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I’m a “Johnny come lately” when it comes to the music artist Johnny Cash.

I just found this song:

I found the lyrics over at Google Play:

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Eric Blehm.  The Only Thing Worth Dying For: How Eleven Green Berets Forged a New Afghanistan  New York, NY: Harper, January 19th, 2010.  400 pp.

Rating: 5 out of 5

This is the story of a US Special Forces team called ODA 574 and their mission in sourthern Afghanistan in the early days of the US invasion after September 11th.  The author interviewed the survivors of the team, other military servicemembers who interacted with the team and also poured over official government documents.  Most amazing of all is the fact that the author got to interview Hamid Karzai himself, the president of Afghanistan whom at that time was little known.  This is the story of the tip of the spear of the US military bringing the war to the very home of the Taliban in Southern Afghanistan.

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Here are links related to Presuppositional apologetics gathered between September 15th-21th, 2016.

1.) Greg Bahnsen Defender of the Truth

2.) The Presupposition of the Triune God

3.) Monergism Guest post: Doing Math with Dice and Atheism’s Destruction of Knowledge

4.) Apologetic methodology revisited

5.) Steampunk Bahnsen

6.) Gene Cook’s recent The BJJ Moses Podcast Show #16 (GWTM)

7.) The Narcissism of a Popular Atheist Reddit Comment Against Religion

 

Missed the last round up?  Check out the re-blogged post from a friend OR that of Another REBLOG HERE

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Ten years ago today on September 22nd, 2006 three men got together and decided to form a blog that would defend and proclaim the faith in addition to providing good Christian resources in the area of theology, apologetics, the Bible and Christian worldview.

A lot has happened in those ten years.

In terms of statistics we hit a milestone of over a million views this year.  Somehow the last ten years we put out 2,744 Posts covering 1,939 Categories and 1,113 Tags.  But the statistics doesn’t tell us the whole story of what I praise God for.

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There’s a news story that’s trending titled “Muslim migrant boat captain who ‘threw six Christians to their deaths from his vessel because of their religion’ goes on trial for murder.”  Of course the news of what the Muslim captain did to the six Christians are horrifying.  As usual all kinds of comments are spewed over the internet .  You waste your time reading all of it since some of them are just silly.

One comment that I couldn’t believe got 467 votes in eight hours stated the following:

Religious people always say that atheists lack morality, and yet I have never thrown anyone to their deaths.

Now I’m honestly amazed that this comment go so much votes.  It show that there are at least 467 people  out there who think this statement is profound (it is more actually, when one thinks that this is the net amount of votes after people’s downvote).  But for me this comment is sheer folly.  And I’m only responding to this because of how many people liked it.

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John Frame. The Doctrine of God.  Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing, June 1st, 2002. 864 pp.

Rating: 5 out of 5

This book is a great resource on a theology of God.  Those who have read other works by the author John Frame will find him on top of his game here as well.  This is a work that pastors and teachers would turn to as reference even after completing it.  I enjoyed reading this book in two separate instances: once when I was in seminary as something I had to read through rather quickly and the second instance being after seminary at a slower pace as part of my morning routine of devotional-theological readings.  I would recommend the second approach as the best way to read this volume.

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This post is probably more technical than some of the other responses we wrote answering alleged Bible contradiction but I think it is helpful in demonstrating how a working knowledge of the original language of Scripture is helpful and important.

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Today’s post will tackle the question that the Skeptic Annotated Bible pose: “How did David kill Goliath?”

Here’s the two answer they pointed out in which their point is that there is a contradiction:

With a sling only.

(“There was no sword in the had of David.”)

And David put his hand into his bag and took from it a stone and slung it, and struck the Philistine on his forehead. And the stone sank into his forehead, so that he fell on his face to the ground. 50 Thus David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and a stone, and he struck the Philistine and killed him; but there was no sword in David’s hand. (1 Samuel 17:49-50)

He cut off his head with a sword.

Then David ran and stood over the Philistine and took his sword and drew it out of its sheath and killed him, and cut off his head with it. When the Philistines saw that their champion was dead, they fled. (1 Samuel 17:51)

(Note: Scriptural quotation comes from the New American Standard Bible.  What is in bold is the emphasis by the skeptic webpage.)

Also the website also asked “Or did he kill him twice?”

Let’s take a closer look at whether or not there is a contradiction:

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