“We Don’t Need Religion Anymore, Man!”

Christian: “Why would almost every people group around the world, throughout known history, have a form of worship either to many gods or simply one God?” Atheist: “Religion seems to have served as an evolutionary benefit. Religion gives people a moral compass by which people treat one another in ways conducive to survival, population growth,…

From Everlasting to Everlasting Thou Art God

Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God. Psalm 90:2 Remarking on the above passage, Stephen Charnock writes a striking paragraph that will leave any Christian in awe. Describing the majesty of our God in terms of God’s eternality, he…

Francis Cheynell on Eternal Generation

This is an excerpt from a larger article. See Here. This discussion picks up right after I talk about Bruce Ware’s claim that the orthodox notion of eternal generation is no less threatening to the doctrine of the Trinity than Ware’s own Eternal Relational Authority Subordinationism (ERAS). The issue that Ware points out here has…

Second Guessing Richard Carrier, Part III

In my previous two articles, I talked about Carrier’s mischaracterizations of Dr. Alvin Plantinga’s Evolutionary Argument Against Naturalism (EAAN). Just since the release of those two posts (over the last two days) I have received some blowback as a result of the content, mainly from Carrier himself. In this article I want to briefly address some…

Second Guessing Richard Carrier, Part II

In my previous article, I talked about Carrier’s strange objection to Plantinga’s tiger and how he seemingly attacked an argument without telling his readers what that argument was in the first place. He never cited anything from Plantinga in that section of his article, and failed to quote him at all. In this article, I…

Second Guessing Richard Carrier, Part I

You may have heard of him in certain internet circles, and perhaps you have even seen him give a talk or two in your hometown. Richard Carrier is a pop-atheist who is avidly against the notion of a historical Jesus, a fervent defender of naturalism, and a compulsive “potty mouth” when it comes to critiquing…

Does the Old Testament Encourage Evil?

Here we go again. This topic has been visited, and re-visited, and re-re-visited hundreds of times. I guess it’s never too late to take one last swing at the dead horse, is it? After all, this is an allegation the atheist seems to bring up time and time again no mater how many times Christian’s respond…

Plantinga & Van Til: Can They Be Friends?

Well… kinda. Throughout my study of apologetics, more specifically, my assessment of varying apologetic methods, Cornelius Van Til has certainly stood out. There exists in Van Til a commitment to the Scriptures along with a forceful argument for the Christian system of thought rarely seen in other apologists. One of the issues, however, has been…