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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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Evolutionists’ Fear and Loathing in San Diego

Earlier this week, an email from my local creation museum informed me that said museum had been refused membership in the area’s Museum Council. I’d spoken to employees and friends of the museum the day that some representatives of the … Continue reading

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Hoping the Best for C. S. Lewis: Reflections on Robbins

Image: Foggy Foothpath © Copyright Dave Smethurst and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons License. One seminary I attended, Bethel Seminary San Diego, hosted lectures this week by a C. S. Lewis scholar. Though I did not attend the … Continue reading

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Don’t Let Addiction to “Addiction” Cloud Your Reasoning

Christians active in the battle against pornography have lately been excited by news of a not-yet-peer-reviewed Cambridge study popularly reported to prove that “porn addiction” is as real as addiction to drugs or alcohol. When I first heard about this … Continue reading

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Arguing with Experts Is Not A Crime

In my recent review of Randy Guliuzza’s “Creation Apologetics” presentation, I at one point made reference to “medicine and engineering, two fields in which Guliuzza (you’ll recall) has credentialed expertise.” As I reflect on this statement, it occurs to me … Continue reading

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Designed to Renew Your Mind: Guliuzza’s Creation Apologetics

Yesterday (Saturday 28 September 2013), the creation museum in my area held its yearly “Museum Day.” Though the event ran from 9 AM to 6 PM, with presentations by a range of speakers from Gary Parker to John Morris to … Continue reading

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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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Justice? Yes. “Social Justice”? No.

Hayek, Friedrich A. “’Social’ or Distributive Justice.” Chapter 9 in Law, Legislation and Liberty: A New Statement of the Liberal Principles of Justice and Political Economy, Volume 2: The Mirage of Social Justice. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1976. Pages … Continue reading

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Sovereignty, Love, Pink

Among current books I’m reading, some of which I may even finish someday, is A. W. Pink’s The Sovereignty of God (Chapel Library MOBI edition, available free, as are EPUB and PDF versions). I’m only at the eight percent mark … Continue reading

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Yahoo! A Discussion Board Post Concerning The Trinity

I just posted the message below to a Gordon Clark discussion group on Yahoo!. Find the original post (minus added links) here. The series of three posts I found confusing may be found here, here, and here. This whole discussion … 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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Biblical Authority in Mormonism? Yahoo! Groups Discussion

My Mormon interlocutor, Linda, was not persuaded by my remarks. See her response on the discussion group’s page. My response to her response may be found on Yahoo! Groups and, in improved form, below. (My tracking of discussions outside this … Continue reading

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