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What is Cogent Christianity?

Cogent Christianity is a platform for thoughtful young Christians to share their thoughts on matters to do with theology, philosophy, and culture via the medium of high quality articles and essays.

Our aim is to provide young Christians, primarily Evangelicals, with a forum to reach out to other Christians by sharing their knowledge and thought-out opinions on important matters that often pose as obstacles to faith; matters that our churches haven’t done a great job at addressing.

If you are interested in joining the team, send us an email at cogentchristianity@gmail.com or a message via the contact page.

Authors

Cogent Christianity is run by a Christ-centred and dedicated group of young contributors. Here is your chance to meet them.

George Brahm

George is the highly-introverted founder of Cogent Christianity. He is an undergraduate student of philosophy with a focus in metaphysics and the philosophy of language. He also enjoys studying Reformed Theology, writing short stories, reading anything he can get his hands on, and rooting for his favourite cricket and soccer teams.

Kaitlyn Brewer

Kaitlyn Brewer has been an apologetics junkie ever since she discovered the church library at age 12. Unfortunately, most of her friends aren’t interested in things like the Cosmological Argument, so she started a blog to talk about it at On My Bookshelf. When she’s not blog writing, she’s busy finishing her last year of school for public relations in Manitoba, Canada.

Sadie-Megin Daniels

Sadie-Megin is a recent graduate of Trinity Law School in Santa Ana, CA. She has worked as a Student Intern at Life Legal Defense Foundation, OC Rescue Mission, and the Pacific Justice Institute. As a Christian, she looks forward to one day advocating for the least among us as a lawyer, just as Christ Jesus is our Advocate before the Father.

Paul Gerhardt

Paul is a card-carrying INFP and lifelong Missouri-Synod Lutheran. After earning a bachelor’s degree in History in 2016, he completed graduate work at a Lutheran seminary, and is now pursuing a career in nursing. He is continually learning about theology, healthcare, and human nature.

Jonathan McElrath

Jonathan is just an average guy with a passion for the local church and the layperson’s grasp of a Biblical worldview. He also has a side interest in economic theory. He has spent most of his adult life working construction and serving in the Army National Guard. He is an unashamed Taylor Swift fan and he lives and breathes Braves baseball. His notable intellectual influences include Arthur Pink, Paul Washer, Voddie Baucham, Thomas Sowell, and Darrell B. Harrison.

Patrick McMillan

Patrick is an incoming senior at Lincoln Christian University, and has studied Ancient Greek and Biblical Interpretation under eminent scholars. He is also the host of the Unpopular Opinion Podcast (https://twitter.com/Unpopular_Cast), where he covers theological and political issues. You can reach him on Twitter at @pnmcmillan.

CJ Thompson

CJ is an amateur poet and aspiring author of Christian apologetics and philosophy of religion. He received his bachelor’s of science in Religious Studies at Grand Valley State University in 2019 and is currently a nursing student in Madonna University’s ABSN program. Absent medicine, his primary areas of interest include morality, theodicy, trinitarian ontology, consciousness, and free will. More of his work on these and other topics can be found at his blog, Learner’s Lounge.

Tina Wanis

Jostiena “Tina” Wanis is a psychology graduate student studying in Chicago. She enjoys studying theology as a hobby. She’s interested in Ecclesiology, Biblical theology, and the integration of mental health and Christianity, which will also be her areas of contribution to Cogent Christianity.

Statement of Faith

While the contributors at Cogent Christianity come from various denominational backgrounds, they all agree on the following essentials of the Christian faith:

  • The nature of God as consisting of one divine and infinite Essence and of three Persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, who are, as described by the 1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith, “not divided in nature and being, but distinguished by several peculiar relative properties and personal relations.”
  • An orthodox understanding of the deity of Christ as wholly God and wholly man.
  • A firm belief in the substitutionary atonement of Christ through His death on the cross, as well as His burial, and His resurrection on the third day.
  • A firm belief in the inspiration, inerrancy, and sufficiency of the Holy Scriptures.
  • A firm belief in the visible Second Coming of Christ and in the final judgment of all men.
  • A firm belief in the necessity and sufficiency of grace in our salvation.
  • A firm belief in justification by grace through faith, and not by works.

We admit that individual articles may reflect the distinctive theological views of their respective authors, and that these do not reflect the views of the other authors or those of Cogent Christianity as a whole.

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