But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

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Tuesday, 23 May 2017 09:44

No Excuse for God

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In the beginning,GOD.

Four words into God’s living and active autobiography and, boom, there He is. Front and center. No beating around the bush. After all, from Him and through Him and to Him are all things (Romans 11:36), so it should be no surprise that the Bible begins with Him.

Here in...

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I was asked to review “Who Is God?”, a debate between James White and Joe Ventilacion that took place on April 21st, 2017 in Rapid City, SD. The review will consist of a lengthy series of shorter posts to capture the significance of each of the arguments used and to make them as clear...

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I was asked to review “Who Is God?”, a debate between James White and Joe Ventilacion that took place on April 21st, 2017 in Rapid City, SD. The review will consist of a lengthy series of shorter posts to capture the significance of each of the arguments used and to make them as clear...

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I was asked to review “Who Is God?”, a debate between James White and Joe Ventilacion that took place on April 21st, 2017 in Rapid City, SD. The review will consist of a lengthy series of shorter posts to capture the significance of each of the arguments used and to make them as clear...

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(Thanks to InterVarsity Press for providing a review copy of this book!)

The following is the first part of a review in three parts. These three parts follow the divisions provided in the book. My comments are interspersed throughout the summary, especially when various content more directly applies...

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(Thanks to InterVarsity Press for providing a review copy of this book!)

Moreland, J. P. and Tim Muehlhoff. The God Conversation: Using Stories and Illustrations to Explain Your Faith. Downersgrove, IL: Intervarsity, 2017. 179pp. $16.00.

Summary

Chapter One –The purpose of The God Conversation i...

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Friday, 27 January 2017 23:54

Friendly Discussion with a Former Atheist

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Me: So…wait, are you just examining Christianity?

Former Atheist: Yes, very much so.

Me: Ah.

Former Atheist: I’m examining a lot of stuff actually.

Me: So, not a Christian?

Former Atheist: I have departed from atheism and am finding my way.

Me: Now that is interesting. What did you find...

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Tuesday, 10 January 2017 12:49

Regular Reformed Guys: The Transcendental Argument

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We had the opportunity to interview Brian Knapp, co-founder and former contributor of Choosing Hats on my podcast The Regular Reformed Guys.

We talked about what the transcendental argument is, why it is a more biblical, and effective means of doing apologetics, and we talked about the modern...

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Friday, 06 January 2017 17:45

Why Machen Hired Van Til

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For a variety of historical reasons American Presbyterians throughout the nineteenth century were fully committed to the Enlightenment and scientific methods as the surest means for arriving at truth. Though still believing in the authority of Scripture, the best—or at least the most widely...

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Just a reminder for those who may be new to Covenantal Apologetics (Presuppositionalism) or the Transcendental Argument for the existence of God (TAG)

We have a lot of material here on the blog, but if you’re looking for something specific, or if you have a question, feel free to check out our...

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Thursday, 29 December 2016 22:36

Why Should I Believe Christianity? by James N. Anderson

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It goes without saying that I’ll recommend pretty much anything written by James N. Anderson of Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, NC.

Here’s my summary of his most recent book, Why Should I Believe Christianity?, available to members of Books At a Glance.

(You may also be...

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Thursday, 29 December 2016 19:24

She Disciples: The Problem with Evidence

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A new(ish) women’s theology blog – She Disciples – recently published an article about Presuppositionalism and the problems with evidentialism.

 

We suggest you check it out: http://www.shedisciples.com/problem-evidence-apologetics/

Authors: Ben W....

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Tuesday, 27 December 2016 08:25

The Virgin Birth

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It’s Christmas time and that means it’s time for the History channel and a variety of other media outlets to play all of their best “the truth behind the Star of Bethlehem” “Jesus never existed and he was a very nice man” documentaries.

Inevitably you will hear or...

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Monday, 12 December 2016 13:11

De-mythologising the mythology of Joseph Campbell.

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Recently I was directed to a short video of Joseph Campbell giving an interview to give comment and know what my thoughts were. This is the video in question.

I found there to be a few issues with the kind of philosophy that was being proposed, certainly from that proposed in the video, and other...

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In 1971 John Rawls wrote his famous A Theory of Justice in which he presented what is known as ‘The Original Position.’ The OP is a hypothetical state of affairs in which an individual operates from behind a ‘Veil of Ignorance’ in order to establish principles of justice for...

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What would this conversation look like with a real presupper? Sorta like this.

Authors: RazorsKiss

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Before anyone gets too excited by Haines’ upcoming critique of Van Til at SES (including Haines himself, I might add), it might be useful to point out a common mistake he has made in discussion of Van Til thus far.

The philosopher or apologist who is well acquainted with the modern and...

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Tuesday, 21 June 2016 13:14

What is the evidence for the existence of God? (3/3)

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In part 2, we had a look at a practical example, and briefly went over the “in practice/ in principle” distinction, as well as some criteria for evaluating worldview’s, however, it may be worth expanding these ideas themselves into another post to look a bit more in-depth at them, as well as some others.

In practice / In principle:...

 

Tuesday, 21 June 2016 13:10

What is the evidence for the existence of God? (2/3)

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Please read Part 1 here

So, as we saw in part 1, there is no such thing as neutrality – everyone has a bias, everyone has a worldview.

The question now becomes what we do next? Do we simply say to an unbeliever, I don’t like your worldview and how you are interpreting the evidence, and you don’t like mine and how I interpret the...

Tuesday, 21 June 2016 13:07

What is the evidence for the existence of God? (1/3) Featured

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This would probably be a very easy question to answer, and yet at the same time, a fairly lengthy question to answer.

I will try to keep this as accessible as possible, and translate a lot of the jargon that gets used when talking about these things into more readily understandable ideas and explanations.

The easiest answer is: everything. (rom 1:20:...

A great time was had – and thanks especially to Ben Woodring, aka Book, for getting the almost whole gang back together. Brian, Chris, myself, Resequitur, and brigand all stopped in, and we talked Covenantal Apologetics. Ben asked us some basic questions, we shared some history, and what our motivations and experiences have been over the...

Monday, 18 April 2016 12:44

The Mythos of Racial Reconciliation

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An Introduction, and A Few Articles Examined

As the adoptive father of a teenage son who many would consider “black” (as he is the product of a “white” biological mother and a “black” biological father – who we don’t even have a name for) living in the Deep South, it is vitally important for me...

Sunday, 03 April 2016 07:36

A Cordial Challenge to Members of Races

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I’m sure the title got your attention. So let’s unpack it. I’d like to challenge you to prove (if only to yourself) not only that your particular race, but that races in general, exist. I ask this, because racism, racists, and racial identity itself depends on there being races to begin with. All of these things presuppose that...