Category Archives: Apologetics

The Lost World of Genesis 1 (John Walton)

Like the other “Lost World” books, this is written in proposition format, which makes the arguments easy to follow.  Walton is very clear, even on points where I disagree. There are some flaws in this work, but it is a … Continue reading

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Blogging through Darwin (3): Darwin admits his difficulties

Chapter 6: Difficulties of the Theory Darwin is very honest about some difficulties in his theory: if species have descended from other species, then why do we not see evidence of this in the fossil record (80)?  He does attempt … Continue reading

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Evolution of the Soul (Richard Swinburne)

Swinburne, Richard.  Evolution of the Soul.  Oxford. terminology person: anyone who has the facets of consciousness which men possess, whether human or not (Swinburne 4). substance: a component of the world which interacts causally with other components (5). They have … Continue reading

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Is There a God? (Richard Swinburne)

Swinburne, Richard. Is There a God? New York: Oxford, 1996. Richard Swinburne doesn’t so much argue for the existence of God. Rather, he posits God as the only viable cause for the universe. The intellectual rigor in this book is top-notch. (There … Continue reading

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Darwin on the Trial (Phillip Johnson)

“The very persons who insist upon keeping religion and science separate are eager to use their science as a basis for pronouncements about religion” (Johnson 8). Natural selection is a tautology.  It predicts the fittest organisms will produce the most … Continue reading

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Blogging Through Darwin (2)

In this chapter Darwin deals with Natural Selection.  Granting the fact that science has improved and that many of his speculations about cross-breeding aren’t all that interesting, what I did find fascinating was that every case he brought forward proved … Continue reading

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The Case for a Creator (Lee Strobel)

Strobel, Lee.  The Case for a Creator. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2004. We should not critique Lee Strobel for doing what he set out to do.  Yes, this is a popular account and while it sometimes reads like Evangelical spy-fiction, it … Continue reading

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Review: Philosophical Foundations for a Christian Worldview

Moreland, J. P. and Craig, William Lane.   Philosophical Foundations for a Christian Worldview.  Downers Grove, IL: Inter Varsity Press, 2003. This is one of those books in which I have spent more time over the past ten years than any … Continue reading

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Maximus against Pagan Dualisms

The base of the article is here. https://jaysanalysis.com/pagan-dualism-the-occult-and-the-trinity/ Dualism is ultimately relative since both good and evil need each other in order to be defined.  (This is why Maximus says God doesn’t have an opposite). Dr. Joseph Farrell explains how, … Continue reading

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Intro notes to Bahnsen

One of my goals this summer was to do an analytical outline to Bahnsen’s Van Til reader.  That demands more energy than time left in the summer.  But I didn’t want the project to hang suspended between heaven and earth, … Continue reading

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