Sunday, December 23, 2012

What Do You Think About The Messiah?

Jesus once asked, "...What do you think about the Christ/Messiah?..." - Matthew 22:42

During this Christmas season it is important to remember that Christians believe Jesus is the long awaited Jewish Messiah who fulfilled many of the messianic prophecies of the Old Testament and will fulfill the remaining prophecies when he returns.

It's common for non-Messianic Jews to argue that no respected and learned rabbis ever accepted Jesus' Messiahship. However that's false. As the following two articles proves.

Rabbis Who Thought For Themselves Part ONE
Rabbis Who Thought For Themselves Part TWO

Rabbis who believed in Jesus the Messiah (LINK)

The above articles don't even mention learned Jews who weren't rabbis but who nevertheless were believers in Jesus/Yeshua. For example, Charles Lee Feinberg who was on his way to becoming a rabbi when he became convinced that Jesus was the Messiah. He went on to become a biblical scholar and professor of Semitics and Old Testament. He was an authority on the Jewish history, languages and customs of the Old Testament and biblical prophecies. His two sons John and Paul also became Christian scholars. Another example would be Alfred Edersheim who wrote classic books including The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah. Another example would be Louis Goldberg, Th.D. - faculty; author and former professor of Theology and Jewish Studies; former president of the Evangelical Theological Society, in 1983; former Scholar-in-Residence for Jews for Jesus. Below I have links to the works of Jewish believers in Jesus like Michael L. Brown, Arnold Fruchtenbaum and David H. Stern (writer of the Jewish New Testament Commentary). More people could be listed, but I'll stop there.

The following are links and recommendations to useful resources in defense of Jesus' true messiahship.

Michael L. Brown is considered by many to be the leading defender of Jesus' messiahship living today. He himself is of Jewish background. He holds a doctorate in Semitic languages. His five volume book "Answering Jewish Objections to Jesus" is an indispensable resource for those who want to defend (or who are doubting) Jesus being Mashiach. His websites include Ask Dr. BrownReal MessiahIn the Line of FireIn the Line of Fire BlogFire School of Ministry.

One can subscribe to the podcasts of his radio show In the Line of Fire at this link HERE

One can access his YouTube video channel at this link HERE

Here are some of his videos on the web.

Is Jesus the Jewish Messiah? This lecture is TWO AND A HALF HOURS LONG! I recommend starting with part 2 if you want to skip Dr. Brown's conversion testimony which begins part 1.
I believe that these two videos are just a portion of the 10 DVD video series "Countering the Counter-Missionaries" which can be purchased at one of Dr. Brown's websites.

Part 1 of 2
http://youtu.be/scw9iB4cIZc

Part 2 of 2
http://youtu.be/fMtLbEpv48o

The following two videos seem to be shortened versions of the above lecture:

Proving through scriptures that Jesus is the Messiah vimeo.com/2368487

Countering the Counter-Missionaries Messianic Prophecy vimeo.com/2367509




Countering the Counter-Missionaries
(Over 24 hours of teaching)

Day 1 part 1 & 2 http://youtu.be/vV9rMFOFkgY
Day 1 part 3 & 4 http://youtu.be/OLT7BYpdU1o

Day 2 part 1 & 2 http://youtu.be/tcsK1VfAA0Y
Day 2 part 3 & 4 http://youtu.be/wbKAFnr0O6Q

Day 3 part 1 & 2 http://youtu.be/roHll6Gf3EY
Day 3 part 3 & 4 http://youtu.be/nt3X4SbijEo

Day 4 part 1 & 2 http://youtu.be/JLg4XnkitKE
Day 4 part 3 & 4 http://youtu.be/O_LyQI9dpI4

Day 5 part 1 & 2 http://youtu.be/Q-nMtATgETE
Day 5 part 3 & 4 http://youtu.be/7KUc9kQlb1Y




Messianic Prophecy in the Jewish Scriptures: A Conversation with Dr. Michael Brown 
https://youtu.be/SKAnY1ULEWc

Dr. Brown Lectures on Jesus/Yeshua as the Messiah
www.youtube.com/watch?v=dejZdUCNZsg&feature=youtu.be&t=0m2s

Dr. Brown during what seems to be the Questions and Answers Session of the above lecture
Part 1Part 2Part 3&4Part 5Part 6Part 7Part 8Part 9Part 10,  Part 11 (missing),  Part 12Part 13 (Webpage for ALL Parts HERE)

Was Jesus A False Prophet? vimeo.com/28646155

In Search of Atonement vimeo.com/39428569

A Bloody Religion? vimeo.com/39423935

Hidden Secrets of Kabbalah vimeo.com/28618219

In Search of the Messiah vimeo.com/39428637 

Objection: Jesus Can't Be The Messiah vimeo.com/28625919

Can Anyone See God? vimeo.com/16321308 

Is Christianity Jewish? vimeo.com/16189102

Move Videos Here:  http://vimeo.com/realmessiah/videos  


How to Witness to Jews by Michael Brown
Part 1
http://youtu.be/x-47kyIFjNI

Part 2
http://youtu.be/_PIyGI7yxZc

Answering Your Toughest Questions with Dr. Michael Brown YouTube Episodes:
 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16,
 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25,26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32,


Debates:

Debate between Michael L. Brown and Rabbi Shmuley Boteach
http://realmessiah.askdrbrown.org/watch/can-jews-believe-jesus-dr-brown-and-rabbi-boteach-debate

Debate between Michael L. Brown and Rabbi Immanuel Schochet
http://realmessiah.askdrbrown.org/video/is-jesus-the-jewish-messiah

Debate between Michael L. Brown and Rabbi Tovia Singer
http://realmessiah.askdrbrown.org/listen/debate-dr-brown-and-rabbi-singer

Debate between Dr. Michael L. Brown and Rabbi David Blumofe
http://vimeo.com/2492529 OR
http://www.realmessiah.com/video/who-jesus-debate-rabbi-blumofe-and-dr-brown OR
http://youtu.be/3Qg9J6_ijFI or http://youtu.be/rGtbdnOkgps

 
Deity of the Messiah Debate between Unitarians Buzzard/Goode vs. Trinitarians White/Brown
PART 1 http://youtu.be/Yn-grOfPDi0
PART 2 http://youtu.be/M38rQXLq29g

A collected list of videos where Dr. Brown gives his testimony can be found HERE


Dr. James White vs. Sir Anthony Buzzard on the topic of the Trinity on Justin Brierley's radio show Unbelievable http://youtu.be/SY7_EtcIeOQ


Arnold G. Fruchtenbaum is another well known leader in the Messianic Movement. (especially in the previous generation). He has written many excellent books on the topic.

Here is a link to his 21 part lecture series on The Life of the Messiah (now titled "The Jewish Life of Christ")




Lecture 1 Lecture 2 Lecture 3 Lecture 4 Lecture 5 Lecture 6 Lecture 7
Lecture 8 Lecture 9 Lecture 10 Lecture 11 Lecture 12 Lecture 13 Lecture 14
Lecture 15 Lecture 16 Lecture 17 Lecture 18 Lecture 19 Lecture 20 Lecture 21



Isa. 7:14, Matt. 1:23 and the Virgin Birth
http://bibledifficultiesanswered.blogspot.com/2015/06/isa-714-matt-123-and-virgin-birth.html


How the New Testament Employs the Jewish "PaRDeS" hermeneutic.
http://misclane.blogspot.com/2014/06/does-new-testament-quote-old-testament.html


The Jewish Trinity: How the Old Testament Reveals the Christian Godhead by Dr. Michael Heiser
http://misclane.blogspot.com/2013/06/the-jewish-trinity-how-old-testament.html


The Trinity in the Old Testament Video
http://misclane.blogspot.com/2013/05/the-trinity-in-old-testament.html

The Biblical Basis of the Doctrine of the Trinity
http://bib.irr.org/biblical-basis-of-doctrine-of-trinity


Resources in Defense of Trinitarianism
http://misclane.blogspot.com/2013/06/resources-in-defense-of-trinitarianism.html
Recommended books:

Day of Discovery videos dealing with Isaiah chapter 53
(aprox. 10 videos already cued up to play one after another)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIkz_yDqDvQ&feature=share&list=PLAB46EA762365C8E5


Monergism website's section on Christ in the Old Testament
http://www.monergism.com/topics/jesus-christ/christ-old-testament


TheMessianicDrew YouTube channel (by Drew Mazenec)
https://www.youtube.com/user/TheMessianicDrew/videos

The Messianic Drew BLOG
http://messianicdrew.blogspot.com/




Articles

How the New Testament Quotes the Old Testament  by Arnold Fruchtenbaum

A Look at Messianic Prophecy: Four Ways the New Testament Authors Use the Hebrew Bible


Reject Jesus for Judaism?

Does the New Testament Quote the Old Testament Out of Context? 

Does Psalm 22:16 really predict Jesus' crucifixion?

The Case for Jesus the Messiah – Incredible Prophecies that Prove God Exists
[ A series of 25 articles at the John Ankerberg website]


Useful Books in Defense of Jesus' Genuine Messiahship:


Answering Jewish Objections to Jesus (5 volumes) by Michael L. Brown
The Real Kosher Jesus by Michael L. Brown
Jewish New Testament Commentary by David H. Stern
Messianic Judaism: A Modern Movement with an Ancient Past by David H. Stern
Jesus the Messiah: Tracing the Promises, Expectations, and Coming of Israel's King by Herbert Bateman IV, Gordon Johnston and Darrell Bock
The Messiah in the Old Testament by Walter C. Kaiser
Messianic Christology by Arnold G. Fruchtenbaum
Footsteps of the Messiah by Arnold G. Fruchtenbaum
Are You the One Who Is to Come?: The Historical Jesus and the Messianic Question by Michael F. Bird
The Messianic Hope: Is the Hebrew Bible Really Messianic? by Michael Rydelnik
Behold Your King: Prophetic Proofs that Jesus is the Messiah by William Webster
Return of the Kosher Pig by Itzhak Shapira 
The Gospel According to Isaiah 53: Encountering the Suffering Servant in Jewish and Christian Theology by Darrell Bock (editor) and Mitch Glaser (editor)

