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Here’s a doctoral dissertation that Southern Seminary has made available titled “The world in His hands: a Christian account of scientific law and its antithetical competitors.”  For those of you who are into worldview apologetics this is a treat!  The dissertation was written by Chris Bolt and was completed on October 27th, 2016.  Christ Bolt has written quite a bit on apologetics online over the years so its neat to see his dissertation is available online for free.

Here’s an abstract:

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This is from my daily Greek exercise of sight reading a few months ago, courtesy of Vincent S Artale Jr.

Our text is from the Greek translation of Ephesians 5:1.  Here is my translation:

“PRINCIPLE 5 γίνεσθε οὖν μιμηταὶ τοῦ θεοῦ ὡς τέκνα ἀγαπητὰ”
Therefore be imitators of God as beloved Children

Here are some observations:

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For today’s post we will tackle the question the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: Is money good or bad?

Here are the two answers which the skeptic believes shows a Bible contradiction (skeptics’ comments included):

Money is the answer to all of life’s problems.

Men prepare a meal for enjoyment, and wine makes life merry, and money is the answer to everything.” (Ecclesiastes 10:19)

Money (or the love of it) is the source of all evil.

For the love of money is a root of all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.” (1 Timothy 6:10)

(All Scriptural quotation comes from the New American Standard Bible)

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

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A weekend reading review…because Pastors also need a break from heavy theological reading.

Note: I actually finished this book a while back but didn’t want to post this while I was overseas teaching missions lest some government think I’m a CIA guy or something.  Well here’s the book review!

Robert L. Grenier. 88 Days to Kandahar: A CIA Diary.  New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, January 27th 2015. 464 pp.

4 out of 5

Purchase: Amazon

This is the memoir of CIA officer Robert L. Grenier with a significant portion of the book devoted to his time as a station chief in Pakistan during the response of the United States to the September 11th attack.  I picked up this book to read because of its title that really grabbed my attention.

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Here are links related to Presuppositional Apologetics gathered between June 8th-14th, 2018.

1.) Apologetics Tactics handling the least competent who overrate their skill

2.) Five Objections to Presuppositional Apologetics Crushed

3.) Monergism Directory: Principles for Debate

4.) Series on Logic Part 13 – Begging the Question

5.) Why Is There Evil In The World (And So Much Of It)?

6.) The Rise and Fall of Logical Positivism

7.) Totalitarian: Having A Chicken Sandwich and eating your Christian Wedding Cake Too

 

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

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We must be careful that just because something is made into a “meme” doesn’t mean it is logically sound.  For instance here’s a meme on social media:

Of course this question is trying to make a case against Christian cake shop owners’ refusal to be involved with a wedding ceremony that they disagree with.

So here’s my quick serious answer to this “serious question:”

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A leisure reading review because Pastors also need a break from heavy theological reading!

Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV.  Dark Days: The Road to Metal. Burbank, CA: DC Comics, May 22nd 2018. 256 pp.

4 out of 5

Purchase: Amazon

This is a collection of various DC Comic issues that lays the foundation for a big DC Comics event called “Metal.”  The first section collects a story called “Dark Days” while what follows after that is a collection of various other stories in the DC universe that the editors felt was important and foundational for “Metal.”

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