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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Here’s my summary of the Trinitarian theology of Gregory of Nyssa which I accidentally prepared for a PhD course I’m in at TEDS taught by Dr. Thomas McCall called Trinity and Atonement. I thought we had to do a summary every week but we don’t. So this was a waste, unless you read...

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Monday, 13 January 2020 03:21

Summary of Augustine’s De Trinitate

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Here is a very short summary paper I presented in Dr. McCall’s ST 9000 Trinity and Atonement course at TEDS. I had to summarize Augustine’s On The Trinityin 1,000 words. It was difficult. Here you go, enjoy!

In his masterful work, De Trinitate, Augustine embarked on a rigorous...

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A significant challenge for the evangelical Christian has arisen as of late in the person of Dr. Jordan B. Peterson, specifically, the challenge of understanding his views on God generally, and Christianity specifically. How should evangelicals view Peterson? Is he the second coming of a Francis...

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Here it is! I promised some of you on social media that I would write a paper in seminary on Harambe- I’m a man of my word. Here’s a slightly adapted case study paper I wrote for my Theological Ethics professor, Dr. Luy. We were told to give a narrative piece setting up an ethical...

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Wednesday, 13 November 2019 03:09

Why Team Jesus? Part II

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Check out part II of my primer on apologetics for Athletes In Action. Why Team Jesus? Part II

Authors: Parker's Pensées...

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Friday, 08 November 2019 00:53

A Primer on Apologetics

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Check out my latest post which is a primer on triperspectival apologetics for the Athletes In Action blog

 

Authors: Parker's Pensées...

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Here’s the outline for my presentation on Charles Taylor in my TEDS course, Religion in the Modern World taught my Dr. Harold Netland.

A Brief Overview and engagement with Charles Taylor’s chapter, “Western Secularity” in Rethinking Secularismby Calhoun,...

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As humans, we are intellectual, volitional, and emotional beings. We have a rational mind by which to think, we have a will or capacity for agency by which we act, and we have emotions which lead us to punch stuff or eat bad food when we’re upset. But as fallen and finite human beings, we...

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Thursday, 19 September 2019 02:49

Are We Living In a Computer Simulation?

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Are we living in a computer simulation? Are we just a video game being played by some snot-noised kid on Alpha Centauri? This idea, or family of ideas, is known as The Simulation Hypothesis and it has been gaining more and more traction since philosopher Nick Bostrom wrote his 2003 paper “Are...

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It’s Thunder Thursday folks! Check out the latest SoT podcast with my brother Joel and I. On this episode we discuss “triggering” and when a christian should take offense, if at all.

Episode 3: When Should Christians Get Offended?

Episode 2: How Our Cognitive Faculties Conflict...

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Friday, 23 August 2019 13:19

Why Take Yourself So Seriously?

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It should be no surprise to anyone reading this that we currently live in an ‘outrage culture’ (also known as a ‘call-out culture’). According to that bastion of cultural wisdom, Urban Dictionary, outrage culture is:

“When people play the victim card and bend over...

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Friday, 09 August 2019 08:47

What Is Christian Theology?

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I initially started this blog because I had some stuff to say about theology and I wanted to say it in creative, down-to-earth ways. But throughout my growth as a thinker, many of my posts have lost their down-to-earthiness. How shall this down-to-earthiness be restored? Are my blog posts no longer...

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New episode of Sons of Thunder! My brother Joel and I talk about arguments against naturalism from two of the great Christian thinkers, C.S. Lewis and Alvin Plantinga.

https://anchor.fm/the-think-podcast/episodes/Sons-of-Thunder-2—Naturalism-vs–Evolution-Two-Arguments-from-C–S&ndash...

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As most of my readers already know, when it comes to Cornelius Van Til I’m pretty much a sycophant. But, As an evangelical Christian apologist, I also have to read C.S. Lewis on the regular and quote him at least once in all of my papers and blog posts. These two guys are my dudes. Although...

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Here it is folks! After yesrs of talk, my brother Joel and I finally started our podcast. This first episode is a general introduction to us and an introduction to apologetics. We discuss various reasons for why we practice what is known as ‘presuppositional apologetics’ (which should...

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Friday, 31 May 2019 00:31

Counseling Job in His Affliction

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Part two of my final paper for Dr. Feinberg’s “Problem of Evil” class was a short paper on how to give pastoral counsel Job in the midst of his affliction. This prompt forces us to deal with the religious problem of evil rather than the intellectual problem. Any problem of evil...

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“But I would not talk endlessly about facts and more facts without ever challenging the nonbeliever’s philosophy of fact.” -Cornelius Van Til, The Defense of the Faith, 257.

“The result of our historical enquires thus depends on the philosophical views which we have been...

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The Apostle Paul’s letter to the Romans is one of the most influential and theologically rich Epistles given from God to His Church. Since that is the case, Romans 1:16 and 17- as they set up the theme of the entire Epistle- are two of the most important verses to understand if we want to...

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If God is all knowing, if He is all powerful, and if He is good, then He’d have to stop any and all instances of evil, wouldn’t He? He would know about all evil, He would be able to stop all evil, and He would want to stop all evil, therefore since God exists there should be no evil,...

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“What huge imago made a psychopathic god” -W.H. Auden

The phrase “repent of your sins” is a common expression today, especially amongst Evangelical Christians. But when asked, “what is a sin” the common Evangelical answer is “missing the mark”. And...

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Monday, 25 July 2016 14:42

Porn and Prejudice  Featured

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What does porn have to do with prejudice? Is this just a click bait ploy? Is it just a convenient twist on pride and prejudice? Well, It’s my contention that pornography has the same root issue as racial prejudice. At the core of each of these is the same nastiness, they’re both dehumanizing issues, Imago Dei issues. Most of us...

Monday, 18 July 2016 14:04

We Don’t Want To Believe

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Fall 2015 talking about God on a campus in Puerto Rico with some great guys I met

We don’t want to believe in God. If you look at the stats worldwide and even in the United States you might come to another conclusion. “Most people actually do believe in God, Park”. So let me expand on what I’m saying, most people don’t...

Monday, 11 July 2016 11:41

These Self-Evident Truths  Featured

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There is a lot of craziness going on lately. To many this is not new craziness but just the same old injustice made public. We are dichotomized by our different alliances and we are tired and uneasy. To those who apathetic at this time, well this post isn’t for you. I’m not exactly sure why you’re not feeling anything, I could...

Tuesday, 28 June 2016 14:53

Love is? 

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What’s love? Seriously, what is it? Have you ever given that any serious thought? Maybe you have, but I’m going to go out on a limb and guess most of us haven’t sat down and tried to define Love. Today we just make assertions based on the assumption that we all have the same definitions, especially when it comes to love. Today...

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