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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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What Would The Lone Ranger Do? Wrong Question.

John Crotts. Loving the Church: God’s People Flourishing in God’s Family. Wapwallopen, PA: Shepherd Press, 2010. ISBN 978-0-9824387-4-9. No price on cover. In Loving the Church, John Crotts, a pastor-teacher (Faith Bible Church, Sharpsburg, GA), university and seminary graduate (Liberty … Continue reading

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Pious Prior Commitment And Choosing A Fork

Yesterday’s quote asked if Byzantine-priority or Majority Text theory is “less naturalistic and anthropocentric, and so more pious (and less impious), than the highly naturalistic and anthropocentric methodology of the eclectics.” In today’s quote, the late Theodore P. Letis answers … 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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Impious Ethics (Still) Impossible

Rousas John Rushdoony reiterates how the consistent immorality of the Marquis de Sade is the course most logically consistent with unbelief.Because [the Marquis de] Sade was so consistently evil, he was more logical than most evil men and most churchmen, … 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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Impious Ethics Impossible

Rousas John Rushdoony, in his The Mythology Of Science, points out the logical superiority (given unbelieving or “neutral” premises) of the Marquis de Sade’s anti-ethics over relativistic “consenting adults” morality.The champions of the new morality declare that anything done “by … 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 Apologetics

Image courtesy ArmchairBuilder.com (Creative Commons license). Greg L. Bahnsen, in his Presuppositional Apologetics: Stated and Defended, offers insight on the properly pious Christian approach to apologetics.In Scripture, God requires Christian believers to subject every thought captive to the obedience of … 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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Lesslie Newbigin’s Epistemology: Humble Presuppositionalism?

“Humble Presuppositionalism: Newbigin’s Fallibilist Coherentism, with a Dash of Plantinga,” originally written in June 2009 for a course at Bethel Seminary San Diego. Bracketed comments carrying my initials (DMH) mostly date to 2011 (when I first prepared a version of … Continue reading

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