Brad Alles

Dr. Alles is an Assistant Professor of Education at Concordia University Wisconsin. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in education from Concordia University Nebraska, his Master’s degree in Christian education from Concordia University Chicago, and his Ed.D in Leadership, Innovation, and Continuous Improvement from Concordia University Wisconsin.

Posts by Brad Alles

0

Comments

Add

Is the New Testament reliable?

What about the reliability of the New Testament?  The degree of accuracy of the New Testament exceeds 99%, which is greater than that of any other book from the ancient world.  And what is astounding is the strength of the argument when comparing it to other ancient writings. When measured against such works as Homer’s The [&hellip

0

Comments

Add

Is the Old Testament reliable?

While God did inspire the original writers on what to write in the Bible, we do not have any of their original manuscripts in our possession today because the material that they wrote upon did not last. Some of these materials were: papyrus, which is split reeds laid at right angles and pressed into a [&hellip

Revelation Outline

Revelation (with Mt 24, Dan 7)

0

Comments

Add

Is the Bible really from God?

“About one-third of the American adult population believes the Bible is the actual word of God and is to be taken literally word for word.” That was the opening line from an Internet article from the Gallup polling organization in 2007. It’s arguably the world’s most important book, since not our only religion, but also [&hellip

0

Comments

Add

Christ took our punishment

If a crime occurs, what should we do? Do we punish the wrongdoer? Does the government seek to protect the victim? There has to be some standard for right and wrong, and someone must establish it—whether it is God, individuals, or the government. This is a universal human need—a need for order and justice. And [&hellip

0

Comments

Add

Theft and moral relativism

All worldviews have beliefs about how to live, have order, and function under law. Another term for this is ethics, the standards of right and wrong. When it comes to answering questions on how we should behave, if God doesn’t exist, there has to be another final authority. If there is no God, we could [&hellip

0

Comments

Add

Moral goal posts

Laws are like goal posts–they show us when we miss.  If we keep the law, it is like a field goal attempt that goes through the uprights.  On the other hand, if we break the law, it is like a kick that is either wide left, wide right, or short. The Bible is full of [&hellip

0

Comments

Add

Solving our biggest problem

In her book, Total Truth, Christian apologist Nancy Pearcey wrote, “At some point, these temporal things (earning a degree, getting a job) fail to fulfill the deeper hunger for eternity in the human spirit…Our hearts are restless…until we find our rest in Him.” While it is true that we were made to be creative and “do something” [&hellip

0

Comments

Add

What is wrong with the world?

When the first two people listened to Satan’s lies, that they wouldn’t die if they ate from the forbidden tree, and that they would be like God, Adam and Eve brought sin and rebellion into an otherwise perfect and “very good” world. They thought they could “do their own thing.” They were wrong, and the [&hellip

0

Comments

Add

The origin of evil

There’s another reason Adam and Eve rebelled against God. They not only exercised their free will, but they were also tempted by Satan in the form of a serpent. Recall the Christian worldview includes natural and supernatural realms. Whereas the evolutionist has no supernatural realm and no room for angels and demons, Christianity can explain [&hellip

Search Site