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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

(Last modified on 9 January 2015) 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, … Continue reading

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Non-Apostolic Deformation Debunked: A New Apostolic Reformation? Reviewed

Geivett, R. Douglas, and Holly Pivec. A New Apostolic Reformation? A Biblical Response to a Worldwide Movement. Wooster, OH: Weaver Book Company, 2014. 254 + xvii pages. ISBN 978-1-941337-03-5.In my reviews, I generally try to avoid hyperbolic statements like, “every … Continue reading

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True Reason: Worth Thinking Your Way Through

(Last modified on 14 April 2014) 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. … Continue reading

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Visit Prompts Letter: Baptist Edition

Not long ago, lack of reliable funding for automobile fuel had me visiting some churches a little closer to home than the one of which I’m officially a member. It also had me wishing that active involvement in a local … Continue reading

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Prophet on the Run: Profitable Reading

(Last modified on 11 February 2014) Maoz, Baruch. Prophet on the Run: A Devotional Commentary on the Book of Jonah. Wapwallopen, PA: Shepherd Press, 2013. ISBN 978-1936908-844. If you’re like me, you tend to avoid books labeled “devotional” because you’ve … Continue reading

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

(Last modified on 5 July 2014) 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 … Continue reading

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Evolutionists’ Fear and Loathing in San Diego

(Last modified on 5 July 2014) 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 … Continue reading

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

(Last modified on 5 July 2014) 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. … Continue reading

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

(Last modified on 5 July 2014) 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. … Continue reading

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Arguing with Experts Is Not A Crime

(Last modified on 14 June 2014) 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 … Continue reading

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Designed to Renew Your Mind: Guliuzza’s Creation Apologetics

(Last modified on 10 July 2014) 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 … Continue reading

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Swanson’s Apostate: Merits Reading, Could Be Better

(Last modified 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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