Who Speaks for God?

“‘Have I now come up without the Lord’s approval against this land to destroy it? The Lord said to me, ‘Go up against this land and destroy it.’” (Isaiah 36:10) When the Assyrian military leader came up to the men of Jerusalem, he used this argument to try and convince them to surrender. He claimed … Continue reading Who Speaks for God?

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Debate: “What Does it Mean to be Human?” (Steven Martins vs. Shabir Ally)

A few months ago, I had the pleasure of sitting in on a debate that took place between Steven Martins and Shabir Ally on the topic "What Does This Mean to be Human?" As far as I know, this is the first Christian-Muslim debate to focus specifically in on the topic of Anthropology (the doctrine … Continue reading Debate: “What Does it Mean to be Human?” (Steven Martins vs. Shabir Ally)

Debate: “What Do the Qur’an and Islamic Tradition Say About the Bible?” (vs. Ijaz Ahmad)

I recently participated in two debates with Muslim apologist Ijaz Ahmad (of Calling Christians) on the debate topics, "Is the New Testament God's Word?" as well as "What Do the Qur'an and Islamic Tradition Say About the Bible?" The debate video for the second of these two videos is up, which you may view here. Here … Continue reading Debate: “What Do the Qur’an and Islamic Tradition Say About the Bible?” (vs. Ijaz Ahmad)

Evangelical Responses to Historical Criticism: A Brief Survey

By: J. Luis Dizon The 18th century enlightenment saw the rise of the historical-critical method of approaching scripture. This method is concerned with “getting behind the text” to determine how the text arrived at its present form, hence its being called a diachronic approach to scripture. This is done through form criticism (the study of … Continue reading Evangelical Responses to Historical Criticism: A Brief Survey

(Français) A Most Scandalous Idea

Par J.Luis Dizon Traduit par Ericka Lariviere Noël nous rappelle le principe de Dieu, devenu humain. Ce concept est appelé l’Incarnation (Un terme latin qui veut littéralement dire « devenir chair »).  Si vous avez été élevé dans un environnement de culture chrétienne comme le Canada, cette idée ne vous semble probablement pas si extraordinaire. … Continue reading (Français) A Most Scandalous Idea

(Arabic) A Most Scandalous Idea

  أكثر فكرة صادمة مقالة بقلم لويس ديزون تفالات أعياد الميلاد "الكريسماس" مبتغاها ان الله تجسد أو تحديدا الله ظهر في الجسد واذا كنت قد تربيت وترعرعت في مجتمع مسيحي كندي هذه الفكرة لا تبدو بغاية الاهمية حيث ان خلفيتك قد جعلتك معتادا على هذه الفكرة, مع العلم انه تاريخيا لم يكن دائما كذلك لمعظم … Continue reading (Arabic) A Most Scandalous Idea