There is a branch of theological study which is called apologetics. Many people wrongly believe that this is apologizing for something because of its name. Apologetics is actually “reasoned arguments or writings in justification of something.” In other words it is using argumentation in an attempt to prove something. In apologetics relation to theology, reasoning… Continue reading 5 Books that Answer Questions about God
For about six years I had no molding on the inside of my office door. There was just a large gap between the door and sheetrock. As someone who is a little of a perfectionist, this bothered me. After a while, however, I completely ignored it because I became comfortable with it. Finally today, as… Continue reading 3 Ways to Interact with a Sermon
A question was posed to me recently from someone trying to understand Amos 4:11: “‘I overthrew some of you, as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah, and you were as a brand plucked out of the burning; yet you did not return to me,’ declares the LORD.” In this verse Amos is speaking God’s words… Continue reading Did the Old Testament Prophets Promote Polytheism?
There are things that we said as children which our parents told us not to, so therefore we didn’t. Whether it be a threat of soap in the mouth (that wasn’t considered an issue decades ago) or some other form of punishment, there were certain words that were taboo. As we became older we may… Continue reading Christian, Rethink Saying “OMG”
Many times over the years I’ve heard people say Christians should not judge. If one looks directly at Matthew 7:1 where Jesus says, “judge not,” it seems pretty clear. There is no room for judgment. At the same time, if we do not understand the context of what is being taught, we will misinterpret Scripture.… Continue reading Should Christians Judge?
Many people see God as a magic genie when it comes to prayer. Rub the lamp, make your wish (pray) and the genie will provide what you have asked for. Prayer does not work like this. As a result, what happens then is people deduce that either prayer does not work, or that God does… Continue reading 3 Times God Doesn’t Answer Prayer
At the point of writing this, my girls are not even 10 yet. Some would say if I was thinking about how to protect them sexually at this age, I’m thinking way too far in advance. I would say others don’t think about it early enough. Before we get into that though, let me say… Continue reading Protecting Our Daughters Sexually
Happy New Year! The staff at MaddeningTheology are taking a break this week. We thought you would enjoy looking at the top most read articles of 2018. #1. How Classical Education Changed My Preaching or Let’s Define Our Terms #2. Five Things to Pray for Your Pastor on Sunday Morning #3. Interviewing Douglas Kaine McKelvey… Continue reading Top Ten Blog Posts of 2018
All of us at Maddening Theology would like to wish you a Merry Christmas. We hope your Christmas is cross-centered , and that you reflect on the greatest gift you have ever been given, Jesus Christ. We also hope that you are able to share it with friends and family. Have a Merry Christmas! Thanks for… Continue reading Merry Christmas
Shannon is my wife, and mother to our three children. She loves reading, and especially loves reading to our children. She has developed a list of five fiction books, and how they portray the Christian worldview. All of these books would be great gifts for your children. Tim You may have heard the expression that… Continue reading Children’s Fiction with Christian Worldviews by Shannon Madden