Three Areas of Research I Want to Explore Further

On December 26, 2016, in Apologetics, Personal, Philosophy, by july

I have learned a whole lot this year on different touch points of reality. Two of the most exciting ones which I hope to really learn more are theodicies and abstract objects. I’m especially grateful to my professors, friends and classmates who I pestered with tons of questions. It’s interesting to survey how people think […]

 

The Foundational Value of Theistic Realism in Moral Discourses

On December 19, 2016, in Apologetics, Christian Living, by july

In this paper, I explored the value of positing the existence of God and abstract objects for moral discourses to be meaningful. There’s certainly a lot more to explore and that I’ve only worked on the tip of the iceberg. I’m grateful to my Professor, Scott Smith for bouncing ideas with me as I develop […]

 

The Apostle Philip and the Gospel of Philip

On November 19, 2016, in Apologetics, by july

The Apostle Philip was one usually mentioned after Peter, Andrew, James and John. Sean McDowell, in his book Fate of the Apostles, considered Philip as among the “middle-level apostles”. [1] Apart from the four episodes which Philip played a key role in the Gospels (his conversion in John 1, the feeding of the five thousand […]

 

Matthew, a Closer Look on the Author of the First Gospel

On November 1, 2016, in Apologetics, by july

The popularity of the Gospel of Matthew both in contemporary times and the infancy years of the church makes it rather odd that the author is one whom we have little information of. Sean McDowell observes that a unique feature of Matthew’s call was that his conversion requires a greater deal of faith than the […]

 

Thomas, the Apostle to the East

On October 30, 2016, in Apologetics, by july

The information provided from the New Testament with regards to Thomas is not many. Among them, one which is most famously recalled was the event in John 20:24-29 where the apostle was branded as the “Doubting Thomas”, a description which in a culture that celebrates excellence seem out of place. In his book, Fate of […]

 

A Modified Irenaean Theodicy

On July 24, 2016, in Apologetics, Insights, by july

A Theodicy is a means of showing how God can coexist with evil. Most theodicies come in the form of arguing that the free will of man is the cause of evil. However,  it is not able to account for certain forms of evils such as natural evil. This version of theodicy, though in its […]

 

Of Lenses and Reflections – The Apologetics of Godliness

On July 15, 2016, in Apologetics, Christian Living, by july

“If the soldiers enrolled by you, and who have taken the military oath, prefer their allegiance to their own life, and parents, and country, and all kindred, though you can offer them nothing incorruptible, it were verily ridiculous if we, who earnestly long for incorruption, should not endure all things, in order to obtain what […]

 

Our Daily Bread and the Trivializing of Scriptures

On February 8, 2016, in Christian Living, Insights, by july

2016 has just begun. As usual, the Christian practice of taking a fresh copy of Our Daily Bread off the shelf for a low sum is not a rare sight. For many years, Our Daily Bread and other similar devotional materials have made their way into the Christian mainstream. In a bid to bridge the […]

 

Revelation 2:12-17 – Who are the Nicolaitans (and Balaam and Antipas)?

On January 1, 2016, in Christian Living, by july

Last Sunday, the message in a church I attended zeroed in on Revelation 2:12-17. The Book of Revelation has often been cryptic, more so to the average person who have read it only a few times. For instance, the Seven Churches of Asia are sometimes interpreted symbolically. One time, I recalled hearing from some radio […]

 

Five Questions Every Professing Christian Needs To Answer

On December 8, 2015, in Christian Living, by july

Saint Paul, a trailbrazer for Christianity in many parts of Asia and Europe once dictated these words to Tertius, “Do not be conformed to the patterns of this world.” (Romans 12:2). Almost prophetically, Paul warns against the lust of the flesh, the apathy of the mind, and the corruption of the soul. The same Paul […]

 

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