ThoughtLetters filed under 1994

How Can It Be that a Man Was God?

An excerpt from Letters From a Skeptic – a brand new book by Dr. Gregory A. Boyd Between March, 1989, and November, 1991, Dr. Greg Boyd – an associate professor of theology at Bethel College in St. Paul, Minnesota-conducted an intense and lively correspondence with his 70+ year-old father in Lake Placid, Florida. His father, […]

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Is the Bible Reliable in Every Detail?

Following are excerpts from an actual exchange of correspondence with an individual – not his real name – during the first two months of this year. 1/12/94 Dear Daryl, We Christians are taught to believe that every word of the Scriptures is inspired by God, which some take to mean literally written by God, but […]

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Morality as Evidence for the Existence of God

This year, between May and September, I have had no less than four couples already living together ask me to officiate at their wedding. Two of the four had a child. I decided it was time to launch a little first-hand study on the personal moral views of the contemporary cohabiting couple. Did they ever […]

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On Scientology

Editor’s Note: this is the third and final part of a three-part series of thoughtletter articles addressed directly to those of our readers who are affiliated with one of three particular religious traditions (Christian Science, The Way International, and Scientology) that clearly and significantly depart from the doctrinal mores of historic orthodox Christianity. One day […]

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On The Way International

Editor’s Note: this is the second in a three-part series of thoughtletter articles addressed directly to those of our readers who are affiliated with either Christian Science, The Way International, or Scientology-three religious traditions that significantly depart from the doctrine of historic orthodox Christianity. The following original article is Robert Pardon, Th. M., Executive Director […]

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On Christian Science

Editor’s Note: this is the first in a three-part series of thoughtletter articles addressed directly to those of our readers who are affiliated with either Christian Science, The Way International, or Scientology-three religious traditions that significantly depart from the standards and doctrine of historic orthodox Christianity. The following original article is by Steven Tsoukalas,  Executive […]

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What If Christianity Can’t Be Proven? An Intriguing Parable About Three Guys on the Trail for Truth

Once upon a time there were three men by the name of Eliot, Elwin, and Elmer. One Spring these three men decided, each on their own, to hike the Appalachian Trail (AT). None of the three had ever previously hiked the trail, nor had they ever met one another before the hike began. But early […]

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Is It Possible to Comprehend the Trinity?

Christians are monotheistic-we believe in one God. But we are also Trinitarian-we believe in a God who is revealed in three Persons. Each Person of the Godhead is fully Divine, yet  distinct from one another. The word “Trinity” does not appear in the Bible per se, but  the concept of a Triune God has always […]

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On the Complications of New Age & Old Eastern Thought Systems, Why a Larger Circle Can Never Legitimately Be Drawn Around Historic Christianity, Part III

This is the third and final segment of a three part mini-series of 1994 Proclamation articles particularly addressed to those of you among our readers who are of an Eastern religious, dialectic philosophical, or New Age spiritual persuasion. If you missed either of the first two issues, we’d be glad to mail them to you-free-upon […]

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