REVIEW: A Little Book for New Philosophers

A Little Book for New Philosophers: Why and How to Study Philosophy, by philosopher and apologist Paul Copan was, for this aspiring philosopher, an inspiring thrill ride across the landscape of the possibilities, power, and joys of doing philosophy. In fact, my esteem for Copan,...

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Priorities for American Christians

With the renewed focus on race relations and social justice in the U.S., many Americans, including American and even worldwide Christians feel the pressure to re-prioritize, or at least review our hierarchy of values and ministry efforts. So what should we focus on? The Big...

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A Usable Taxonomy for Inerrancy

In Christian leadership and laity, the word “inerrancy” is often misunderstood because it is ambiguous until it is well defined and qualified by a handful of important attributes. For the sake of clarity in writing and discussion, this paper defines a usable taxonomy based on four attributes, bifurcated into mutually exclusive values, including precision (Empirical vs. contextual), scope (Total v. limited), specificity (Verbal v. dynamic), and locus (Original v. subsequent). Through examination of the sixteen possible and impossible combinations, four highly probable inerrancy types are identified as worthy of further discussion and use, named Literal, Semantical, Devotional, and Metaphorical inerrancy. In conclusion, some possible avenues for further development of the attributes, and quantification of individual commitment to these types are suggested.

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REVIEW: Delighting in the Trinity by Michael Reeves

In Delighting in the Trinity: An Introduction to the Christian Faith, author Michael Reeves attempts to present the doctrine of the triune God as a “solution and a delight,” not an “oddity and a problem” (2012, p. 10). Through a combination of sometimes cringeworthy “hip”...

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Cody’s List of Good Movies You Need to See

My buddy Cody saw my list of Movies to Watch During Quarantine and noticed some gaps in my viewing, mostly older movies. Here are his suggestions. Dramas The Third Man Casablanca The Searchers Sullivan’s Travels The Bridge on the River Kwai The Treasure of the...

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