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Mysticism in the Church

Silent God, Silent Man

Silent God, Silent Man

With so many eager to jump on the Spiritual Formation bandwagon, few have stopped to ask the serious questions: where did this movement come from? What are its philosophical and theological origins? Is Spiritual Formation really just discipleship, or is there something subtler and more subversive at play? Silent God, Silent Man tackles all of these issues head-on and explores the intimate relationship between Spiritual Formation and mysticism, Gnosticism, universalism, postmodernism, and radical ecumenism. Thoroughly documented and clearly presented, Silent God, Silent Man lays out in detail the warning signs both in your spiritual walk and in your local church and provides you with the tools you need to discern the truth in troubling times.

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Is the Bible the Literal Word of God?

Increasingly not only the world but Christians too are questioning whether the Bible is the literal Word of God. However, a denial of certain key literal truths causes a cascading failure of the gospel. Before we chalk it all up to metaphor, we must make sure we know the consequences.

Think Tank Opinion

The Theology Think Tank opinion blog is your spot for regular insights, analysis, and opinions on the things that matter most.

Is the Bible the Literal Word of God?

Is the Bible the Literal Word of God?

Increasingly not only the world but Christians too are questioning whether the Bible is the literal Word of God. However, a denial of certain key literal truths causes a cascading failure of the gospel. Before we chalk it all up to metaphor, we must make sure we know the consequences.

The Appeal to Intent: An Antidote

The Appeal to Intent: An Antidote

Too often pastors and teachers hide from their biblical responsibilities behind a rhetorical device called the appeal to intent. This article explores the appeal to intent argument and proposes a philosophical approach based upon biblical teaching. Running into the appeal to intent? Now we have an antidote.

The Moral Argument

The Moral Argument

Increasingly regarded as one of the most potent arguments in favor of God’s existence, the Moral Argument poses a real problem for the atheist, who is generally quick to embrace the existence of moral values and duties but slow to provide a justification for their existence.

The Enneagram – A History (Part 2)

The Enneagram – A History (Part 2)

No series on the history of the Enneagram is complete without a close examination of George Ivanovich Gurdjieff, the man and his teachings. This article digs deeply into Gurdjieff’s life and his teaching in order to uncover many unsavory and inconsistent aspects of the modern Enneagram.

The Ontological Argument

The Ontological Argument

Professional philosophers commonly regard the Ontological Argument as the best single logical argument in favor of God’s existence. In fact, many secular philosophers have conceded that the Modal Ontological Argument holds up under even the most rigorous scrutiny.

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