Adventures in Conversation – Good & Evil #3: Strong Critic

Strong Critic:  Look, I don’t see how Christians can claim to know what good and evil are.  You guys came down on the wrong side of slavery, women, and now homosexuality.  Your definition of good and evil is totally crazy. Me:  You raise a good point, and I could explain what was going on if…

Adventures in Conversation – Good & Evil #2: The Cultural Relativist

Cultural Relativist:  Do we really need an objective standard for good and evil?  Why can’t we just define it for ourselves? Me:  Has that ever worked? Cultural Relativist:  What do you mean?  What’s so hard about it? Me:  Let’s take one issue as an example.  Have you heard of Amy Chua’s book Battle Hymn of…

Adventures in Conversation – Good & Evil #1: Been Hurt

Been Hurt:  What kind of God would allow all the evil in the world?  What’s your explanation for that? Me:  You mean you think that evil in the world is an argument against the existence of God, right? Been Hurt:  Yeah. Me:  Has someone done something to you that you think was evil? Been Hurt: …

Adventures in Conversation – Human Nature #7

  This particular post might be called “the future of intimacy and the future of human nature.”  My favorite conversations about Jesus have been about (1) human nature; (2) good and evil; and (3) the character of God.  They’re interrelated topics, and I think you’ll see why. Here are abbreviated examples of real conversations I’ve had….

Adventures in Conversation – Human Nature #6

My favorite conversations about Jesus have been about (1) human nature; (2) good and evil; and (3) the character of God.  They’re interrelated topics, and I think you’ll see why. Here are abbreviated examples of real conversations I’ve had.   Be mindful that I’m really just giving a bare bones outline here.  If you find this…

Adventures in Conversation – Human Nature #5

My favorite conversations about Jesus have been about (1) human nature; (2) good and evil; and (3) the character of God.  They’re interrelated topics, and I think you’ll see why. Here are abbreviated examples of real conversations I’ve had.   Be mindful that I’m really just giving a bare bones outline here.  If you find this…

Adventures in Conversation – Human Nature #4

My favorite conversations about Jesus have been about (1) human nature; (2) good and evil; and (3) the character of God.  They’re interrelated topics, and I think you’ll see why. Here are abbreviated examples of real conversations I’ve had.   Be mindful that I’m really just giving a bare bones outline here.  If you find this…

Adventures in Conversation – Human Nature #3

My favorite conversations about Jesus have been about (1) human nature; (2) good and evil; and (3) the character of God.  They’re interrelated topics, and I think you’ll see why. Here are abbreviated examples of real conversations I’ve had.   Be mindful that I’m really just giving a bare bones outline here.  If you find this…

Adventures in Conversation – Human Nature #2

My favorite conversations about Jesus have been about (1) human nature; (2) good and evil; and (3) the character of God.  They’re interrelated topics, and I think you’ll see why. Here are abbreviated examples of real conversations I’ve had.   Be mindful that I’m really just giving a bare bones outline here.  If you find this…

Adventures in Conversation – Human Nature #1

Universal’s Islands of Adventure; photo credit: Orlando Informer After this last series on Jesus and the atonement, I want to demonstrate how this early church atonement model (medical substitution, or ontological substitution) leads to better conversations with non-Christians.  So this new blog series is called Adventures in Conversation.  My most thoughtful and effective conversations about Jesus…