Kevin Staley was born in Durban, South Africa in 1962. He immigrated with his family to the U.S.A. in 1977. Since 1982 he has worked in the IT field in various capacities. He has a B.A. in Theology, a M.A. in Christian Apologetics from Southern Evangelical Seminary, and is currently pursuing his doctorate in Christian Ethics at the University of the Free State. He has served as a youth pastor, an elder, and associate pastor for various non-denominational churches. Currently he works for AC Controls Company in Charlotte, NC as an IT Systems Administrator. Occasionally, he writes book reviews for the Christian Apologetics Journal (published by Southern Evangelical Seminary) and teaches on a variety of Christian Apologetics topics in local churches. He also serves as an adjunct professor at Northrise University in Ndola, Zambia.
Some of the topics Kevin Staley speaks on:
ABORTION: THE MORAL STATUS OF THE UNBORN
What is a human being? A person’s answer to this question will typically dictate the view held concerning the status of the unborn (fully human, potentially human, or subhuman). It is not unusual to find Christians supporting anyone of these three views, and some may provide moral arguments with scriptural support for their position. Therefore, in order to provide a biblically based understanding whereby one can render wise decisions in such crucial matters, a careful examination of both the Scriptures and the moral arguments offered for each position is necessary.
THE TRIUNE GOD AND ALLAH
Unless you are living with your head in the sand, you undoubtedly have heard of countless terrorist attacks executed around the globe by Muslims in the name of Allah. Many say that Allah is identical to the God of the Bible, but is He? The essence of the deity worshipped by these prominent religions is the most significant point of difference. The view held on this point is no trivial matter since it affects what can or cannot be known about God and our relationship to Him. Other significant differences are evident in the doctrines of the nature of man, his present state, and the person and life of Jesus Christ. This examination of the views held by Islam and Christianity is based upon the sacred texts of each, namely, the Qur’an and the Bible, and the writings of noteworthy adherents.
CHRIST OF THE NEW AGE AND CHRIST OF THE NEW TESTAMENT
In the present postmodern age authorities are questioned, absolutes rejected, and self is exalted. In the midst of this cultural milieu a religion is gaining adherents through its own contribution to the elevation of self, the New Age movement. This movement has captivated many with its sage spokesmen and women, proclaiming an interesting view of reality that is often pantheistic in nature yet endeavors to deify self. This dangerous religion distorts a biblical view of man, creation and most importantly Jesus Christ. Many of the prominent New Age writings use terminology that is very similar to that found in Christianity, thus adding to the subtlety of the deception. However, a comparison of the New Age christ to the Christ of the Scriptures will reveal a stark contrast.
BIBLICAL CHILD REARING: IS IT NURTURE OR TORTURE?
How one cares for their child is often treated as a very private matter. Parents are reluctant to receive public or even private criticism about their job performance in this regard, yet in many countries the state has intervened and made the public moral pronouncement, corporal punishment is not to be used! This has greatly affected both public and private sectors, including the institution of the family. Both sides of this controversial argument will be compared in the following areas: 1) The morality of corporal punishment; 2) The practicality of corporal punishment; 3)The rights of the child; 4) The affects on the child. This comparison will be followed by an evaluation of both views.