Category: theology

Apologetics Interview Questions Part 3: Intellectual State of the church and favorite Christian apologist

4. What is your opinion on the current intellectual state of the modern church? Some apologists have begun to heavily criticize it. I think there is no question that there are vast stretches of ignorance in the modern church, but I doubt the ‘modern’ part of that phrase is relevant. I’m not very impressed with […]

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What World War Two Online Can Teach Us About God, the Universe, and Ourselves

The gamers of World War Two Online can ‘unsub.’ The programmers can ‘tweak’ the physics of the game to try to address the myriad of mostly contradictory demands that their paying game base demand; but there is always a cost to these changes. There is a diminishing of the ‘joy’ of participating in the universe as more ad hoc changes are programmed in. The programmers have to make accommodations, or else they risk going hungry, or worse! their universe ceasing to exist altogether. That is the price of intransigent threats of withdrawing from the game. But God cannot be held hostage in this way.

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A concise summary of why progressivism is dangerous, by Alec Baldwin

Was reading Alec Baldwin’s “goodbye” this morning and saw this comment: As progressive as I’ve been in my politics, there are other things I don’t think of as liberal or progressive, just common sense. This statement concisely summarizes why progressivism, and progressives, are dangerous.  They do not view a large number of their viewpoints, up […]

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How Californian Conservatives can Save America.

California has been voting Democrat/liberal for many years and there is no sign of this changing any time soon. Thus, California is going to be sticking its fat liberal thumb on the scales of American politics long into the future. I would like to propose, however, that conservatives in California have the ability to Save America. “How?” you ask. Answer: MOVE.

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A Theology of Taxation? Horvath column published at Worldnetdaily.com

This is a column of mine that Worldnetdaily.com published several years back.  In light of recent events concerning the IRS targeting of tea party and conservative groups (and anyone else opposed to Obama’s policies), it seemed appropriate to highlight it again. I am not a theologian or an economist and have never received formal instruction […]

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Pro-Life Apologetics Conference: Defending the Faith is a Defense of Life

It is a question of what is real and true about the universe: are we all, in reality, creatures made by God and then redeemed on the cross–even before we were born?

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Dorothy Sayers on Gay Marriage? The Other Six Deadly Sins

This is a warning against putting one’s trust in any child of man–particularly in Caesar. If the Church is to continue her campaign against lust, she must do so on her own–that is, on sacramental–grounds; and she will have to do it, if not in defiance of Caesar, at least without his assistance.

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Your Beliefs are a Threat to the State Itself

Christianity has always been considered a threat to governments, because it maintains that individuals answer first and foremost to God–and by ‘individuals’ we also mean those running the governments. But when religion gets in the way of the ‘public order as established by law’ then the common good must take precedence. Right?

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How Many Guards at the Tomb? A series of essays and ebook.

My post “How many guards at Jesus’ tomb?” has drawn thousands of visitors. The bulk of these come during the Easter season. I suspect that there are a lot of churches putting on Passion plays and they’re looking for some guidance on this topic. This year I have written essays that corroborate various claims made within that post. Hopefully, in time for the Easter 2013 season.

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Guards at the Tomb: Were they Roman Guards or Jewish Guards?

In some regards, it doesn’t matter whether the guards were Roman or Temple guards. The mere fact that there were guards represents a real problem for those who wish to dismiss the resurrection. Clearly, though, the more trained these soldiers are, the less likely we can consider other scenarios, such as incompetence.

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Guards at the Tomb: The Discipline of the Roman Soldier

The Jews were not inclined to be sympathetic to the Romans. The idea of dead Roman soldiers must have been, in the main, a very pleasant one to turn about in one’s mind. However, what if balanced against this highly desirable prospect was a very undesirable prospect, that Jesus’ followers would begin announcing to all that Jesus had risen from the dead?

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Guards at the Tomb: The Romans and Jews: So (un)Happy Together

Little is known about Pilate’s fate, but it is against his brutal pattern of behavior and disregard and contempt for the Jews that we must now consider the story of Jesus’ trial and the guarding of the tomb.

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Guards at the Tomb: Pilate puts Jesus on Trial, the Jews put Pilate on Trial

The Jews, by ensuring that Roman guards are present at the tomb in sizable numbers, when the body of Jesus does actually go missing, their explanation that the disciples stole the body seems weak and pathetic.

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A Tale of Two Old People Who No Longer Contribute to Society

With ‘Quality Adjusted Life Years’ and other such criteria for determining when to spend money on old people right around the corner (if not already here… *ahem* IPAB *ahem*), I found it ironic to see these two news items running at the same time today: When the 87-year-old resident of Glenwood Gardens collapsed at the […]

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