Conversations with Which God? Looking at Neale Donald Walsch’s Conversations with God, book 1

by Marcia Montenegro (This originally appeared in the November/December 1998 edition of the MCOI Journal, starting on page 10) The title of the best-selling book Conversations with God means what it says: the author, Neale Donald Walsch, claims to have written down conversations held between him and a being he calls God. I first heard of this book in 1997 while discussing spiritual beliefs with a woman working in a New Age bookstore. She kept … Continue reading

Creation vs. Evolution: The War of the Worldviews

by Dave Johnson (This originally appeared in the November/December 1998 edition of the MCOI Journal, starting on page 6) There are those who think that the debate over origins is just so much petty bickering among academics. They could not be more wrong. The creation/ evolution controversy is, in reality, a war between two fundamentally different and opposing worldviews. The outcome of this war will determine the direction of our society in virtually every area … Continue reading

The Hysterical Search for the Historical Jesus

(This originally appeared in the November/December 1998 edition of the MCOI Journal) We live in an increasingly postmodern age. Our leading universities are the setting for a revolutionary change in the manner in which we view past events. The history of the ancient world and even the history of our own century are being rewritten, “deconstructed,” interpreted in new ways. For example, columnist George Will writes, “Without an intellectual anchor, cultural institutions are carried along … Continue reading