cause are based on modal confusions.
Hasker on Divine Knowledge
William Lane Craig
William Hasker has presented influential arguments against divine foreknowledge and middle knowledge. I argue that his objections are fallacious. With respect to divine foreknowledge, three central issues arise: temporal necessity, power entailment principles, and the nature of free will. In each case Hasker's analysis is defective. With respect to divine middle knowledge, Hasker presents four objections concerning the truth of counterfactuals of freedom. Against Hasker I argue that such propositions are grounded in states of affairs belonging to the actual world logically prior to its full instantiation and are contingently true or false.
A Hollow Ring?
John H. Stoll, Ph.D.
Just like we have done in the past, so shall we continue to do in the year ahead, that is, repeat many times the Lord's prayer in our churches. Do we really know what it means, and do we say it with conviction, or is it mouthed by rote? Let us look at what Jesus taught us to pray.
How Does Your Worldview Fit?
John H. Stoll, Ph.D.
With all the rapidly changing events that are happening in today's world, is your worldview able to assimilate them, without disrupting your life?
How To Succeed In Life
John H. Stoll, Ph.D.
With all the "How To" books available today, that cover about every desire, it seems imperative to consider what success in life really is, and just how does one attain it. Since there are many ideas on the matter, all of which are subjective in nature, it seems reasonable to consider an objective evaluation that is proper, not aligned with any human views, and provides us with a principled pattern. There can only be one source that fits the desired goal, and that is the Bible.
How to Think About Secularism
First Things, June/July 1996
What effects does the secularization of society have on Christians? Does it not tend to make them doubt the validity of their faith? The author gives an overview of the intellectual history of secularism and summarizes the challenges that it presents to
Humanity: Good News and Bad News
Enjoying God: Theology for Your Head and Your Heart (Chapter 5)
Since the beginning of recorded human history, philosophers, theologians, and more recently, psychologists have pondered the question, "what is our basic human nature?" Or, another way of asking the question might be, "when you strip away all our learned responses, all our societal conditioning, what is the basic inner core that is common to all people everywhere?" Scholes continues his study of doctrine.
Is Being Touched By An Angel Enough?
Don Closson
An evaluation of what's good about the TV show "Touched By An Angel" and areas where it lack substance from a biblical perspective.
Is There Meaning in Evil and Suffering?
A Discussion Forum with Dr. Ravi Zacharias, Dr. William Lane Craig, Dr. Bernard Leikind, and Dr. Jitendra Mohanty
On February 11, 1999, Drs. Ravi Zacharias, William Lane Craig, Bernard Leikind, and Jitendra Mohanty, explored the question, "Is there meaning in evil and suffering?" Visit the online RealMedia archive to hear this forum again.
Last Testament
First Things, August/September 1996
In May of 1996, a band of Islamic terrorists killed seven French Trappist monks after holding them hostage for two months. Prior to their captivity, the monastary superior, Father Christian de Cherge, had left this testament with his family, "to be opene
Looking for God
The atheism of modern times is becoming passe. Young people know there is a God; they just don't know who He is. This article introduces the God of the Bible.
Love and Saint Augustine
First Things, April 1997
A political theorist's dissertation about St. Augustine's theories on love is the subject of the aptly titled book "Love and St. Augustine" by Hannah Arendt, edited by Joanna Vecchiarelli Scott and Judith Chelius Stark. Reviewed by George McKenna.
A New Creation In Christ
A Life Altering Transformation (II Corinthians 5:17)
Outlines the changes that happen during salvation.
The Old Testament Picture of God's Graciousness
John H. Stoll, Ph.D.
There are those who say that the God of the Old Testament was a God of judgment and vindictiveness, both on Israel, as well as the nations, whereas the God of the New Testament is a God of love and grace. This dichotomy is not true, for God is the same in both Testaments. God was loving and gracious to His people Israel in the Old Testament. Granted, He was judgmental of the other nations. He had good reason to be, as they were idolaters, and trafficked in sexual perversion as worship to their heathen idols. That is why God told Israel to drive them out of the land, or kill them off, and certainly not intermarry with them.
