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  • Review: The Atheist Who Didn’t Exist by Andy Bannister

    By on August 21, 2015

    Andy Bannister’s The Atheist Who Didn’t Exist is a witty and easy-to-read take upon the problems with the new...

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  • The Philosophy of Gender

    By on July 3, 2015

    Ideas have consequences, but few understand how the consequences are rooted in, and flow from, those ideas. Inextricably related...

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  • Virtues of Debate & Bayes’ Theorem

    By on April 30, 2015

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  • A Short Programmatic Argument for Biblical Inerrancy

    By on April 18, 2015

    1. Meaning of the term inerrant: The sixty-six books of the Protestant canon are divinely-inspired, and therefore inerrant (since...

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  • Christian Eugenics? A Reply to Stone

    By on March 13, 2015

    In her blog post on Christianity Today’s website, “Contraception Saves Lives,” guest author Rachel Marie Stone argues that Margaret...

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  • Thus I have endeavoured to answer those objections against the gospel, which are pretended to arise from the truths or doctrines of it: and before I proceed to answer those cavils which are raised against it, because of the professors of it, I must finish the present Discourse with a word or two of improvement.

    Use 1. If this be a gospel not to be ashamed of, then study it well: learn the truths and doctrines of it thoroughly,—truths and doctrines which St. Paul, so wise, and so great a man, did not blush to profess, and preach, and die for. Value it as he valued it: the more you know it, the more you will esteem it: and the better you are acquainted with all the glorious articles of it, the less you will be ashamed of it: the divine harmony of the whole will cast a beauty and lustre on every part.

    Use 2. Furnish yourselves with arguments for it daily, that you may profess it without shame, and defend it without blushing: this is a day of temptation, and you know not what conversation you may be called into by Divine Providence; you know not what cavils you may meet with to assault your faith and attack Christianity. Be ready, therefore, to give reasons of the hope that is in you, and to make a just and pertinent reply to gainsayers, and convince those, if possible, that are led away captive by the wiles of the devil to forsake Christ and his. gospel. Let not every turn of wit, or sleight of argument and sophistry, make you waver in your faith. It is a gospel that will bear the trial of reasonings and reproaches. It has something in itself that is divine, and therefore it is able to support the professors of it against an army of cavillers.

    —Isaac Watts, “A Rational Defence of the Gospel,” in Sermons on Various Subjects, Divine and Moral (London: William Baynes and Son, 1826), pp. 298-99

    Link: https://books.google.com/books?id=a25AAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA298

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  • Undermining Truth in God’s Name

    By on March 3, 2015

         Undermining Christian mission is a constant threat, on the horizon, and already in the midst of churches,...

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  • Review: A Doubter’s Guide to the Bible

    By on February 19, 2015

    John Dickson’s latest book, A Doubter Guide to the Bible (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2015), is a great popular-level handbook-sized piece...

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  • Video: Preventing Religious Extremism

    By on February 18, 2015

    In this video, Dr. Richard Park (D.Phil, Oxford University) provides three ideas for preventing religious extremism.

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  • A Review of ‘Culture Making: Recovering our Creative Calling’ by Andy Crouch

    By on February 12, 2015

    With the assertion that culture is God’s original gift to mankind, Andy Crouch in his book Culture Making: Recovering...

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