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James White recently returned from his tour overseas teaching theology and apologetics while also engaging in various debates.

Here’s a two part message from Dr. White on the Inerrancy of Scripture in Cape Town, South Africa.  This was delivered on May 6th-7th, 2016.

Enjoy!

 

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Political Science by Cale Horne

Cale Horne. Political Science.  Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing, May 31st, 2016. 48 pp.

This is a booklet that is part of the Faithful Learning Series published by Presbyterian and Reformed that provides an introductory look at various academic discipline from the perspective of the Christian worldview.  The first work I read from this series was on Literature and that booklet made me reevaluate my apathy towards works of fiction and it actually increased my interests in literature from an academic and Christian point of view (not long after that I picked up Great Gatsby).  So when I found out that there’s another booklet in the series that focused on what was my major in undergraduate, I knew I had to get it and read it right away.

The author Cale Horne is a political science professor who did a good job writing this booklet for a Christian general reading audience. I appreciate how in the beginning of the book Horne states that he believes there’s a role for Christians to be concerned with political affairs but he was wise to add that this is something Christians “can do” instead of “should do.” Horne recognizes that many Christians around the world and throughout much of Church history did not have the opportunity to be concerned with politics.  I appreciate the author’s spirit in writing this as I see this as humility in his approach toward the academic discipline of Political Science.

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Army Ant Death Circle

Point: Many in our world today are going through life without a purpose or following God’s purpose.  I thought a fitting illustration of what people are like can be gleamed from Army Ants.

Picture: Animal behaviors fascinate me.  Earlier today I read of a phenomenon known as Ant Death Circles or Death Spirals.  Here’s a description of it over at NPR:

This is a species of army ant, Labidus praedator. These ants are completely blind so they get about by sniffing trails left by the ants in front of them. They, in turn, leave chemical trails of their own. The system works smoothly when everybody’s going in a straight line in one direction…

But when the lead ants start to loop, bad things can happen (and remember we humans loop too, we can’t hold a straight course over long distances without external points of reference). If the ant-in-front loops and intersects with its old trail, the whole crowd then turns in on itself and everybody gets caught in the endless circle.

Eventually these Army Ants walking in circles would die from exhaustion.  Here’s a short video and explanation from an expert:

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If you have been noticing since last year’s Supreme Court decision concerning gay marriage, the LGBT community has proceeded to go from bad to worst.  Certain quarters of that movement have been pushing their agenda to even more extremes.

Christian apologist and debater Dr. James White have recently returned from overseas teaching theology in South Africa and England.  While in South Africa Dr. White spoke on the topic of “Scripture and the LGBT agenda” at Cape Town, South Africa.  The message was given on May 7th, 2016 and can be seen on Youtube and found below:

 

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These are links concerning Presuppositional apologetics gathered from May 16th-21st, 2016.

1.) Inerrancy & Apologetics — K. Scott Oliphint

2.) Classic Apologists and Their Facepalm Misuse of Scripture

3.) The sense of deity weighs him down

4.) Atheists, Secularists, and Nihilists Recently Defend Irrationality

5.) WILLIAM LANE CRAIG’S INCONSISTENT OBJECTIONS TO PRESUPPOSITIONAL ARGUMENT

6.) Unpacking Common Grace

7.) Are miracles antecedently improbable?

8.) The presupposition of God

9.) “God In Mathematics

10.) I Don’t Apologize for my Apologetics

 

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

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Huffington Post Muslim logical fallacy Argumentum ad populum

This is part 3 of my response to a Huffington Post Religion piece titled “Did Jesus Predict Muhammad?”

Here’s the first two responses:

 

Since my time is short in light of sermon preparation this post will respond to a shorter quote from the Huff Po writer who is trying to demonstrate that Jesus predicted Muhammad.  The quote is as follows:

When we look at Islam as a world religion, and see that 1.6 billion people and growing are following in the way of Muhammad, the time has surely come to recognize him as a prophet. If Muhammad is not a prophet, who is?

Is this argument logically sound?  Here’s my response:

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Huff Po Jesus predicted Muhammad Veritas Domain show it is a lie

Over at liberal Huff Po Religion there is a piece I want to respond to that’s titled “Did Jesus Predict Muhammad?”  This is part 2 of my response and earlier I wrote .  In this post I will start to look at the bad exegesis found in part 2 of the article “Did Jesus Predict Muhammad?”  Obviously Huff Po makes this out to be a great article.  One starts wondering if there’s great exegesis going on here.  But what I learned about Huff Posts Religion is that there’s a lot of huff and puffs, but no bites as far as exegesis or sound thinking is concerned.  For instance, half a year ago they have on their website another piece that I responded to titled “

While it isn’t the main focus of the writer’s core argument that Jesus predicted Muhammad, we see right off the bat that the writer’s first effort in looking at a Biblical passage results in a bad interpretation.  It’s like a sign of things to come.

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