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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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Goliath: The Biggest Underdog?

Goliath: The Biggest Underdog?

We’re all familiar with the story of David and Goliath, but a relatively recent trend of Biblical reinterpretation has led to rethinking the famous passage. The question, however, remains: does this “rethinking” get the story right?

The Call to be Hated

A brief analysis of the recent United Methodist decision to uphold the sanctity of marriage and its membership’s response to this decision.

Think Tank Opinion

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

The Call to be Hated

The Call to be Hated

A brief analysis of the recent United Methodist decision to uphold the sanctity of marriage and its membership’s response to this decision.

Experience Makes Me Closer to God

Experience Makes Me Closer to God

All too often churches today claim that experiencing the presence of God is a barometer for the health of our relationship with God, and there appears to be some common sense evidence that this is true. However…

The Cosmological Argument

The Cosmological Argument

The following article outlines the three most common cosmological arguments in favor of the existence of God. This article is a survey of these arguments, explores the relationship between the arguments, offers some of the most common counter arguments, and offers rebuttals to those dissenting positions.

Apologetics for Everyone

Apologetics for Everyone

If you would like to see people start squirming in their seats, I invite you to simply mention the term Christian apologetics. Just watch how fast the room goes silent and cold. And the kicker is that it is not the atheists who are squirming; it is the Christians who are uncomfortable. But why?

Does God Love Me Just As I Am?

Does God Love Me Just As I Am?

Recently I read several articles praising some Christian artists for coming out of the closet and professing they are now homosexuals. While the tone of the articles did not surprise me, the quotes from the artists themselves were eye-opening. So I want to address each one separately.