Omens of Millenium
First Things, February 1997
"Omens of Millenium: The Gnosis of Angels, Dreams and Resurrection" was written by Harold Bloom and reviewed by John J. Reilly. The author examines how current popular spiritual themes such as angels and near death experiences are tied to ancient Gnostic
On Creation and Big Bang Cosmology
A Response to Grunbaum
In response to my article "Creation and Big Bang Cosmology" Adolf Grunbaum argues against God's being a simultaneous cause of the Big Bang and against the inference that the Big Bang had a cause. His critique of simultaneous causation, once validly formulated, is based on an obviously false premiss, namely, that in order for simultaneous causation to be possible we must have a generally accepted criterion for discerning such causes. His most important reason for rejecting the causal inference with respect to the Big Bang is predicated on a B-Theory of time, which I find good reasons to reject.
The Ordinary Transformed
First Things, March 1996
"The Ordinary Transformed: An Inquiry into the Christian Vision of Transcendence" is a book by R. R. Reno. It is reviewed here by Robert W. Jenson. The author addresses what he considers a major struggle of modernity: the clash between otherworldliness
The Origin And Creation Of The Universe
A Response To Adolf Grunbaum
Adolf Grunbaum argues that the creation, as distinct from the origin, of the universe is a pseudo-problem. Grunbaum, however, seriously misconstrues the traditional argument for creation and his three groups of objections are therefore largely aimed at straw men or else misconceived. His objections to the scientific argument for creation are based on idiosyncratic definitions or deeper presuppositions which need to be surfaced and explored. He therefore falls short in his attempt to show that the question of creation is not a genuine philosophical problem.
Our Approach: Convictions, Persuasions, and Opinions
Enjoying God: Theology for Your Head and Your Heart (Chapter 1)
"Doctrine" and "theology," somehow these words sound stiff and dull. However, "doctrine" is just another word for teaching, and theology simply means knowledge of God. Scholes introduces the topics for his book "Enjoy God: Theology for Your Head and Your Heart."
The Persecuted Church
Leadership University Special Focus
Twentieth-century martyrdom and persecution have outstripped that of all other centuries. Who and where are the persecuted Christians? We have put together a Special Focus discussing the
The Politics of Architecture
First Things, November 1996
A man shares his most cherished beliefs with three friends while on a scenic drive. As each reveals his polical and religious convictions, four distinct American archetypes emerge.
Pop Psychology Myths
Kerby Anderson
Examines five prevalent myths found in various pop psychology books.
The Puzzle of Our Lives
Douglas Yeo
Douglas Yeo, Bass Trombonist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and faculty rnember at Boston University School for the Arts relates his answer to the frequently asked question, "How did you get where you are today?" His message of challenge, hope and comfort is an encouragement to all who seek fulfillment and balance in life whether in music or other disciplines.
The Quest for God
First Things, October 1996
"The Quest for God" by Paul Johnson is reviewed in this article be Roger Kimball. Unlike Johnson's historical works, this volume portrays the story of his own personal faith. It provides insight into this gifted writer who has consistently opposed the
Rapture and Renewal in Latin America
First Things, June/July 1997
Pentecostal movements are sweeping Latin America. Attendants at Pentecostal services are filled with great enthusiasm at messages of personal repentance and reform. The author examines this movement in the context of Latino culture.
Robert Adams's New Anti-Molinist Argument
Dr. William Lane Craig
Robert Adams has presented a new argument to show the logical impossibility of divine middle knowledge of counterfactuals of creaturely freedom. However, Adams's reasoning is unsound because the notion of "explanatory priority" as it plays a role in the argument is either equivocal or not demonstrably transitive. Moreover, his argument contains a false (fatalistic) premiss.
Roundup of Books on Mysticism
First Things, April 1996
John Farina briefly reviews five books on the subject of mysticism, primarily Christian mysticism. Interest in this topic was aroused in the late 1970's as several masterpieces of Western mysticism, long out of print, were published for a public largely
The Several-Storied Thomas Merton
First Things, February 1997
The contemplative and voluminous writer Thomas Merton is the subject of this review essay. The author considers many sides of this complicated figure as he refers to him as "one of the great spiritual masters of our century."
Should Peter Go to the Mission Field?
