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Greg Bahnsen, presuppositional Christian apologist, Reconstructionist, Theonomist, as mentioned in a section of a new book on Christian Reconstruction by Assoc. Prof. of Religion, Michael J. McVicar
Click here to peek inside the book. Greg Bahnsen Soon after a young Greg Bahnsen met R. J. Rushdoony at an Orthodox Presbyterian Church gathering Greg decided to become a minister, but not just any minister. Bahnsen became a presuppositionalist Chrisitan ap...
Greg Bahnsen Soon after a young Greg Bahnsen met R. J. Rushdoony at an Orthodox Presbyterian Church gathering Greg decided to become a minister, but not just any minister. Bahnsen became a presuppositionalist Chrisitan apologist like Rushdoony, who urged that there could be no neutrality between ...
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Biblical scholars, including those who are Evangelical Christians, generally agree in viewing the sayings of Jesus in the fourth Gospel (the Gospel of John) with greater suspicion than sayings in the other three Gospels
Why are Jesus' sayings and doings in the Gospel of John viewed with greater suspicion that those in the synoptic Gospels, Matthew, Mark and Luke? Because... 1) The Gospel of John, starts with the author's claims ABOUT Jesus. Its lengthy theological introduc...
Why are Jesus' sayings and doings in the Gospel of John viewed with greater suspicion that those in the synoptic Gospels, Matthew, Mark and Luke? Because... 1) The Gospel of John, starts with the author's claims ABOUT Jesus. Its lengthy theological introduction contains the words and praises of ...
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The apostle Paul, fanaticus extremus, all the symptoms of your typical religious fanatic rolled into one (Part 1 of a 2 Part Series)
Did the apostle Paul make blatantly falsifiable predictions of Jesus' imminent return like many other religious fanatics over the centuries? Let's look at what he wrote to the believers at Corinth: 'The rulers of this age... are passing away ["will not last...
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Christianity raises as many intellectual and historical questions as it claims to answer, if not more...
Are there major miracle-working prophets like Moses, Elijah, Elisha, or Jesus today? Wouldn't you agree it's been two thousand years since the last one? And wouldn't you agree that the time was shorter from Moses to Elijah/Elisha, as well from Elijah/Elisha...
Are there major miracle-working prophets like Moses, Elijah, Elisha, or Jesus today? Wouldn't you agree it's been two thousand years since the last one? And wouldn't you agree that the time was shorter from Moses to Elijah/Elisha, as well from Elijah/Elisha to Jesus, when compared with the ...
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The Great and Holy War: How World War I Became a Religious Crusade (received Christianity Today's Book Award of Merit for 2015)
'You can’t understand the war fully without investigating the religious dimensions of the war,' says Jonathan Ebel, associate professor of religion at the University of Illinois and author of Faith in the Fight: The American Soldier in the Great War. 'I wou...
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Reverend Billy Graham, Darkness and Light
THE DARK SIDE The pastor whose preaching led Graham to Christ was an extreme bigot. Decades later, Graham was caught on the “Nixon tapes” complaining to the president about “the Jews” and their “stranglehold” on the media, and blaming them for “all the porn...
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Complexity is how the Cosmos flows. Mathematical Models of Reality and the Fine-Tuning Argument do not constitute proof of the kind that Intelligent Design advocates insist they do. (ADDED BONUS: "The Dexter of Parasites")
Look at the way a river becomes thousands of separate tributaries as it nears the sea, a neat visual analogy for complexity--a single river that breaks off into multiple branches without direct application of intelligence being involved because that's what ...
Look at the way a river becomes thousands of separate tributaries as it nears the sea, a neat visual analogy for complexity--a single river that breaks off into multiple branches without direct application of intelligence being involved because that's what water and land do together.
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The apostle Paul, fanaticus extremus, all the symptoms of your typical religious fanatic rolled into one (Part 2 of a 2 Part Series)
What kind of person was Paul really? How many religious people throughout history would you not consider to be fanatics for preaching self-castigation, judging and cursing everyone for believing differently, commanding their flock that it is best to not tou...
What kind of person was Paul really? How many religious people throughout history would you not consider to be fanatics for preaching self-castigation, judging and cursing everyone for believing differently, commanding their flock that it is best to not touch a woman, and it is best for married ...
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Inspired Writings that Cite Non-inspired Writings for Inspiration (Paul, other New Testament writers)
The apostle Paul–in both his speeches and writings–made extensive use of the late apocryphal work known as The Wisdom of Solomon--not to be confused with the Book of Proverbs, but instead, a late non-canonical apocryphal work attributed to “Solomon” that co...
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How reliable are the criteria for historical authenticity employed by historical Jesus scholars, and what questions has historical research raised for Christian scholars like James D. G. Dunn, Robert Gundry, and Michael Licona? Not to mention Barbara Brown Taylor's questioning of her vocation...
Reliability of criteria remain a focus of debate among historical Jesus researchers: Jesus, Criteria, and the Demise of Authenticity (2012), eds. Chris Keith, Anthony Le Donne Criteria for Authenticity in Historical-Jesus Research (The Library of New Testa...
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Paul Davies, noted physicist, on naturalism, theism, belief in God, and a third way (assorted quotations):
Quotations from Paul Davies on God the universe and everything: I am not comfortable answering the question "Why do you believe in God?" because you haven't defined "God". In any case, as a scientist, I prefer not to deal in "belief" but rather in the usefu...
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Christian Apologist, Alister McGaff, I mean McGrath, on Atheism's "twilight" and Aldous Huxley's "lie" about Calvinists in Geneva beheading a child
I always wanted to ask Christian apologist, Alister McGrath, if he felt the least bit chagrined after writing his book, The Twilight of Atheism, only to discover within a few years not just one but several books advocating atheism climbing to the top of the...
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Edited, Leaving the Fold: Testimonies of Former Fundamentalists (paperback pub. 2003, Prometheus Books), and contributed a chapter titled, "The Cosmology of the Bible" to The Christian Delusion (Prometheus Books, 2010). Also have an assortment of articles at The Secular Web in the modern authors section, and at The Talk Origins Archive, and on a website. 

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