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

From the moment we wake until the time we go to sleep, we are bombarded by the benefits of science in the practical elements of everyday life. Electricity, lights, hot showers, breakfast cereals, clothing, cars, cell phones, roads, security systems, computers, communications, traffic lights,...

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Tuesday, 21 June 2016 13:14

What is the evidence for the existence of God? (3/3)

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In part 2, we had a look at a practical example, and briefly went over the “in practice/ in principle” distinction, as well as some criteria for evaluating worldview’s, however, it may be worth expanding these ideas themselves into another post to look a bit more in-depth at them, as well as some others.

In practice / In principle:...

 

Tuesday, 21 June 2016 13:10

What is the evidence for the existence of God? (2/3)

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Please read Part 1 here

So, as we saw in part 1, there is no such thing as neutrality – everyone has a bias, everyone has a worldview.

The question now becomes what we do next? Do we simply say to an unbeliever, I don’t like your worldview and how you are interpreting the evidence, and you don’t like mine and how I interpret the...

Tuesday, 21 June 2016 13:07

What is the evidence for the existence of God? (1/3) Featured

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This would probably be a very easy question to answer, and yet at the same time, a fairly lengthy question to answer.

I will try to keep this as accessible as possible, and translate a lot of the jargon that gets used when talking about these things into more readily understandable ideas and explanations.

The easiest answer is: everything. (rom 1:20:...

A great time was had – and thanks especially to Ben Woodring, aka Book, for getting the almost whole gang back together. Brian, Chris, myself, Resequitur, and brigand all stopped in, and we talked Covenantal Apologetics. Ben asked us some basic questions, we shared some history, and what our motivations and experiences have been over the...

Monday, 18 April 2016 12:44

The Mythos of Racial Reconciliation

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An Introduction, and A Few Articles Examined

As the adoptive father of a teenage son who many would consider “black” (as he is the product of a “white” biological mother and a “black” biological father – who we don’t even have a name for) living in the Deep South, it is vitally important for me...

Sunday, 03 April 2016 07:36

A Cordial Challenge to Members of Races

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I’m sure the title got your attention. So let’s unpack it. I’d like to challenge you to prove (if only to yourself) not only that your particular race, but that races in general, exist. I ask this, because racism, racists, and racial identity itself depends on there being races to begin with. All of these things presuppose that...

“Here (John 16:7-11) the Holy Spirit’s ministry is threefold: he convicts the unbeliever of his own sin, of God’s righteousness, and of his condemnation before God. The unbeliever so convicted can therefore be said to know such truths as “God exists,” “I amguilty...

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Saturday, 21 March 2015 08:58

Reconciliation, not introduction.

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2 Cor 5:17-21 ESV Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself,...

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Wednesday, 04 March 2015 10:17

To My Friends At Erskine

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What I say does not necessarily represent Erskine. I’m speaking as a Christian who is a student  at Erskine, and is interpreting Erskine’s statement, individually.

I am aware of the variety of emotions that are being experienced due to Erskine’s statement on human sexuality....

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Wednesday, 04 March 2015 10:09

Love is Love and Other Tautologies

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Love is love, right? That’s the tagline for the modern movement which seeks to redefine what, precisely, love is. There are a multitude of problems with this idea, of course, but let’s take one specific instance.

It begins, predictably, with “love has no gender.” It...

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Wednesday, 04 March 2015 01:15

Mr. White, Mr. Grey, and Mr. Black IX

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It’s been a while! We will, however, pick up from where we left off in this exchange, and examine Mr. Black’s reply to Mr. Grey.

“Well,” says Mr. Black, “this is great news indeed. I knew that the modernists were willing with us to start from human experience as the...

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Friday, 27 February 2015 20:01

Around and Around We Go

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“There are a number of frustrations associated with these objections to circularity, not the least of which is that the authors are either unaware of, or choose to ignore, the responses that have been given to them. The objections continue to be offered, without any reference to responses...

