Robert Paul Vicars IV
The more you know about a writer, the more likely you are to understand his writing. Since my writing skills probably don’t lend themselves to understandability, I offer the following for context.
I’ve been a believer since I was a child, but after a wayward young-adulthood, returned to the Lord in 1997. I am a husband and father of three.
I tend to be of a reformed mindset–I can’t think of anything that can logically or biblically take priority over the sovereignty of God. However, I’m not aligned with any one denomination. My degree is from a Baptist seminary, so if forced to declare my stance, “Baptist” would likely be my answer.
I have a passion for apologetics, mainly with regard to common questions and against secular challenges (naturalism, relativism, secular philosophy etc.). I believe the greatest challenge to Christianity in the West comes from materialistic philosophy and post-modern relativism. Materialistic philosophy has consumed the science establishment of the West and works overtly against belief in God. Post-modern relativism has bred a pluralism with an inherent self-righteousness. This plagues the elites of our culture. Hence, the culture gives you a feel-good pat on the back for disregarding sin and believing that all deserve heaven.
God is Holy, loving, good, and just. All of this was demonstrated on the cross when His only Son died in our place. Faith is the God-ordained means by which we partake in the grace of God. Not by intellect–lest only the smart would come. Not by works–lest only the self-righteous would come. Not by power–lest only the strong would come. Faith is God’s chosen means and (or perhaps because) it is available to all people, from all nations, through all experiences, for all time.
–William Lane Craig
–Tommy Nelson (senior pastor of Denton Bible Church)
Finally, I have a penchant for digital toys–I read on a Kindle, blog on an IPad, entertain/teach my kids with IPhone apps and a touch-screen HP.
Please enjoy my blog and provide feedback as you feel the need. I hope and pray it is a blessing to you.