Religion

Snippets of True Reason, part 3

Posted by on September 3, 2017 at 7:59 pm

Previous installments of the “Snippets” series covered four chapters each. This one covers the six chapters that make up the (sort of) middle of the True Reason book. Simply put, they “offer arguments for the rational strength of the Christian worldview.” See any familiar names among the authors? Nine: “Reason in a Christian Context” (Peter […]

Amos 8 and a Total Eclipse of the Sun

Posted by on August 20, 2017 at 5:48 pm

“Usually there’s a big ball of light in the sky But now on this Day of the Mon Nothing I can see A total eclipse of the Sun” (with apologies to Bonnie Tyler and James Richard Steinman) I admit, I’m just not that into it. Chasing Monday’s eclipse, that is. I’m a science apologetics geek, […]

Three Questions on Creation, Angels, and Satan’s Fall

Posted by on August 13, 2017 at 10:01 pm

The other day, someone shared an interesting post in a Facebook group that I belong to. It posed some questions from someone named “Dr. Sherlin”, who I am unfamiliar with, but no one in our group commented on it. Sort of surprising, since the subject matter was pretty much on topic for the group. Well, […]

Snippets of True Reason, part 2

Posted by on July 9, 2017 at 9:37 pm

Continuing on from Part 1, these next four snippets from True Reason (eds. Tom Gilson & Carson Weitnauer) provide more “evidence that the New Atheism fails to live up to its claimed connection with reason.” Targets include Sam Harris, John Loftus, and the failure of naturalistic presuppositions. Five: “Unreason at the Head of Project Reason” […]

Paglia on Democrats, Journalism, Islamist Terror, and LGBT

Posted by on June 25, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Liberal progressive. Atheist. Member of LGBT community. Pro-choice, feminist icon. Given the above attributes, you wouldn’t think there was much for a politically- and religiously-conservative individual like me to agree on with Camille Paglia (silent ‘g’), writer of Sexual Personae and Free Men, Free Women. For the most part, that’s true. But, Ms. Paglia is […]

Radical Christians, U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem, and the Paris Climate Accord

Posted by on June 4, 2017 at 10:01 pm

It has been a busy weekend, and I wasn’t sure what I’d have time to share with you this week. I knew I wanted a political element to it, though. So, I looked back at several articles from the past few days and came up with a few items of interest to briefly comment on…. […]

We Honor Those Who Died…

Posted by on May 29, 2017 at 7:01 pm

To those who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces: With a heart of gratitude, we honor and thank you for that service and for your sacrifice. Like!0

Snippets of True Reason, part 1

Posted by on May 28, 2017 at 9:09 pm

One of the books I’ve been reading of late is True Reason, edited by Tom Gilson and Carson Weitnauer. It’s a collection of essays (originally published in electronic format) by various Christian professors and apologists, addressing issues related to the claims by today’s “New Atheists” that non-theists “own” reason & rationality, while theists are characterized […]

You Gotta Fight… for Your Right… to Study the Rocks

Posted by on May 14, 2017 at 7:28 pm

“[W]hen the government starts refusing access to even collect the information because it dislikes one scientist’s views, it undercuts science and violates the law.”  — Gary McCaleb, ADF Senior Counsel If the name “Andrew Snelling” is familiar to you, you probably have an interest in the creation/evolution/ID debates. Snelling has been a stalwart on the […]

A Biblical Argument Against Religious Inclusivism

Posted by on May 7, 2017 at 7:15 pm

“Therefore many other signs Jesus also performed in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; but these have been written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing you may have life in His name.”  — John 20:30-31 (NASB) I’ve mentioned […]

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