Dr. William Lane Craig
In a recent article in Faith and Philosophy 8 (1991), pp. 380-89, William Hasker related the cases of a veteran missionary, Paul, and a prospective missionary, Peter, who were each reflecting upon the implications of a middle knowledge perspective on the exclusivity of salvation through Christ for their missionary tasks. Peter, in some confusion, wrote to Paul for advice concerning whether he should leave his successful pastorate for the foreign field. Paul's response to Peter's letter has been obtained and is here published.
The Special Theory of Relativity and Theories of Divine Eternity
Dr. William Lane Craig
Contemporary analyses of divine eternity often make explicit appeal to to the Special Theory of Relativity in support of the doctrine of divine timelessness. For example, two fundamental tenets of Leftow's theory, namely, (i) that temporal things exist both in time and in timeless eternity and (ii) that the timeless presence of all things to God in eternity is compatible with objective temporal becoming, depend essentially upon the legitimacy of the application of Einsteinian relativity to temporal events in relation to God. I argue that the first of these rests upon category mistakes, presupposes a reductionist view of time, and seems incompatible with a tensed theory of time. The second involves the same conceptual mistakes, but also hinges upon a particular interpretation of STR which, though widespread, is by no means the most plausible.
Starting Over
First Things, January 1996
A college professor reflects on the possibilities of a new semester and a new year. Each year dawns with pledges to change habits and improve behavior.
Steps To Healing A Marriage
John H. Stoll, Ph.D.
Lists five important steps to healing a marriage. Includes the Ground Rules of Commitment for Husband and Wife in Order to Build Communication and Relationship.
Ten Basic Steps Toward Christian Maturity
The Ten Basic Steps Toward Christian Maturity is a proven study series that offers a simple way to understand the basics of the Christian faith. The series introduces Jesus Christ and explains how to live the Christian walk. Each step contains six to seven lessons, plus a review section. These studies have been used effectively by churches, individuals, and home Bible study groups worldwide, providing a solid foundation for Christian growth. A great resource for discipling.
This Time: In Defense of Sectarian Catholicity
First Things, January 1997
In this highly personal essay, James Neuchterlein defends his evangelical cathlocity as a member of the Lutheran Church. He briefly defines how his sect's beliefs differ from those of Roman Catholicism.
Transferable Concepts
In our endeavor to help meet these three basic needs and to build Christian disciples, Campus Crusade for Christ has developed a series of "how to's" - or "transferable concepts" in which we discuss many of the basic truths that Jesus and His disciples taught. A "transferable concept" is an idea or a truth which can be transferred or communicated from one person to another and then to another, spiritual generation after generation, without distorting or diluting its original meaning.
Two Basic and Parallel Biblical Principles
John H. Stoll, Th.M., Ph.D.
God's revelation to mankind has two significant and parallel lines of truth in the Bible, that impact the life of every Christian: 1) the Kingdom of God, and 2) Sanctification of life. These two primary principles are like the two sides of a coin, they go together: one side is God's promises to mankind, and the other is mankind's response to God. Taken together they form an indissoluble bond between God and the believing Christian. The Bible is the source book from which this understanding comes, and it is the responsibility of every Christian to know and understand these two basic principles, in order to comprehend God's program for mankind, as well as to know how to live in a sinful world.
Two Basic and Parallel Principles
John H. Stoll, Ph.D.
God'd revelation to mankind has two significant and parallel lines of truth in the Bible that impact the life of every Christian: 1) the Kingdom of God and 2) sanctification of life. These two primary principles are like the two sides of a coin. They go together. One side is God's promises to mankind. The other is mankind's response to God. Taken together, they form an indissoluble bond between God and the believing Christian.
Two Problems Everyone Faces
John H. Stoll, Ph.D.
Recently a university professor stated that the reason suicide was the second leading cause of death among young people was that they had no hope. Hope for that which lies ahead is the motivating factor that energizes every person.
Two Problems Everyone Faces
John H. Stoll, Ph.D.
The two great factors in life, that adversely affect one's fulfilling all that God intended for each of us, are fear and guilt. Freedom from fear and guilt is refreshing for the child of God. It instills hope and produces peace within.
The View from the Back Row
Douglas Yeo
Douglas Yeo, Bass Trombonist of the boston Symphony Orchestra, discusses his philosophy of music and music performance from his vantage point in the back row of a professional symphony orchestra. Beginning with the premise that music is an intense spiritual experience that brings man closer to God, he speaks of the great privilege, responsibility and joy that comes from making music as an offering to the Creator of all things.
