Entries by Phil Weingart

The Birch Tree Challenge

I’ve issued a challenge at Plumb Bob Blog, my political/social blog, to progressives and atheists to see which of them can answer cogently. I’m giving away the secret up front: this is about the semantic contortion that leads them to call long-term cohabiting between gays “marriage,” and insist on marital rights and appurtenances that apply […]

Why Do Christians Worship God? Part IV

(Author’s note: This is the fourth and last installment in a series discussing why Christians worship God. On this blog, the first installment may be found here, the second here, and the third here. On the author’s blog, the first installment can be found here, the second, here, and the third, here.) Intimate Worship: Our […]

Why Do Christians Worship God? Part III

(Author’s note: This is the third installment in a series discussing why Christians worship God. The first installment can be found here, and the second, here.) Battle Worship: Our Cooperation With God As Liberator There’s a fascinating scene in The Two Towers, the movie based on the second book of JRR Tolkein’s Lord of the […]

Why Do Christians Worship God? Part II

(Author’s note: This is the second installment in a series discussing why Christians worship God. The first installment can be found here.) Instructional Worship: Our Response to God as Parent Children, when they’re born, naturally love their parents and look to them for provision, but that gets challenged. As children grow, they begin to test […]

Why Do Christians Worship God? Part I

In the world of Christian apologetics, the question “Why do Christians worship God,” comes up usually as a challenge from scornful atheists who view God as a narcissistic megalomaniac who demands attention to feed his weak ego. Of course, their idea is anthropomorphic (it assigns human characteristics to God) and therefore invalid. However, discounting the […]