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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My interest in Dr. Zachariades’ view of theological hard determinism lies in a debate that he and I will be involved in later this spring in Charlotte, NC. He and I will be on opposing debate teams as we take up the question, Is Arminianism Heresy? The issue concerning theological hard...

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Tuesday, 16 January 2018 18:42

Why ‘Racism’ Isn’t Wrong

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Originally posted on Just Thinking...for Myself: In surveying the current socio-cultural landscape in America, it seems increasing numbers of individuals are either identifying as social justice activists or aspire to be one. What began with the protestations of one individual over perceived...

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I have been hesitant to jump into the fray regarding the James White – Michael Brown matter. However, I discovered this morning that Michael Brown is scheduled to speak at the upcoming Light the Fire Again conference this April in Toronto, Canada. The tagline for that event is, We Are...

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Saturday, 06 January 2018 08:40

The Privation Theory of Evil: Introduction

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One of the most popular and serious objections to Christianity is the argument against God from the existence of evil. If God is all-powerful, he could prevent evil. If God is perfectly good, he would prevent evil. Evil exists. Therefore, God does not exist. That is to say, the sort of God that...

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Wednesday, 27 December 2017 21:39

A Concise Response to JD Hall on Hyper-Calvinism

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The Arminian Controversy First of all, at the very beginning of his article, Hall writes, “Hyper-Calvinism is a sub-Christian doctrine. It is an enemy of Christ. If Hyper-Calvinism could be anthropomorphized into a person, he should be rounded up, hogtied and burned at the stake like Michael...

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Wednesday, 27 December 2017 05:20

A Brief Presuppositional Response to Naturalism

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If apologetics is one of your passions, and you haven’t yet read Alvin Plantinga’s book, Where the Conflict Really Lies: Science, Religion, and Naturalism, I suggest you fix that as quickly as possible. Most of what I am going to say in this short post comes from Plantinga’s work....

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Tuesday, 19 December 2017 09:31

Hernandez - Barker Q A Review

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Earlier this year, Sonny Hernandez debated Dan Barker on the question, “Does God Exist?” I recently watched this debate and found it to be somewhat unsatisfying as far as debates are concerned. The part of the debate that I think it would be most useful to review is the Q&A section....

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Friday, 15 December 2017 21:32

What is Love? 1 Cor. 13:4

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  Ἡ ἀγάπη μακροθυμεῖ, χρηστεύεται˸ ἡ ἀγάπη˸, οὐ ζηλοῖ, [ἡ...

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There has been some attention given to the recent debate on the subject of free will between Dr. Sonny Hernandez, Dr. Theodore Zachariades and Dr. Leighton Flowers and Dr. Johnathan Pritchett. The debate took place at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Houston Texas. I am not a man with...

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Saturday, 28 October 2017 01:28

Apologetic Method Matters

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Apologetic method is the outworking of one’s theological commitments or presuppositions. Since apologetics entails a defense of the message from God directed to human beings, it logically follows that one’s beliefs about the nature of God, the nature of God’s message, and the...

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Thursday, 19 October 2017 05:49

REBLOG From Nine-Marks: Church Discipline

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22 Mistakes Pastors Make in Practicing Church Discipline Article 09.18.2015 Pastors sometimes make the following mistakes regarding formal church discipline. 1. They fail to teach their congregation what church discipline is and why they should practice it. 2. They fail to practice meaningful...

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Monday, 25 September 2017 05:28

What is Your Favorite Quote: Evangelism Opportunities

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  A team building event within a human resources group that sits within a large, liberal, progressive western corporation is typically not the sort of place one sees many opportunities for sharing the gospel. But sometimes, it does. And this time, it did. I want to share this recent experience...

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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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