Monthly Archives: September 2011

The Great Isaiah Scroll

The Great Isaiah Scroll, called such because of its large physical size, is dated by scholars about 150 BC. Prior to its discovery and public revelation in the 1950s, the earliest copies in existence of Isaiah were from about a … Continue reading

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Morality: Universal & Objective, or Cultural & Relative?

In Dinesh D’Souza’s book What’s So Great About Christianity? he pokes a few large holes in the common arguments that people level against the Christian faith, and specifically shows how the Christian view of morality holds up, while the secular … Continue reading

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Thomas’ Third Way: A Necessary Being

In his Summa Theologica, Thomas Aquinas wrote of five ways that the existence of God could be proven. The third way argues from contingency to necessity. In Thomas’ words: We find in nature things that are possible to be and … Continue reading

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The End of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

Today marked the end of the military policy known as ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.’ There are a lot of news stories today that are using words like fairness and equal rights. In recognition of the end of this policy, I … Continue reading

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Is Evolution Falsifiable?

Atheistic evolutionists have been quick to criticize the Intelligent Design movement as not being falsifiable. ID proponents such as William Dembski have responded, saying simply that if the design in nature could be duplicated without external intervention, the theory would … Continue reading

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How Should We View Historical Accounts of Miracles?

The New Testament presents many miracles. Most of these, if not all, are key to the essential nature of the Christian faith. Paul claims that if Christ be not raised, we are still in our sins, and our faith is … Continue reading

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What is Truth? Does Absolute Truth Exist?

Truth is defined as “that which corresponds to reality.” Other theories have been proposed, of course, and these other theories deny the view that says that truth statements must correspond to that which is real. However, each of these other … Continue reading

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No Jailtime For Woman Who Strangled Infant, Due To Abortion

It’s finally happened……..a woman strangled to death a newborn and will get no jail time. You can read about it here. Apparently because she did not want the child, she strangled the newborn to death and threw the body away. … Continue reading

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What Happens When Youth Work Through Their Doubts?

A nice article on what happens when youth work through their doubts, and are given answers. You can read about it here. This is one more reassurance that if we provide thoughtful answers to those who question, we build faith. … Continue reading

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Help Camp Wilderness Ridge

I’m breaking from the usual topics to send out a plea for help. Camp Wilderness Ridge provided a low-cost summer camp experience for sons and dads. With a Christian emphasis, they answered a great need for many youth, even those … Continue reading

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Could The Bible Be Written Like A Historical Novel?

Skeptics could claim, and often do, that while the Bible may contain historical accuracies, this does not prove that all the statements in the Bible are in fact true. Critics say that just because Homer’s books mention cities that actually … Continue reading

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Classical Apologetics vs. Presuppositional Apologetics

It would appear that classical apologists spend their energy defending Christianity, while presuppositional apologists spend their energy defending presuppositionalism.

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Can The Cause Of The Universe Be Personal?

This is an excellent bit of explanation from William Lane Craig. In one brief snippet, he demonstrates so much of why Christians should be confident in what we believe.

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Aquinas, Free Choice, & Divine Sovereignty, Part 6

This is part six in an intermittent series on Thomas Aquinas’ view of free choice and divine sovereignty. (To see the first five parts, do a search for “Aquinas, Free Choice” in the search bar in this blog.) Aquinas begins … Continue reading

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