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Is Beauty in the Eye of the Beholder?

Just like God’s rational nature grounds rational truth and His moral nature grounds moral truth, God’s aesthetic nature is the grounding of aesthetic truth.

Article | Apologetics | Brett Kunkle | September 19, 2016

The Humility of a King

Brett's monthly letter for December 2014 Incarnation. The word captures the essence of Christmas. Jesus, “who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bondservant, and being made in the likeness of men” (Phil. 2:6-7). God, become man. But still God. Still the Sovereign Lord of the universe. Still the King of Kings. 

Article | Theology | Brett Kunkle | December 14, 2014

The Humility of a King

Incarnation. The word captures the essence of Christmas. Jesus, “who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bondservant, and being made in the likeness of men” (Phil. 2:6-7). God, become man. But still God. Still the Sovereign Lord of the universe. Still the King of Kings. 

Article | Theology | Brett Kunkle | November 6, 2014

Was Jesus a Universalist?

Hell is always a hot topic. “Rock star” pastor Rob Bell hit a sensitive evangelical nerve by raising provocative questions about Hell and suggesting that no one goes there in his book, Love Wins.

Article | Theology | Brett Kunkle | April 23, 2013

God, Front and Center

Does Christianity have anything meaningful to say about the most important issues of life? Not according to most teenagers. “For most U.S. teenagers...religion actually appears to operate much more as a taken-for-granted aspect of life, mostly situated in the background of everyday living....”[1] Our youth live in such a way that their Christian convictions are severed from most of life. Monday through Friday they study math, biology, chemistry, English, art, history and more. They live with the constant hum of technology all around.

Article | Theology | Brett Kunkle | April 23, 2013

Is Faith a Blind Leap?

According to New Atheist Sam Harris, “Faith is generally nothing more than the permission religious people give one another to believe things strongly without evidence.”* Coming from an atheist, this view is not surprising. But when it comes from believers? Recently, I heard a Christian argue, “Providing a reason for your faith is ultimately fruitless, regardless of how logical your reasons might be. Faith is believing without reasons or evidence.” Again, I’m not surprised. Disappointed, but not surprised.

Article | Apologetics | Brett Kunkle | April 16, 2013

Who Are You to Judge?

Drinking. Premarital sex. Abortion. Homosexuality. Same-sex marriage. Christians have so many hang-ups with the behavior of non-Christians, don’t they? It all seems so judgmental. Christians have enough problems of their own, so why worry about others? Even Jesus warned against this. “Do not judge so that you will not be judged” (Matthew 7:1). Who are Christians to judge others?

Article | Student | Brett Kunkle | April 16, 2013

Is Mystery Mysterious?

Mystery is talked about a lot in the Church these days, but it's not usually defined. Mystery isn't divorced from knowledge; rather, it's a result of a deep knowledge of God.

Article | Student | Brett Kunkle | March 6, 2013

The Impossible Gospel of Mormonism

Mormonism demands perfection. Thankfully the God of Christianity offers true grace to our LDS friends and family.

Article | Apologetics | Brett Kunkle | March 6, 2013

A Little Lesson on Prayer

Prayer is mysterious in many ways, yet we must never stop praying. Recently I spent 4 days speaking in Alaska but instead of enjoying God’s beautiful country, I was trying to survive a severe case of the flu, trip to the ER and a red-eye flight home while sick. The experience got me thinking about prayer.

Article | Student | Brett Kunkle | March 6, 2013