Entries Tagged as 'Apologetics'

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

I Once was Lost but Now am Found

I had the privilege of serving as a substitute preacher for Brian Phillips and filling the pulpit last Sunday at Holy Trinity Reformed Church in Concord, NC. My sermon was on Luke 15, which contains the parables of the lost sheep, the lost coin, and the lost son (better known as the prodigal son).  I […]

Monday, March 18th, 2013

Polygamy, slavery, and crusaderism

I’m in the midst of following a rather interesting exchange between Thabiti Anyabwile and Doug Wilson regarding Doug’s book Black and Tan, which I read about five years ago, enjoyed and agreed with.  I hyperlinked to the first post of each participant and assume that you are able if interested to follow and navigate to subsequent […]

Friday, October 19th, 2012

Our Miracle Baby

It was an unbelievable 3 hours.  That is “unbelievable” by the normal English usage of the word.  However, what is impossible with man is possible with God.  Today I have witnessed a miracle.  It isn’t on the same order of magnitude as God making the sun stand still (Joshua 10), parting the Red Sea (Exodus […]

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

My First Sermon – Psalm 148

Today I preached my first sermon at Christ Church of North Carolina.  I preached on Psalm 148 and the title of the sermon is “All Creatures of Our God and King…” I wrote the whole sermon out in manuscript form and deviated from it some when I preached it.  Apparently my pages got out of […]

Monday, July 12th, 2010

I’ll just wear my glasses, then

There is good reason to oppose the syrupy, squishy, evangellyfishy, Jesus-is-my-boyfriend treacle that we see around us, but we need to follow scripture rather than reacting against the prevailing error. There is a certain aspect of American reformed and Calvinist culture that operates as if our bodies only exist to take our brains to and from church. I’d be lying if I said that I haven’t been influenced in some way by this. We are Christians, not Vulcans. Christianity is incarnational. Both of these ditches have latent Gnostic assumptions and both of them are inconsistent with the Incarnation. If you think you can do theology without it erupting into doxology, your theology is wrong. Period. I don’t care how many fat books with small type you’ve read.

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

You Don’t Have to Put on the Red Light

“No, Mr. Green. Communism is just a red herring. Like all members of the oldest profession, I’m a capitalist.” -Miss Scarlet, Clue (1986) If something is inherently capitalistic in nature does that make it inherently good? Perhaps I was a bit hasty in characterizing Walter Block as a very persuasive debater in my introductory post […]

Saturday, September 19th, 2009

Walter Block’s Defending the Undefendable: Introduction

I first heard of the book Defending the Undefendable by Dr. Walter Block in late 2007.  The book certainly piqued my curiosity, and I have wanted to read it for a while.  It turns out that this book is available online from the Mises Institute.  I imagine that my interaction with the book will be […]

Monday, February 16th, 2009

No leg to stand on

It appears that my blog has a reader.  This is a banner moment in the history of my blog.  😉 This reader, whose handle is “pcamper” has posted a couple of comments on my post “Something from nothing?” from last October.  I have reproduced his most recent comment verbatim below: Thank you for your response. […]

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

Microevolution? Really?

Many biologists, even most Christian biologists have stated that “microevolution” has been substantiated in antibiotic resistant bacteria and the like. I dispute that such things have been observed. They have been inferred, but not observed.  (And I would say they were poorly inferred.)  I would argue that all you see is differential reproduction and not […]

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

Something from nothing?

“Nothing will come of nothing: speak again.” -King Lear (I, i, 92) How the heck can life start from abiological processes? I believe this is the biggest problem with the theory of evolution. The belief that something can from nothing is at odds with everything we observe from science. In order for science to work, […]

Sunday, October 12th, 2008

Against Darwin – Introduction

I once had an evolutionist state that she was puzzled that many Christians perceive evolution as an attack on the religion of Christianity and didn’t understand how there could be so much conflict between a religion and a particular scientific theory.  My answer was and remains that Darwinism isn’t science—it’s a religion. Because Christianity and […]