Author: Cameron McAllister

Cameron McAllister is a member of the speaking and writing team at RZIM. He earned a degree in Philosophy and Religion from Toccoa Falls College and is currently pursuing a master’s in cultural apologetics from Houston Baptist University. Firmly committed to the integration of reason and the imagination in his apologetic approach, Cameron is the host of the weekly Vital Signs podcast, which signs of life in today’s culture. A great admirer of the work and ministry of Dallas Willard, Cameron is also deeply committed to the integration of apologetics and Christian discipleship.

Cameron was born on the mission field in Vienna, Austria. He moved to the States with his family in 1998 when his father, Stuart McAllister, began working with RZIM. Cameron and his wife, Heather, make their home in Georgia.

January 16, 2017 / / Topics

Thomas Aquinas remarked that there is “within every soul a thirst for happiness and meaning.” Maybe that’s why there is a multitude of books and blogs proposing anywhere from two to 14 steps to finding happiness—from unleashing unpleasant memories to simply not worrying and choosing happiness. Happiness is something we all long to experience. We search for it via success, wealth, power, and relationships. But are those things enough to bring us lasting happiness? The answer, ubiquitously, seems to be no. No one has it all together in the happiness…

January 1, 2017 / / Topics

Many will approach the New Year with lots of good intentions. There are things about themselves they want to change. It might be physical, perhaps by eating better and exercising more in order to get in shape and live a healthier life. It might be something of a personal or interpersonal nature where there are some habits to break or to develop in order to better function with others. Whatever the case may be, when we sense that things aren’t quite right, we seek change. And if there are people…

November 28, 2016 / / Topics

We are creatures who have been given the gift of desire for which we should be grateful. Without desire, there would be no progress, we would never create or invent anything, we would probably go hungry—the population would probably die off. Peter Kreeft says, “Nature makes no desire in vain.” We know by experience that there are things that correspond to many of our natural desires. C.S. Lewis wrote, “A baby feels hunger; well, there is such a thing as food. A duckling wants to swim; well, there is such…

November 13, 2016 / / Topics

We live in an age of exploding diversity. Many of us are exposed to countless cultures and ways of life, which is a beautiful thing—something to be celebrated. Just think of the global cuisine, music, and customs we can experience, sometimes without leaving our neighbourhoods. But we also share the stage with so many others who hold to different opinions and beliefs—some that are personal and affect us deeply. So the question is: How do we live with deep differences, especially when they are ideological or religious? One of the…

October 2, 2016 / / Topics

Why is it good to be grateful? Peter Kreeft asks, “When you heard your alarm and woke up this morning, what was your first thought?” Perhaps it was, “Oh, man, I can’t believe all the stuff I’ve got to do today.” Or maybe it was, “I’m alive. Thank you.” A simple recognition; that’s where gratitude starts. It’s an acknowledgement that life is not incidental, but a very direct blessing. But to whom should we be thankful? If life is a gift, who is the gift-giver, or better yet, the life-giver?…