All the Messianic Prophecies of the Bible by Herbert Lockyer
The Prophecies of the Old Testament Respecting the Messiah by John Gill (written in the 18th century, this work can be read at the very bottom of this link; Here's another link to another website)
The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah by Alfred Edersheim (this link is not to the updated version, but to the original written in the 19th century and which is now in the public domain)
Messiah in Both Testaments by Fred John Meldau (introductory material on the subject)
Christology of the Old Testament by E.W. Hengstenberg (written in the 18th century)
Three Views on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament (Counterpoints: Bible and Theology) 
Knowing Jesus Through the Old Testament Christopher J. H. Wright
A Zeal For God Not According to Knowledge: A Refutation of Judaism's Arguments Against Christianity, 2nd Edition by Eric V. Snow
Christ in All the Scriptures by A.M. Hodgkin (or here, here)

[Recommended by Steve Hays]
The Servant King: The Bible's portrait of the Messiah by T. D. Alexander and Alec Motyer
Look to the Rock: An Old Testament Background to Our Understanding of Christ by Alec Motyer
The Christ of the Prophets by O. Palmer Robertson
The Messianic Hope: Is the Hebrew Bible Really Messianic? (NAC Studies in Bible & Theology) by Michael Rydelnik



Relevant Bible Translations:

Complete Jewish Bible
http://www.biblegateway.com/versions/Complete-Jewish-Bible-CJB/
(Includes both the Original and New Testament)
Or Here: http://www.biblestudytools.com/cjb/

Orthodox Jewish Bible
http://www.biblegateway.com/versions/Orthodox-Jewish-Bible-OJB/

World English Bible: Messianic Edition
http://hnvbible.org/


Learned Jewish Rabbis who accepted Jesus' Messiahship
Part ONE, Part TWO

They Thought For Themselves by Sid Roth is a collection of modern testimonies of Jews who accepted Jesus as their Jewish Messiah. Technically it's not an apologetical work. Nevertheless, it's an interesting collection of testimonies that's freely available online HERE


Jewish Messianic Interpretations of Isaiah 53



More testimonies of Jews believing in Jesus/Yeshua can be found in the following link:
http://www.the-new-way.org/testimonies/index_conv.html


The Return of the Kosher Pig
http://www.kosherpig.org/

Websites

Answering Jewish Objections to Jesus



The Most-Referenced List of Messianic Jewish Web Sites
(I would assume not all are Evangelical and/or Trinitarian)
http://users.eastlink.ca/~nertamid/ctomc_100best.htm 






My blogs which have some relevance:

Resources in Defense of Trinitarianism
http://misclane.blogspot.com/2013/06/resources-in-defense-of-trinitarianism.html 

Trinity Notes
http://www.trinitynotes.blogspot.com





Sunday, December 2, 2012

Blaise Pascal Quotes

I just found a quotation of Pascal that's similar to other quotes I've cited in the past. So, I'm gathering them them all here on this blog post. Here's the new quote:

Willing to appear openly to those who seek him with all their heart, and to be hidden from those who flee from him with all their heart, God so regulates the knowledge of himself that he has given indications of himself which are visible to those who seek him and not to those who do not seek him. There is enough light for those to see who only desire to see, and enough obscurity for those who have a contrary disposition.

I found this quotation from an article by William Lane Craig HERE

It seems to be a quotation from Pascal's Pensées. Here's an alternative translation from www.ccel.org:

"...willing to appear openly to those who seek Him with all their heart, and to be hidden from those who flee from Him with all their heart, He so regulates the knowledge of Himself that He has given signs of Himself, visible to those who seek Him, and not to those who seek Him not. There is enough light for those who only desire to see, and enough obscurity for those who have a contrary disposition."

Here are the other quotations from Pascal's Pensées that I've posted in the past.

563 The prophecies, the very miracles and proofs of our religion, are not of such a nature that they can be said to be absolutely convincing. But they are also of such a kind that it cannot be said that it is unreasonable to believe them. Thus there is both evidence and obscurity to enlighten some and confuse others. But the evidence is such that it surpasses, or at least equals, the evidence to the contrary; so that it is not reason which can determine men not to follow it, and thus it can only be lust or malice of heart. And by this means there is sufficient evidence to condemn, and insufficient to convince; so that it appears in those who follow it, that it is grace, and not reason, which makes them follow it; and in those who shun it, that it is lust, not reason, which makes them shun it. 

577 There is sufficient clearness to enlighten the elect, and sufficient obscurity to humble them. There is sufficient obscurity to blind the reprobate, and sufficient clearness to condemn them, and make them inexcusable.—Saint Augustine, Montaigne, Sébond.

574 All things work together for good to the elect, even the obscurities of Scripture; for they honour them because of what is divinely clear. And all things work together for evil to the rest of the world, even what is clear; for they revile such, because of the obscurities which they do not understand.


562 It will be one of the confusions of the damned to see that they are condemned by their own reason, by which they claimed to condemn the Christian religion.

576 God has made the blindness of this people subservient to the good of the elect.

Pascal was a Catholic who opposed what was considered by Catholicism as the heresy of Jansenism. This was a Catholic movement that has been considered by some a "Catholic Calvinism" because they took the teachings of St. Augustine so seriously and worked it out to its logical conclusions that it mirrored the Calvinism of Protestantism. Despite his opposition, Pascal seems to have been influenced by it (or by Augustine's teaching) enough that he seems to have had a high view of providence and predestination.

Being a Calvinist myself, I appreciate Pascal's desire to affirm both the Sovereignty of God in the salvation of human beings as well as as the moral responsibility that each person has before God to respond to him. The above quotes are compatible with many versions of Calvinism (though not all).

See also my blogposts:
 

"Unveiling" The Hiddenness of God

Detecting and Finding God


The following are links to where I've alluded to or posted these quotations in the comments of other blogs.



The irrelevance of evidence to atheism
[I highly recommend reading my comments at this link]










Friday, November 2, 2012

Links on the Subject of Miracles in the Context of Craig Keener's Recent Book



Links discussing the subject of miracles and the supernatural (both past and present) in the context of Craig Keener's recent book Miracles: The Credibility of the New Testament Accounts. The links are arranged chronologically by month (not necessarily by date). Before reading the links to the articles and blogs, I recommend listening to at least one of the audio interviews of Craig Keener regarding his new book. I recommend starting with the one done by Licona (then the one by Brown).

Keener interviewed by Michael Licona (audio)
http://www.apologetics315.com/2011/04/question-of-miracles-interview-with.html

Keener interviewed by Michael L. Brown (audio)
http://www.apologetics315.com/2012/01/craig-keener-interview-on-miracles.html

Keener interviewed by Brian Auten (audio)
http://www.apologetics315.com/2012/02/scholar-interview-craig-keener.html

Keener interviewed by George P. Wood (video)
http://agtv.ag.org/meet-craig-keener


*****************
*****************


Craig Keener's Upcoming Book 
triablogue.blogspot.com/2010/03/craig-keeners-upcoming-book.html

Miracles In The Modern World
triablogue.blogspot.com/2010/11/miracles-in-modern-world.html

Michael Licona And Craig Keener On The Historicity Of Miracles 
triablogue.blogspot.com/2011/04/michael-licona-and-craig-keener-on.html

Unexpected Miracles
triablogue.blogspot.com/2011/04/unexpected-miracles.html

Craig Keener's Work On Miracles Is Out 
triablogue.blogspot.com/2011/11/craig-keeners-work-on-miracles-is-out.html

"Expect a Miracle" 
triablogue.blogspot.com/2011/12/expect-miracle.html

An Interview With Craig Keener On Miracles 
triablogue.blogspot.com/2011/12/interview-with-craig-keener-on-miracles.html

Miracles: The Credibility of the New Testament Accounts 
triablogue.blogspot.com/2012/01/miracles-credibility-of-new-testament.html

Infidels on the run
triablogue.blogspot.com/2012/01/infidels-on-run.html

Preternatural miracles 
triablogue.blogspot.com/2012/01/preternatural-miracles.html

Can Christians Today Work True Miracles? 
triablogue.blogspot.com/2012/01/can-christians-today-work-true-miracles.html

Are Miracles Real?
triablogue.blogspot.com/2012/02/are-miracles-real.html

Kruger reviews Keener
triablogue.blogspot.com/2012/04/kruger-reviews-keener.html

Another review of Craig Keener's "Miracles" 
triablogue.blogspot.com/2012/04/another-review-of-craig-keeners.html

A response to those who are skeptical of miracles 
triablogue.blogspot.com/2012/04/response-to-those-who-are-skeptical-of.html

Does God always grant miracles to those who pray? 
triablogue.blogspot.com/2012/05/does-god-always-grant-miracles-to-those.html

"Why won't God heal amputees?" 
triablogue.blogspot.com/2012/05/why-wont-god-heal-amputees.html

The Healing Of Amputees
triablogue.blogspot.com/2012/07/healing-of-amputees.html

Judging Competing Miracle Claims 
triablogue.blogspot.com/2012/07/judging-competing-miracle-claims.html

A Landmark Study Of Miracles 
triablogue.blogspot.com/2012/07/landmark-study-of-miracles.html

How Many People Claim To Have Witnessed A Miracle? 
triablogue.blogspot.com/2012/07/how-many-people-claim-to-have-witnessed.html

Miracles That Are Simultaneous Or Clustered In Some Other Way 
triablogue.blogspot.com/2012/07/miracles-that-are-simultaneous-or.html

Modern Miracle Reports With Evidence (Part 1) 
triablogue.blogspot.com/2012/07/modern-miracle-reports-with-evidence.html

Modern Miracle Reports With Evidence (Part 2) 
triablogue.blogspot.com/2012/07/modern-miracle-reports-with-evidence_15.html

People Raised From The Dead In Modern Times 
triablogue.blogspot.com/2012/07/people-raised-from-dead-in-modern-times.html

Hostile Corroboration Of Modern Miracles 
triablogue.blogspot.com/2012/07/hostile-corroboration-of-modern-miracles.html

Psychosomatic Miracles? 
triablogue.blogspot.com/2012/07/psychosomatic-miracles.html

Why Miracles Aren't More Documented 
triablogue.blogspot.com/2012/07/why-miracles-arent-more-documented.html

Misdiagnosis And Healing Miracles
triablogue.blogspot.com/2012/08/misdiagnosis-and-healing-miracles.html

Ecclesiastical miracles
triablogue.blogspot.com/2012/08/ecclesiastical-miracles.html

Asking For More Evidence For Miracles 
triablogue.blogspot.com/2012/10/asking-for-more-evidence-for-miracles.html

Why God Would Perform Partial, Gradual, And Other Lesser Miracles 
triablogue.blogspot.com/2012/08/why-god-would-perform-partial-gradual.html

Miracles And My Father's Death
triablogue.blogspot.com/2012/10/miracles-and-my-fathers-death.html

Keener interview on Miracles
triablogue.blogspot.com/2012/10/keener-interview-on-miracles.html

The Character Of Miracle Witnesses 
triablogue.blogspot.com/2012/10/the-character-of-miracle-witnesses.html

Miracles And Christian Exclusivism
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2012/10/miracles-and-christian-exclusivism.html

A Christian Case For Miracles
triablogue.blogspot.com/2012/11/a-christian-case-for-miracles_2.html

God, man, and miracles
triablogue.blogspot.com/2012/11/god-man-and-miracles.html

Christian Miracles Through The Centuries
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/01/christian-miracles-through-centuries.html

Blomberg on modern miracles
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/04/blomberg-on-modern-miracles.html

Expect a miracle!
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/08/expect-miracle.html

Challenging skepticism about miracle reports
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/08/challenging-skepticism-about-miracle.html

The Inferiority Of Non-Christian Miracles
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2015/07/the-inferiority-of-non-christian.html

More Reason To Reject The Argument That God Doesn't Heal Amputees
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2015/07/more-reason-to-reject-argument-that-god.html




 ****************************

Apologetics 315's page dedicated to Craig Keener
http://www.apologetics315.com/search/label/Craig%20Keener

Jason Engwer's own list of his blogs on the subject (the link is also above)
triablogue.blogspot.com/2012/11/a-christian-case-for-miracles_2.html


The following are additional related links not specifically related to Keener's book:

Disambiguating miracles 

Why Won't God Heal Amputees?

