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How Every Objection Fits into Five Questions (Part 1: Introduction to CHIPS)

Of the countless challenges to biblical Christianity, all of them fit into one of five categories. While offered with a variety of different word combinations, every meaningful question essentially asks the same five things: Is the Bible sufficiently…  1)      Comprehendible? [Read More]

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Are Believers “Begging the Question?”

My last post offered an answer to the question “Who Created God?” More precisely, it attempted to show that the very question is simply a reflection of a category error. God is the “uncaused cause,” the “first cause” that set [Read More]

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Who Created God?

Skeptics and believers agree that the universe demonstrates remarkable order. It operates according to a set of exquisitely fine-tuned laws that create an environment fit for human life. Even a minor change to any one of these laws would have [Read More]

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How Reason Leads to Faith Part II

My last post examined the difference between “faith” and “reason.” Far from being opposites, as some skeptics contend, I argued that faith is often the rational response to a particular set of facts. I used the example of a spouse [Read More]

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Apathy, Atheism, and the Absurdity of Life Without God

written by Aaron Brake Here is a statement that may seem controversial at first but upon reflection the truth of which becomes more apparent: If God does not exist and there is no life after death, then there is no [Read More]

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How Reason Leads to Faith

                                                                                                             Many skeptics contend that faith and reason are precise opposites.  Under their view, my “faith” in Jesus Christ is an act in opposition to reason.  At best, it is a form of wishful thinking, a crutch for those [Read More]

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Richard Dawkins: The Untutored Philosopher

written by Aaron Brake Dawkins the Epistemologist Richard Dawkins is often heralded as a brilliant scientist. Unfortunately he often resorts to shoddy philosophy. Several examples of Dawkins’ philosophical ineptness have been pointed out over the years, one of the more [Read More]

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Worrying About Loved Ones Going to Hell

Many believers struggle with the notion that a “good” and “loving” God could consign anyone to Hell. Since just about any believer knows someone who has rejected Christianity, this is not some abstract notion that can be easily dismissed.  The more [Read More]

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Guilty but “Not Guilty:” Why Jurors Acquit Criminals and What This Tells Us About Knowledge

In a verdict reminiscent of the O.J. Simpson case, many were outraged in the summer of 2011 when an Orlando jury found Casey Anthony not guilty of her toddler’s murder. But why? Twelve people just like you and me pre-screened [Read More]

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Is the Resurrection “Physically Impossible?”

Critics of Christianity will often claim that the key event of the Christian worldview – the Resurrection – is “physically impossible.” Because physically impossible things can’t happen – by definition, of course – they feel quite justified in concluding that [Read More]

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“Forged?”: Revisiting the Reliability of Anonymous Reports

Below is a paper I posted on ApologeticJunkie.blogspot.com on 3/6/11. The news story referenced in the first line may date the paper a bit but I think the content fits nicely in light of recent attacks on biblical reliability. I hope [Read More]

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