Monthly Archives: September 2010

Why We Need Apologetics

So sometimes I can be a little disparaging towards apologetics. However, I do not think we need to rid ourselves of the exercise. Maybe the focus of apologetics needs to change. Instead of seeking to win arguments in order to … Continue reading

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Theological Reading II

One of the difficulties of reading the Bible in search of the theological perspectives of the biblical authors is that we have been taught that “Scripture interprets Scripture.” Thus, when we come across a passage we have trouble making sense … Continue reading

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Theological Reading I

This semester, I am involved in a Bible study on the gospel of John. I am not leading this group simply attending it. I am also currently taking a class of systematic theology at the seminary. Those may not seem … Continue reading

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The Two Sides of Election

A struggle for many people in discussions about election is not that God chooses some for salvation but that God chooses others for a future separate from God. For the last few years, this has been a difficulty for me. … Continue reading

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Faith in Reason II

A follow-up thought from yesterday’s post. I briefly mentioned how apologists often convey an unwavering trust in reason, either explicitly or implicitly. My struggle with such faith is not only that it elevates reason above all other considerations rendering emotions … Continue reading

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Faith in Reason

I’m having to do a lot of reading for my apologetics class thus far. At the moment, one resounding idea has bonded almost all of the books and articles together – an unwavering trust in reason. Now to be fair, … Continue reading

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