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, 09 May 2018 00:44

The bright morning star

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28 Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming when all who are in their graves will hear His voice 29 and come out — those who have done good to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil to the resurrection of judgment (Jn 5:28-29).
As I've said on other occasions, when...

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Greg Welty's popularly aimed book on the problem of evil is available for preorder on Amazon.

Authors: Patrick Chan...

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Tuesday, 08 May 2018 01:50

Dawn of the dead

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51 And behold, the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. And the earth shook, and the rocks were split. 52 The tombs also were opened. And many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised, 53 and coming out of the tombs after his resurrection they went into the holy...

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http://whatswrongwiththeworld.net/2018/05/response_to_dr_craigs_podcast.htmlThere's a striking contrast here between Craig's engagement and Licona hiding under his bed.

Authors: steve...

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Tuesday, 08 May 2018 00:13

The Ehrmanization of evangelical scholarship

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Fundamentalist scholars have no trouble with the question.  Since they are convinced that the Bible is the inspired and inerrant word of God, then anything Jesus is said to have said in the Gospels is something that he really said.  Viola!  Jesus preached the Christian faith that his...

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Tuesday, 08 May 2018 00:06

Grave robbers!

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One thing we can say with relative certainty (even though most people – including lots of scholars!) have never thought about this or realized it, is that no one came to think Jesus was raised from the dead because three days later they went to the tomb and found it was empty.   It...

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Monday, 07 May 2018 11:22

So much for consenting adults

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During the debate over homosexual marriage, Christians asked, "Where do you draw the line? What about pedophelia?"
Indignant secular progressives responded by appealing to consenting adults. But secular progressives can't be trusted. Their position is unstable. For instance:

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Monday, 07 May 2018 04:31

Queen bee

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Beth Moore's open letter is getting a fair amount of buzz:

https://blog.lproof.org/2018/05/a-letter-to-my-brothers.html

For me, Beth Moore is just a name. I certainly don't read her stuff. But apparently she has a huge female following. A few observations:

i) The tone of her letter is like the...

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Monday, 07 May 2018 03:09

Inspiration in eclipse

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i) There are theologically moderate Bible scholars and Christian apologists who regard inerrancy as dispensable. However, to deny inerrancy is to deny the verbal plenary inspiration of Scripture. 
When people demote or dismiss inerrancy, I always wonder what they believe about inspiration. Do...

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Sunday, 06 May 2018 00:17

Monogamy, polygamy, and divorce

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But I say to you that everyone who divorces his wife, except on the ground of sexual immorality, makes her commit adultery, and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery (Mt 5:32). 
3 And Pharisees came up to him and tested him by asking, “Is it lawful to divorce one's wife for...

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Saturday, 05 May 2018 03:19

Fireflies

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I'd like to consider some stock objections to the historicity of the Gospels, using the Victorian art critic John Ruskin as a comparative reference frame. 
1. Argument from Silence
A stock objection is that if something is only mentioned in one Gospel, or if something is mentioned in the Gospels...

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Saturday, 05 May 2018 00:35

Skin for skin

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9 Then Satan answered the Lord and said, “Does Job fear God for no reason? 10 Have you not put a hedge around him and his house and all that he has, on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land. 11 But stretch out your hand and touch...

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Thursday, 03 May 2018 11:52

The boy in the barbershop

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1. I'm noncommittal on the antiquity of the universe. I'm open to old-earth creationism and new-earth creationism in that regard. A stock objection to mature creation is that it's deceptive. For instance, if the universe is only about 6-10K years old, then when we see a supernova, we're witnessing...

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Thursday, 03 May 2018 10:28

Isaiah 7:14

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Virgin Birth (Isa. 7:14)

Wegner states, "There is little doubt that Isa. 7:14 and its reuse in Matt. 1:23 is one of the most difficult problems for modern scholars."67 This stems from a growing amount of evangelicals who question whether Isaiah 7:14 prophesies about a virgin birth. To be clear,...

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Thursday, 03 May 2018 05:34

Is Compatibilism Unfounded?

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The origin of this post is from a question I asked my friends on Facebook, but I figured it would be worth expanding the audience a bit. I have heard a lot of people criticize compatibilism as being incoherent, self-contradictory, and the like, but I think it’s relatively easy to establish at least one type of compatibilism that is coherent and ought not be controversial, even....

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Thursday, 03 May 2018 01:49

FAQs

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This is a sequel to my previous post:
Given popular interest in some of these FAQs:
I decided to give some of my own answers. I've been selective. Some of the Got Questions are unimportant while others...

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Wednesday, 02 May 2018 01:43

Catholic suicide

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Here's the traditional Catholic position on suicide:
Q. 1274. What sin is it to destroy one's own life, or commit suicide, as this act is called?
A. It is a mortal sin to destroy one's own life or commit suicide, as this act is called, and persons who willfully and knowingly commit such an act die in...

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Wednesday, 02 May 2018 00:45

How to suffer well

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His father died in an airplane crash when Groothuis was eleven.
The particular cruelty of this disease is that you slowly lose your mind–and you're aware of it slipping away [in reference to his wife].
We have hope, but it's deferred.
Sixty of the psalms are laments…I'm grateful for the...

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Tuesday, 01 May 2018 03:01

Got questions?

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Christian apologists have a stock repertoire of questions and objections they field. Nothing wrong with that. However, these  are somewhat canned questions and objections. If you Google certain theological questions, the search engine will often take you to Gotquestions.org. I don't know...

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Monday, 30 April 2018 06:17

Meltdown in progress

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Apostate Dale Tuggy was really triggered by my review: 
This review is by the slandering, long-winded polemical blogger Steve Hays, of Triablogue - you can search and find this post. This sort of "critique" is what he...

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Sunday, 29 April 2018 15:54

Moving mountains or seedtime and harvest?

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While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease (Gen 8:22; cf. 9:8-17). 
13 Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it (Jn 14:13-14).
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Sunday, 29 April 2018 10:59

Spiritual impressions

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3oc735Ay2kAlthough this is satirical, it illustrates how many Christians who are technically cessationists operate with a charismatic paradigm of spiritual impressions.

Authors: steve...

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Saturday, 28 April 2018 12:29

Marriage in crisis

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1. Marriage was never risk-free, but it's currently a high-stakes game in which the odds are heavily against men. If a man fathers a child, the mother has the unilateral right to abort the child even if he wants to keep and raise the child. It's usually the wife who initiates divorce. Usually the...

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Friday, 27 April 2018 23:58

The radiance of his glory

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I'm going to comment on this article:
where Swain takes issue with Warfield's reformulation of the Trinity. Although Swain makes an intelligent case for his position, I think Warfield had a more...

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Friday, 27 April 2018 05:36

Can a true Christian have depression?

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Authors: Patrick Chan...

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