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The Best Arguments For Christianity

The best arguments for Christianity aren’t arguments at all.  For example, in this post here I even argue that pure, logical arguments, have a very limited value.  In fact, to really set the stage for my claims in this post, let me call attention to the fact that in the Scriptures, old testament and new, the question of God’s existence is rarely raised.  What was emphasized is the identity of the one, actual God.  There is a startling passage in the book of James that reads:

“You believe that here is one God.  Good!  Even the demons believe that- and

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Is Paganism or Atheism More Dangerous to Christianity?

Not long after I emerged from my own period of intense doubt, the Harry Potter series came onto the scene.  I was aware of the Christian criticisms of the series, ie, that it was witchcraft and promoted paganism, etc.  I didn’t think much about those arguments then and don’t today, either, for reasons discussed elsewhere on this blog and for later conversation.  Suffice it to say, in my encounters with ‘paganism’ it was always the case that nature worship or something along that lines was more in play than desires to be ‘witches’ or play with ‘magic.’
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Archeological Corroboration for the Old Testament found… Again. Atheists still don’t care.

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According to the article, this stone seal to the right has underneath it the Hebrew name “Temech” which is a name that is also found in the Old Testament book of Nehemiah chapter 7:55, which is a chapter containing a great number of names of other exiles returning from Babylon.  This does not merely corroborate the existence of the name but also offers some specification.  In Nehemiah, Temech’s children are listed as being temple servants.  The stone seal”was discovered just dozens of meters away from the Opel area, where the servants of the Temple, or “Nethinim,” lived continue reading...

Metanarrative: Apologetics in a PostModern Society that Demands Modernist Evidences

I posted a very quick blurb the other day about how I was going to start publishing some of my short stories on my blog. I didn’t elaborate much on it, but I used the word ‘metanarrative’ in the title. To my surprise, I received a fair amount of hits just from that brief mention. I have much to say about such issues in light of my interest in ‘literary apologetics’ but I was going to wait. I want people coming to this site in search of such themes to have some idea of where I’m coming from, so allow … continue reading...

Dispelling the Myth that Christians Are Hopelessly Divided on Core Beliefs

One of the main lines of attacks that skeptics have employed is along the lines of language. For example, ‘Intelligent Design’ should be a redundancy, but today evolutionists talk all the time about organisms being ‘designed’ but insist that design was done by natural processes. This gives them the advantage of being able to admit that the evidence of design is undeniable while simultaneously denying the obvious implication. They call this Science. This is but one example of how atheists equivocate on the meanings of words. Few words have been bastardized like the term ‘Christian.’

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In Defense of Joel Osteen and his ‘prosperity gospel’ with just a few Complaints of My Own

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There is much criticism of Joel Osteen out there these days, in particular lumping him in with those who promote a ‘prosperity Gospel.’ For a round up, take a look at some of the links on this Google Search. Avoid the first link- it keeps freezing up my Mozilla browser. Now, I don’t listen to Mr. Osteen on a regular basis but I have seen his program on the TV quite a few times. I have yet to hear anything that is truly objectionable from a doctrinal point of view. I can’t even … continue reading...

Matthew Murray, the atheist ex-pentecostal that killed Christians in the name of atheism …

Now that I got your attention.  😉

No doubt this tragedy is going to be hashed out along ideological grounds for some time to come.   For my part, I’m not very interested in those kinds of conversations, though I do note again how for the atheist, any transgression by an individual seems to be grounds for snide arguments against religion as a whole and Christianity in particular.  One of the commenters on my forum thinks that such approaches only occur among the ‘simple-minded’ atheists (his characterization) but as the thread I just linked to well illustrates, there is actually … continue reading...

40 Lashes and the Evil of Religion in the eyes of Atheists

I don’t suppose you’ve read about the British teacher in the Sudan who allowed a student named Mohammed to name his teddy bear Mohammed. She was in danger of getting flogged but now she will only spend 15 days in jail, guilty on the charge of insulting religion and inciting hatred. As that article explains, there were also people who wanted her killed. Hmmm. I guess I won’t say which object around my house I’ve given a certain name.

Now, meanwhile, there are thousands of atheists looking at this incident and thinking to themselves, “See, religion. It is all … continue reading...

Church Bulletin Insert: What Christian Parents Should Know about The Golden Compass and What they Should Do About it

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“The Christian religion is a very powerful
and convincing mistake, that’s all.”
(The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman)

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This is a companion to a very detailed analysis I wrote of Philip Pullman’s “His Dark Materials” series. It is a brief introduction covering points that Christian parents may be interested in knowing about the series.

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Christian Response and Reaction to Pullman and His Dark Materials: the Golden Compass, the Subtle Knife, The Amber Spyglass

DownloadfileiconThe full response is pasted below, but you may want to download and print it off, or attach it in an email. If so, here it is for download:

If you would like to discuss this issue, please use my discussion forum, where this thread has been set up for that purpose.

Since this has been made available, my response has been featured on the ChristianPost.com.

Some people prefer a shorter treatment. I have produced a one page “parent’s guide”/bulletin insert. Donate ButtonMore information is available here and you can just download it, too, here:

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Christian Response to the Golden Compass and NBC Heroes Continued

I am currently working on a much lengthier reaction to Pullman’s His Dark Materials Series but I thought I would take a break and comment on this article that passed across my desk today from worldnetdaily.com categorizing the Pullman series as paganism. For example, this quote:

“Pullman has been quoted in interviews as saying he is an atheist, but that label is highly misleading. There is spirituality here, and it’s as blatantly occult as it gets. Pullman’s tales combine clever plots grounded in dark nihilism with a default pagan cosmology. Everyone believes in something, and Pullman does, too, whether he

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Blog Round Up: A Christian Response to Westboro ‘Baptist’ Church, Court Decision and Christianity

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I heard with satisfaction that the so called ‘Westboro Baptist Church’ had lost its court case and was penalized some 11 million dollars for protesting at the funeral of a fallen soldier. I think the father of that soldier shows that his son probably was a heroic warrior, as it is a battle all on its own to stick to a legal campaign, and acorns don’t usually fall far from the tree. Somebody had to slap … continue reading...

NBC’s Heroes and a Christian Response … a warm up.

NBC’s television show “Heroes” is pretty good, though I have to say that I agree in many respects with this guy who has grown tired of some of the plot elements.  I still have more hope, though, and I especially like watching deep philosophy play out on the TV screen.  In particular, I enjoy watching the evolutionary world view sink its claws into the imagination of Americans who would otherwise never think about it.

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Fantasy Role Playing Games

I wrote the following for another blog but thought it would be appropriate here.  It was inspired by the fact that I have a role playing game built around my book series, which you can find here.

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What is about fantasy role playing games that appeal to so many people? Never mind the games- what about the movies? The Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, The Chronicles of Narnia, the Matrix… these and more appear to appeal to something deep inside of nearly every human being. Why?

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