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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 25 February 2019) “‘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 … 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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Yahoo! A Discussion Board Post Concerning The Trinity

(Last updated on 5 July 2014) 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, … 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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Manhattan Declaration: Not Perfect, But Worth Signing

(Last updated on 5 July 2014) Concerning the Manhattan Declaration (available on the Manhattan Project site, accessed 04 February 2013)….I have just signed this declaration). However, I thought I should note that my signing is not a blanket endorsement of … Continue reading

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Mary Elizabeth “Kill ‘Em All, Let God Sort ‘Em Out” Williams

(Last updated on 5 July 2014) I just posted a comment on a Salon.com article by Mary Elizabeth “Kill ’Em All, Let God Sort ’Em Out” Williams. My comment should appear here, but my own testing of the link has … Continue reading

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Confucius Say: “Gay Marriage” Debate Not About Rights

(Last updated on 2 July 2014) This was created as an op-ed for the U-T San Diego, my local paper, and posted here as a draft on the same day I emailed it to the U-T (that is, 08 December … 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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Pious or Impious? “None of the Above” Is Not An Option

(Last updated on 10 July 2014) Peter Kreeft, commenting on Pascal’s Wager, notes how inevitable death makes choice between Christian belief and unbelief unavoidable.We are “condemned to freedom” (to use Sartre’s formula). “There is no choice”, says Pascal; that is, … Continue reading

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Pious Apologetics

(Last updated on 7 July 2014) 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 … 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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