An Open Letter to Charlie Sheen

Greetings, Mr. Sheen. You don’t know me, and you probably have never heard of our blog site here, but if I could have a few minutes of your time, I’d appreciate it. I have followed your career’on and off’since your early days working with Oliver Stone. I have a vivid memory of being deeply moved […]

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How To Love The Fool: “Debating Dillahunty”

There’s a principle present in the new documentary Debating Dillahunty that can be encapsulated in the famous song from the Disney classic Mary Poppins: A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down. In Debating Dillahunty, the medicine is the gospel of Jesus Christ and the sugar is Sye Ten Bruggencate. Anybody who is even […]

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A Matter of Faith – The Apologist

A Filmmaker, a Pastor, and an Apologist walk into a restaurant… I wish this was the start of a bad joke. It’s not. Marcus Pittman and I joined Jon Speed to preview the soon to be released film A Matter of Faith showing at a restaurant in Syracuse, New York. If you were waiting for […]

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A Matter of Faith – Pastoral Review

Dear Pastor, Perhaps you are considering screening A Matter of Faith at your church or encouraging your people to use the big screen release as an opportunity to evangelize your community.Ai?? The producers of the film make convincing arguments why you should.Ai?? After all, people do remember movies long after they’ve forgotten your sermons.Ai?? And […]

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Dear Joshua:

Dear Joshua, You don’t know me. I don’t really know you. I recognize your blogger handle (RazorsKiss) from James White’s IRC channel. We may have interacted, we may have not, if we did it wasn’t memorable enough to care. I won’t be referring to you as RazorsKiss. We are grown men, who must be truly […]

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Is Circular Reasoning Always Fallacious?

Is Circular Reasoning Always Fallacious? Short answer:Ai?? no. Long answer:Ai?? There are two things we need to discuss about circular reasoning: It is (1) absolutely unavoidable and (2) not necessarily fallacious. Circular reasoning is unavoidable to some degree when proving one’s ultimate standard. An ultimate standard cannot be proved from anything else, otherwise it wouldn’t […]

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Reason to Believe He is Risen

Greg Koukl is a wonderful, kind man. I had the privilege of spending an hour and a half with him while driving him to the airport a couple of years ago. Our conversation was deep and very cordial. We disagreed on the issue, and Greg was kind enough to spend the first 15 minutes of […]

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Jiminy Hitler Crickets! Glenn Beck is a Fool!

Glenn Beck is a fool. (Before anyone wants to get all Matthew 5:22 on me, you might want to read it first – and no, Glenn Beck is not my Brother). Granted, not the first words with which I wanted start my meager, sporadic contributions to Gospel Spam, but the level of idiocy that bombarded […]

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Presuppositionalism in Textual Criticism

Presuppositional Apologetics are very popular now, and I am an advocate. But presuppositionalism touches every discipline and is not restricted to Apologetics. So I think it’s important to work even in Textual Criticism from a presuppositional position. Let’s look at two sides of the issue: Traditional/Ecclesiastical Textual Criticism and Modern Textual Criticism. The broadest presupposition […]

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