Evidence and Arguments Against Materialism and Naturalism

Testimonies of the Supernatural Among Respected Christian Leaders




Wednesday, August 15, 2012

The Epic Boston College Debate on the Papacy


Was the Apostle Peter the First Pope?

The following videos are the 2 Boston College Debates between Catholic apologists Scott Butler & Robert Sungenis versus Protestant apologists James White & Robert Zins which occurred in the summer of 1995.


Two Debates in One:
1. Is the Papacy Biblical? 2. Is the Papacy Historical?



Together, both debates are over 4 hours long. But, in my opinion, definitely worth listening to.

I first listened to these debates about a decade ago. I personally think the Protestants won both debates. However, I say that as a former Catholic, and current Protestant. So, I might be biased in that opinion. But you can now decide for yourself, thanks to YouTube.






Inferior video versions of the above debates:

Debate 1 deals with the BIBLICAL evidence for or against the Papacy

http://youtu.be/K7kehrfDMI8

Debate 2 deals with the HISTORICAL evidence for or against the Papacy

http://youtu.be/fmljIcyK1lA

Friday, August 10, 2012

Let's be Honest about the Papacy


With few corrections in grammar, the following are comments I left at Triablogue --->HERE<---

Any other significant additions by me are in double brackets.

Let's be honest. If Peter was the Pope then:

1. Why were the Zebedee brothers asking if they could be Jesus' right-hand and left-hand men (Matt. 20:20ff) if Jesus already made it clear that Peter was to be the Pope in Matt. 16? Why wouldn't the Gospel writers correct their misunderstanding and state that Peter was Pope? [[We know that Mark made a comment about Jesus' teaching in 7:19.]]

2. Why wouldn't Paul make the exception of Peter when he sarcastically referred to "super apostles" (2 Cor. 11:5) if the Papacy is true?

Indeed, I consider that I am not in the least inferior to these super-apostles.-ESV

For I consider myself not in the least inferior to the most eminent apostles.-NASB


3. When Paul's apostleship was questioned by some, why didn't he immediately appeal to the fact that the Pope acknowledged his genuine apostleship to settle the issue, if the Papacy is true?

4. In light of 1 Cor. 1:12ff and the whole of chapter 3, why wouldn't Paul refer to Peter as Pope? If the Papacy is true, then there can be a genuine sense in which one could say, "I am of Cephas/Peter". Even if there might be a negative fleshly sense in which it can be said. Yet Paul doesn't explicitly affirm or implicitly acknowledge the Papacy. Nor does Paul address the abuses of the Papacy but deals with himself, Peter and Apollos as equals. It seems to me that a Pope cult developed years later (as the Orthodox have documented).

5. If the Papacy is true, why would Paul (in Gal. 2:9) refer to James, Cephas, and John as seeming/reputed pillars of the Church when he knows all along that there is a special sense in which Peter is pope? He refers to all three as if they were equals.

6. Regarding the same context, if the Papacy were true, why would Paul say what he did in Gal. 2:6?

And from those who seemed to be influential (what they were makes no difference to me; God shows no partiality)—those, I say, who seemed influential added nothing to me.-ESV

But from those who were of high reputation (what they were makes no difference to me; God shows no partiality)-- well, those who were of reputation contributed nothing to me.-NASB


Paul implies his equality with them (including Peter).

7. If central authority was essential to Christianity, why didn't Jesus do something about those others who were preaching in His name (Mark 9:38ff)? If the Papacy were true, why would Jesus say, "For he that is not against us is on our part"? Notice I cited Mark's gospel. The gospel that may have been based on Peter's sermons. Why wouldn't Mark make clear in this passage (or any where else in this gospel) that Peter is the Pope?

8. If the Papacy is true, why in John 12:20-22 did Philip go to Andrew and then together they went to Jesus, when Philip could have gone to Peter as the Pope? The only way I can understand this is if the Church didn't realize Peter was the Pope until later. Maybe after the resurrection. If so, when exactly after the resurrection? Before or after Paul's conversion? Before or after Peter's own death? How many generations or centuries afterward?

9. If the Papacy is true, why isn't that office mentioned in Eph. 4:11-12, 1 Cor. 12:28-29, 1&2 Timothy or Titus?

10. If the Papacy is true, why doesn't Peter (in his epistles) acknowledge or make reference to it? In fact, Peter refers to himself as a "fellow elder" (1 Pet. 5:1ff) in a context where it would be supremely fitting for him to appeal to his position as Pope.


So I exhort the elders among you, as a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, as well as a partaker in the glory that is going to be revealed:- ESV

Therefore, I exhort the elders among you, as your fellow elder and witness of the sufferings of Christ, and a partaker also of the glory that is to be revealed,-NASB


11. If the Papacy is true, then why doesn't the author of Hebrews acknowledge the Papacy in light of the fact that authority and priesthood are two of the main topics of the book? How could such a supposedly vital and useful office not be referred to in any of the epistles (including Peter's) or in this very long book (Hebrews)?

12. If the Papacy is true, why didn't Christ sent Paul immediately to the Pope to be instructed and have his apostleship legitimized? Or why didn't Christ send Peter to Paul ahead of time like Cornelius did when he sent two of his servants and one of his soldiers to find Peter? Instead Christ sends Ananias to Paul. You might say that it's because Ananias was closer. But Paul didn't visit Peter for years afterward. In all those years, Paul could have gone to see Peter, or Peter to have seen Paul. When they do meet, Paul refers to Peter and the others as not having "added/contributed anything" to him (Gal. 2:6). How could the Pope not add/contribute anything to Paul? After Paul's conversion, many Christians feared whether he was a false convert. At any time he could have sought the Pope's confirmation.

13. If the Papacy is true, then wouldn't the Jews know that Peter was the Pope and therefore the leader of Christianity? If so why didn't they go after him and "cut off the head", as it were? Why, instead, go after Paul (Acts 21:28)? As Jason said, "he's the man they hold most responsible for teaching Christianity everywhere." It was Paul, not the Pope that opponents of Christianity wanted to assassinate (Acts 23:12).

14. Paul says in 1 Cor. 11:1 "Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ." (ESV). Why doesn't Paul or any other writer of the NT say that about Peter, especially since he's supposed to be the Pope? Excluding Matthew (because of the disputed interpretation of chap. 16), no New Testament writer teaches about or refers to (even implicitly acknowledges) the office of the Pope (or Peter as Pope). Not the writer of Hebrews, or Mark, James, Jude, or in the entire Lukan, Johannine, Pauline, (EVEN!) Petrine corpus.

15. If the Papacy is true, why would Peter's centrality fade in NT history as the book of Acts shows and as the rest of the epistles show by their deafening silence of Peter? Before Luke published Acts, he could have conferred with other Christians regarding the Pope's whereabouts and activities. But he didn't. [[It might be said that Luke was in a rush to get his book distributed. Still, why didn't he publish a longer version with the Pope's history included? Why wasn't a book written in the NT that was dedicated to the Pope's exploits? Any of the Apostles' assistants could have done it (obviously with the inspiration of the Holy Spirit).]]

Finally, EVEN IF Peter were the Pope, that doesn't prove that his successors have the same or similar prerogatives. Apostolic succession is an additional burden of proof Catholics need to shoulder.

The following 16th question was added MONTHS AFTER Dave Armstrong interacted with this blog post. I'm noting this to be fair to him. He's always welcome to respond to it or continue the dialogue.

16. If the Papacy is true, then why didn't Jesus explain in what sense Peter was leader of the Church and of the other apostles after He explained how the leaders of the Church aren't supposed to "Lord it over" their fellow believers in Matt. 25:24-28? Jesus said this in the context of when the sons of Zebedee (James and John) wanted to be the top leaders in Jesus' Kingdom.

24    And when the ten heard it, they were indignant at the two brothers.
25    But Jesus called them to him and said, "You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them.
26    It shall not be so among you. But whoever would be great among you must be your servant,
27    and whoever would be first among you must be your slave,
28    even as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many."
(ESV)


I understand that the Pope considers himself to be the "Servant of the Servants of God" (an official title). However, a case can be made that the bishop of Rome has "Lorded it over" other believers and bishops (as Tertullian argued when he sarcastically called the bishop of Rome "Pontifex Maximus" on account of how Callistus abused his bishopric by asserting/claiming more authority than he actually had).
 

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Contradictory Objections to Christianity

*****Currently being re-edited*****

This is a more elaborate version of some comments I left at this blog:
--->HERE<---

Steve, I thought the same thing at times.

I've noticed that objections to Christianity (and the Christian worldview) are often contradictory, neutralize each other to some extent or actually cancel each other out. Sometimes these objections come from DIFFERENT groups and individuals. Other times, they come from the SAME groups and individuals. Here are just some examples that people of different epochs and/or differing degrees of knowledge make. There are variations in each of these statements. They can also be formulated more precisely or in a more informed way. I've opted to state them in the most popular form (i.e. less rigorous) and therefore can appear to be strawmen representations. Though, SOME people will actually state it in these ways. Also, the comparisons aren't always exact opposites since sometimes they are comparing two similar or dissimilar types of arguments or objections but applying them to different categories or subjects.

