Deepak Chopra vs. R. C. Foster

Deepak Chopra was teaching his audience that each person is god (and this event taking place in a Protestant church, no less). Several times he used (that is, misused) Scripture to try and lend credibility to his points. I was reminded of something R. C. Foster (a longtime, beloved professor at Cincinnati Christian University) had written as he denounced promoters…

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Science vs. Christianity, per John Lennox

If you need material on science or atheism vs. Christianity, check out this math professor from Oxford (England). A very kind person, but tough, straightforward material (with a bit of whimsy). He’s put himself in very challenging situations, including coming up against the beliefs of Richard Dawkins (“the world’s most prominent atheist”), Stephen Hawking, and other famous unbelievers. At Lennox’s…

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Mindfulness

serene lake with pier

Visiting in Japan in October 2016, on my one night in a hotel room, I suddenly realized I’d not watched any Japanese TV. It was fun to land on a kabuki theater performance and also a documentary about antique Noritake dishes. Then an announcer introduced the next hour’s topic: “mind-oh-foo-roo-nessu.” That’s mindfulness. I knew this is all the rage in…

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Truth Matters

These are gleanings from Dr. Jack Cottrell’s little book Faith’s Fundamentals (1995, pg. 9–11). He is coming from the position that there is such a thing as truth and that “truth itself is fundamental.” He says, “Satan works through various means, but the main weapon he uses against us is falsehood or false teaching.” (See Scriptures like John 8:44; Revelation…

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Reiki on the Sly

"reiki" in Chinese characters

I discuss reiki from time to time. But I really recommend doing your own further research. You’re gonna need more information than just “My friend says.” This will get you started . . . Reiki practitioners supposedly channel the “universal life force” into the patient. Though some promoters deny a spiritual context, others openly acknowledge that the practice is spiritual.…

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