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
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, 06 August 2018 09:05

What Dost Thou Mean “Repent”?

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The word ‘repent’ has fallen on hard times. It has the outdated feel of old English coupled with the self-righteousy tinge of soapbox preaching. There are some who have completely cut both the word and the concept of repentance out of their theology- to their own destruction. There are...

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Saturday, 14 July 2018 05:56

The Frog Video: Some History and Thoughts

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I have a fairly successful video on YouTube called Giant African Bullfrogs eating everything in sight. The views started off slow but blew up after 6 months or so. I’m not sure what I was expecting when I put it up in 2015. I probably thought it would get 100 views tops. I never expected...

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Thursday, 12 July 2018 04:29

Parker’s Penseés 1. Apologetics, Sports

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imageWhat Pascal meant for good, God meant for great! Blaise Pascal (1623-1662) was a French mathematician, philosopher, and Christian apologist. Apparently he set out to write a book to defend and commend the Christian faith but died before it’s completion. The remnants of his apologetical...

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For those who like my posts but aren’t aware that I have another blog just for book reviews, here’s a sample.

What Then Shall I Read?

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If you’ve been paying attention at all lately then you’ve heard some buzz about Jordan Peterson. If you haven’t been paying attention...

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Thursday, 14 June 2018 02:47

Should You Smack A Red-Winged Black Bird?

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BOOOONNNNKKKK!!!!!

That’s the last thing you heard before waves of fear, embarrassment, and shame came flooding into your mind. What happened? You were just buzzed by a Red-Winged Black Bird. A tiny little bird just made you look like a punk in front of everyone at the park. He nosedived in...

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Saturday, 26 May 2018 02:34

A Clarkian and A Van Tillian discuss TAG

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I recently had a short dialogue with Doug Douma, author of The Presbyterian Philosopher: The Authorized Biography of Gordon H. Clark, concerning Van Til’s Transcendental Argument for God. Doug is a “Clarkian” and I am a “Vantillian” yet we were able to have a friendly...

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image“According to the principle of Protestantism, man’s consciousness of self and of objects presupposes for their intelligibility the consciousness of God. In asserting this we are not thinking of psychological and temporal priority. We are thinking only of the question as to what is the...

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imageMy nephew Lukas is one of the sweetest little boys you could ever meet. He cares for people way more than I do, and in that sense I have a lot to learn from him. There are so many stories I could share about this little dude but the one that comes right to my mind is the Father’s Day song....

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Saturday, 05 May 2018 03:09

A Christian Apologist Manifesto

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imageThe fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, knowledge, and understanding; knowledge of the Holy One is insight. In Christ is hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge, so we honor Christ the Lord as holy in our hearts, always being prepared to give a reason for our hope in him. Yet we...

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Wednesday, 25 April 2018 05:24

Making Sense of Reason

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“It has been intimated that fallen man is both irrationalist and rationalist, and at the same time. His irrationalism rests upon his metaphysical assumption that reality is controlled by or is an expression of pure chance. His rationalism is based upon the assumption that reality is wholly...

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image“The master heresy is subjectivism. It is the parent of all the others, for only after the objective truth is denied are we “free” to recreate new “truths” in the image of our own desires. Only when we fall asleep to the real world are we “free” to dream...

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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...

taken from lovethesepics.com This post is for my Christian brothers and sisters. I want to get you to think about what you believe. Are you an evangellyfish? Well I guess that all depends on what I mean by that. Think with me about the characteristics of jellyfish. They are soft, squishy, not a whole ton of substance to them. They drift along with...

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