There are Christian answers to these arguments or objections. In this blog post, I'll be noting how many of these objections to Christianity often conflict or contradict each other. Or how the objections don't really make sense because if the case were opposite, one could still make a similar objection. This shows how many people will go to great lengths (sometimes even to the point of contradicting themselves), in order to justify their rejection of the Christian God.

1 a) The God of the Bible is too human to believe in. He's like the pagan gods of Greece and Rome. (i.e. God is too immanent).
b) The God of the Bible (esp. in Calvinism) is too sovereign that humans can't relate to, or understand him (i.e. God is too transcendent).

2 a) The world is too complex and there's too much that people don't yet know to come to firm conclusions about the nature of reality. Or, because of the limits of induction (i.e. no one has universal inductive experience) no one can know anything for sure.
b) There's enough (inductive) evidence to conclude that there's probably no God (e.g. because of gratuitous evil etc.). Or, It's clear and obvious that God doesn't exist. Or, there's not enough/sufficient evidence to conclude a God exists [yet they usually can't make a case for what's "sufficient"].

3 a) The Bible has such a low view of humanity because it presents human beings as such wretches and unworthy worms (especially in relation to God).
b) Christianity is (and Christians are) so egotistical because it has the audacity to claim that humans are the zenith of God's creation (in this physical universe). Even to the point of promising that redeemed man will one day be exalted above angels and will be as close to being like the infinite God as finite creatures can possibly be.

4 a) The universe so so vast that it's unlikely that a wise God created it because it's a massive waste of space.
b) Yet, I suspect that if the universe were much smaller, people would probably say that it's unworthy of the God we Christians claim exists (i.e. a transcendent, great, powerful and glorious one).

5 a) The Privileged Planet hypothesis fails because it makes its conclusion based on a sample of one (planet). Therefore it's no evidence for design or God.
b) Because of the multiverse (world ensemble) theory, any possible world may eventually (even inevitably) come into existence and therefore there's no need for a Creator to account for the amazing (but merely) apparent design in the universe.

6 a) Advocates for the fine-tuning the universe, solar system, earth (etc.) have weak imaginative powers because they can't imagine/envision a totally different kind of lifeform (or of evolutionary processes) because they are stuck on seeing life in terms of what they have seen.
b) Christians take too much liberty in their use of imagination (or too readily appeal to mystery) to resolve Bible contradictions, or theological paradoxes/antinomies (e.g. Trinity, theodicy, incarnation etc.).

7a) Christians readily appeal to mystery to resolve or accept problems in their worldview.
b) Even though there are many unknowns when it comes to how life arose by unguided mindless processes, as unlikely as it was, we know that it must have happened, and chance had a part in it.

8 a) God cannot exist because he has no observable substance/being, weight, power, inertia, mass, will.
b) Life occured by "chance". [They say this even though "chance" itself has no being, weight, mass, inertia, will, or power. I'm using definition #6 below].

Note: The word "chance" can refer to (among other things) 1. mathematical probability, 2. randomness, 3. our own ignorance of the conditions of a situation, 4. coincidences, 5. metaphysical contingent events, 6. power or force like luck, or fate, or fortune. Careful scientists usually use the word in the senses of 1-3. Sloppy scientists or common folk equivocate (by switching definitions within an argument) or use the wrong sense of the word "chance" in various contexts.

9 a) The Bible is too complex to understand. If God has written it, it would have been more easy to understand so that everyone could understand it.
b) The Bible is too simple or too child-like to believe. If God had written it, it would have been more complex and intricate. Or it's unbelievable because written by, and in the context of, ignorant and ancient peoples in an agrarian and superstitious society.

10 a) Christians are illogical and overly emotional.
b) Calvinists are too logical and don't have basic empathy.

11 a) If there were an artistic God of creativity, then there should be much more life in the universe/solar system than we find. Since life seems to be scare in the universe, therefore that counts against God's existence.
b.) If we found much more life in the universe, that would be evidence of evolution and how easily it can get started. Therefore it would count against the idea that life on Earth is specially made by God.

12 a) Reality is too perfectly ordered that something like pantheism must be true.
b) Reality is too imperfect that a wise God (with the "omni" attributes) couldn't have created it.

13 a) The loving God of the Bible, if he existed, wouldn't send anyone to hell (i.e. God is too strict).
b) The God of the Bible is too gracious because even a Hitler could go "scot-free" if he sincerely repented of his sins and believed on Christ (i.e. God is not strict enough).

14 a) Christianity is a mercenary religion. Christians do good because they want to be rewarded by God.
b) Christianity is morally abominable because it teaches that salvation is by grace and so encourages slack morals.

15 a) Penal substitution is unjust, and we want justice.
b) The God of the Bible is too just. Why can't He just let things slide so that no one needs to go to hell?

16 a) Salvation by grace is morally abhorrent. People should get what they deserve.
b) Yet sometimes the same people who say the above have no problem with the government doling out vast amounts of money to help EVEN THOSE who make no effort themselves to better their lives.

17 a) There are no moral absolutes. Therefore Christianity's morality doesn't/cannot universally apply.
b) Christianity is wrong or evil because of the things God allegedly did (does) or required (requires) or commanded (commands) of human beings. [Notice this objection assumes moral absolutes]

18 a) People should have the right to believe whatever they want, and practice what they believe [think of the rhetoric used by those in the Gay Rights movement]. We should be tolerant of all people and beliefs.
b) Some people shouldn't be allowed to practice what they believe, nor should their beliefs be tolerated or respected (e.g. Christians, pedophiles, rapists, murderers or anyone who they disagree with) [notice the blatant contradiction and double standard in those who believe this kind of "tolerance"].

19 a) Humans are smart enough to determine/recognize right from wrong (or true and false) for themselves apart from God. That's why we don't need God.
b) Humans by nature are driven by motives they usually don't understand or can control. They make decisions based on feeling, emotion and preference rather than for rational reasons. That's why so many people irrationally believe in God.

20 a) It's unfair for God to judge people for not having enough evidence for His existence.
b) People generally have enough moral sense that they don't need the Bible to tell them what's right and wrong [yet, often their morals are similar to those of the Bible and they freely admit they don't perfectly live up their morals. Hence God COULD judge them for failing to live up to even their own moral standards].

21 a) Judgements like those (allegedly) executed on Sodom and Gomorrah display a bloodthirsty God who delights in and looks forward to punishing his creatures whenever He can and as soon as He can (i.e. God has no patience or mercy).
b) The God of the Bible is unjust because he allows certain crimes to continue to happen without punishing the guilty immediately. And we all know that justice delayed, is justice denied.

22 a) The universe is so hostile to life that it doesn't make sense for it to have been created by God. Think of the vacuum of space; solar radiation; earthquakes; volcanoes; Gamma rays from supernovas; the coldness of space; asteroids hitting the earth etc.
b)Yet, if the universe were perfectly habitable, then it could be argued that God wouldn't be necessary for the creation of and sustaining of life because it's only natural and necessary that all things exist in such a way as to foster our existence. This is similar to the commonly used defeater for the Anthropic Principle. Namely, if the universe weren't the way it is in making our existence possible, we wouldn't be here to observe it's limited hospitability.

23 a) God, if It did exist, would be so transcendent that we human beings would be too insignificant for It to care about, love or to take notice of. Since, the Bible often portrays God as being concerned about trivial human matters it [i.e. the Bible] cannot be the revelation of God. It wouldn't even make sense for such a transcendent God to waste It's time to give a revelation to puny humans. The Biblical God is too loving.

b) The God of the Bible (and especially that version conceived of by Calvinists) is so sovereign and transcendent that it doesn't care enough about the needs and suffering of human beings. The Biblical God is too sovereign in His punishment of sinners to hell. More than that, the Calvinist God is too sovereign and transcendent in His reprobation of the non-elect sans [i.e. apart from] the creation. Such a God isn't loving enough.

24 a) The Calvinist conception of the Sovereignty of God is so all encompassing that it's non-falsifiable in that no amount of suffering or evil in the world could possibly falsify or call into serious question the existence of such a God.
b.) And yet some atheists believe in the multiverse. As John Polkinghorne has said "...[the multiverse] can explain anything...If a theory allows anything to be possible, it explains nothing; a theory of anything is not the same as a theory of everything." [John Polkinghorne: Anglican priest, philosopher and theist who was at one time a theoretical particle physicist at Cambridge]

Sunday, August 5, 2012

My Comments on Other Blogs (PAGE 2)

Here are links to some blogs I've commented on. My comments are those by the nick Annoyed Pinoy. They are generally listed chronologically (give or take a few days or months) starting with the most recent. I'm still in the process of posting them (there may be some duplicates).


This is the SECOND PAGE. The FIRST PAGE has over 300 links and can be accessed ----->>HERE<<-----

Some links from there are repeated here.

