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Philosophical Naturalists Can’t Condemn Criminals

Published on April 9, 2017 By sirrahc

“Justice, sir, is the great interest of man on earth. It is the ligament which holds civilized beings and civilized nations together.”  — Daniel Webster, early American politician When a wrong has been committed, it’s a normal, healthy human desire to want to see justice done. I am defining “justice” here as fair punishment that […]

On Jesus’ Death, part 2 of 4: Beatings and Flogging

Published on April 2, 2015 By sirrahc

Physical Exhaustion & Trauma Anguish in the Olive Grove: To examine the physical exhaustion and trauma that Jesus experienced during His final hours, we must begin in Gethsemane. It was there that He knelt in fervent prayer, knowing that His imminent suffering and death were fast approaching. The Bible says that He was distressed and […]

On Jesus’ Death, part 1 of 4: Imposter Theory and Secular Evidence

Published on March 29, 2015 By sirrahc

It’s getting close to Easter (aka “Resurrection Day”) again and, as usual, I wanted to come up with something relevant for my readers. I was casting about for something with a theological/apologetical flavor and eventually remembered an old manuscript I was working on back in 2003 & 2004, which I decided to, um, resurrect. So, […]

Why People Believe and Why People Kill: Countering Dennett and Harris

Published on March 22, 2015 By sirrahc

A few weeks ago, I said I would be sharing a few more passages from Dr. David Bentley Hart’s book Atheist Delusions. In this citation from early in the book, Hart is in the midst of pointing out some of the bad arguments, poor understanding of both religion and history, and sanctimony in the anti-religious […]

Torn-Curtain Call

Published on April 20, 2014 By sirrahc

I have something different for you this Easter season. A real treat! A Facebook acquaintance of mine is Tom Graffagnino, Esq. (I added the “esquire” bit. Just sounded right.) Like me, Tom is a Bible-believing follower of Jesus Christ, who is also quite concerned about the moral decline (among other things) in this nation and […]

Biblical Inerrancy and the Resurrection

Published on March 30, 2013 By sirrahc

“[A]nd if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is vain, your faith also is vain.”  (I Cor. 15:14) Despite the title, I’m not actually going to delve too deeply into the whole inerrancy issue in this post. In fact, I’m not even going to get into detail about the evidences & arguments for […]

God’s Redemptive Act

Published on April 6, 2012 By sirrahc

“For God so loved the world…” In the spirit of the Easter season, allow me to present the following excerpt from the book Why the Universe Is the Way It Is by astronomer, pastor & apologist Dr. Hugh Ross. It’s a familiar story to many of us, but I found this to be a unique […]

Bible Contradictions at the Empty Tomb (Part 2 of 2)

Published on April 21, 2011 By sirrahc

Continuing my attempt from yesterday (actually from some years ago) to reconcile the various Gospel passages having to do with the Empty Tomb…. “I think it is worth remembering that women were second-class citizens in that culture. While Jesus (and later the disciples) taught that women were to be respected and basically treated as equals, […]

Bible Contradictions at the Empty Tomb (Part 1 of 2)

Published on April 20, 2011 By sirrahc

In the interest of doing something seasonal… Every year around this time, some atheist or agnostic author/professor will make some claim about what the Bible “really” says or that the Bible is unreliable history or the “real” Christianity teaches something different or… some such thing. Bart Ehrman already kicked things off last month by promoting […]

The Town that Lost (er, Temporarily Misplaced) Good Friday

Published on April 2, 2010 By sirrahc

Usually at this time of year, the “attacks” center on Easter Sunday, or, more appropriately, Resurrection Day. This time, however, Good Friday got some extra attention. The memo went out to municipal employees last week from Craig Malin, City Administrator for the town of Davenport, Iowa. From now on, Good Friday was “history”. In its […]

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