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

Sunday, 20 December 2015 11:49

Do Christians And Muslims Worship The Same God?

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The short answer is that it depends on what you mean by “same” and “God” in this case. I’ve seen cases for “no” and for “yes” posted by smarter folks than me since a Wheaton professor got in trouble for implying this was the case. Much of this seems to turn on the understanding of

Tim Minchin has a lot of objections to Christianity that he presents his Christmas tune White Wine In The Sun:


But put that aside and you get to this part of the song where he addresses his infant daughter:

And you, my baby girlMy jetlagged infant daughter You’ll be handed round the room Like a puppy at a primary schoolAnd you won’t

Friday, 11 December 2015 19:23

The Continuity of Philosophy

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I mentioned before about the History of Philosophy Without Any Gaps podcast as a great survey of the history of philosophy. One thing that stands out is that I do not think that either of the two popular stories we tell ourselves about the history of (especially Western) philosophy stand up all that well. There is the account that praises the

Saturday, 19 September 2015 19:35

Lessons From Leithart’s Apology

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In relation to one of the incidents that I posted about last time, Peter Leithart has posted an apology on his Facebook page. I do not like to level accusations and then not post something that might be considered response. So even though I didn’t mention Leithart myself, clicking on the link I posted, would have brought up his name. Here is

Tuesday, 15 September 2015 18:11

Doug Wilson And Child Molesters

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Doug Wilson, from what I have read of his blog and so on, relishes the opportunity to attack his opponents, more so than even most polemicists on the internet (which is saying something). I do not think he could contain his glee if it was found that some bleeding heart liberal denomination was marrying a convicted pedophile who had stated that he

Thursday, 27 August 2015 20:54

Thoughts About Religious Celebrities On Ashley Madison

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This is all over, and I’m not sure too much more needs to be said about Josh Duggar being on a site dedicated to adultery. One thing though that I should like to note is that there has been the tendency to insinuate that the Duggar’s upbringing in the extreme “Quiverfull” movement was somehow the cause of his infidelity.