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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Tuesday, 04 August 2015 19:49

Euthanasia and capital punishment

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Many people who oppose capital punishment are the same people who support assisted suicide. A stock objection to capital punishment is the risk of executing the innocent. If you're wrong, they don't get a second chance.

But when it comes to assisted suicide, you know that you're killing the innocent. They weren't even convicted of a serious

Tuesday, 04 August 2015 12:25

Nate Shannon's one-trick pony show

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Nate Shannon recently published an article ("The epistemology of divine conceptualism") which I will comment on:
The principle concern I have has to do with the incomprehensibility of God.
What a surprise! Yet another rerun of Shannon's one-trick pony show.
One problem is that he doesn't bother to define what he means by the incomprehensibility of
Tuesday, 04 August 2015 12:18

I shall be like that tree, I shall die at the top

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NT scholars typically think "Jesus traditions" were initially transmitted orally. More liberal scholars think this was creative oral tradition; more conservative scholars think this was oral history, based on retentive living memory. Oral cultures foster a retentive memory.

Occasionally, you have a maverick scholar like Alan Millard who thinks

Tuesday, 04 August 2015 12:00

Scripturalism's Cartesian deceiver

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Ryan Hedrich has written a post that's in part a taxonomy of Scripturalist positions, as well as interacting with my analysis:

http://unapologetica.blogspot.com/2015/08/classifying-and-clarifying.html

Before engaging his post, I'll begin with some definitions:

i) Knowledge:

Traditionally, knowledge was defined as true belief. However, that's

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