Author Archives: David

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want He maketh me to lie down in self satisfaction; he guardeth my opinions from challenge He restoreth my pride: he leadeth me in the paths of right-ness for my name’s sake. … Continue reading

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Change Happens. Does that Mean God Exists?

This is a Cosmological Argument for the Existence of God. This represents my current understanding of Aquinas’s First Way, the “Argument from Motion,” and it is my attempt to describe a version of it for a modern layman like myself. … Continue reading

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Theological Hipsters

It is well known among American Evangelicals, that the “hip” thing is to be hip-ster and the Hipster’s theology of choice is of the “Reformed” variety. There are even “Reformed before it was cool” T-Shirts… The phenomenon is well known: hipster 20-somethings, eager … Continue reading

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Testing the Rational Foundations of the Faith

Apologetics is a reasoned defense of a position. In a Christian context, the biblical basis is from 1 Peter 3:15: “But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks … Continue reading

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Why Deborah the Judge Would NOT Support Women in Church Leadership

This is a guest article written by my friend Michael White. It is in response to this.  Deborah held the position of Judge in Israel at a time when there was no king in Israel and everyone did what was … Continue reading

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The Blessing and Curse of the Information Age

The internet gives a platform to anyone with an opinion. (This isn’t news.) There is no longer the filter of a publisher; money, or status isn’t necessary to be heard, and neither is coherence. While it’s tempting to bemoan this … Continue reading

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Coming soon…

I have had a lot on my plate this last week, and the piece I was hoping to share this week isn’t quite ready. So, here’s a list of what I’ve been working on: Starting an apologetics category Reviewing a … Continue reading

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Parables, Context, and the Prodigal Son

A quick examination of the famous parable, and why a couple of common interpretations just don’t fit the context. Parables, analogies, and metaphors are as common as they are useful. They can communicate a concept far deeper than a simple description. … Continue reading

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The Application for Every Verse

Sermons and Bible studies tend to have a standard format: start with the scripture, end with the practical application. It seems a bible teacher is obligated to get through all the doctrine stuff fast, and get to the “meat,” the … Continue reading

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Romans 9, 10, and 11 – Conclusion

This is the conclusion of our study of Paul’s answer to the question: How can we trust God’s promises to us, when Israel seems to be rejecting the gospel? Did God’s promise to them fail? In Part 5, we saw the ultimate reason … Continue reading

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