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

The Holloway Quarterly - Apologetic Report
Martin Lloyd-Jones was against formal debates with unbelievers. Why? His first reason is that no one comes to faith through a debate. Thus, debates are not useful. However, though the debate opponent rarely comes to faith, Dr. William Lane Craig (who debates non-believers regularly) claims people...

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Tuesday, 09 October 2018 00:41

Feinberg on Natural Revelation

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"Natural revelation unveils to all humans, regardless of time and place in history, the truth that a supreme being, God, exists, and it demonstrates something of his divine attributes such as power, wisdom, and goodness. These truths are known through the use of reason applied to the created and...

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Wednesday, 26 September 2018 06:36

Alston on Truth

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"...the statement that gold is malleable is true if and only if gold is malleable. The 'content' of a statement--what it states to be the case--gives us everything we need to specify what it takes for the statement to be true. In practice this means the 'that' clause--the content specifying...

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Monday, 03 September 2018 22:26

Notes: George Bealer's The Incoherence of Empiricism

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According to George Bealer, empiricism is committed to three principles. First, an empiricist is committed to “the principle of empiricism” namely that “a person’s experiences and/or observations comprise the person’s prima facie evidence.” Second,...

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Sunday, 02 September 2018 22:16

Feser Interview

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Here's an interview with Ed Feser, author of Five Proofs of the Existence of God: Feser's presentation of the 'Aristotelian' proof is well done.

Authors: Ben Holloway...

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Monday, 23 July 2018 21:21

Feser on Scientism

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Feser on scientism
Scientism is simply not a coherent position. You cannot avoid having distinctively philosophical and extra-scientific theoretical commitments, because the very attempt to do so entails having distinctively philosophical and extra-scientific theoretical commitments. And if...

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Wednesday, 23 May 2018 22:47

If Equality, then God.

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Louis Pojman makes a convincing case for the conclusion that if there is any case for the equal dignity of human beings, then God exists:
“The doctrine that all people are of equal worth, and this endowed with inalienable rights, is rooted in our religious heritage…The originators of...

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Tuesday, 22 May 2018 22:57

A Gauntlet Thrown

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The Maverick explains:
It is often said that a human fetus is a potential human life. Not so! A human fetus is an actual human life. Consider a third-trimester human fetus, alive and well, developing in the normal way in the mother. It is potentially many things: a neonate, a two-year-old, a...

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Wednesday, 02 May 2018 01:01

If Rights, Then God.

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Victor Reppert's reconstruction of the Roe v. Wade argument is illuminating:
1. There is a constitutionally guaranteed right of privacy, of which we can be certain.2. In the case of abortion, the right of privacy must prevail unless there is a countervailing right of which we can be certain, such as...

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Wednesday, 28 March 2018 23:45

Reply To Alexander Pruss

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Alexander Pruss argues for the following: "given soft determinism, it is in principle possible to avoid culpability while still getting the exact same results whenever you don’t know prior to deliberation how you will choose. This seems absurd, and the absurdity gives us a reason to reject...

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Wednesday, 28 March 2018 22:49

PragNag

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"...pragmatism is perhaps the worst idea that philosophy ever had" says recently deceased philosopher, Jerry Fodor. Not only is it bad, but according to Fodor it is false, and necessarily so.Pragmatism suggests that rationalists have got it all the wrong way round. Instead of having thoughts about...

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Monday, 05 March 2018 20:01

Pride

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"A man’s pride will bring him low, but a humble spirit will obtain honor" (Proverbs 29:23).
Pride is a pre-occupation with oneself. It is evident in both the arrogant and the self-pitying. Its only cure is a replacement of the object of one's attention. This is both simple and difficult. "What...

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