Moral skepticism and Scripture
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2017/09/moral-skepticism-and-scripture.html

The prince and the pauper
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2017/08/the-prince-and-pauper.html

Alien abduction stories
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2017/08/alien-abduction-stories.html

"No one is good but God"
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2017/08/no-one-is-good-but-god.html

What would it take to abandon your faith?
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2017/08/what-would-it-take-to-abandon-your-faith.html

Believe truth! Shun error!
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2017/08/believe-truth-shun-error.html

Apoceclipse
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2017/08/apoceclipse.html

"Why call me good"?
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2017/08/why-call-me-good.html

Sonny Corleone
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2017/08/sonny-corleone.html

Pretenders and the Parousia
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2017/08/pretenders-and-parousia.html

Two-stage prophecies
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2017/08/two-stage-prophecies.html

Purgatory now
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2017/08/purgatory-now.html

Is every promise fulfilled in Christ?
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2017/07/is-every-promise-fulfilled-in-christ.html

Moses was humble
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2017/07/moses-was-humble.html

Must purported revelation pass a moral test?
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2017/07/must-purported-revelation-pass-moral.html

Crucifixion of the Warrior God
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2017/07/crucifixion-of-warrior-god.html

Arian and humanitarian unitarianism
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2017/06/arian-and-humanitarian-universalism.html

Twilight of the gods
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2017/06/twilight-of-gods.html

Soldier of Christ
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2017/06/soldier-of-christ.html

Induction and universal generalizations
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2017/06/induction-and-universal-generalizations.html

I said you are gods
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2017/06/i-said-you-are-gods.html

Information and resurrection
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2017/06/information-and-resurrection.html

Unitarian weasel watch
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2017/06/unitarian-weasel-watch.html

Keep yourselves from idols
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2017/06/keep-yourselves-from-idols.html

God and God's Spirit
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2017/06/god-and-gods-spirit.html

Were there rainbows before the flood?
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2017/05/were-there-rainbows-before-flood.html

Presuppositionalism and metaphor
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2017/05/presuppositionalism-and-metaphor.html

"Faith is believing what you know ain't so"
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2017/05/faith-is-believing-what-you-know-aint-so.html

"The priority of tradition"
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2017/05/the-priority-of-tradition.html

The man Jesus Christ
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2017/05/the-man-jesus-christ.html

Like angels
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2017/05/like-angels.html

Former Pastor Joseph: "It was all in my mind. God doesn't talk to people."
http://www.debunking-christianity.com/2017/05/former-pastor-joseph-it-was-all-in-my.html

The Lord said to my Lord
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2017/05/the-lord-said-to-my-lord.html

"Why are Christians such homophobic bigots?"
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2017/05/why-are-christians-such-homophobic.html

Should we say good-bye?
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2017/05/should-we-say-good-bye.html

Their angels always see the Father's face
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2017/05/their-angels-always-see-fathers-face.html

Composition fallacy
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2017/05/composition-fallacy.html

Apollinarianism
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2017/04/apollinarianism.html

Hank Hanegraaff's Promotion Of Eastern Orthodoxy
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2017/04/hank-hanegraaffs-promotion-of-eastern.html

Rationalists and mystery-mongers
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2017/04/rationalists-and-mystery-mongers.html

The bell curve of atheism
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2017/04/the-bell-curve-of-atheism.html

The Restrained Nature Of The Resurrection Accounts
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2017/03/the-restrained-nature-of-resurrection.html

The Immortal dies!
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2017/04/the-immortal-dies.html

Shades of faith
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2017/03/shades-of-faith.html

The Evidence For Organized Religion Can't Be Ignored
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2017/03/the-evidence-for-organized-religion.html

Pathways to inerrancy
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2017/03/pathways-to-inerrancy.html

Nabeel's recent dream
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2017/03/nabeels-recent-dream.html

Hearing voices
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2017/03/hearing-voices.html

Evolution is a channel, not a canal
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2017/02/evolution-is-channel-not-canal.html

Natural law and contraception
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2017/01/natural-law-and-contraception.html

Casting mountains into the sea
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2017/01/casting-mountains-into-sea.html

Chopped liver
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2017/01/chopped-liver.html

Faith and providence
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2017/01/faith-and-providence.html

Born of water and the Spirit
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2017/01/born-of-water-and-spirit.html

IS IT IMMORAL TO BELIEVE IN GOD?
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2017/01/is-it-immoral-to-believe-in-god.html

Does every religion have its own Superman?
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2017/01/does-every-religion-have-its-own.html

Exposition of Daniel
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2017/01/exposition-of-daniel.html

Intermission
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2017/01/intermission.html

The Seventy Sevens of Daniel 9: A Timetable for the Future?
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2017/01/the-seventy-sevens-of-daniel-9.html

Are serial killers entitled to respect?
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2016/12/are-serial-killers-entitled-to-respect.html

Is Christmas verboten?
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2016/12/is-christmas-verboten.html

Blue lagoon
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2016/12/blue-lagoon.html

Too lucky to be luck
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2016/12/too-lucky-to-be-luck.html

Miracles and sample bias
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2016/12/miracles-and-sample-bias.html

Crossing the line
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2016/12/crossing-line.html

Destination unkown
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2016/11/destination-unkown.html

Debating Hitchens
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2016/11/debating-hitchens.html

Is God love?
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2016/11/is-god-love.html

Birthmarks and reincarnation
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2016/11/birthmarks-and-reincarnation.html

Premonitions
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2016/11/premonitions.html

Self-hating atheism
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2016/10/self-hating-atheism.html

Mind-traps
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2016/10/mind-traps.html

Exchange with a Presuppositionalist
http://bahnsenburner.blogspot.com/2016/10/exchange-with-presuppositionalist.html

Dreams of Jesus
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2016/10/dreams-of-jesus.html

The first divorced president
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2016/10/the-first-divorced-president.html

Eschatological restoration
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2016/10/eschatological-restoration.html

"The damnable thing about damnation" 
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2016/10/the-damnable-thing-about-damnation.html

Accidental beliefs
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2016/10/accidental-beliefs.html

Bubbleboy cessationism
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2016/10/bubbleboy-cessationism.html

Avalos on prayer 
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2016/10/avalos-on-prayer.html

God heals amputees!
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2016/10/god-heals-amputees.html

Crop Circles: Aliens, Plasma Vortex or Human Creation?
http://godawa.com/crop-circles-aliens-plasma-vortex-human-creation/#comment-5785

Ambushed by life
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2016/09/ambushed-by-life.html

McGrew on Van Til
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2016/09/mcgrew-on-van-til.html

Dearly departed
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2016/09/dearly-departed.html

Does God create the reprobate to damn them?
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2016/09/does-god-make-reprobate-to-damn-them.html

John Calvin and the Love of God in 1 John
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2016/09/john-calvin-and-love-of-god-in-1-john.html

Journeys of faith
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2016/09/journeys-of-faith.html

Is the world a brute fact?
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2016/09/is-world-brute-fact.html

Oppy on supernatural encounters
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2016/09/oppy-on-supernatural-encounters.html

What's the image of God? 
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2016/09/whats-image-of-god.html

Genie in a bottle
https://triablogue.blogspot.com/2016/08/genie-in-bottle.html

Dreaming and dual consciousness
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2016/08/dreaming-and-dual-consciousness.html

How problematic is the problem of unanswered prayer?
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2016/08/how-problematic-is-problem-of.html

The Only One
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2016/08/the-only-one.html

Parenting tips for Scripturalists
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2016/08/parenting-tips-for-scripturalists.html

Is inerrancy an impediment?
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2016/08/is-inerrancy-impediment.html

Where were the 5000 fed?
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2016/08/where-were-5000-fed.html

Scripturalists in the Matrix
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2016/08/scripturalists-in-matrix.html

The Word of Life
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2016/08/the-word-of-life.html

Taking geocentrism for a spin
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2016/08/taking-geocentrism-for-spin.html

Beat the devil
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2016/07/beat-devil.html

Between the devil and the deep blue sea
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2016/07/between-devil-and-deep-blue-sea.html

Cruz snubs Trump
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2016/07/cruz-snubs-trump.html

The problems of unanswered prayer
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2016/07/the-problems-of-unanswered-prayer.html

Zetetic astronomy
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2016/06/zetetic-astronomy.html

Post-conversion letdown
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2016/06/post-conversion-letdown.html

"Street-level" Muslims
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2016/06/street-level-muslims.html

The shadow God
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2016/06/the-shadow-god.html

Gender and Trinity
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2016/06/gender-and-trinity.html

Fahrenheit 381
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2016/06/fahrenheit-381.html

Sting like a bee
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2016/06/sting-like-bee.html

Scotus, Anselm, and Owen
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2016/06/scotus-anselm-and-owen.html

Gregory of Nazinazus on the Father as "greater" than the Son (John 14:28)
http://articulifidei.blogspot.com/2016/05/gregory-of-nazinazus-on-father-as.html

Trump toadies
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2016/05/trump-toadies.html

Bart's groupies
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2016/05/barts-groupies.html

Is God a person?
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2016/04/is-god-person.html

If private revelations agree with Scripture, they are needless
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2016/04/if-private-revelations-agree-with.html

Richard Carrier has more waffles than IHOP
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2016/04/richard-carrier-has-more-waffles-than.html

Did the disciples die for a lie?
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2016/04/did-disciples-die-for-lie.html

Singapore church history
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2016/04/singapore-church-history.html

Letter boards
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2016/04/letter-boards.html

Dynasties and genealogies
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2016/04/dynasties-and-genealogies.html

The real problem of evil
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2016/04/the-real-problem-of-evil.html

Bart Blunderbuss
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2016/03/bart-blunderbuss.html

Jesus Christ, the Angel of Jehovah, and Michael the Archangel - part 2
http://articulifidei.blogspot.com/2016/03/jesus-christ-angel-of-jehovah-and.html

Mortality
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2016/03/mortality.html

Cooking the books
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2016/03/cooking-books.html

Defending eternal conscious punishment
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2016/03/defending-eternal-conscious-punishment.html

Unitarian Judaism
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2016/02/unitarian-judaism.html

Questions for theists
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2016/02/questions-for-theists.html

How to harmonize
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2016/02/how-to-harmonize.html

Inspiration, evidentialism, and harmonization
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2016/02/inspiration-evidentialism-and.html

Jesus and Romulus
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2016/02/jesus-and-romulus.html

Gospel harmonization
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2016/02/gospel-harmonization.html

Jesus Christ, the Angel of Jehovah, and Michael the Archangel - part 1
http://articulifidei.blogspot.com/2016/02/jesus-christ-angel-of-jehovah-and.html

Angelomorphic Christology
http://articulifidei.blogspot.com/2016/01/angelomorphic-christology.html

Odin
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2016/01/odin.html

Skywriting
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2016/01/skywriting.html

Honi the circle-drawer
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2016/01/honi-circle-drawer.html

Piper, pacifism, and Christomonism
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2016/01/piper-pacifism-and-christomonism.html

Upending the good?
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2015/12/upending-good.html

Seneca guns
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2015/12/seneca-guns.html

Navajo witchcraft
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2015/12/navajo-witchcraft.html

The light of nature
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2015/12/the-light-of-nature.html

Caligula
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2015/12/caligula.html

Piper, pacifism, and complementarianism
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2015/12/piper-pacifism-and-complementarianism.html

Limits on prayer
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2015/12/limits-on-prayer.html

What does Jesus know?
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2015/12/what-does-jesus-know.html

The crown prince
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2015/12/the-crown-prince.html

"Only Islam can defeat Islam!"
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2015/12/only-islam-can-defeat-islam.html

Chocolate eclair for president
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2015/12/chocolate-eclair-for-president.html

Did Muhammad exist?
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2015/12/did-muhammad-exist.html

What really happened to Muhammad?
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2015/12/what-really-happened-to-muhammad.html

Tips on debating Muslims
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2015/12/tips-on-debating-muslims.html

Crouching at the door
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2015/12/crouching-at-door.html

