John Piper’s Flawed View of God and Politics

John Piper was once my “theological hero.” In fact, if it were not for his book, Don’t Waste Your Life, I might not be married today. Indeed, it was after reading the chapter “Risk Is Right,” that I drummed up the courage to ask a beautiful girl — way outta my league — out on … Continue reading John Piper’s Flawed View of God and Politics

Why Christians (Should) Vote for Trump

Question: Dear Dr. Stratton, Based upon your recent Facebook posts, it seems safe to say that you are planning on voting for Trump in the 2020 election. As an atheist, I seriously don’t see how any Christian can vote for Trump. Someone who shows every trait that goes against what a Christian should be. For … Continue reading Why Christians (Should) Vote for Trump

Apologetics and Politics

How should we live? How should we think?  How should we vote?  Are these questions with objectively right or wrong answers? That is to say, is it true — apart from human opinion — that humanity ought to live, think, and even vote in a certain manner?  If it is not objectively right or wrong … Continue reading Apologetics and Politics

Mathematics and White Supremacy

Historians will look back on the this past year in disbelief. Indeed, it seems that 2020 is on the “wrong side of history.” First the wildfires in Australia, then Kobe Bryant dies in a helicopter crash, then the coronavirus pandemic sweeps the globe, then humanity is sentenced to house arrest (aka, “quarantine”), then Tim Stratton … Continue reading Mathematics and White Supremacy

The Freedom to Trick God?

Question: Dear Dr. Tim, On Molinism, once God instantiates the world which he knows agent Agent P will freely choose ‘x’ at ‘t’, Agent P will freely choose ‘x’ at ‘t’. It seems to me that this isn’t a categorical freedom but only freedom in the sense that ‘if God had instantiated a different world … Continue reading The Freedom to Trick God?

The Woke-ing Dead and the Futility of Reason

The COVID-19 “quarantine” wasn’t all bad. Sure, no one likes being sentenced to “house arrest,” but I enjoyed spending some extra time with my wife and 17-year-old son (I did not take those moments for granted). The dreaded coronavirus, however, shut down Hollywood, movie theaters, restaurants, and sporting events. Being sequestered at home, my family … Continue reading The Woke-ing Dead and the Futility of Reason

The Great Commission Is Racist

The Great Commission — what is it? Any Christian worth their salt can quickly tell you about the Great Commission and can share the corresponding chapter and verses at the end of the Gospel of Matthew. Indeed, this single passage is often referenced when defining an “evangelical Christian.”  There are a couple reasons why so … Continue reading The Great Commission Is Racist

3 Reasons to Fight Against “Social Justice”

Question: Dear Dr. Stratton, I have a bone to pick with you. But first let me express my gratitude. I have benefited greatly from your work in theology and apologetics. You have a unique ability to take deep philosophical and academic concepts and make them accessible to the average Joe. Thank you!  Here’s my problem: … Continue reading 3 Reasons to Fight Against “Social Justice”

An Important Message to White People

Dear fellow white person, I am writing this letter because we seem to have suddenly and abruptly awakened to a world in which we find ourselves being shamed because of the color of our skin. Oddly enough, no matter how much you may have fought against racism in the past, in 2020 you are now … Continue reading An Important Message to White People

Critical Theory vs Critical Thinking

Social justice. That sounds great! After all, who would not want justice in the society in which they live? In fact, the Bible has so much to say about justice. Consider a few examples in Scripture beginning with the Old Testament. Proverbs 18:5 — It is not right to acquit the guilty or deny justice … Continue reading Critical Theory vs Critical Thinking

The Best Kind of Love

Question: Dear Dr. Stratton,  In your interview with Jorge Gil on Cross Examined’s Hope One, you attempted to answer “all the problems of evil” by appealing to love. In fact, you said that “the best kind of love requires libertarian free will.”  Surely this is false, for I can think of a counter-example that clearly … Continue reading The Best Kind of Love

An Open Letter to Christians Condoning Violence

Christians have been called by God to change the world. Indeed, Christianity has radically transformed this world for the better. If anyone doubts this to be the case I highly recommend the book How Christianity Changed the World by Alvin J. Schmidt. It is also significant how many atheists are beginning to realize the importance … Continue reading An Open Letter to Christians Condoning Violence

Why God Allows All Kinds of Bad Stuff: A 4-Step Response

Why does God allow all kinds of bad stuff?  That’s the million-dollar question!  We can answer it in four steps. Step One We first need to recognize exactly WHY humanity exists. That is to say, what is the objective purpose of life? It stands to reason that if God created humanity on purpose and for a … Continue reading Why God Allows All Kinds of Bad Stuff: A 4-Step Response

Self-Control: The Epitome of Libertarian Freedom

Does God cause and determine all things all the time? Do humans possess libertarian freedom? Christians have been debating these questions for centuries.  What does the Bible teach?  Before answering that question, another question must be answered: What is meant by libertarian freedom?  A person possesses libertarian freedom if they are ever free to think … Continue reading Self-Control: The Epitome of Libertarian Freedom

A French Philosopher VS an American Theologian

A couple of years ago I had the pleasure of meeting a French Calvinistic philosopher named, Guillaume Bignon (Click here to read his amazing transition from atheism to Christianity). While I am thrilled that this brilliant scholar is no longer an atheist, I was shocked to discover that he left one form of exhaustive determinism … Continue reading A French Philosopher VS an American Theologian

The Freethinking Argument VS a Presuppositional Apologist

When debating the FreeThinking Argument with naturalists (those who presuppose nature is all that exists), they often accuse me of being a “presuppositionalist” (a.k.a., “a presupper”)! This means that they incorrectly believe that I am assuming naturalism is false to conclude the supernatural exists. If this were the case, I would be committing a textbook example … Continue reading The Freethinking Argument VS a Presuppositional Apologist

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