Tuesday, February 20, 2018

"Eid Al Adha"—The Sacrifice

Commemorating the Day of Abraham's Obedience and God's Provision

  • 1 September 2017
  • Author: Guest Blogger
  • Number of views: 782

by Tom Bear–

What we could never do, God did!

As Abraham walked with his son to the mountain where he was to sacrifice him, Abraham’s son asked, “The fire and wood are here, but where is the lamb for the burnt offering?” Abraham replied, “God will provide Himself a lamb.” Christians believe this statement was prophetic and pointed to an event in which God would sacrifice a perfect lamb that would bring about reconciliation between sinful man and Himself. 

On Immigration from a Christian's Perspective

How should the American Christian view immigrants today? –by Chef Wayne Stolt

  • 27 August 2017
  • Author: Guest Blogger
  • Number of views: 620
We as Americans are a mixed blend of flavors.  We are like a well-flavored salsa that’s been created with an assortment of ingredients providing texture, flavor, and color, a diverse population that offers its own unique profile layer as one might savor the personality that is acquired the more one tastes of it. Just as the variety of ingredients supplements the ultimate experience as a whole as if you tasted a salsa that developed new flavors as you chewed it, so does the influx of ethnicities within our culture ‘salsify’ our society.    

Visit the writer's website here: chefstoryteller.com

Ethics and Old Testament Servitude

Dealing with slavery in the Old Testament

Have you ever been confronted with a passage from the Old Testament that is difficult to deal with? For example, passages that appear to condone violence or slavery. When discussing issues like morality and history, I find that atheists and Muslims are prepared to offer up certain Old Testament passages to demonstrate that the Bible is a flawed book and Christians are not always equipped to deal with them.

The Disheartening Nihilism of Modern Science

by Christian Ledford

  • 7 July 2017
  • Author: Guest Blogger
  • Number of views: 553

by Christian Ledford, UM Dearborn student

In 1859 Charles Darwin published On the Origins of Species, his magnum opus and the foundation of evolutionary biology, and changed the world. While many point to the publication of Origins as the point at which religion and science began to collide, it was merely a sign of the times; humanity’s descent into naturalism began earlier, in the Enlightenment of the 1700s in which scholars and scientists began to reject millennia-old Aristotelian and Biblical knowledge. Whereas anachronistic thinkers like Galileo, Kepler, Newton, Pascal, and too many others to name were devoutly religious, this age of naturalism saw a departure from theism in efforts to explain the world around us, and the universe as a whole, outside of intelligent design and outside of God.

*Extended since first published in the Michigan Journal of UM Dearborn in May of this year.

Eid Mubarak! Ramadan, Days 29-30: "Lost and Found"

How Jesus taught that one lost person is valuable enough to him to pursue

  • 24 June 2017
  • Author: Scott Cherry
  • Number of views: 773

by Ashley Wyder

So there was this shepherd who had 100 sheep. Now one of the sheep somehow got lost. Some people would look and say who cares about that one, just leave it. It doesn't really matter. But Jesus tells us that is not how the shepherd responded. The shepherd left the 99 other sheep he had, and went in search of the one sheep. When he found it, he carried it home on his shoulders and told all of his friends to rejoice with him. In John chapter 10 of the New Testament (Injeel) Jesus tells us that He is the good shepherd and He lays down His life for the sheep. He tells us that no one has the power to take His life away from Him but that He willingly laid it down himself.   https://www.esv.org/John+10/