Conversations from Campus: Bible Interpretation 2

Rick Mattson Bible, Uncategorized 2 Comments

Last week I raised questions about Bible interpretation because I get these questions constantly in my travels to college campuses. Here’s what I always say first in my replies: Don’t interpret the Bible in isolation.This statement usually rubs a few students the wrong way. They value hearing directly from God. For them, direct communication from God bypasses the imperfections of human …

Conversations from Campus: Bible Interpretation 1

Rick Mattson Bible, Uncategorized 0 Comments

One of the questions I get most frequently in my travels is how to properly interpret the Bible. Backup for a second. Imagine you’re 19 years old and grew up in the church. You go away to college and discover that a lot of sincere, Spirit-led people interpret the Bible different than you. And different from each other.This raises several …

Conversations from Campus: Cumulative Case 4

Rick Mattson Apologetics 0 Comments

At South Texas College a philosophy professor asked me to present Christianity to his class. They were studying world religions and the professor, an atheist or agnostic, thought I could speak for Christianity better than he. I asked about guidelines. “None,” he said. “Just be honest about your religion.” So I had 75 minutes to present a “cumulative case” for …

Conversations from Campus: Cumulative Case 3

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Imagine a set of stair-steps moving upward, each step another “plank” in the case for Christ. The steps build on one another — hence the upward movement. Step #1 last week was about origins: where the world came from, often called “cosmology.” This week’s step is the design argument. It says that the order and beauty of the universe suggests …