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How to Make a Good Case for the Resurrection

My friend texted me the other day: What’s your argument if someone says Jesus is just a crazy person? I would respond in the following way. What Evidence Do You Have? What evidence is there to support that Jesus’ supposed insanity? The Gospels certainly do not portray him...

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Dr. Craig’s Response to the Problem of Evil

Take a look at this great synopsis of Dr. William Lane Craig’s work on the problem of evil in these two, short, wonderfully-produced videos. Strengths (1) The video aptly rebuts the logical problem of evil. Any atheist who continues to assert the logical problem of evil in response...

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Museum of the Bible (Reviewed)

My wife and I had the privilege of enjoying one of Washington D.C.’s newest museums: Museum of the Bible. Our one-day visit lasted for just over 4 hours. Of course, we did not see and do everything (the museum is massive), and we focused on some areas more...

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Answering Atheist Slogans_2.0

I completed the second edition of my eBook on Answering Atheist Slogans. Here’s what’s new: A new chapter on the slogan, “If you were born in Saudi Arabia, You’d be a Muslim.” A new appendix on “The Bible Supports Slavery.” Other updates to prior chapters, the introduction, and conclusion. Here’s the...

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What is Classical Theism? (Part 4)

Can we prove that God exists? In parts 1 – 3 of this series, I defined “proof” in terms of ‘metaphysical demonstration’ and defended the first 3 premises of an Aristotelian proof of God’s existence. In this post, I define key terms in premises 4 and 5 of the...

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What is Classical Theism? (Part 3)

In part 1 of this series, I explained what I mean by metaphysical demonstrations that lead to the God of classical theism. In part 2, I summarized an Aristotelian argument and defended the first two premises. Here, I defend the next step of the argument, which eventually leads us...

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What is Classical Theism (Part 2)

In part 1, we laid out some of the groundwork distinguishing “signpost arguments” for something supernatural from “metaphysical demonstrations” for the God of classical theism. Now, in part 2, we examine one of these metaphysical demonstrations: an Aristotelian proof of God’s existence. Dr. Edward Feser defends this demonstration...

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What is Classical Theism? (Part 1)

What is classical theism? It’s important enough to become the name of my website. Catholic Philosopher Edward Feser writes: I have often complained that it is not just New Atheist types, but too many contemporary Christian thinkers, who are operating with a seriously deficient conception of God and...

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If You Support This Passage, You Support Slavery

In part one, I explained some crucial distinctions as to what the word “slavery” means and why this is important when discussing slavery in the Bible. In this post, I take on a difficult passage. Here’s the big question: What would you do if an atheist quoted you...

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Why Not Take Pascal’s Wager?

In one conversation this summer, a non-religious friend told me he thought both sides of an atheist-theist debate defended a rational position. He responded like this to the book An Atheist and a Christian Walk into a Bar, which I recommended to him. Despite considering the arguments of the book,...