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

Parker's Pensées - Apologetic Report

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It’s Thunder Thursday folks! Check out the latest SoT podcast with my brother Joel and I. On this episode we discuss “triggering” and when a christian should take offense, if at all.

Episode 3: When Should Christians Get Offended?

Episode 2: How Our Cognitive Faculties Conflict...

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Friday, 23 August 2019 13:19

Why Take Yourself So Seriously?

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It should be no surprise to anyone reading this that we currently live in an ‘outrage culture’ (also known as a ‘call-out culture’). According to that bastion of cultural wisdom, Urban Dictionary, outrage culture is:

“When people play the victim card and bend over...

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Friday, 09 August 2019 08:47

What Is Christian Theology?

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I initially started this blog because I had some stuff to say about theology and I wanted to say it in creative, down-to-earth ways. But throughout my growth as a thinker, many of my posts have lost their down-to-earthiness. How shall this down-to-earthiness be restored? Are my blog posts no longer...

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New episode of Sons of Thunder! My brother Joel and I talk about arguments against naturalism from two of the great Christian thinkers, C.S. Lewis and Alvin Plantinga.

https://anchor.fm/the-think-podcast/episodes/Sons-of-Thunder-2—Naturalism-vs–Evolution-Two-Arguments-from-C–S&ndash...

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As most of my readers already know, when it comes to Cornelius Van Til I’m pretty much a sycophant. But, As an evangelical Christian apologist, I also have to read C.S. Lewis on the regular and quote him at least once in all of my papers and blog posts. These two guys are my dudes. Although...

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Here it is folks! After yesrs of talk, my brother Joel and I finally started our podcast. This first episode is a general introduction to us and an introduction to apologetics. We discuss various reasons for why we practice what is known as ‘presuppositional apologetics’ (which should...

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Friday, 31 May 2019 00:31

Counseling Job in His Affliction

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Part two of my final paper for Dr. Feinberg’s “Problem of Evil” class was a short paper on how to give pastoral counsel Job in the midst of his affliction. This prompt forces us to deal with the religious problem of evil rather than the intellectual problem. Any problem of evil...

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“But I would not talk endlessly about facts and more facts without ever challenging the nonbeliever’s philosophy of fact.” -Cornelius Van Til, The Defense of the Faith, 257.

“The result of our historical enquires thus depends on the philosophical views which we have been...

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The Apostle Paul’s letter to the Romans is one of the most influential and theologically rich Epistles given from God to His Church. Since that is the case, Romans 1:16 and 17- as they set up the theme of the entire Epistle- are two of the most important verses to understand if we want to...

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If God is all knowing, if He is all powerful, and if He is good, then He’d have to stop any and all instances of evil, wouldn’t He? He would know about all evil, He would be able to stop all evil, and He would want to stop all evil, therefore since God exists there should be no evil,...

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“What huge imago made a psychopathic god” -W.H. Auden

The phrase “repent of your sins” is a common expression today, especially amongst Evangelical Christians. But when asked, “what is a sin” the common Evangelical answer is “missing the mark”. And...

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Friday, 25 January 2019 01:05

“As Kant Could Have Shown…”

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This is a short assignment I presented to my Analytic Theology class which is being taught by Dr. James Arcadi here at TEDS. In it, I interact with Andrew Chignell’s proposed solution for the Analytic theologian to the problem of what “Kant has shown”.

Whether it’s round...

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Friday, 04 January 2019 05:05

Who Is Man That We Should Be Mindful of Him?

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This post was originally a paper I wrote for Dr. Kevin Vanhoozer’s class ST 5201 God of The Gospel. We had a 2,000 word limit- so chill. I hope you to enjoy! Leave me your thoughts in a comment.

What does it mean to be human?

Countless hours have been spent by a legion of individuals working...

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Maverick is a Greater Swiss Mountain Dog and he’s an absolute brute. He is a really sweet boy and would never intentionally hurt anyone. However, watching him pulverize and scarf down a half chicken for lunch engenders a greater sense of reverence with each crunch. He’s not mean or...

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This post was originally a paper I wrote for Dr. Scott Manetsch’s church history class on Calvin at TEDS. Hope you enjoy!

B.B. Warfield famously proclaimed that Augustine gave us the Reformation, “…the Reformation, inwardly considered, was just the ultimate triumph of...

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Saturday, 08 December 2018 04:58

Are There Only Propositions in This Text?

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imageThis post is a short dialogue paper that I wrote for Dr. Vanhoozer’s ST 5201 – God of the Gospel. We were instructed to write a short conversation (1500 word limit) between two theologians on a topic in which they disagreed. I choose Dr. Vanhoozer, himself, and one of my personal...

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imageThis post is paper I wrote for a philosophy of religion class at TEDS. I figured since I haven’t had time to blog since starting my Theological Studies degree, I might as well share my papers with you. Hope you enjoy.

If God exists, how can there be evil in the world? This age-old dilemma,...

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Monday, 25 July 2016 14:42

Porn and Prejudice  Featured

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What does porn have to do with prejudice? Is this just a click bait ploy? Is it just a convenient twist on pride and prejudice? Well, It’s my contention that pornography has the same root issue as racial prejudice. At the core of each of these is the same nastiness, they’re both dehumanizing issues, Imago Dei issues. Most of us...

Monday, 18 July 2016 14:04

We Don’t Want To Believe

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Fall 2015 talking about God on a campus in Puerto Rico with some great guys I met

We don’t want to believe in God. If you look at the stats worldwide and even in the United States you might come to another conclusion. “Most people actually do believe in God, Park”. So let me expand on what I’m saying, most people don’t...

Monday, 11 July 2016 11:41

These Self-Evident Truths  Featured

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There is a lot of craziness going on lately. To many this is not new craziness but just the same old injustice made public. We are dichotomized by our different alliances and we are tired and uneasy. To those who apathetic at this time, well this post isn’t for you. I’m not exactly sure why you’re not feeling anything, I could...

Tuesday, 28 June 2016 14:53

Love is? 

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What’s love? Seriously, what is it? Have you ever given that any serious thought? Maybe you have, but I’m going to go out on a limb and guess most of us haven’t sat down and tried to define Love. Today we just make assertions based on the assumption that we all have the same definitions, especially when it comes to love. Today...

Monday, 20 June 2016 15:29

Complaining To Relate 

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Today we complain to relate to one another. Think about it, what do you and your friends talk about most? Well, probably how this sucks and that blows and how things should be different. I’m guilty of it as well so don’t hear me riding on my high horse, I’m with you. When there’s a break in the convo, complaint. When...

Monday, 13 June 2016 11:32

What Do You Believe? 

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This picture is like our worldview, from it we view the world but we harldy ever take time to examine our foundations

They say there are a two things you don’t talk about at a dinner party: politics and religion. Well “they” are stupid. Our political stance and our religious views are some of our most foundational beliefs. I guess...

Thursday, 02 June 2016 09:38

When You Ask For Proof That God Exists

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Everyone is entitled to my own opinion. That’s one of my dad’s old lines but I’m afraid it’s become true of my generation. We all have these preconceived notions, we have presuppositions, we have our own basic heart commitments, we each have a framework by which we view all of life, a worldview. Today we all speak out of...

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