Oil and Water

Craig Cobb, a white supremacist, finds out he is “14% Sub-Saharan African” on live television. It is hilarious that his response is “oil and water doesn’t mix” because that is just the kicker, he is living proof his worldview cannot account for the way the world really is, even his own existence. At best Craig Cobb thinks “whites” and “blacks” should not have “mixed” children, like himself. For a Biblical view on “race” check out this post by Thabiti Anyabwile. I pray that Craig Cobb will repent and believe the gospel so that the Lord may have mercy on …

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John Starke on Dignity and Materialism

John Starke over at The Gospel Coalition wrote a piece ( http://thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/tgc/2013/10/11/do-people-bark/ ) in response to Professor Gregory Berns who seems to think that

the chemical pathways in human brains and dog brains are strikingly similar when it comes to sensing and desiring—canines can be compared to small children.

So what does he conclude? Dogs are people, too.

It isn’t a particularly in depth piece but it is good to see people thinking in this manner on popular outlets like TGC at least.…

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The Atheist’s Guide to Reality

Christian philosophers have been developing and refining arguments for the existence of God since the earliest times, but it’s not often one comes across a convinced atheist making a powerful philosophical case for the existence of God. Yet that’s precisely what we find—quite contrary to the author’s intent—in Alex Rosenberg’s book The Atheist’s Guide to Reality.

Check out this review of Alex Rosenberg’s book The Atheist’s Guide to Reality. Enjoy!…

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Dr Scott Oliphint Fields Questions on Unbelievable?

That’s right, it was an inquisition! Ok, not quite that bad. Dr. Oliphint was on Unbelievable? to talk about Presuppositional/Covenantal Apologetics. He ended up having to spend the entire time defending it from Kurt Jaros who clearly doesn’t understand the Theological underpinnings of the method, or their implications. However, because of this, there are some very good explanations that Dr. Oliphint gives that I think are very helpful. One that stands out in my mind is confusion between the fact that non believers are irrational yet we can also reason with them. Listen carefully for these great answers Dr. Oliphint …

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You Asked: Your Questions. God’s Answers. by Dr. Edgar

Dr. William Edgar of Westminster Theological Seminary has published a new book geared towards teens to answer a lot of common questions they have. I have not read this book yet but I am willing to go out on a limb and say that this book will likely be helpful for parents in answering these questions right along with their teens. Dr. Edgar is the Professor of Apologetics at WTS and edited and footnoted some of Dr. Van Til’s works for their latest editions. Having read those I am confident that this is a book worth looking into.

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Proof and Persuasion Confusion

I was pointed to a post by J. Warner Wallace where he seeks to give a distinction between evidence and proof. This is in itself something good to do because who has not heard people scream “SHOW ME THE EVIDENCE!” as though if they are shown enough evidence that it is proof [of something].

The following statement seems to provide the basis of Wallace’s apparent confusion between proof and persuasion. Wallace writes the following:

While evidence is a matter of objective truth, proof is in the mind of the evaluator, and many of us resist the truth in spite

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