Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Popular and Scholarly Works On Matthew 27:52-53

For the last couple of years there has been a debate among Evangelicals about how to interpret Matthew 27:52-53 and if denying the straight forward historical literal interpretation is denying inerrancy as defined by the Chicago Statement of Inerrancy of 1978(aka ICBI).  Respectfully, some key figures within the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) make such a claim. 

Curious as to what different published works have to say on the matter I did some research.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Resa Aslan's Historiographical Flaws


            In the middle of July this year, religious scholar Reza Aslan released his book Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth.  The way I heard about it is through an interview gone bad on Fox News.

Friday, August 23, 2013

What Is A Essential Christian Doctrine?


For more information about the acronym "DOCTRINE" that Hank. H mentions in the video go here.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Forgotten

Last night as I was commuting home from work (2 hour drive) I put in some Kutless, a band I regularly listened to 10 years ago, and I worshipped in a very connecting way with God for the first time in years.  Reflecting on this, I realized that as an apologists I must not forget to worship God authentically with my mind, but also with my soul as well. It is good to be reminded. 

Friday, August 16, 2013

Repectfully, Is It That Straight Forward?

Respectfully(as defined in 1 Tim 5:1), is the rising of the saints passage this simple to interpret?
 

I Am Not Sure

I respect my fellow apologists.  I know they strive to put forth rational arguments.  However, is this in line with 1 Tim 5:1 and others passages? I am not sure.
 

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Does It Work?

We had a major leak we had fixed.  Let's see if the water works.
 

Monday, July 1, 2013

150 Years Ago Today

Sunset at Gettysburg

It is hard to believe that 150 years ago today the battle of Gettysburg began and ended on July 3rd.  It was probably the turning point of the war into the North's favor.  However, it was the bloodiest with about 51,000 in causalities. Thanks to my parents, I had the privilege of seeing the battlefield when I was in 9th grade. 


http://www.nps.gov/gett/index.htm

Sunday, June 30, 2013

D.A. Carson and R.C. Sproul on Biblical Exegesis

25 min video on biblical exegesis.

 
 
 
"It would be a tragic mistake for us to claim more for Scripture than Scripture claims for itself. It would be equally tragic, however, for us to claim less for Scripture than Scripture claims for itself."[1]



[1] James T. Draper, Jr and Kenneth Keathley, Biblical Authority: The Critical Issue for the Body of Christ (Nashville, TN: Broadman & Holman Publishers, 2001), 76.


 
 


Who Knew?

I have been doing it the less ideal way for about 26 years!