Monthly Archives: September 2010

Why We Can’t Blame Greek Philosophy

Yesterday I again heard a rather old accusation. The claim is that Christian theology borrowed from Greek philosophy, and that if we merely got our teachings from the Bible then we wouldn’t be teaching such-and-so. The claim that “they got … Continue reading

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Islam in Dearborn: Christians Acquitted (Mostly)

The four Christians who were arrested in Dearborn, Michigan for talking to people at the Arab festival were acquitted of most of the charges. See the story here.

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New Testament Accuracy: Dr. Luke

In the New Testament the books of Luke and Acts were written by the same person, Luke, a greek-educated physician. His style of greek shows that he was quite educated, and from Acts we can have an idea of what … Continue reading

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Descartes Never Believed It

Rene Descartes is attributed with starting modern philosophy. With his Meditations he asked questions of methodical doubt, questioning whether he could really know any of his sense data. In his methodical doubt, he tried to doubt everything, including whether he … Continue reading

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How Does Metaphysics Relate to Other Sciences?

Metaphysics is the most abstract of anything you could study. By metaphysics we are not speaking of the weird section of the used book store. We use the term in the classic sense, which is an area of philosophy that … Continue reading

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Influence of Christianity on Europe

In Dinesh D’Souza’s book What’s So Great About Christianity? he documents the foundations of not just Europe, but of all of western civilization. The following is a good example. Speaking of the beginnings of Christian influence in Europe, D’Souza says  “Slowly and surely, … Continue reading

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The French parlament has banned full-face coverings in public places. For the story, click here. This is in direct response to the massive culture conflict between traditional French and the large influx of Muslims, who are steadily changing the culture.

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Apologetic Tip

I keep getting reminded of the necessity of checking out the critics’ claims. Last week an atheist made a claim about what the scriptures said, and upon investigation it turns out he was misquoting the verse just slightly enough to … Continue reading

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Absolute Truth or Relative Truth?

Author and university professor Allan Bloom published a landmark book way back in 1987 called The Closing of the American Mind. In it, he claims that the modern view of education has in fact closed people’s minds, and this all … Continue reading

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Theistic Evolution

I saw a Youtube video from some group of biologists who were responding to the documentary Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed. These people were apparently Christians who were also biologists, and their point was that there is no incompatability between Christianity … Continue reading

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Burning the Quran, Insulting Religion, Proper Reaction

As this is written, there is a small church is Florida which is threatening to burn some copies of the Quran in a few days. Muslims around the world are indignant, have been holding public protests, and threatening to kill … Continue reading

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Intelligent Design

You likely have at least heard about the Intelligent Design movement. In a nutshell, it proposes that the universe is so intricate that it had to have been designed by intelligence rather than random chance. Some have labeled it “thinly … Continue reading

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Stephen Hawking: Did The Universe Bring Itself Into Existence?

There have been recent news releases about an upcoming book by Stephen Hawking. According to the news articles, Hawking’s book, The Grand Design, apparently holds that once there was nothing, then out of the nothing something caused itself to exist. Many … Continue reading

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It Seems To Me……Bible Critics Don’t Have Much of a Complaint

Bible critics are full of complaints about the Bible. There are plenty of critics. In fact, you could stand in the middle of a field, put on a blindfold, and swing a dead cat, and you’ll likely hit four or … Continue reading

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Obama & Religion: Some Discernment Needed

Chuck Norris writes a column for the WordNetDaily webnews site. He recently did a series on Obama. One of the columns evaluated a lengthy interview Barak Hussein Obama did on his religious beliefs. The interview was prior to his run … Continue reading

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Aquinas, Free Choice, and Divine Sovereignty, Part 1

Thomas Aquinas dealt with the issue of divine sovereignty and man’s free choice 300 years before reformation theologians were a twinkle in their father’s eyes. As a most careful theologian, he slices the problem twelve ways to Sunday and deals … Continue reading

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