Divine Permission, Asymmetry and Counterfactuals
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2015/12/divine-permission-asymmetry-and.html

Does God permit evil?
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2015/12/does-god-permit-evil.html

If only I had known
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2015/12/if-only-i-had-known.html

In defense of time-travel stories
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2015/11/in-defense-of-time-travel-stories.html

How often does God intervene?
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2015/11/how-often-does-god-intervene.html

The Devil's Triangle
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2015/11/the-devils-triangle.html

John Chrysostom Condemns Neglect Of Apologetics
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2015/11/john-chrysostom-condemns-neglect-of.html

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2015/11/and-word-became-flesh-and-dwelt-among-us.html

And the Word was God
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2015/11/and-word-was-god.html

Is Jesus the eternal Logos?
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2015/11/is-jesus-eternal-logos.html

Dale Tuggy's Da Vinci Code
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2015/11/dale-tuggys-da-vinci-code.html

John Chrysostom Condemns Neglect Of Apologetics
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2015/11/john-chrysostom-condemns-neglect-of.html

God over all, forever blessed
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2015/11/god-over-all-forever-blessed.html

Faith, justification, and salvation
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2015/10/faith-justification-and-salvation.html
 
The horserace
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2015/10/the-horserace.html

Richard Carrier on the rampage
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2015/10/richard-carrier-on-rampage.html

Reactions To The Democrats' First Presidential Debate
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2015/10/reactions-to-democrats-first.html

Findings from experimental science that allegedly disconfirm theism
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2015/10/findings-from-experimental-science-that.html

Is mass extinction consistent with divine planning?
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2015/10/is-mass-extinction-consistent-with.html

Astrological atheism
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2015/10/astrological-atheism.html

Continuous creation
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2015/10/continuous-creation.html

The power of paradigms
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2015/10/the-power-of-paradigms.html

An anatomy of apostasy
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2015/10/an-anatomy-of-apostasy.html

Abortion, election, and apostasy
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2015/09/abortion-election-and-apostasy.html

When did Paul first see Jesus?
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2015/09/its-common-for-scholars-to-deny-that.html

Paul's Physical Experience With The Physical Risen Christ
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2015/09/pauls-physical-experience-with-physical.html

All things bright and beautiful
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2015/09/all-things-bright-and-beautiful_11.html

Dead and buried, raised to life
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2015/09/dead-and-buried-raised-to-life.html

William Provine
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2015/09/william-provine.html

Why Do Sources Not Refer To Jesus Until After His Lifetime?
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2015/09/why-do-sources-not-refer-to-jesus-until.html

A duo of dueling fatalisms
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2015/09/a-duo-of-dueling-fatalisms.html

Hair-raising theology
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2015/09/hair-raising-theology.html

World's oldest Koran may predate Muhammad
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2015/09/oldest-koran-in-world-may-predate.html

A duo of dueling fatalisms
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2015/09/a-duo-of-dueling-fatalisms.html

Hair-raising theology
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2015/09/hair-raising-theology.html

Deistic evolution
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2015/08/deistic-evolution.html

How firm a foundation
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2015/08/how-firm-foundation.html

Has the Comforter come?
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2015/08/has-comforter-come.html

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2015/08/chestnuts-roasting-on-open-fire.html

The deity of Christ in Hebrews 1
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2015/08/the-deity-of-christ-in-hebrews-1.html

Is the Incarnation possible?
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2015/08/is-incarnation-possible.html

Quote-mining the church fathers
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2015/08/quote-mining-church-fathers.html

The coming king
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2015/08/the-coming-king.html

Jesus and the prophets
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2015/08/jesus-and-prophets.html

Two For the Price of One: A Conservative President and an Extinct Republican Party!
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2015/08/two-for-price-of-one-conservative.html

The parables of Jesus
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2015/07/the-parables-of-jesus.html

You're fired!
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2015/07/youre-fired.html

Bart Ehrman's Baal Shem Tov Parallel
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2015/07/bart-ehrmans-baal-shem-tov-parallel.html

Unitarian evangelism
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2015/07/unitarian-evangelism.html

Second childhood
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2015/07/second-childhood.html

Scripturalism and knowledge
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2015/07/scripturalism-and-knowledge.html

The true body and blood of Christ
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2015/07/the-true-body-and-blood-of-christ.html

Polyester
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2015/06/polyester.html

10 questions
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2015/06/10-questions.html

Board my burning ship!
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2015/06/board-my-burning-ship.html

BW3 on women in ministry
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2015/06/bw3-on-women-in-ministry.html

Noah's ark
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2015/06/noahs-ark.html

Good Jesus meets bad atheist
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2015/06/good-jesus-meets-bad-atheist.html

Christopher Lee
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2015/06/christopher-lee.html

The virgin birth prophecy
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2015/06/the-virgin-birth-prophecy.html

Mapping the brain
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2015/05/mapping-brain.html

How Bart Ehrman bungles the burial of Christ
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2015/05/how-bart-ehrman-bungles-burial-of-christ.html

The Significance Of Long-Lasting New Testament Manuscripts
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2015/05/the-significance-of-long-lasting-new.html

I'm stuck in "save the babies" mode
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2015/05/im-stuck-in-save-babies-mode.html

The Wood/Loftus Debate On The Resurrection
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2015/05/the-woodloftus-debate-on-resurrection.html

To hell and back
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2015/05/to-hell-and-back.html

A Short Defense of Sola Scriptura
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2015/04/a-short-defense-of-sola-scriptura.html

Demon-haunted world
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2015/04/demon-haunted-world.html

Involuntary human experimentation
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2015/04/involuntary-human-experimentation.html

Was Jesus a Sabbath-breaker?
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2015/04/was-jesus-sabbath-breaker.html

The Body Argument, the Problem of Evil, and Panentheism
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2015/04/the-body-argument-problem-of-evil-and.html

Authorized to lie
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2015/04/authorized-to-lie.html

Bad karma
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2015/03/bad-karma.html

Quest for nihilism
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2015/03/quest-for-nihilism.html

The Eternity of Hell-Torments
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2015/03/the-eternity-of-hell-torments.html

Problems With CNN's Turin Shroud Program
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2015/03/problems-with-cnns-turin-shroud-program.html

Titans
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2015/03/titans.html

Evolutionary inferences
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2015/03/evolutionary-inferences.html

Former Roman Catholic Priests and Nuns who have left “the Church”
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2015/02/former-roman-catholic-priests-and-nuns.html

Kill the infidel
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2015/01/kill-infidel.html

Hell under fire
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2015/01/hell-under-fire.html

Ship in a Bottle
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2015/01/ship-in-bottle.html

A Fudgesicle's chance in hell
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2015/01/a-fudgesicles-chance-in-hell.html

How Did The Earliest Christians Interpret John 3:5?
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2015/01/how-did-earliest-christians-interpret.html

Psychopathy or nihilism?
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/12/psychopathy-or-nihilism.html

False hope
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/12/false-hope.html

Calvinism and Cartesian demons
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/12/calvinism-and-cartesian-demons.html

The Long Branch Saloon
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/10/the-long-branch-saloon.html

More Bad Consequences Of Same-Sex Marriage
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/10/more-bad-consequences-of-same-sex.html

Irrational skepticism forum
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/10/irrational-skepticism-forum.html

Dimestore atheist
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/10/dimestore-atheist.html

continuing the conversation with Robert Bowman – different selves, same being?
http://trinities.org/blog/archives/6438

What if I'm wrong?
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/09/what-if-im-wrong.html

How Islam's Prophetic Failures Support Christianity
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/09/how-islams-prophetic-failures-support.html

Disambiguating impassibility
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/08/disambiguating-impassibility.html

Simple Foreknowledge
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/08/simple-foreknowledge.html

When time and tide wait
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/08/when-time-and-tide-wait.html

Expect a miracle!
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/08/expect-miracle.html

David and Jonathan
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/08/david-and-jonathan_5.html

Jezebel
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/08/jezebel.html

The hero with a thousand faces
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/08/the-hero-with-thousand-faces.html

God is my co-pilot
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/07/god-is-my-co-pilot.html

Gripped By A Great God
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/07/gripped-by-great-god.html

Islam is the problem
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/07/islam-is-problem.html

Near to the heart of God
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/07/near-to-heart-of-god.html

Totemic animals
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/07/totemic-animals.html

Grammar nazis
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/07/grammar-nazis.html

God plays with loaded dice
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/07/god-plays-with-loaded-dice_10.html

Stephen Braude On His New Book And Recent Paranormal Research
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/07/stephen-braude-on-his-new-book-and.html 

Paranormal Maladies
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/07/paranormal-maladies.html

"It is the Lord!"
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/07/it-is-lord.html

Scientists discover that atheists might not exist
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/07/scientists-discover-that-atheists-might.html

Will Santa occupy Wall Street?
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/07/will-santa-occupy-wall-street.html

Jesus Movies, Images of Christ & the Second Commandment
http://reformedapologist.blogspot.com/2014/03/images-of-christ.html

Adam, Eve, and Cain
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/07/adam-eve-and-cain.html

Rev 22:19
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/07/rev-2219.html
Apparently, my final comments on this blog were deleted by Steve Hays because he felt I abused the combox. He has the right to do that. My final comments are reproduced here:

I've generously allowed you to hitch your caboose onto my steam engine. Don't abuse the privilege.
That's true.

You're confusing some hypothetical, counterfactual scenario with what election actually implies.......You might as well say that, in principle, the Son of God never had to become Incarnate...
I don't think it's merely an abstract hypothetical since it was the majority view among Augustinians (e.g. Prosper of Aquitaine, Aquinas, Luther, the Dominican order etc.) up until Calvinism came along. I'll leave it at that.


