Brad Alles

Brad Alles is an Assistant Professor of Education at Concordia University Wisconsin. He graduated from Concordia University Nebraska with a Bachelor’s degree in education, and received his Master’s degree in Christian education from Concordia University Chicago.

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Is the Bible the inspired Word of 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

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Punishing Jesus for us

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

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Can you steal from a moral relativist?

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

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God’s Law–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

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Our greatest need–provided by God

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 [&hellip

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The key to understanding what’s 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

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If God is good, from where did evil come?

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

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Locking our doors: Are we really basically good?

If humans’ purpose is to glorify God through using our talents and gifts in all we do, is the murderer glorifying God? Of course not. As stated earlier, when God made Adam and Eve, they were deemed “very good,” along with all creation. Yet that’s not exactly how you would describe the world today! What happened? [&hellip

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Doing all things to God’s glory

So if God loves us and created us on purpose, what were we supposed to do? Genesis 1:28 says, “God blessed them and said to them, ‘Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living [&hellip

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Why are we here?

What are you? Are you a unique creation of a loving God, or a random collection of molecules? If you consider yourself from the viewpoint of creation or evolution, you will come out with very different perspectives. The meaning of anything comes from its origin; to understand it, you must grasp the origin. For instance, [&hellip

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