We Learned How to Overcome the Adversary in Jesus' Name
Spiritual warfare, or dealing with the demonic, is a topic that is often avoided. Yet it is an ever-present reality for all front-line soldiers in the army of God. Here is one missionary's account of how the Lord led him and his wife into waging battle with the enemy - and triumphing over his deceptive tactics. Their experiences in Indonesia and the United States are crucial for anyone preparing for the ministry.
Welcome to Roe No More Ministries
The Pro-Life Outreach of Norma McCorvey "Jane Roe" of Roe v. Wade
After her dramatic conversion in 1995, Norma McCorvey spent two years working with the pro-life activist organization Operation Rescue. In the summer of 1997, with the assistance of her friend, Ronda Mackey, Norma decided that it was time to start her own pro-life ministry. This is the homepage for Roe No More Ministries.
What Are You Looking For
First Things, March 1997
Popular culture is filled with angelic imagery. What message do angels really have for us? The author turns to the Old Testament to learn the purpose of angels.
What Lies Ahead?
John H. Stoll, Ph.D.
As we conclude another year, and look ahead to the coming one, not knowing what lies in the future, how do we envision the next year? If one reflects on the past, with all the problems personally and in the world, the future does not portend much to become excited about. The forecasters don't seem to be overly optimistic either. Neither do those whose job it is to evaluate trends and project ahead.
What Will Guide Us?
John H. Stoll, Ph.D.
Recent articles have centered upon the decline of our country in the area of moral values. If this be true, and the quantifying of it has been substantiated, as William Bennett has pointed out (Wall Street Journal, March 15,1993), then it is proper to ask what will guide us in the future, and will that guide be adequate to elevate our culture and insure peace and tranquility for all?
What is Wrong with Society Today?
John H. Stoll
Quite frequently the question is raised as to what has gone wrong with our society today, what has caused the problems, and what can be done to correct them? This article examines the basic cause and the historical changes that have led American society to today's problems.
When the Good Guys Don't Win
Rusty Wright
"Why is there suffering in the world?" ranked first in a national survey to determine the top 40 questions of life. Many human efforts to alleviate suffering and achieve happiness have borne some fruit, but each also contains examples of failure. This article considers a few of these human efforts, then asks revealing questions. Could we be missing the root of the problem? Could much human suffering be rooted in something deeper than flawed political systems or philosophical constructs? Could there be something wrong with the human heart?
Where Are We Headed?
John H. Stoll, Ph.D.
With all the concern in the media, as well as among people, as to the problems we face in our world today, when it seems as if all we hear is bad news, what does one think as to the future? On any given evening the news on TV tells of a majority of negative things going on in the world. Commentators go to great lengths to assess why we are in such a mess. No one seems to know. Is there an answer, what is it, and where do we find it?
Whose Side Is God On?
John H. Stoll, Ph.D.
As we approach the end of the millenium, everyone is wondering what will happen in the next century. There has been much speculation in the media, as well as among Christians. What does the future portend, and whose side is God really on?
Why Conflict in the World?
John H. Stoll, Ph.D.
Constant and continuing conflicts in life, and in the world, are very troublesome to all. One may wonder as to why these are so constant? The Bible paints a picture to provide the answer, as well as giving one guidelines for personal resolution, and understanding as to the nature of world problems.
Winning isn't the Only Thing
Douglas Yeo
Douglas Yeo, Bass Trombonist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and member of the faculty at Boston University School for the Arts, is heavily involved in influencing public education and policy in his community, Lexington, Massachusetts. This article outlines his experience organizing a public referendum ballot guestion on the issue of condom distribution in public schools and how the music of Alban Berg and J.S. Bach was instrumental In providing him with insight and a proper perspective.
Worldly Upheaval
John H. Stoll, Ph.D.
Major catastrophes, insurmountable political problems, unusual natural disturbances, coupled with personal problems in families, the market place, shootings, etc. have produced an unheard of consternation in people's lives such as never before. Why, in the past few years have all of these things come upon society, when for many years we have lived fairly peaceable lives, in a moral and ethical society, in general?