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Swanson’s Apostate: Merits Reading, Could Be Better

(Last updated on 17 August 2015) 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 … Continue reading

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

(Last updated on 4 February 2015) [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 … Continue reading

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Creation Conference 2013: Why Carp Parts and Bahnsen Matter

(Last updated on 5 July 2014) 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 … Continue reading

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Intermittent Yahoo! Groups Dialog with Mormons Continues

(Last updated on 5 July 2014) 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 … Continue reading

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

(Last updated on 5 July 2014) 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 … Continue reading

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The Impropriety, If Not Impiety, of Mysticism

(Last updated on 5 July 2014) 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 … Continue reading

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Pious Ranking of Information Sources

(Last updated on 10 July 2014) 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 … Continue reading

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Theology Is Queen, Science Subject

(Last updated on 1 May 2012) 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 … Continue reading

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Pious Confidence

(Last updated on 10 July 2014) 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 … Continue reading

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

(Last updated on 8 June 2014) 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: … Continue reading

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Zen: Accepting Reality as It Isn’t

(Last updated on 8 June 2014) Image: intentionally blurred picture of “winter railings” courtesy flickr’s tarrytown (creative commons license).”Originally written for a course at Luther Rice University & Seminary in August 2011, under the title “Zen: Accepting Reality As It … Continue reading

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Lesslie Newbigin’s Epistemology: Humble Presuppositionalism?

(Last updated on 8 June 2014) “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 … Continue reading

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No Piety, No Unity; Know Piety, Know Unity

(Last updated on 11 July 2018) Photograph by Tomasz Sienicki, acquired through Wikimedia Commons and used under the CC BY 1.0 license. Cornelius Van Til, in The Defense of The Faith (Presbyterian and Reformed, 3rd revised edition, 1967), describes how … Continue reading

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