Article Archive

  • Poem: the church of the holy sepulchre

    By Ben Owens | Posted June 29, 2023

    For centuries, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre has attracted religious pilgrims from all over the world. It is believed to have been built over the sites of the Lord Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection... [click here to continue reading.]

  • THe riches of his grace

    By Ben Owens | June 22, 2023

    “The One who possesses the power of a trillion suns came to die, bloodied and battered, upon a Roman cross…” [click here to continue reading.]

  • What is Christianity For?

    By Ben Owens | June 7, 2023

    Often, Christianity gets rejected before it’s ever been understood. Without any careful thought, a man will assume he knows what Christianity is all about and then—on the basis of his faulty assumptions— dismiss it as irrelevant. It usually runs something like this...  [click here to continue reading.]

  • Q & A: Is the bible just a big allegory?

    By Ben Owens | February 17, 2023

    In a recent conversation, a skeptic posed the objection to me that Christians make more out of the Bible than was ever intended. On this view, we Christians go wrong by taking the whole Jesus story literally. Is this true? [click here to continue reading.]

  • The truth about political power

    By Ben Owens  |  January 6, 2023

    Few things are as discouraging as the current state of politics. If one were looking for a perfect strategy to cultivate existential despair, keeping up with the news would be hard to beat ...  Living under such rule, our situation often seems hopeless. It is not. [click here to continue reading.]


    By Ben Owens  |  December 25, 2022

    “In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him... [click here to continue reading.]


    By Ben Owens | December 3, 2022

    In the days of Zacharias the priest, things seemed bleak. Generations before, the prophet Isaiah had foretold the arrival of a virgin-born Son who would be called Immanuel, “God with us”... [click here to continue reading]

  • Christian Thankfulness: Seven Reasons to Remain Grateful

    By Ben Owens | November 25, 2022

    You don’t have to look hard to find bad news. Have you noticed? It’s almost inescapable. Gas prices. Food prices. Gender madness. Loneliness. Deaths of despair... [click here to continue reading.]

  • Christmas: It's not just for kids

    By Ben Owens | December 11, 2019

    Some people regard Christmas as childish. You know the kind of person I mean. The jaded cynic who views the whole deal as nothing more than a colorful, brightly-lit distraction from the regular hardships of life. The truth is, ... [click here to continue reading.]

  • understanding jesus: the key to real life-change

    By Ben Owens | July 20, 2019

    Recently, I argued that before you form an opinion on the Bible, you should read it. This ought to be self-evident. [click here to continue reading.]

  • ON the IMportance of forming your own opinions

    By Ben Owens | June 21, 2019

    For two thousand years, no generation has been without its share of zealous ideologues ready to hijack the name of Jesus for their own ends... [click here to continue reading.]