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Swanson’s Apostate: Merits Reading, Could Be Better

Swanson, Kevin. Apostate: The Men who Destroyed the Christian West. Parker, CO: Generations with Vision, 2013. ISBN 978-0-9853651-5-8. Overview And Recommendation “The Christian influence in the West has dissipated,” Swanson writes, “and my mission in this book is to chronicle … Continue reading

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Petty’s Little Black Book of Compromise: Science and God

[jp-rss-feed]Petty, Scott. Science and God. Little Black Books. Kingsford, Australia: Matthias Media, 2011. Paperback. 108 pages. ISBN 978-1-921896-19-4. Rating on 5-star scale: 2 stars.Promoters identify Science and God as intended for Christian youth between the ages of 14 and 20. … Continue reading

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Creation Conference 2013: Why Carp Parts and Bahnsen Matter

Creation Conference 2013: Why Origins Matter, also promoted as an Answers in Genesis “Answers Conference” and an Institute for Creation Research event, Monday 28 January 2013 and Tuesday 29 January 2013, hosted by Southern California Seminary at Shadow Mountain Community … Continue reading

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Intermittent Yahoo! Groups Dialog with Mormons Continues

I’ve made a new post to the evangelicals-Mormons discussion group. Find the original, complete with any typos I’ve corrected below (but without added links), here: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/evangelicals_and_lds/message/3815. Sorry for the long delay in responding. Though the discussion has probably moved on … Continue reading

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If It’s Nonsense, It’s (Still) Not Pious

Ronald H. Nash emphasizes the nature of the Christian God as one who can be known and who communicates verbally with persons he has specially created with an ability to understand such communications. Rationality and perspicuity, not irrationality and ineffable … Continue reading

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The Impropriety, If Not Impiety, of Mysticism

Ayn Rand, atheist philosopher-novelist and widely-known proponent of a godless and (to my eye) Nietzschean version of capitalism, shows in her portrayal of character Peter Keating just what sort of impression frequent appeals to the “mysterious” and “ineffable” can make … Continue reading

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Pious Ranking of Information Sources

Tim Chaffey and Jason Lisle explain how and why Scripture must take precedence over (theories about) nature in Christian scientific work.…since the Bible has never been wrong about anything, and since it is the very Word of the One who … Continue reading

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No Piety, No Unity; Know Piety, Know Unity

Cornelius Van Til, in The Defense Of The Faith, describes how any unity of thought and experience the impious (unbelievers) claim is illusory. (Since unbelief is not correct and Scripture is revelation….)There is no unity and never will be unity … Continue reading

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For The Impious Eye, More Light Means Greater Terror

H. P. Lovecraft, in “The Call of the Cthulhu,” models how the unbelieving / impious should view the world around them—with horror, terrified.(Were unbelief correct and Scripture no revelation): The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the … Continue reading

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Theology Is Queen, Science Subject

Gordon H. Clark, in his Karl Barth’s Theological Method, asserts that letting Scripture-based theology reign as queen over the sciences yields the the unity of knowledge reason requires. “Orthodox Protestants would of course agree…that theology cannot submit to the scientific … Continue reading

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Pious Confidence

Edward F. Hills, in his Believing Bible Study, notes how Christian confidence should be grounded in faith, not faith grounded in Christian confidence.For many years the thinking of conservative Christians has been a house divided against itself, orthodox in some … Continue reading

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Doubting “Commonsense” Epistemology

Keith Lehrer, in his Theory of Knowledge, cautions against the sort of “commonsense” thinking prevalent among advocates of externalism. Should the pious heed his warning?A little…critical circumspection shows that commonsense should not be allowed to run unbridled in the epistemic … Continue reading

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Zen & The Art of Gospel-Evasion: Interview with Commentary

Originally written for a course at Luther Rice University & Seminary in August 2011, under the title “Zen & The Art of Gospel-Evasion: An Interview with Commentary.” Outline PrefaceZen & The Art of Gospel-Evasion: An Interview with CommentaryPostscriptNotesWorks Cited Preface^ … Continue reading

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