It was on this day, June 19th in 1623, that Blaise Pascal was born in France, south of Paris in Clermont-Auvergne. A mathematician, philosopher, and general man of letters, he is best known for his last work, published posthumously as the Pensees (French for “Thoughts”) mostly in aphoristic form.Read More
Popular opinions can be like overgrown vegetation blocking our view of reality. One overgrown opinion says Christianity and science are mutually exclusive and so must be in conflict with each other. But they aren’t.Read More
It's the trap we fall into when we try to make God comprehensible to us. A god who is comprehensible to us panders to our desires and soon becomes a god that has to entertain in order to command our attention or meet our most immediate needs in order to maintain our devotion. Worship of such a god ultimately leaves us empty because our felt needs are rarely anything more than distractions from the ultimate realities of sin, death and the devil that plague our existence.
I often think about what it must have been like to be Adam and Eve. To be the only people who know what it is like to be sinless and then suddenly not.Read More
Since we are celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation this year, I thought we could look at a vital question of the era that brought sharp division; and in fact, divided the German reformers from the Swiss.Read More
The problem with reason is that it is progressive. The structures of arguments are progressive in that they lead you from premises to conclusions.Read More
Apologetics is the task of defending the Christian faith as true. Properly understood it is an element of evangelism which has the sole purpose of delivering the Gospel of Jesus to lost souls. Apologetics is one of the pillars of 1517 The Legacy Project, making up the core of our publishing house, a series of podcasts, and many speaking engagements.Read More