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I am in the middle of John Frame’s latest book Selected Shorter Writings Volume Two.  I have benefited immensly from Dr. Frame’s insight especially in the area of apologetics and theology.  I think he’s able to apply Cornelius Van Til’s insight more broader than Van Til was able during his lifetime.  Lord willing I would be able to finish the book sometime next week and have a review up on here.  In the chapter on the problem of evil Frame said something that I found helpful.  Speaking of God, John Frame said

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James White

Reformed Apologist Dr. James White, of Alpha & Omega Ministries have recently traveled to Spain to debate in person Rev.Dr. Thomas Norris, Priest of the Diocese of Ossory on the motion, ¨The Church would have been better off without the Reformation.¨  Revelation TV hosted this debate on April 15th, 2015.

Here’s the promotional video leading up to the debate:

Revelation TV have not loaded the two hour debate on Youtube yet but the video is available on their website.

You can access the debate by clicking HERE.

 

 

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There is no substitute for the Word of God.  As much as we share things related to apologetics, worldviews and theology, we must always give Scripture its important role in our lives.  This thought has compelled me to share more from the Word of God on here.

For the next few Sundays we will be having a series of short posts on “Hands” from the Bible.  I think when we look at hands as a motif in the Scripture and look at its use in the flow of Scripture in Redemptive History, we can learn a lot about human nature and about God.

Stay tune for this series that starts this Sunday!

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These are links gathered between April 8th-14th, 2015.

1.) Twenty Ways to Answer A Fool [14]

2.) Frontline Apologetics 

3.) PHILOSOPHY MEMES

4.) Credo Magazine: An Interview with Vern Poythress on the “Big Questions”

5.) Some Gappy Notes on Michael Rea’s World Without Design

6.) Review: Computer Science: Discovering God’s Glory in Ones and Zeros by Jonathan R. Stoddard

 

Missed the last round up?  Check out the re-blogged post from a friend

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Honest Evangelism Rico Tice

Last week I wrote a review for a new book on evangelism.  It was a book that I thought was unusually good so I looked up more information about it and found that the publisher have produced two trailers and an interview with the author.  I highly recommend it.

For my review of the book click HERE.

To purchase the book through Amazon click HERE.

Here are the two trailer videos:

Here is the video of the interview:

Enjoy!

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Boko Haram

Vice News has produced some of the most amazing news documentaries I’ve seen concerning the world’s most troubled flashpoints.  They have done some good series on ISIS and Iraq and now they have also produced a three part series documentary that looks at the Islamic Terrorist Group Boko Haram and the Nigerian army’s effort against this terrorist group.  Journalist Kaj Larsen is a former Navy SEAL and produced this excellent documentary.  He provides us a rare candid glimpse of the conflict and goes where few Western Journalist has gone.  It is not all pretty and viewers must be warned.  I share this because for a Christian blog I think it is important to know specifically what is going on in a part of the world that some are praying about especially with the terrible news last year of captured Christian girls by this group of thugs.  War is ugly and I don’t think the videos sanitize it.  Yet at the same time we see some of the beauty of Nigeria and the human stories.

Here are the videos below:

I thought the last video stood out among the three.  As a military man I felt watching this that some of the tactical ways or lack of being tactical during the advance was something that didn’t make me comfortable although the Nigerian Army unit seems to be doing pretty good compared to Third World Army’s standard.  I was also strucked by all the military men in this series of how clear they understood their mission and how battle hardened they were and this is important to remember lest Western military advisers forget that these guys are serious and are literally fighting for their own survival and their family’s survival.

There are glimpses of bad theology in the documentary.  Sadly I think it reveals the condition of not just Nigeria but the world we live in.

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Vern PoythressThere is a free PDF of a work by New Testament Scholar Vern Poythress titled “Issues in Hermeneutical Foundations: Selected articles on hermeneutics and biblical interpretation.”  It is a collection of various articles by Poythress that appeared various theological publications.

The PDF is hosted on Westminster Bookstore and available by clicking here.

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