Posts Tagged: tolerance

Cultural Tolerance Fails Us

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Welcome! Thanks for joining us for this, the latest post in our new year-long blog series we’re calling “Journey Together.” In this post, let’s look at the word “tolerance,” and whether society pushes its intended meaning.  Tolerance, traditionally, is defined as respectfully acknowledging another’s subjective beliefs and opinions — without endorsing or accepting them. As… Read more »

Is COEXIST a Biblical Command? Guest Blog

        Original post by Sean McDowell here. Used with permission. Along with my regular blog here at seanmcdowell.org, I am now featuring occasional guest posts from some students in the Biola M.A. in Christian Apologetics that I personally had the privilege of teaching. This post is from my friend Tim Stratton, who has an excellent… Read more »

Is Christianity Intolerant?

This is one of the most loaded questions you could ever ask! Typically when the issue is brought forth, it comes bearing the pain of a hot-button issue such as homosexuality, the fair treatment of women, the exclusion of other religions, or something similar. Each of these important issues deserve their own discussion. But in… Read more »

What is True Tolerance? Quick Video

[Original post by Sean McDowell found here] Sean McDowell, Ph.D. is a professor of Christian Apologetics at Biola University, best-selling author, popular speaker, part-time high school teacher, and the Resident Scholar for Summit Ministries, California. Follow him on Twitter: @sean_mcdowell and his blog: seanmcdowell.org.

A Timely Message

David Limbaugh highlights Josh McDowell’s message about cultural ‘perfect storm’ I’ve always felt as if I’ve known renowned Christian apologist Josh McDowell through his many excellent books, but I finally got to meet him in the flesh, and what a blessing it was. As I mention in my latest book, “Jesus on Trial,” I read… Read more »

A Few Thoughts on the Hatmaker Position on LGBTQ

[Post by Sean McDowell] [Article by Sean McDowell] For a variety of reasons, I [Sean] rarely respond publicly to other Christians. But in this case, I feel compelled to do so. Last week, in an effort to be compassionate and loving, popular Christian author Jen Hatmaker came out in support of LGBT relationships, referring to them… Read more »

If It Feels Right…

 “I mean, I guess what makes something right is how I feel about it.” The youth of this generation are not especially immoral, certainly no more than the generations that came before, according to David Brooks of the New York Times. But, “what’s disheartening is how bad they are at thinking and talking about moral… Read more »

The Bible: My Kids Don’t See Its Relevance

Is the Bible Worth Reading?  Mary looked up at her daughter Stephanie. “Hi, Sweetie. How was your first day of college?” “Awesome, Mom! One interesting thing happened.” “What’s that?” asked Mary. She stopped sorting laundry so she could give Stephanie her full attention. “Well, I learned that the university has a multicultural education policy.” “A what?”

Intolerance in the Name of Tolerance

Intolerance From Those Who Demand It.  Society would have us believe that God is a myth. That the Bible is a dusty, outdated book of stories that don’t apply to us today. That a universal truth can’t possibly exist, because every person’s viewpoint and lifestyle is valid and must be accepted.  Many take issue with the bible suggesting… Read more »

Tolerance Doesn’t Mean Tolerance

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“Tolerance”: Differing Definitions. Perhaps you’ve noticed that the Christian community is divided from modern culture when it comes to 1) what it means to be tolerant and intolerant; 2) who or what is to judge what is morally right and wrong; 3) what it means to accept without approving; 4) how we are to demonstrate… Read more »