Prevenient grace
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/07/prevenient-grace.html

Keep A Record Of God's Providence In Your Life
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/07/keep-record-of-gods-providence-in-your.html

The Idea of Heaven Seems Strange To Me Now
http://www.debunkingchristianity.blogspot.com/2014/06/the-idea-of-heaven-seems-strange-to-me.html

Vines v. Brown debate on homosexuality
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/06/vines-v-brown-debate-on-homosexuality.html

Open Theism, God, and the Eternal Past
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/06/open-theism-god-and-eternal-past.html

"Gnostic creationism"
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/06/gnostic-creationism_26.html 

Corduan responds to Olson
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/06/corduan-responds-to-olson.html

Nailing our sins to the cross
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/06/nailing-our-sins-to-cross.html

Carbon credits
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/06/carbon-credits.html

The Spirit of prophecy
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/06/the-spirit-of-prophecy.html

Christian commitment
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/06/christian-commitment.html

Bibliography on baptism
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/06/bibliography-on-baptism.html

The Role of Tradition in the Church
http://misclane.blogspot.com/2014/06/the-role-of-tradition-in-church.html

On the wrong side of history
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/06/on-wrong-side-of-history.html

I'm on the right side of history
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/06/im-on-right-side-of-history.html

Of God and slot machines
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/06/of-god-and-slot-machines.html 

Josephus Misdated the Census of Quirinius
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/06/josephus-misdated-census-of-quirinius.html

John's Passion week chronology
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/06/johns-passion-week-chronology.html

Putting the New Atheists out to pasture
http://www.triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/06/putting-new-atheists-out-to-pasture.html

Are miracles less likely than not?
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/05/are-miracles-less-likely-than-not.html

Naturalism and the burden of proof
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/05/naturalism-and-burden-of-proof.html

Jesus Spoke and Taught in Greek
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/05/jesus-spoke-and-taught-in-greek.html

Disfellowshipping Calvinists as damnable heretics
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/05/disfellowshipping-calvinists-as.htm

Austin Fischer
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/05/austin-fischer.html

War On Boys
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/05/war-on-boys.html

The deity of the Spirit
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/05/the-deity-of-spirit.html

Genesis and polygenesis
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/05/genesis-and-polygenesis.html

Predestinarian apocalypticism
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/05/predestinarian-apocalypticism.html 

Kruger reviews How Jesus Became God
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/05/kruger-reviews-how-jesus-became-god_12.html

Inerrancy and illocution
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/04/inerrancy-and-illocution.html

Helping Feser think
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/04/helping-feser-think.html

Doubting Thomist
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/04/doubting-thomist.html 

Comrades-in-arms
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/04/comrades-in-arms.html

"Thomistic Simplicism"
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/04/thomistic-simplicism.html

History and miracles
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/04/history-and-miracles.html

Blomberg on modern miracles
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/04/blomberg-on-modern-miracles.html

Dog-eat-dog world
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/04/dog-eat-dog-world.html

The temptation of Christ
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/04/the-temptation-of-christ.html

This has got to go down as one of the strangest moments in history
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/04/this-has-got-to-go-down-as-one-of.html

Apollinarianism redux
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/03/apollinarianism.html

Why high Calvinism is impossible
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/03/why-high-calvinism-is-impossible.html

False flag operations
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/03/false-flag-operations.html

Gay martyrs
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/03/gay-martyrs.html

Baptizing transgenderism
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/03/baptizing-transgenderism.html

On a wing and a prayer
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/03/on-wing-and-prayer.html

God loves a hilarious giver
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/03/god-loves-hilarious-giver.html

Irrational atheism
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/02/irrational-atheism.html

Celebrity converts
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/02/celebrity-converts.html

Community
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/02/community.html

They shall take up serpents
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/02/they-shall-take-up-serpents.html

Miracles and medicine
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/02/miracles-and-medicine.html

Camels in Genesis
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/02/camels-in-genesis.html

John 14:12
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/02/john-1412.html

Mere theism
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/02/mere-theism.html

Bill Nye's challenge
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/02/bill-nyes-challenge.html

Total Depravity - Implicitly Denied
http://reformedapologist.blogspot.com/2014/01/with-augustine-i-think-we-must-maintain.html

Takes a lickin' and keeps on tickin'
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/02/takes-lickin-and-keeps-on-tickin.html

Deceptive to whom?
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/02/deceptive-to-whom.html

Spaceship earth
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/02/spaceship-earth.html

Ender's Game review
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/02/enders-game-review.html

Rapid speciation
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/02/rapid-speciation.html

"Sneering Calvinists"
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/02/sneering-calvinists.html

Proximal prayer
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/01/proximal-prayer.html

Weeding out charlatans
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/01/weeding-out-charlatans.html

Complete healing
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/01/complete-healing.html

The Gospel Sound
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/01/the-gospel-sound.html

Matches in the dark
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/01/matches-in-dark.html

Modern xenoglossy
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/01/modern-xenoglossy.html 

The healing debate
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/01/the-healing-debate.html 

Milankovitch cycles
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/01/milankovitch-cycles.html

Praying for amputees
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/01/praying-for-amputees.html

Instant healing
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/01/instant-healing.html

Blue language
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/01/blue-language.html 

Classic Arminianism is dead!
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/01/classic-arminianism-is-dead.html

VAN GOGH AND CALVINISM
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/01/van-gogh-and-calvinism.html 

Dealing with physical ailment
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/01/dealing-with-physical-ailment.html 

Five Views on Biblical Inerrancy
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/01/five-views-on-biblical-inerrancy.html 

Craig v. Helm
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/01/craig-v-helm.html

The real problem of evil
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/01/the-real-problem-of-evil.html

The mystery of providence
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/01/the-mystery-of-providence.html

What's a genius?
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/01/whats-genius.html

Biblical "fatalism"
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/01/biblical-fatalism.html

Naïve Presuppositionalism
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/01/naive-presuppositionalism.html

"Same-sex attraction"
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/12/same-sex-attraction.html 

Giving the devil his due
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/12/giving-devil-his-due.html 

Kismet
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/12/kismet.html

Tuggy's latest failure
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/12/tuggys-latest-failure.html

God came down
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/12/god-came-down.html

Satanic gang wars
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/12/satanic-gang-wars.html

Divine hiddenness and freewill theism
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/12/divine-hiddenness-and-freewill-theism.html

Ufology and miracles
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/12/ufology-and-miracles.html 

Far from the kingdom
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/11/far-from-kingdom.html

Calvinism is Flourishing in China
http://www.triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/11/calvinism-is-flourishing-in-china.html

Was Spurgeon clairvoyant?
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/11/was-spurgeon-clairvoyant.html

How to be a better atheist
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/11/how-to-be-better-atheist.html

How cessationism denies the self-attesting authority of Scripture
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/11/how-cessationism-denies-self-attesting.html

Over 100 Million in America Unemployed
http://drakeshelton.com/2013/11/11/over-100-million-in-america-unemployed/

Attacking the Virgin Birth
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/11/attacking-virgin-birth.html

Tongues of fire
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/11/tongues-of-fire.html

The prayer of faith 
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/11/the-prayer-of-faith.html

Fire and smoke
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/11/fire-and-smoke.html

Dreaming of Jesus
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/11/dreaming-of-jesus.html

Postmortem on the Waldron/Brown debate
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/11/postmortem-on-waldronbrown-debate.html

Brown v. Waldron
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/11/brown-v-waldron.html

Have the charismata ceased?
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/11/have-charismata-ceased.html

Hiding behind a girl
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/11/hiding-behind-girl.html

Throwing the baby out with the paintbrush
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/11/throwing-baby-out-with-paintbrush.html

James White Debates on Calvinism
http://misclane.blogspot.com/2013/11/james-white-debates-on-calvinism.html

Parsing the virgin birth
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/11/parsing-virgin-birth.html

What cessationism is not...or is it?
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/11/what-cessationism-is-notor-is-it.html

The prayer of faith will save the sick
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/11/the-prayer-of-faith-will-save-sick.html

Putting God in a box
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/11/putting-god-in-box.html

Critical thinking on modern miracles
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/10/critical-thinking-on-modern-miracles.html 

God and chance
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/10/god-and-chance.html

Healers and healing
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/10/healers-and-healing.html

George Müller: charismatic Calvinist
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/10/george-muller-charismatic-calvinist.html

Is this charismatic?
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/10/is-this-charismatic.html

Judging by appearances
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/10/judging-by-appearances.html 

Brown v. Turk
triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/10/brown-v-turk.html 

Identity and Trinity
triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/10/identity-and-trinity.html 

Deflecting miracles
triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/10/deflecting-miracles.html

Twitversation with Dr Michael Brown
triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/10/twitversation-with-dr-michael-brown.html 

Repent or else!
triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/10/repent-or-else.html

Prophetic science
triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/10/prophetic-science.html

The Ninth Gate
triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/10/the-ninth-gate.html

Is there a tipping point?
triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/10/is-there-tipping-point.html

Is football unchristian?
triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/09/is-football-unchristian.html

Answering moral objections to the OT
triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/09/answering-moral-objections-to-ot.html

Sarfati v. Craig
triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/09/sarfati-v-craig.html

Christianity And Its Evidence Keep Growing 
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/09/christianity-and-its-evidence-keep.html

Animal clairvoyance
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/09/animal-clairvoyance.html 

William Dembski, On "Evil, Creation and Intelligent Design"
http://debunkingchristianity.blogspot.com/2013/09/william-dembski-on-evil-creation-and.html 

80/20 arguments for God: the Why and Wherefore argument, part 1
http://bnonn.thinkingmatters.org.nz/8020-arguments-for-god-why-and-wherefore-1/

Beyond good and evil 
triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/09/beyond-good-and-evil.html

Manichean open theism 
triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/09/manichean-open-theism.html

Creative intelligence
triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/09/creative-intelligence.html

Matthew's Authorship In Light Of That Gospel's Early Prominence
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/09/matthews-authorship-in-light-of-that.html 

To My Readers
http://drakeshelton.com/2013/08/07/to-my-readers/

The Nephilim
triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/08/the-nephilim.html

Biblical longevities 
triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/08/biblical-longevities.html

Who's redefining what?
triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/08/whos-redefining-what.html 

Rehoboam and compatibilism
triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/08/rehoboam-and-compatibilism.html

Why do ghosts wear clothes? 
triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/08/why-do-ghosts-wear-clothes.html 

Rating Jesus 
triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/08/rating-jesus.html 

Feminist cessationists 
triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/08/feminist-cessationists.html 
To be read in light of:
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2012/11/the-charismata.html
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/02/confessionalism-continuationism.html
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/04/divine-guidance.html

Cessationism, testimonial evidence, and historical knowledge 
triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/08/cessationism-testimonial-evidence-and.html 

"Extrabiblical revelation" 
triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/08/extrabiblical-revelation.html 

Hypocrites chiding hypocrites 
triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/08/hypocrites-chiding-hypocrites.html

What is prophecy? 
triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/08/what-is-prophecy.html 

Can God be chained? 
triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/08/can-god-be-chained.html 

Getting out of dodge 
triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/08/getting-out-of-dodge.html 

The Church of Hume 
triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/08/the-church-of-hume.html

