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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Thursday, 14 September 2017 20:56

The Bully Pulpit and a Culture of Intimidation

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On the one side, we have the Christian community, and on the other side, we have the pagan community. The Christian community is made up of those individuals whom God has personally brought into covenant relationship with himself. The pagan community, on the other hand is made up of everyone else....

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Tuesday, 12 September 2017 03:05

The Uncritical Mind – An Enemy of the Faith

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Robert Ennis defines critical thinking as “reasonable, reflective thinking that is focused on deciding what to believe or do.” What should I think about a certain claim or proposition? What should I do in a particular set of circumstances? Nancey Murphy writes, “If Christianity in...

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Sunday, 10 September 2017 22:45

Basic Overview of the Bible Tutorial

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The tutorial below is a very basic overview of the history of the Bible focusing on the period beginning with John Wycliffe and moving forward. Your feedback and welcomed and desired. History of the Bible

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Saturday, 09 September 2017 21:42

The Hazards of a Quarrelsome Outlook

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I spend a good deal of my time engaging people who are hostile to Christian belief. This includes those who outside as well as many who claim to be inside the Christian community. There is no question that we need to stand against those claims that exalt themselves against the knowledge of Christ....

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Wednesday, 06 September 2017 22:15

On Christian Certainty: Epistemic Certainty Doubt

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The main objective of this post is to interact with the Biblical teachings on the issue of doubt within the context of Christian apologetics. For some, the idea of epistemic certainty is not only an impossibility, but it is also one of the most arrogant claims anyone could make. For others,...

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Monday, 04 September 2017 00:21

Racism: A Biblical Perspective

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A lot is being written and stated these days regarding the church’s responsibility where the issue of racism is concerned. The torrent of views coming from within and without conservative evangelical circles is mind-boggling and at a minimum, disjointed and confusing. Somehow, the church has...

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Thursday, 31 August 2017 20:07

John MacArthur on Racism

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John MacArthur Interview John MacArthur, as he so often does, provides a biblically balanced view regarding the displays of racism we see taking place today. Sontag: John, how to do we respond as Evangelicals to racism?   MacArthur: We need to understand the roots of this. The roots...

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John MacArthur gives a biblical answer to Charlottesville.

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Subtitle: This is Not That This is part 2 of my review of the JD Hall – Ante Pavkovic debate. Enjoy! At 1:04 –   In his cross examination of Ante, Jordon used a Mormon website that affirms the charismata. However, Ante missed Jordon’s point completely in his rebuttal because...

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Todd Pruitt over at Mortification of Spin has said it very, very well!!!! Mortification of Spin Reblog

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Debate Proposition: The Charismatics Gifts (to include Tongues & Prophecy) have ceased to operate in the Church.   Affirmative: J.D. Hall Negative: Ante Pavkovic   In case you were unaware, another debate on the issue of the Charismatic Gifts has just taken place in Cleveland, OH....

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Thursday, 10 August 2017 20:43

The Transcendental Argument for God

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There are several methods available to the Christian for answering questions about or, challenges to, Christianity from the unbeliever. One could engage in an inductive approach which is aligned more closely with the evidentialist method of doing apologetics. This approach claims to follow the...

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Wednesday, 09 August 2017 20:49

Debating Dave Miller on Racism – Sort Of

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To be fair, I asked Dave to debate this issue with me and he did NOT respond in the official sense of “okay, let’s debate.” But he did respond and that is enough for me. The reason I am posting this exchange is that I hope to influence how you see this issue and change... Continue...

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I have often wondered about the use of Matt. 5:13-16 by some Christians who seem to think that Jesus had social or political causes in mind when he uttered the words, “you are the salt of the earth.” For some reason, we have concluded that Jesus was talking about salt as a preservative...

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Tuesday, 01 August 2017 21:26

Millennials Leaving the Church – Again (Part 2)

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I want to say a few more things about Sam Eaton and Darrell Bock’s table talk over at DTS recently on the subject of Millennials leaving the church. My first post was deliberately uncooked and quite direct. I am frustrated with “Christians” leaving the church. And I am equally...

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Monday, 31 July 2017 02:56

Millennials Leaving the Church – Again

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Reviewing Darrell Bock’s Conversation with Sam Eaton, Kat Armstrong, and Nika Spaulding   Recently Darrell Bock had three individuals on his program who identify as millennials. The gist of the program was to talk about, yet again, why millennials are leaving the Christian...

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To pick back up on Bob Siedensticker’s responses to TAG, I turn to response number 7: TAG Undercuts Itself.  Bob says, Apologists jump into a TAG presentation using logic. At the end of their argument, they conclude that God exists. Once again, Bob confuses what some apologists might do...

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In the spirit of transparency, I am not a politically oriented person. I find the political dance to be one of the most nauseating dances available. It disgusts me top to bottom. I like things to be said directly, bluntly, without ambiguity. Here is an example: You are of your father the devil, and...

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Bob Siedensticker has a way of oversimplifying, well, just about every view that he disagrees with. Bob’s first step is to oversimplify, then misrepresent and equivocate if necessary, and then refute. When it comes to the transcendental argument for God (TAG), he remains consistent in his...

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Atheist Objection # 10 Is this actually the case? Has evolutionary theory answered the question of where we came from. Bob argues: “I simply say that science has a remarkable track record for teaching us about reality, while religion has taught us absolutely nothing. Religion makes...

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Atheist Objection # 9   The very first challenge Bob the atheist will have to demonstrate is that that absolute evil exists, and he will have to do this upon the basic beliefs of his own worldview. If the God of the Bible is evil, then the atheist will have to defend the existence of... Continu...

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Sunday, 16 July 2017 20:47

Christianity is a Myth: Objection #8

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History is full of mother-child messiah cults, trinity godheads, and the like. Thus the Christian story is a myth like the rest.” [Objection #8] We now move to the eighth objection to Christianity proffered by Bob Seidensticker over at Patheos, from his blog, Cross Examined. From my...

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Friday, 14 July 2017 22:51

The Gospel Doesn’t Make Sense

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Objection #7 I now move on to atheist objection #7 as outlined and defended by Bob Seidensticker over at Patheos. I have had a chance to interact with Bob over the last few days and in my assessment, he is a run-of-the-mill nothing special kind of atheist. In other words, so far, I have not... Conti...

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Atheist Objection #6 There are two ways to respond to this argument. First, we want to understand what the argument claims. The argument claims that Christian belief is the product of cultural conditioning. Understanding an argument or objection is a very critical first step in the process of...

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Atheist Argument #5 Up to this point, I have demonstrated how the first four of Bob Seidensticker’s arguments have failed, despite his view that they logical valid. Each one has been weighed at this point and found wanting. I now come to what I would call an argument that has a serious...

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