Category Archives: Apologetics

Is the World One Big Machine?

Do Christians often think of the universe more in terms of materialism or deism, as if it is one big machine, rather than in terms of divine working? C.S. Lewis wrote in his essay “The Laws of Nature”: The smallest … Continue reading

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Something Gave Our World a Moral Law. It Was God.

In my previous two blogs, I dealt with two different philosophical arguments for God existence. The first was the kalam cosmological argument, and the second was the fine-tuning argument. Here I want to focus upon the moral argument. In general, … Continue reading

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Something Made Our World Livable. It Was God.

In a previous post (found HERE), I discussed the argument for God’s existence based upon the idea that something brought the universe into existence. Another argument that shows God exists is the fact that this world has just the right … Continue reading

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Something Brought the Universe Into Existence. It Was God.

There are numerous philosophical arguments that provide reasonable explanations for believing in the existence of God. One of the more popular and contemporary arguments is the kalam cosmological argument. Simply stated, it says that everything that begins to exist has … Continue reading

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Atheism and the Problem of Evil

Atheists often question and sometimes chastise Christians for believing in God because of the existence of evil. If God is all-loving and all-powerful, then why does evil exist? Wouldn’t he just take it all away? Since he does not, God … Continue reading

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Mere Molinism: What is It?

One theological question that has perplexed Christian thinkers for centuries is how God’s sovereignty relates to human free will. If God is sovereign and directs all the affairs of the world, how is it that humans have free will? Are … Continue reading

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My Partial Reading List for 2020: What’s Yours?

Every year it’s a good idea to create a list of books to read. For one thing, it helps to maintain the discipline to read throughout the year. It is, however, also good to keep a list of books one … Continue reading

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The Irrationality and Evil of Moral Relativism

“Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness; Who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!” ~Isaiah 5:20~ If teaching in higher education for the past thirteen years has taught me anything, it … Continue reading

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Fake News and Alternative Facts: What’s the Truth?

By now most people have become familiar with the idea of “fake news” and “alternative facts.” “Fake news” are stories contrived by news outlets, either legitimate or illegitimate, that are not real, i.e., make-believe. Akin to fake news, “alternative facts” … Continue reading

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What Did Andy Stanley Say? A Question of Methodology

Andy Stanley has seemingly gotten himself into trouble again with some evangelicals over his recent sermon “The Bible Tells Me So.” My Facebook page has lit up over Stanley’s most recent comments about the nature of Scripture. David Prince, Professor of Preaching … Continue reading

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