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The 3rd Rail: The Call to Believe is Not Without a Promise

August 19, 2017 by


By Ken Hamrick Imagine how sinners would react if the gospel offered no promise of eternal life to those who believe. If there were no amazing grace, no opportunity for forgiveness, no loving heavenly Father to welcome us into His family, no Savior who gave His life to save us, but only a proclamation that […]

The 3rd Rail: Why the Middle View is Here to Stay

August 2, 2017 by


By Ken Hamrick Calvinists and Traditionalists have been arguing, with varying degrees of amity and enmity, since the SBC was formed. But between these two (with slight overlap of both) is a less argumentative and more cooperative middle view. Because this middle view has commonalities with both Calvinism and Traditionalism, this group has little problem […]

It’s a Battle Between Worldviews! | Around the World with Ken Ham

December 15, 2014 by


A study conducted by a group of University of Alabama researchers has been making its way around the Internet, so I wanted to comment on it. This study highlights that the creation/evolution controversy is really a worldview-based battle. This study was an attempt to discover the role of religious belief in the acceptance of evolution. […]

Bavinck on Speech Acts and the Power of God’s Word | Reformation21

November 17, 2014 by


It seems as though some version of speech act theory–the rather simple but significant observation that we use words to do things–pokes out from under every stone in evangelical discussions of Scripture these days. This has been the case at least since Nicholas Wolterstorff’s 1993 Wilde Lectures at Oxford, later developed into Divine Discourse (Oxford, […]

The Shelf Life of an Idea | RZIM

November 6, 2014 by


Posted by Jill Carattini on November 5, 2014 The concept of “shelf life” has always intrigued me. It is an expression that describes exactly what it attempts to define. For instance, Twinkies have a shelf life of twenty-five days, after which, their existence on the shelf as something edible expires. But shelf life is also […]

Of Science and Faith: Substance

October 31, 2014 by


In this series I am discussing a few key philosophical categories. Last time, I discussed epistemology. At the end of that discussion I brought up the idea that God is of a different stuff than the created world. The philosophical idea of different stuff is often called substance. Substance is that of which things are […]

Of Science and Faith: How Do We Know?

October 29, 2014 by


Introduction It was said by theologians in the Middle Ages that philosophy is the handmaiden of theology. It is recognized that philosophy generated religious movements and Christian theology, in particular, was forged on the anvil of clashing philosophical movement. While we are admonished by Paul not to be swayed by the philosophies of men (Col […]

Justified on the Reality of Christ in Us

October 8, 2014 by


We are justified by faith in Christ. But is that justification a mere legal fiction, as the Catholics object? Many look for the answer in the analogies of marriage and adoption. While these are good pictures, there is a more explicit answer: it is the spiritual union of Christ in the believer. But to really […]