Category Archives: Apologetics

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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Discussing with my sons the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on marriage

We just had a really great discussion (Ethan is 17, David 14) on the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage. I started writing on this topic mid-May, but it was just never in a shareable condition until after this … Continue reading

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Ethics & Morality

Below is a collection of my thinking on the grounding and justification of moral truth. I am warming up for something. Divine Essentialism God wills it (right) because He is good — essentialism. 1/4/08 (Not mine. Precursor.) The Sword and the … Continue reading

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6 blogposts you won’t find on Ichthus77

Sometimes I do stuff somewhere else. Here are 6 of those times, over at The Christian Apologetics Alliance: Does The Moral Argument Reify Subjective Morality? 10/7/14 Matthew Lawrence wrote in this question and gave permission to blog it and my answer … Continue reading

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Reliability of the Gospels (Lecture Series) | Tim McGrew

Tim McGrew from the Library of Historical Apologetics has a famous series that I wanted to make available on my blog. Dr. McGrew is Professor of Philosophy at Western Michigan University, where he has taught since 1995. His areas of … Continue reading

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Kindling Conversations with Modesto Neighbors

You want to love your neighbor as yourself, but it’s hard to get to know them in the space between when the garage door opens and closes. No one answers the door anymore, because the only ones knocking are trying … Continue reading

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Reply to WLC’s answer to my question regarding anti-realism (QoW #379)

I am saving my reply here, as it is already getting buried. Dr. Craig, thank you for answering my question. I am glad you are a realist about the Good and concede *that* much to the realist. Do you actually … Continue reading

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Leibnizian Moral Argument?

I think my moral argument for God’s existence is similar to Leibniz’ cosmological argument (except it has to do with the explanation of the Good, a.k.a. the Golden Rule). If you’d rather not say “the Golden Rule,” then say what everyone … Continue reading

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The Problem of Evil (guest post)

This post was put together from the power point slides of a presentation given by my soon-to-be sixteen-year-old, Ethan Spikes. He delivered this presentation in front of 19 fellow students and a teacher. The Problem of Evil What is it? … Continue reading

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Who needs answers when nobody’s askin’?

This is written to those of you who consider yourselves Christians but think you don’t need answers to tough questions because you don’t ask them and nobody asks them of you. I am thinking a lot about this and I’d … Continue reading

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