Author Archives: Maryann

About Maryann

Maryann Spikes is the past President of the Christian Apologetics Alliance. She blogs at Ichthus77, and loves apologetics and philosophy. In particular she loves to study all things Euthyphro Dilemma and Golden Rule. A para-educator (autism) for five years, she holds a Certificate in Christian Apologetics from Biola University, an AA in Humanities via Modesto Junior College, and moonlights as a freelancer. You can follow her on Twitter @Ichthus77, connect with the Ichthus77 community on Facebook, or look her up on Google+.

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Yesterday or the day before, I found out Examiner.com is no more. I saved most of the articles I published there and may or may not make them available here, but it will take time, and there are dead links … Continue reading

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Why do bad/good things happen to good/bad people?

Thesis: Bad things happen to bad people, good things happen to good people (according to Job’s friends, Pharisees, & prosperity preachers…& those who believe in ‪karma‬). Antithesis: Good things happen to bad people, and bad things happen to good people … Continue reading

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#Good: Still thinking about QoW #379

Hi Dr. Craig. Still chewing on QoW #379. I keep coming back to this video, especially Q & A, especially 01:01:07 & context … do you address Aquinas & divine simplicity (as relates to the rest of my question below) … Continue reading

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‘Tis the Season to Study the Virgin Birth with Your Kids

My high school aged sons and I were recently offered a free review of the first lesson in a new youth apologetics video curriculum by Mikel Del Rosario, the Apologetics Guy. Knowing that Mikel is *already* accessible, we had to see … Continue reading

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Why does God allow sin? A bit of a different take.

This question was submitted by a woman via email in preparation for an apologetics discussion my sister and I held this past weekend at a women’s retreat hosted by Redeemer Modesto, our church home. I want to share my answer … Continue reading

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Kindly tilling out obstacles is the work of gospel-rooted apologetics

Apologetics is Kindly Tilling the Ground Apologetics kindly tills out obstacles against a firmly rooted faith. My sister (Laura) and I had the privilege of holding an apologetics discussion this weekend with a group of women from Redeemer Modesto (our … Continue reading

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Top phone apps for deeper Bible study and apologetics

Download these phone apps for deeper Bible study and apologetics (answers and evidence), listed in no particular order: 1. Cold Case Christianity – J. Warner Wallace 2. EQUIP (Bible Answer Man) 3. Doubt Busters 4. Real Truth Real Quick 5. … Continue reading

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#DefundPP ASAP: Urge your senators to vote yes on S.1881

Our senators need to know the rational American voice is strongly opposed to what Planned Parenthood is doing. Continue reading

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Premeditated organ harvesting via partial birth abortion & what you can do to stop it.

UPDATE 7/21: Second Planned Parenthood Senior Executive Caught On Undercover Video. Dr. Mary Gatter, President of the Planned Parenthood Medical Directors’ Council, who now oversees the Pasadena affiliate (sold to Novogenix through the Los Angeles affiliate before that), haggles over … Continue reading

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The Gospel in the Marketplace of Ideas

The CAA read The Gospel in the Marketplace of Ideas: Paul’s Mars Hill Experience for Our Pluralistic World by Paul Copan and Kenneth D. Litwak, as part of Apologetics 315’s weekly Read Along program. This took place August through October. … Continue reading

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