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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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What Would The Lone Ranger Do? Wrong Question.

(Last updated on 10 July 2014) 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, … Continue reading

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Pious Prior Commitment And Choosing A Fork

(Last updated on 10 July 2014) 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, … 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 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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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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Impious Ethics (Still) Impossible

(Last updated on 11 July 2018) In To Be As God: A Study of Modern Thought Since The Marquis de Sade (Ross House, 2003) Rousas John Rushdoony reiterates how the consistent immorality of the Marquis de Sade is the course … Continue reading

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Impious Ethics Impossible

(Last updated on 17 July 2018) Rousas John Rushdoony, in his The Mythology Of Science (Ross House edition, 2001), points out the logical superiority (given unbelieving or “neutral” premises) of the Marquis de Sade’s anti-ethics over relativistic “consenting adults” morality. … 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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For The Impious Eye, More Light Means Greater Terror

(Last updated on 11 July 2018) H. P. Lovecraft, in his 1926 story “The Call of Cthulhu,” models how the unbelieving, the impious, should view the world around them—with horror, terrified. Were unbelief correct and Scripture no revelation, one would … Continue reading

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