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Worth Reading…with Healthy Skepticism: Carrin’s Spirit-Empowered Theology

(Last updated on 7 August 2017) Carrin, Charles, D.D. Spirit-Empowered Theology. Minneapolis: Chosen, 2007. 351 pages. $19.99 retail. ISBN 978-0-8007-9817-8. I am not part of the signs-and-wonders (Pentecostal, charismatic, and Third Wave) movement, nor has this book tempted me to … Continue reading

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(Last updated on 18 July 2016) Pious Eye (David M. Hodges) posted a comment to Reddit’s DebateReligion subreddit arguing that faith is not based on experience, evidence, or arguments, but that, rather, trust in the faculties that allow experience, evidence, … Continue reading

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Worthwhile Reading…For Some: History, Law and Christianity

(Last updated on 20 May 2015) Montgomery, John Warwick. History, Law and Christianity. Corona, CA: NRP Books, 2014 (prior edition copyrights were 1964, 1991, and 2002). Paperback. 102+xv pages. ISBN 978-1-945500-01-5. While my philosophical and theological commitment are not Montgomery’s—I … Continue reading

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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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Christian Bioethics: A Useful Survey

Mitchell, C. Ben, and D. Joy Riley. Christian Bioethics: A Guide for Pastors, Health Care Professionals, and Families. B&H Studies in Biblical Ethics. Daniel R. Heimbach, Series Editor. Nashville: B&H Academic, 2014. 207+xiv pages. ISBN 978-1-4336-7114-2.Christian Bioethics: A Guide for … Continue reading

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True Reason: Worth Thinking Your Way Through

(Last updated 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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Evolutionists’ Fear and Loathing in San Diego

(Last updated 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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Arguing with Experts Is Not A Crime

(Last updated 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 updated 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 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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Rape and Rationality

Anyone who knows me knows my conviction that contemporary Americans feel too much and think too little. Lack of “impulse control” isn’t just for the “poorly socialized” anymore; it’s a culture-wide phenomenon. Emotionally charged, cognitively vacuous rants and shout-downs have … Continue reading

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Justice? Yes. “Social Justice”? No.

(Last updated on 5 July 2014) 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: … Continue reading

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Sovereignty, Love, Pink

(Last updated on 16 November 2013) 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 … Continue reading

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