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My Sad Farewell to Reddit, with Thoughts on Faith and Experience

As it happens, my Reddit post was “removed [by a Reddit moderator] as it violate[d] Reddit‘s content policy with respect to personal and identifying information.” Since I am philosophically opposed to anonymous Internet posting (If you’re not willing to identify … Continue reading

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Pious Eye (David M. Hodges) posted a comment to Reddit’s DebateReligion subreddit arguing that faith is not based on experience, evidence, or arguments, but that, rather, trust in the faculties that allow experience, evidence, and arguments depends on faith. To … Continue reading

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Gifted Mind: Engaging, Worthwhile…Unfinished

Kinley, Jeff, with Raymond Damadian. Gifted Mind: The Dr. Raymond Damadian Story, Inventor of the MRI. Green Forest, AR: Master Books, 2015. Hard cover. Pp. 240. ISBN 978-0-89051-803-8. Certain aspects of Jeff Kinley and Raymond Damadian’s Gifted Mind: The Dr. … Continue reading

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Clarey’s Dinosaurs: A Scripture-Consistent Counter-Narrative to Secular “Scientific” Orthodoxy

Clarey, Tim, Ph.D. Dinosaurs: Marvels of God’s Design. Green Forest, AR: Master Books, 2015. Hardcover, 192 pages. ISBN 978-0-89051-904-2. Bible believers, who accept Scripture’s ultimate authority in all matters on which it speaks, are appropriately inclined to take all that … Continue reading

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For Love of God’s Word: Useful, Not Essential, to Biblical Understanding

Köstenberger, Andreas J., and Richard D. Patterson. For the Love of God’s Word: An Introduction to Biblical Interpretation. Grand Rapids: Kregel Academic, 2015. Hard cover, 444 pages. ISBN 978-0-8254-4336-7. Late in For Love of God’s Word (hereafter, FLGW), a condensed … Continue reading

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Worthwhile Reading…For Some: History, Law and Christianity

Montgomery, John Warwick. History, Law and Christianity. Corona, CA: NRP Books, 2014 (prior edition copyrights were 1964, 1991, and 2002). Paperback. 102+xv pages. ISBN 978-1-945500-01-5. While my philosophical and theological commitment are not Montgomery’s—I am an increasingly committed presuppositionalist; he … Continue reading

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Comprehensive, Informative…Inconsistent, Flawed: 40 Question about Creation and Evolution

Keathley, Kenneth D., and Mark F. Rooker. 40 Questions about Creation and Evolution. 40 Questions, series ed. Benjamin L. Merkle. Grand Rapids: Kregel Academic, 2014. Paperback, 430 pages. ISBN 978-0-8254-2941-5.Introduction: General Overview and AssessmentIn this book, a fairly comprehensive survey … Continue reading

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Permission to Avoid Permission to Doubt

Sullivan, Ann C. Permission to Doubt: One Woman’s Journey into a Thinking Faith. Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2014. Paperback. 173 pages. ISBN 978-0-8254-4366-4.Ann Sullivan’s Permission to Doubt might best be described as a personal memoir, reflection, and self-help book that dabbles … Continue reading

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Starting [Near] the Finish Line: [Almost] the Gospel of Grace

Wallace, John B. Starting at the Finish Line: The Gospel of Grace for Mormons. Pomona House Publishing, LLC: 2014. 202+X pages. ISBN 978-0-9914622-0-9.IntroductionThis book has many positive qualities. The author’s sincere faith and desire to see Mormons saved cannot be … Continue reading

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Kosher Pig: Tasty in Places, but Undercooked

Shapira, Itzhak. The Return of the Kosher Pig: The Divine Messiah In Jewish Thought. Clarksville, MD: Lederer Books, 2013. xii+318 Pages. ISBN 978-1-936716-45-6.The author of The Return of the Kosher Pig (hereafter, Kosher Pig), Itzhak Shapira, is a Messianic [Jesus-accepting] … Continue reading

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True Reason: Worth Thinking Your Way Through

Gilson, Tom, and Carson Weitnauer, editors. True Reason: Confronting the Irrationality of the New Atheism. Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel, 2013. ISBN 978-0-8254-4338-1. Abridged versions of this review may be found on Amazon and Goodreads. Prefer to skip ahead? Here are … Continue reading

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Dalai Lamas in Hell? Continuing A Conversation

About the Image: “The Wager” by David M. Hodges, created late 1990s, updated 2013. The version of this image I recovered recently from some old Zip disks dated to 11 September 1998. The late 1990s were the time when my … Continue reading

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Noah’s Ark & Other Boats: Responding to a Craigslist Post

Re: abitwiser, “how the [expletive deleted] could Noah know with any” (posted 27 November 2013, accessed 28 November 2013), which rejects the Bible’s flood narrative based on the belief that other persons than Noah should have been able to survive, … Continue reading

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