On Spiritual Confusion: In My Utmost for His Highest, Oswald Chambers writes: “There are times in your spiritual life when there is confusion, and the way out of it is not simply to say that you should not be confused. It is not a matter of right and wrong, but of God taking you through a way that you temporarily do not understand. And it is only by going through the spiritual confusion that you will come to the understanding of what God wants for you.” The part that really, really ministered to me is “the way out of it is not simply to say that you should not be confused.” It helped me to read this; it is wisdom. It is a reminder that I am not ultimately a psychological being that must sort through life’s cobwebs on my own. Lord, shine your light. As the Psalmist rights, “In your light we see light” (Ps. 36:9 NIV).
Are the Gospels Reliable? Craig Blomberg is one of the biblical scholars that I respect, appreciate, and turn to with questions. Recently, he wrote a piece titled, “The Reliability of the Gospels: FAQs” which was posted on: “The Worldview Bulletin Newsletter.” If the Gospels are not reliable, then how can we be sure of anything we believe as Christians? This question is absolutely crucial. Don’t be the type of Christian that just responds with, “I just have faith” when people ask hard questions. Do the hard work. Put in the required time. Read stuff that requires more of you and will help others who like to think through issues and not blindly jump into a philosophy/religion/worldview.
My New Book Available Now: Western Philosophy and a Biblical Worldview: A Foundational Primer. It is published by Enlightium Academy. Do you have an interest in philosophy? Would you like to know how various ideas relate to the Gospel and God’s revelation in the Scripture? What is philosophy, anyway? And where did Western philosophy begin? These questions and more are explained in my new book that was originally written as a course. It consists of four sections. The first introduces Western philosophy, the second is a historical survey, and the last two focus on a Christian worldview while continuing to explore various philosophical views on specific issues. The eBook version will be available this week.