Walking with Jesus in the Midst of Life’s Relentlessness

By Joy Mosbarger Nov. 16, 2015 9:00 a.m. New Testament, Theology

There are times for all of us when we feel bruised and battered by the relentlessness of life. We long for respite, a chance to catch our breath before the next project or crisis consumes us. But often, life’s challenges are unremitting. They just keep on coming! ...

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Was Christ a Contingent Being?

By William Lane Craig Nov. 13, 2015 9:00 a.m. Apologetics, Philosophy

Dear Dr. Craig,

Thank you for all your work in Christian Philosophy and Apologetics as it has influenced my walk with Christ tremendously. You're the reason I have decided to study Philosophy at my college (Miami University of Ohio to be exact!).

My question for you concerns your proposed model of the Incarnation. The model you propose agrees with the principle "That which is not assumed is not saved." So, The Logos assumes a human nature and all that that entails. But, I'm a bit puzzled because it seems to me that an essential part of being human is also to be contingent. It is literally apart of the very essence of a human to be contingent. If this is true then it seems that Christ must also assume a contingency in order to redeem us since that too is apart of "That which is not assumed is not saved." But, this obviously seems incompatible with the nature of God which is to be necessary. So, how exactly does the Logos assume contingency? ...

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Is “Suitable Helper” a Suitable Translation?

By Daniel Kim Nov. 11, 2015 9:00 a.m. Biblical Exposition, Marriage and Family, Old Testament

... The well-known words suitable helper in Gen. 2:18 are so engrained in our English speaking culture that it’s difficult to think of Gen. 2:18 in any other terms, even though many translations have tried to adopt better wording to fit the original Hebrew (c.f., ESV, NLT, or the footnote in the NASB). These words come in the midst of the sentence, “I will make him a helper suitable for him” (NASB). Suitable helper might have been a suitable translation 50 years ago, but I suggest that the phrase suitable helper has become outdated and is now misleading in its translation ...

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2015 Biola/Talbot Speakers At The Annual Scholarly Conferences

By Charlie Trimm Nov. 10, 2015 9:00 a.m. Christian Education, Church Life, Theology

Every year, the week before Thanksgiving brings the annual scholarly conferences for biblical and theological studies. Like most years, Biola and Talbot professors and students are well represented at these meetings in a variety of ways ...  The following list (mostly compiled by David Roberts) includes all those at Biola and Talbot participating in the meetings this year. As always, Biola professors and students are doing fascinating work in many different areas! ...

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Why Classical Christian Educators Should Teach Greek Instead of Latin

By Kenneth Berding Nov. 9, 2015 9:00 a.m. Christian Education, New Testament, Old Testament

Classical Christian education programs are on the rise. I am heartened that so many parents want their children to get a strong education that draws upon all that is wonderful, winsome, and wise from the past. But Latin instead of Greek? Are you serious? Come on, teachers and parents. Feel free to add Latin later if you’re so inclined, but really you should start with Greek. Here are eight (well … sort-of eight) reasons why Greek ought to be the core language you teach in your Classical Christian education program instead of Latin ...

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Moral Responsibility and Emotional Rejection of God

By William Lane Craig Nov. 6, 2015 9:00 a.m. Apologetics, Philosophy

Hello dr. Craig!

I would like to thank you for your work,you really helped me a lot! I write you in time of great doubt and spiritual struggle. For years, my faith is going up and down and it is really exhausting. I do find your arguments very persuasive but this is where I hit the wall- the problem of evil ...

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Consequentialism and the Problem of Evil

By William Lane Craig Nov. 4, 2015 9:00 a.m. Apologetics, Philosophy

Dear William Craig

... how do you know then whether you're making the right ethical decision? It seems to be a bit problematic to know whether you committed a sin since your sin (such as a murder for example) could be the greatest good for the humankind ...

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