Category: apologetics

Do babies who don’t believe in Jesus go to hell?

Most of my work in ‘apologetics’ (the defense of the Christian faith) involves fielding stupid questions by arrogant people who know next to nothing about what it is they are objecting to.   The truth is that many of the reasons put forward for not believing in God and Christ are exceedingly lame, and would not […]

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The Skubala Missives, Letter 1

To the Most Eminent Secretary Kugelpuss: It is of course with the most earnest trepidation that I bring a matter of great importance to your attention.  Your reputation precedes you, but I will be an enigma to you.  Lest you mistake your resume as a warrant for any response you deem appropriate, I must sketch […]

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Why I love the Commercialization of Christmas

Every year about this time there are complaints about the commercialization of Christmas.  I think even my hero, C.S. Lewis had some cynical things to say about it.  No doubt, it is ironic and even scandalous that the ‘reason for the season’ is often only a pretext for people and businesses to make a load […]

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Review: Richard Weikart’s “The Death of Humanity and the Case for Life”

In a recent post, I argued that one of the tell-tale signs of whether or not a viewpoint does not correspond with reality is whether or not it results in death; one’s own death, or the death of another, or many others.  Supposedly, humans these days are smarter than any humans that have ever existed.  […]

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An Apology for Apologetics: Defending the Faith Is Bigger Than You Thought (Part 7, the conclusion)

This is the seventh in a series meant to organize my own thoughts for some upcoming presentations.  The previous six are important.  Read them, here: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. If you have been reading through this series, you will have come to understand that defending the faith entails more than argument, evidence, and […]

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An Apology for Apologetics: Coming to Grips With Hard Truths (Part 6)

The first five parts of this series are important for following the reasoning of this.  Read them, here: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. At the end of part five, I quoted from the prophet Malachi, chapter 2: You cover the Lord‘s altar with tears, with weeping and groaning because he no longer regards the offering […]

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An Apology for Apologetics: ‘Good Soil’ for ‘Good News.’

I am four parts into a series organizing my thoughts in advance of an event I’ll be speaking at.  The other parts are important.  You should read them.  (1, 2, 3, 4). In the context of the rise of ‘religious nones,’ in the last part I highlighted the fact that the Church cannot compete against […]

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An Apology for Apologetics: The Church Response (part 4)

Stand by to be shocked by a statement of fantastic obviousness…

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An Apology for Apologetics: The Rise of the Naturalism Fallacy (part 3)

This is the third essay of musings, organizing my thoughts for an upcoming presentation. In the first essay, I showed that the rise of the ‘religious nones’ within just the last decade or so is massive, and provided data that supports what most of us already knew:  most of these were raised in the Christian […]

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ACM’s Arts and Apologetics Festival — August 4-7, Greenwood WI

UPDATE:  Click  here to see videos and pics from the event. [9/6/16] Well, I haven’t posted anything here for awhile, and I have my reasons.  It wasn’t because I didn’t have anything to say or that there wasn’t anything worth commenting on!  Regardless, I’ve bit my tongue. I would be remiss, however, if I didn’t […]

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More Atheistic Hubris that Amounts to the Death of Knowledge

One of the things that led me to reject atheism is the realization that most of its arguments, if true, mean that we couldn’t possibly know its true.  It violates what I call “the Golden rule of Epistemology,” which means, basically, “any epistemological approach that undermines epistemology itself must be rejected out of hand.” I […]

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Solving the Islamicist Problem Once and For All

Evidently the talking points are out, since I have now heard multiple individuals, especially those of Democrat persuasion, opine that ‘We have been bombing Iraq for 20 years so obviously that doesn’t work!’ Under their breath, they take a jab at GW Bush… as if he was president 20 years ago.  But it is not […]

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Nancy Pearcey keynotes online conference

Nancy Pearcey, author of Saving Leonardo and a senior fellow at the Discovery Institute, will be the 2014 keynote presenter. The theme this year is ‘Women Equipping Women’ so all of the presenters are ladies, but men, of course, are welcome.

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Apologetics Inverview Questions Part 4: Most Challenging Question and Denominations

7. You’ve been in many dialogues with nonChristians. What is the most challenging question you’ve had to answer? Intellectually, why God should have had the Israelites kill even the infants of the pagan tribes. Culturally, I understand why this would have been done. I could even see God himself performing the task. Having the Israelites […]

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