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Tuesday, 03 February 2015 21:35

The Covenantal Apologetic: Principles to Practice

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It cannot be sufficiently stressed that the covenantal apologetic is first and foremost a Reformed apologetic.  Consistently, a practitioner will be Confessional, therefore Covenantal and Calvinistic.  These are sometimes called the “3 Cs.”  This is not being stressed for...

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Monday, 02 February 2015 04:41

Jeremiah 31 and Newness

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Most Covenantal discussions revolve around what, precisely, is new about the New Covenant.  Much ink has been spilled, and literary armies have marched forth to battle on the strength of this one word.  A newer entrant to the lists has their own opinion on the matter, and believes that...

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Saturday, 10 January 2015 05:37

Have you read the Quran?

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Given the recent attention to the horrible actions taking place in Paris by Muslims, I thought I would write this post on something that I have seen come up a few times before. “Irreligious” people who tar religion, including Christianity, with the same brush and brand it all wrong and...

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Wednesday, 29 October 2014 10:44

Second Timothy 2 and Unbelief

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I recently encountered a comment on 2Tim which asserted that this passage precludes “protracted arguments with unbelievers.” The verse cited as proof of this was 2 Timothy 2:14. Unfortunately, there was no argument accompanying this statement. The additional statement was made that...

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Friday, 19 September 2014 00:16

Standing our Ground: But Not Because of Tradition

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While it might be politic to cite the opinion of someone whose idea of things is, at least superficially, similar to our own, that doesn’t negate the requirement to examine that opinion with an eye toward the presuppositional commitments of the one expressing it.  When we, as Reformed...

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Thursday, 18 September 2014 07:09

A Fond Farewell, but not Goodbye

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BK is officially retiring from active contribution here at the site. Brian Knapp has always been the man with a plan here at CH – and his wisdom and patience have always been a wonderful example.  He isn’t leaving entirely, however.  He is a good friend to us...

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Thursday, 04 September 2014 13:25

On Proper Analysis – Scott Terry and VanTillianFire

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The author, Aaron Dale, at the blog “Van Tillian Fire,” has written a critique of my much-critiqued “Dear Sye” post.  For reasons unbeknownst to me, he neglected to read the post of the following day, “The Shattered Stained Glass Window”, as well as the post...

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Thursday, 04 September 2014 06:12

Van Tilian Turf Wars (Part 2)

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Presuppositionalists are sticklers for sound apologetic methodology. But how is sound apologetic methodology discerned? Presuppositional proclivities preclude the vast majority of classical or evidentialist approaches to apologetics. That much is clear. But how does one determine who is right and...

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Wednesday, 03 September 2014 13:14

A Presuppositional Devotion

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image It is interesting to come across some very presuppositional teaching from people who don’t really fly the flag and I like to note it when I do. August 10, 2014 “For the Love of God” devotional by D. A. Carson was one such devotional. I especially appreciated his call for people...

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Sunday, 31 August 2014 13:43

The Inveterate Incoherency of Race

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Here is the problem, at root.  We talk about race – but what do we mean when we say that?  If that question sounds familiar, it should!  Before we can address the issue, we need to define the issue.  So first, what is meant by race, but secondly, from whence do we get it?...

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Tuesday, 26 August 2014 16:40

Francois Tremblay as Philosophical Flat-Earther

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Classical foundationalism is dead. But that does not stop foolish atheists like Francois Tremblay from continuing to promote such an outdated epistemological starting point. Francois Tremblay is an atheist who complains about, “Chris Bolt, who wrote a rant against the principle that,...

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Tuesday, 26 August 2014 10:00

Van Tilian Turf Wars (Part 1)

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At least three types of Van Tilian presuppositionalists have emerged from the recent surge in popularity of presuppositionalism.

Fundamentalist

The first group are the fundamentalists. Fundamentalists are not necessarily to be identified with fundamentalism in general, but rather with fundamentalist...

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