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.

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Two Kingdoms

As we start a new year, I want to begin a new blog series on the two kingdoms that Christians inhabit. These are the kingdoms of the right hand and the left hand, or the church and the state. Every Christian belongs to two kingdoms: one is spiritual and the other is earthly.  Lutheran theologians [&hellip

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Biology (Part 4)

Let’s conclude the series on biology.  Belief in evolution requires the acceptance of things that defy scientific law.  The ideas that matter could arrange itself, come alive, and express thought all violate observable laws using the scientific method.  What makes more sense is that there is something more to this world than just atoms and [&hellip

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Biology (Part 3)

We continue to examine a Christian worldview of biology.  Earlier we had noted that two views regarding the origin of life exist–creation and evolution.  The biblical view is that God created life in a literal six-day creation.  But what if that view is wrong? If evolution is true, then matter arranged itself against the law [&hellip

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Biology (Part 2)

Our review of the Christian worldview of biology continues. Christians believe that God created the universe with the literal account of our origins as found in Genesis 1. How do you know that’s true? There are several reasons to believe this. Colossians 1:16-17 says, “For in him (Jesus) all things were created: things in heaven [&hellip

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Biology (Part 1)

Blogs continue with a study of the truth. Specifically, we’ll focus on biology. What does the word “biology” mean? It means the study of life. When we study life, there are two dominant views regarding life’s origin: evolution and creation. In the Evolution model of life’s origin, life appeared 3 billion years ago after the [&hellip

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Ethics (Part 4)

Let’s wrap up this month’s focus on ethics.  As Christians, we believe that God exists and He has declared what is right and wrong through the Bible.  These moral absolutes are for all people everywhere. Ephesians 2:10 says, “For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in [&hellip

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Ethics (Part 3)

Let’s continue this series of blogs on ethics.  If the Christian worldview is wrong, and there are no absolute moral standards, then moral relativism must be true.  We each decide what is acceptable and what is not.  But if that’s the case, then there is no such thing as “wrong”, even in the case of [&hellip

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Ethics (Part 2)

The Bible teaches moral absolutes: there are certain things either right or wrong that God has declared.  These standards, or norms, of right and wrong, are grounded in God’s holy character.  He is holy, so he expects holy behavior out of His creation. How do you know that’s true?  In Deuteronomy 32:4, it says, “He [&hellip

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Ethics (Part 1)

The next blogs focus on the topic of ethics.  What does the word “ethics” mean?  Ethics are the standards and norms of right and wrong.  In other words, these are the ways to measure if something is wrong or right, much like a target shows a hit or miss. There are two basic beliefs about [&hellip

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Philosophy (Part 4)

This blog series ends with some concluding thoughts on philosophy from a Christian perspective.  If philosophy is the search for meaning and purpose in life, then the Bible gives humans two directives: the Cultural Commission and the Great Commission. The Cultural Commission is for all people, whether they confess Christ as Lord or not.  It [&hellip

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