We have this strange sense of justice buried deep within us that constantly screams out for satisfaction at all the wrongs we witness. But where does this sense come from? Why do we feel entitled to demand that these wrongs be made right, that justice be brought to the unjust? A cursory glance at the […]
About Cody Knox
Cody Knox lives in Wellington, New Zealand and works as a Business Analyst in the IT industry. He graduated from Victoria University of Wellington in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies and Modern Languages. Reading, writing and football number among his passions, with seeing Christ glorified in the minds and hearts of New Zealanders right at the top of that list.
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A common apologetic among Christians – here it is, in traditional syllogism: Premise 1: Person A is a Christian Premise 2: Person A is a well-respected celebrity or cultural icon Conclusion: Christianity is a reliable worldview You won’t find this argument in any apologetic textbook but, nonetheless, there are countless examples. Bear Grylls on Alpha […]
In 1882, Friedrich Nietzsche pronounced the death of God. In 1900, God pronounced the death of Nietzsche. In the years between, this German philosopher sought to open the eyes of the masses to the sheer pointlessness of existence using his biting, nihilistic rhetoric. In 1966, TIME Magazine’s cover echoed Nietzsche’s sentiment, albeit in question form. “Is God Dead?” […]
A thought to think. The Bible, the norming norm of God, tells us that man is: Dead in his sins Filled with hatred for God Void of righteousness Destined for wrath Even when we look deep down for the good that pop culture tells us is definitely there, we find filth all the way (if […]
Preemptive apology – Trump shall be mentioned. In some of the circles I found myself in these days, I have found just as much contempt for newly elected Vice President of the United States, Mike Pence, than for the new President himself, Donald J. Trump. One American colleague went as far as to say that a […]
Some of mankind’s most enduring questions have been those surrounding the topic of epistemology, or the study of knowledge. What is true knowledge? Where does it come from and how do we obtain it? Are some forms of knowledge more authoritative than others? Throughout history, man has sought to understand reality (ontology) and how we […]
According to philosopher, Douglas Groothuis, one of the foundational aspects of a worldview is coherency. A worldview needs to internally make sense before it can hope to stand up to external scrutiny and be considered worthy of adherence. In an article in The Atlantic, a philosopher called Stephen Cave revealed a glaring inconsistency in the […]
Pop quiz – Which work of ancient literature contains the following: “Come, let us reason together”? The answer is, of course, the Bible. The Sunday school teachers or taught may have got that one right, but I highly doubt anyone else did. Reason and religion are oil and water to today’s enlightened mind. Are religion […]
Contrary to popular opinion, being a Christian doesn’t mean leaving your brain at the door. One of the enduring benefits of Christianity through the ages has and always will be its holistic appeal to both head and heart. Just like the spheres of gender, equality, and politics, Jesus has equally impacted the domains of education […]
This is the sixth post in a series of posts running parallel to weekly screening of the series Jesus the Game Changer on Shine TV. The influential and the marginalised. The wealthy and the poor – all are offered the same fatherly care that Jesus offers. Sure – modern society cares for the less fortunate. But is there […]
This is the fourth post in a series of posts running parallel to weekly screening of the series Jesus the Game Changer on Shine TV. Do you know what it is like to be treated as a second-class citizen? A valuable thought experiment is to delve into the life of a woman or child in the Greco-Roman world to […]
This is the second post in a series of posts running parallel to weekly screening of the series Jesus the Game Changer on Shine TV. A constant cry heard around the modern world is for equality. People have a deep seated sense of injustice seeing other people treated differently based on their race, sex, or […]
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