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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Wednesday, 15 August 2018 19:19

“Pope Francis”: “We are full of homosexuals”

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Here are multiple sources, isolating a key problem in the Roman Catholic Church:Ruth Institute on Clergy Sex Abuse Scandal
Is the current Catholic sex abuse scandal related to homosexuality?Yes. The current scandal includes mostly revelations about male on male sexual abuse of seminarians, where the...

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Wednesday, 15 August 2018 18:58

Reverend John William Wellinger

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My wife and I were married in a civil ceremony on June 1, 1987. But being good Catholics at the time, we wanted to “get married in the Church”. So after a couple of years living in Memphis, with our small son Jeremy, Beth and I traveled back to Pittsburgh, and we re-joined my home...

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Wednesday, 15 August 2018 18:20

A Credible “Proposition”

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In October 1984, I was accepted into a program to study for the priesthood by the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh. As a recent college graduate, who hadn’t majored in philosophy, I would be required to complete a year-long program of philosophy, prior to entering the theological seminary. I...

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Wednesday, 15 August 2018 12:14

Catholic catch-22

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Even though we live in the information age, where there's so much scrutiny, it's striking how the Catholic church was able to get away with so much for so long. Just imagine how much greater the scale of corruption and abuse in past centuries prior to the information age. Imagine what happened...

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Wednesday, 15 August 2018 11:22

Catholic consiglieri

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Ed Condon
A few people have asked me if I am not concerned about damage to the Church, and to her moral authority. I am not. The Church itself, and her authority, rests on God and his plan of salvation. The gates of hell will not prevail against it.

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Wednesday, 15 August 2018 02:26

Marry your rapist law

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Citing Biblical injunctions (particularly Exodus 22:16–17 and Deuteronomy 22:25–30)...
I've discussed the Deuteronomic passages before:

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Wednesday, 15 August 2018 00:39

Puzzling numbers

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A stock objection to the inerrancy of Scripture is the presence of apparently unrealistic numbers as well as numerical discrepancies between different books. In some cases this can be chalked up to scribal error, but there seems to be a more pervasive pattern. Here's an interesting observation:
It...

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Wednesday, 15 August 2018 00:23

Aisha

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1. I believe White is responding to Steve Camp. It's my impression that Camp engages in virtue-signaling rather than serious apologetics or evangelistic outreach. This is just sending a message to other people that he's tough on Islam.

2. In addition, I agree with White that there are many other...

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Tuesday, 14 August 2018 23:40

Duplication

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In general, Internet atheists copy each other. Most of them are reading from the same script. They raise the same formulaic objections to Christianity. 
Logically, that means you only need to refute their script one time. If there are 10,000 duplicate scripts, it's only necessary to refute one...

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Tuesday, 14 August 2018 13:12

Runaway plane

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For those who find Catholicism appealing, a major source of appeal is the notion of a living oracle. It's a nice idea. No doubt most Bible commentators wish they could interview the Bible writer they strive to interpret.
There are some familiar challenges for Protestants. A few books of the canon...

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Tuesday, 14 August 2018 02:11

Parachurch ministry

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1. Are parachurch ministries biblically warranted? To begin with, what are parachurch ministries? Examples include apologetic/countercult organizations, publishing, campus ministry, athletic outreach, evangelistic organizations, Christian media, hospital chaplains, educational institutions, and...

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Monday, 13 August 2018 11:19

An apologetic shortcut

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A popular atheist trope is to act as though Christians must run through a long list of pagan gods and disprove them one-by-one. 
i) To begin with, it isn't always necessary to directly disprove something in order to disprove it. It's unnecessary to send probes to Mercury or Pluto to disprove...

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Monday, 13 August 2018 10:22

I confess

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Confessions, in the 17th century, were not seen as candy-store-like documents from which a person could take some from one, some from the other, and still some from another, and formulate their own theology in isolation from a historical church tradition. That way of thinking is relatively...

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Monday, 13 August 2018 10:16

Defer to your husband

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13 Be subject for the Lord's sake to every human institution, whether it be to the emperor as supreme, 14 or to governors as sent by him to punish those who do evil and to praise those who do good. 15 For this is the will of God, that by doing good you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish...

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Monday, 13 August 2018 01:07

Make men masculine again

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"In a sort of ghastly simplicity we remove the organ and demand the function. We make men without chests and expect of them virtue and enterprise. We laugh at honour and are shocked to find traitors in our midst. We castrate and bid the geldings be fruitful." - C.S. Lewis.

Authors: Patrick Chan...

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Sunday, 12 August 2018 11:10

Betting on a dark horse

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There are different approaches to Christian apologetics. One approach is evidential. I don't mean in the brand name sense of evidential apologetics. I just mean in the generic sense of stressing the evidence for Christianity in contrast to the evidence against atheism or other religious options....

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Saturday, 11 August 2018 13:26

Modal collapse

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I'm going to comment on a post by Joshua Sommer:
. . . if God is identical with his essence, then God cannot know or do anything different from what he knows and does. He can have no contingent knowledge or action, for...

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Saturday, 11 August 2018 04:15

Stanley interview

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Jonathan Merritt recently interviewed Andy Stanley:
Stanley's an intellectual lightweight, but he's influential, which is why it's important to evaluate his statements.
1. Introducing the program, Merritt acted like the Enlightenment brought reason and...

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Saturday, 11 August 2018 01:46

Lectures on Revelation

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Friday, 10 August 2018 13:14

Good truths and true goods

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There's a cliche that's often spouted by Christian apologists: follow the evidence wherever it leads. 
Up to a point that's wise advice although it can suffer from a naive positivism. 
Problem is, Christian philosophers and apologists often discuss the true in separation from the good. They...

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Friday, 10 August 2018 13:09

The Prime Directive

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I was asked to comment on the Prime Directive. As someone who watched TOS when it premiered, as well as watching a number of spinoffs, that question has a certain nostalgia. I doubt any deep thought went into whatever TV producer concocted the Prime Directive. I assume it was one of those on the...

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Friday, 10 August 2018 04:34

The Overlooked Science of Genealogical Ancestry

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Although he's a theistic evolutionist, he concedes the scientific possibility of a first human breeding pair by special creation.

Authors: steve...

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