Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Stephen Robinson's Out of Context Quote on the Trinity

I respect and value Latter-Day Saint New Testament scholar Stephen Robinsons’ work and contributions to the ongoing dialogue between evangelicals and Mormons. This criticism that I offer does not call into question his other quotations, but it does call into question this particular incident.  

In his work, Are Mormon’s Christians?, Robinson writes about the Trinity:

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Follow-Up On My Podcast Interview

(Sorry about some of the format below. Google and Microsoft Word do not integrate very well when it comes to publishing. I adjusted the code the best I could.)

Recently, I was interviewed on TAG Your It! Apologetics podcast hosted by Dave Van Beeber and Adam C. (Ray Ray). Overall, it went well and I want to state my appreciation to Dave and Adam for inviting me on. It was my first Podcast interview so there were some pluses that I would do again, but there were some minuses that I learned from in order to do better in the future.  Also, I wanted to offer friendly corrections, additions, and rewording on some of the things that were either attributed about me or I said directly myself.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Fideism No Longer a Viable Option. The Numbers Say It All.

A form of fideism

Regretfully, fideism (faith-only) and/or anti-intellectualism are no longer options for the church and the need for relational and rational Christian apologetics (1st Peter 3:15) is real, especially for college students, the more educated, and men. 

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Preaching Is *A* Way To Present The Gospel, But Not *The* Way

Regretfully, many are bored with church. The numbers tell the story.  On one website it is reported:
On the evening of March 4, 1982, ....TV's popular "Family Feud" program posed to the contestant this question: "What is the most boring place you go to?" Her ready answer? "Church." And it turned out to be the number one answer, based on 100 people surveyed! [1]

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Sunday, March 13, 2016

The Textual Evidence for the Woman Caught in Adultery

Today in Sunday School we referenced the women caught in adultery story found only in John’s gospel (John 7:53-8:11). I did not get a chance to mention that the textual evidence for the inclusion of this passage into the New Testament is questionable, thus we should cite clearer passages when developing doctrine until the evidence becomes stronger for its inclusion. The NET Bible summarizes the evidence for this passage well. Respectfully, some of it may be hard to understand, but it at least sends the impression that these issues are not as cut and dry as we may think: