The Golden Compass: Undermining Freedom to Save Freedom?

April 15, 2024By ARCCulture

by Steven B. Cowan It was one of the best movies I have seen in a while.  And it was one of the worst movies I have seen in a while.  Let me explain.  When it comes to purely aesthetic qualities (acting, cinematography, special effects, plot development, etc), The Golden Compass should (and most likely … Read More

Rick Joyner: Super Prophet

April 2, 2024By ARCCulture, General Apologetics

Against Heresies by Clete Hux Prophecy gone awry!  That’s how many would describe the some aspects of the charismatic experiential movement today.  There are so-called apostles and prophets coming out of the woodwork.  They can be found just about any place one cares to look. It used to be that evangelical Christians, for the most … Read More

The Christian Apologetics of C. S. Lewis

March 14, 2024By ARCCulture, General Apologetics

by Knox Chamblin Wrote C. S. Lewis: “I believe in Christianity as I believe that the Sun has risen, not only because I see it but because by it I see everything else.”[1]  In that light we consider Lewis’ apologetics.  In this endeavor we are indebted to the greatest of all Christian apologists, the apostle … Read More

Skeptics Just Don’t Get Moral Argument

March 14, 2024By ARCCulture, General Apologetics

DISPUTATIONS Skeptics Just Don’t Get Moral Argument by Steven B. Cowan   Francis Collins is a well-known scientist who once headed the Human Genome Project.  He is also a Christian, converted from atheism under the influence of C.S. Lewis’s magnum opus, Mere Christianity.  This year, Collins published a book titled The Language of God (Free … Read More

Does the Bible Teach Pacifism?

March 14, 2024By ARCCulture, General Apologetics

by Todd Wilson   The United States today finds itself at war.  On March 20, 2003 the United States officially began the war with Iraq codenamed “Operation Iraqi Freedom.”  President George W. Bush’s stated objective for the invasion was “to disarm Iraq of weapons of mass destruction, to end Saddam Hussein’s support for terrorism, and … Read More

War in the Old Testament

March 14, 2024By ARCCulture, General Apologetics

by Steven B. Cowan The Old Testament (OT) is filled with warfare.  Some of the OT wars are waged by pagan nations such as Assyria and Babylonia.  Some are waged by the Israelites, God’s chosen people.  It is the latter that concern us in this article.  Advocates of the Just War Theory hold that some … Read More

War: What is it good for?

March 13, 2024By ARCCulture, General Apologetics

by Craig Branch Veritas for Areopagus Journal November – December 2006   War! What is it good for?-Absolutely nothing! War is something that I despise, for it means destruction of innocent lives, for it means tears in thousands of mothers’ eyes When their sons go out to fight and give their lives War! What is … Read More

George Malkmus Hallelujah Diet

March 13, 2024By ARCCulture, General Apologetics

by Clete Hux Americans seem to care more about what kind of gas and oil they put in their cars than what foods they put in their bodies.  Many, however, including Christians, have joined an “image crazed” generation which has become obsessed with popular diet plans that are flooding the marketplace.  In recent years some … Read More

Against Heresies: Harry Potter and Witchcraft

January 29, 2024By ARCCulture, General Apologetics

by Clete Hux There’s no way around it. Harry Potter promotes witchcraft. Those trying to draw Christian parallels with these novels seem to be straining to make a bona fide case.  Instead, what naturally flows from J.K. Rowling’s book series and movies is an occul­tic/pagan worldview that is being glamorized and mar­keted for acceptance by … Read More

Is Everything One? A Critique of New Age Pantheism

January 25, 2024By ARCCult, Culture

by Paul Copan In her book Out on a Limb, Shirley MacLaine said that the “tragedy of the human race was that we had forgotten that we were each Divine.”  Then she added, “You are everything.  Everything you want to know is inside of you.  You are the universe.”[1] Such a view is typical in … Read More