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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“Unless I believe in God, I can’t believe in thought: so I can never use thought to disbelieve in God.” -C.S. Lewis, The Case for Christianity, pg. 32

C.S. Lewis is one of the most popular Christian apologists of the 20th century, and arguably, one of the most read apologists of...

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Friday, 10 November 2017 07:44

Wisdom 

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I will guide your steps So your way is not hampered. But I’m not with the sluggard, Nor with the pampered.

Come to my house Ye simple and clever. I’ll help to establish Your every endeavor.

Share in my fruits, I’m offered to all. But humble yourself Or you surely will fall.

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The Euthyphro Dilemma is interesting enough on it’s own, but recently it became even more interesting for me when I stumbled upon somewhat of a debate between C.S. Lewis and Cornelius Van Til, two of my favorite Christian apologists. While I find a lot of similarity in the thought of these...

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Friday, 06 October 2017 04:34

Will Dogs Be In Heaven? 

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Will dogs be in Heaven? More importantly, will my dog be in Heaven? Will Scruffy be waiting for me at the pearly gates, ready to lick my face and beg for “people food”? 

Let me preface this post by expounding a bit on my love for these wonderful creatures. Some of you had to beg...

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Wednesday, 27 September 2017 13:26

Is The Christian Faith Rational? 

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Moderator: Ok gents take your seats. I want to start by thanking you for coming to our round table discussion today. As you all know from your invites, we have a fun topic today: “Is the Christian faith rational?” Our structure will be fairly informal but I will be guiding our...

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Monday, 25 September 2017 06:06

The Goal of Christian Apologetics 

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imageApologetics, Christian Apologetics, should be just that- Christian. Like I’ve said in my other posts on the subject, apologetics comes from the Greek word apologia and is most readily associated with “the defense of the faith”. But the biblical depiction is much more than mere...

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Thursday, 14 September 2017 06:26

Spurgeon On Philosophy 

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Charles Haddon Spurgeon was quite a character. A bearded, boisterous Brit who loved a good cigar and preached his lunges out to the glory of God. Preaching in the mid to late 1800s, Spurge become known as a staunch Particular Baptist (read Calvinist), and a bold figure in general. Today, he is...

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Thursday, 14 September 2017 04:32

The Potter and The Clay

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God is the Potter And I am the clay. A constant reminder,  That I need today.    He pieced me together, In His image I’m formed.  He continually shapes me, From dust I’ve been born. 

But, over the Potter, What right has the clay? Should the pot ask it’s...

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Friday, 08 September 2017 01:19

I Just Wanna Know Everything. 

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I just wanna know everything, my Lord, I just wanna know it all.  Birds and fish and creeping things, Knowing is my call.

I just wanna know everything my Lord, Reality in all it’s parts, Science, reason, law, and language, History, and all the arts. 

Teach me how to know, my Lord, Teac...

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Thursday, 31 August 2017 08:23

Fighting Fallacies | Equivocation 

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We continue our series with another informal fallacy: equivocation. Equivocation is a fallacy of language, it’s informal because it isn’t a mistake in the logical form of an argument, rather it has to do with the language used in the argument. Unlike some of the other fallacies...

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Tuesday, 22 August 2017 13:50

Should We Believe That Roses Are Real?

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Roses are red, Violets are blue, Subjectivism means you can’t know what is true. 

“Roses are Red”, we hear it all the time. It’s the most cliche way to begin a poem, but is it true? Are roses really red? Do roses really exist? Can we know that roses are really red? How...

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Wednesday, 02 August 2017 14:25

Logic and Lily Pads 

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For the past couple of years I’ve been studying logic in order to sharpen my mind, appraise arguments, and help me develop arguments of my own. I’ve also been slowly marching through the works of C.S. Lewis. While these two topics were formerly unrelated, they both converged last year...

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Wednesday, 02 August 2017 09:10

Simplicity 

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God is simple, yes, it’s true!  God’s not like me or you.

He has no parts, no arm or leg. This doctrine is not hard to peg.

This does not speak of knowledge or wisdom, Just that God’s not a complex system. 

He doesn’t need eyes to aid his seeing, No composition in His...

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Monday, 31 July 2017 09:10

I Believe In Order to Understand 

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You are God and I am not,  this is the linchpin. You are necessary and I’m contingent;  the Creator/creature distinction. 

You wrote the story from eternity past,  The who’s and what’s and when. You set up kings and tear ‘em down  with a swipe of your...

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“Let another praise you, and not your own mouth; A stranger, and not your own lips.” Proverbs 27:2 

Don’t brag on yourself. Don’t boast. Don’t talk yourself up. Don’t be cocky, smug, arrogant, or proud. These are all things I’ve learned from...

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Saturday, 15 July 2017 03:12

A Lovely Argument for The Existence of God

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What is love?  We write all sorts of songs and poems dedicated to this mystical word “love”, but do we know what it is? We’ve heard from recent ad campaigns that love has no genders, love has no race, love has no disability, love has no age, and that love has no religion....

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Thursday, 13 July 2017 04:34

Another Apologist’s Evening Prayer 

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Lord give me knowledge,  apprehension of truth, Understanding and wisdom,  I don’t care if it’s couth.

Teach me to honor  Christ in my heart,  To never mistake  the horse and the cart.

I will not succumb  to the neutrality they’re demanding I stand with...

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Wednesday, 21 June 2017 09:54

Terrible Terriers 

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They bark, they yap, they yip, they yarp,   These dogs, they do not quit! They’ll eat you out of house and home,  And on your floor they’ll… poop.

Short and stout, with chest puffed out,  They rule your house as lord.  That is until, that noise so shrill, &...

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We’ve looked at the Abusive ad hominem fallacy already in an earlier post, but there are plenty of close relatives in the ad hominem family that need further explanation. You’ll remember that an ad hominem fallacy is an informal fallacy because it has to do with the language of the...

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Sunday, 11 June 2017 09:57

My New Toy 

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My new toy is awesome,   It lights up my mind. It staves off the skeptic,  the willfully blind. 

I use it for choosing,  and even for finding, It hides while I’m snoozing   but everywhere- binding. 

It’s tethered to feelings  as well as the...

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Friday, 09 June 2017 06:31

Isla Del Encanta: Fear’s Nightmare 

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The pile of clothes on that cold, tile floor was exceptionally large that night. The off-white layers of ticky-tacky paint was all that was left on the closet shelves. The poorly made and especially poorly assembled brown bookcase stood awkwardly erect and empty at the foot of the painfully small...

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Wednesday, 07 June 2017 02:10

Does Everything Happen For A Reason? 

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I hate clichés as much as-if not more than- the next guy, but not all clichés are created equal. So let’s not judge a cliché by it’s cover, it’s the thought that counts, right? I guess time will tell. Right now I want to take some time to consider a...

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Of all the fallacies tossed around today, the abusive ad hominem is the most malevolent. I know in my last Fighting Fallacies post I said that the straw man fallacy is the most prevalent today, but this one really gives it a run for it’s dishonest money. The abusive ad hominem fallacy is...

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Thursday, 18 May 2017 09:56

God Saves All Whom He Draws 

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“No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him.” -Jesus, The Gospel according to John, Chapter 6, verse 44 

Who does God the Father draw to His Son? This has been an in house debate amongst Christians for some time now. In this post, I’m going to argue...

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Sunday, 14 May 2017 09:14

Fighting Fallacies | The Straw Man 

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“That’s a straw man!” We hear this phrase tossed around all the time and it’s gotta be the most common fallacy out there, but what is the Straw Man Fallacy? In order to define this specific fallacy we first need to understand a few key terms like logic, reason, argument, and...

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