Is continuationism false by definition? 
triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/08/is-continuationism-false-by-definition.html

Debunking continuationism 
triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/08/debunking-continuationism.html

faith & works
triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/08/faith-works.html

Interpreting Old-Hag syndrome 
triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/08/interpreting-old-hag-syndrome.html

Healing a few
triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/08/healing-few.html 

A little lower than the angels 
triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/08/a-little-lower-than-angels.html 

Are we justified by faith and works? 
triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/08/are-we-justified-by-faith-and-works.html 

Christian toga movement
triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/08/christian-toga-movement.html

Skeptical cessationism 
triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/07/skeptical-cessationism.html

John MacArthur’s Ministry Responds to Me (by Michael L. Brown)
askdrbrown.org/john-macarthurs-ministry-responds-to-me/#comment-3573

Why doesn’t God give us more evidence of his existence?
winteryknight.wordpress.com/2013/07/25/why-doesnt-god-give-us-more-evidence-of-his-existence/

Dying in Christ 
triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/07/dying-in-christ.html

Samson's Trojan Horse 
triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/07/samsons-trojan-horse.html

Be Prepared To Address Paranormal Phenomena 
triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/07/be-prepared-to-address-paranormal.html

Christian debunkers 
triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/07/christian-debunkers.html

Two-bit advice 
triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/07/two-bit-advice.html

Was Kathryn Kuhlman a charlatan? 
triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/07/was-kathryn-kuhlman-charlatan.html

The sun, moon, and stars 
triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/07/the-sun-moon-and-stars.html

UFOs, Ghosts, and a Rising God: Debunking the Resurrection of Jesus
triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/07/ufos-ghosts-and-rising-god-debunking.html

Dodge City 
triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/07/dodge-city.html

Guarding the tomb 
triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/06/guarding-tomb.html

Epilepsy or possession? 
triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/06/epilepsi-or-possession.html

Divine dissimulation 
triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/06/divine-dissimulation.html

 Is envy sinful? 
triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/06/is-envy-sinful.html

Lay exorcism 
triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/06/lay-exorcism.html

Making People See Their Need For Apologetics 
triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/06/making-people-see-their-need-for.html

Hear the word of the Lord
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/06/hear-word-of-lord.html

The waters above 
triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/06/the-waters-above.html

Prayerless Arminians
triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/06/prayerless-arminians.html

The fate of unbaptized infants
triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/06/the-fate-of-unbaptized-infants.html

Reunion 
triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/06/reunion.html

The Religious Beliefs Of Scientists 
triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/06/the-religious-beliefs-of-scientists.html

Supercute 
triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/06/supercute.html

Is Apologetics a Failure? 
triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/05/is-apologetics-failure.html

Johannine asides 
triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/05/johannine-asides.html

Did Matthew Write The Gospel Attributed To Him? 
triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/05/did-matthew-write-gospel-attributed-to.html

The only love that counts 
triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/05/the-only-love-that-counts.html

Perspectives on death 
triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/05/perspectives-on-death.html 

Coercing God 
triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/05/coercing-god.html

 Amazing Bible Verses: The Secret to Long Life!
debunkingchristianity.blogspot.com/2013/05/amazing-bible-verses-secret-to-long-life.html


It takes one to know one
triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/05/it-takes-one-to-know-one.html

Quem quaerimus adjutorem nisi te, Domine? 
triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/05/quem-quaerimus-adjutorem-nisi-te-domine.html

Walking on water 
triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/05/walking-on-water.html

Adam & Genetics 
triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/05/adam-genetics.html

 Roman Catholicism and Paganism; Alexander Hislop’s Two Babylons and Woodrow’s Weak Criticism
http://eternalpropositions.wordpress.com/2013/05/07/roman-catholicism-and-paganism-alexander-hislops-two-babylons-and-woodrows-weak-criticism/

"Hearing God" 
triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/04/hearing-god.html

"Learning to hear God's voice" 
triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/04/learning-to-hear-gods-voice.html

Angels ascending 
triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/04/angels-ascending.html

Divine guidance 
triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/04/divine-guidance.html
To be read in light of my comments:
here triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/02/confessionalism-continuationism.html
and here  triablogue.blogspot.com/2012/11/the-charismata.html

Perseverance and suicide 
triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/04/perseverance-and-suicide.html
see also: Can a Christian Commit Suicide?
http://thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/tgc/2013/10/29/can-a-christian-commit-suicide/

Lies for lives 
triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/04/lies-for-lives.html

Tactful lies
triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/04/tactful-lies.html

Coping with suicide
triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/04/coping-with-suicide.html

Dubious stats 
triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/04/dubious-stats.html

Marshall v. Carrier 
triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/03/marshall-v-carrier.html

Calvinists and their familiars 
triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/03/calvinists-and-their-familiars.html

Pope Francis: “I Want a Poor Church for the Poor” 
triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/03/pope-francis-i-want-poor-church-for-poor.html

First Clement And Pope Francis 
triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/03/first-clement-and-pope-francis.html

Unilateral disarmament in the homosexual debate
triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/03/unilateral-disarmament-in-homosexual.html

As deserts are with sands
triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/03/as-deserts-are-with-sands.html

Secular mysterians
triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/03/secular-mysterians.html

How to become pope
triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/02/how-to-become-pope.html

Origen on Our Object of Prayer by Mark Xu, ed. Drake
eternalpropositions.wordpress.com/2013/02/06/origen-on-our-object-of-prayer/

Coming from behind
triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/02/coming-from-behind.html

“The Real and True Nature of Anglicanism”
triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/02/the-real-and-true-nature-of-anglicanism.html

Resurrecting Jesus
triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/02/resurrecting-jesus.html

Immortal or indestructible?
triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/02/immortal-or-indestructible.html

"How Could God Command Genocide in the Old Testament?"
triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/02/how-could-god-command-genocide-in-old.html

Bitter atheism
triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/02/bitter-atheism.html

Coping with depression
triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/02/coping-with-depression.html

Piper on Healing and Exorcism
triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/02/piper-on-healing-and-exorcism.html

Astrobioethics
triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/02/astrobioethics.html

Benedict XVI Resignation: Vatican Press Briefing
triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/02/benedict-xvi-resignation-press-briefing.html

The Life of George Herbert
triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/02/the-life-of-george-herbert.html

Suicide: "You've got to go back"
triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/02/suicide-youve-got-to-go-back.html

Confessionalism & continuationism
triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/02/confessionalism-continuationism.html 
Read in light of http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2012/11/the-charismata.html

“Catholic Social Teaching” and “The Popes Against the Jews”
triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/02/catholic-social-teaching-and-popes.html

 Into and Out of Roman Catholicism
triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/02/into-and-out-of-roman-catholicism.html

The Making of an Atheist: How Immorality Leads to Unbelief
triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/01/the-making-of-atheist-how-immorality.html

Is atheism worth defending?
triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/01/is-atheism-worth-defending.html

Everyone is crazy but me! 
triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/01/everyone-is-crazy-but-me.html

Replying to ANNOYED PINOY’s Comments at Triablogue
eternalpropositions.wordpress.com/2013/01/22/replying-to-annoyed-pinoys-comments-at-triablogue/

Scoring the multiverse 
triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/01/scoring-multiverse.html

Reply to Ryan
triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/01/reply-to-ryan.html

Cribocentrism
triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/01/cribocentrism.html

"My Lord and my God"
triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/01/my-lord-and-my-god.html

Outing the Devil
triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/01/outing-devil.html

Trinitarian plumbing
triablogue.blogspot.com/2012/12/trinitarian-plumbing.html

The Eternal Sonship of Christ
triablogue.blogspot.com/2012/12/the-eternal-sonship-of-christ.html

"Begotten, not made" 
triablogue.blogspot.com/2012/12/begotten-not-made.html

Monstrous bedroom furniture
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2012/12/monstrous-bedroom-furniture.html 

Making the Bible unbelievably believable
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2012/12/making-bible-unbelievably-believable.html

Christophany
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2012/12/christophany.html

Where is God?
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2012/12/where-is-god.html

 Two go in, one comes out: John Calvin and Grizzly Adams in the Octogon
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2012/12/two-go-in-one-comes-out-john-calvin-and.html

The Light John 8:12 Casts Upon John 7:42
http://www.triablogue.blogspot.com/2012/12/the-light-john-812-casts-upon-john-742.html

The star of Bethlehem
http://www.triablogue.blogspot.com/2012/12/the-star-of-bethlehem.html

Hoping for the lost
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2012/12/hoping-for-lost.html

The Santa wars
http://www.triablogue.blogspot.com/2012/12/the-santa-wars.html

Divine Frustration
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2012/12/divine-frustration.html

Musings on the multiverse
http://www.triablogue.blogspot.com/2012/12/musings-on-multiverse.html

Coming home to Mother Synagogue
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2012/12/coming-home-to-mother-synagogue.html

Hiding in plain sight
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2012/12/hiding-in-plain-sight.html

Strange bedfellows
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2012/11/strange-bedfellows.html

 The charismata
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2012/11/the-charismata.html

Breaking Bad
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2012/11/breaking-bad.html

God, man, and miracles
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2012/11/god-man-and-miracles.html

Why should the Big Bang singularity help the Kalam cosmological argument?
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2012/11/why-should-big-bang-singularity-help.html

Combatting zombiephobes 
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2012/11/combatting-zombiephobes.html

Yanking God's chain
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2012/11/yanking-gods-chain.html

Antichrist "Risers" 
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2012/11/antichrist-risers.html

The Islamic Antichrist? 
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2012/11/the-islamic-antichrist.html

Bodyswap 
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2012/11/bodyswap.html

Dembski reviews Nagel 
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2012/11/dembski-reviews-nagel.html

Part 1 – Response to Preterist Gary DeMar 
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2012/11/part-1-response-to-preterist-gary-demar.html

Now on YouTube: John Wycliffe 
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2012/11/now-on-youtube-john-wycliffe.html

Plant liberation
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2012/10/plant-liberation.html

A Neurosurgeon’s Near Death Experience
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2012/10/a-neurosurgeons-near-death-experience.html

Eternity in their hardened hearts 
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2012/10/eternity-in-their-hardened-hearts.html

A mission without a mission field 
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2012/10/a-mission-without-mission-field.html

The significance of the fourth day 
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2012/10/the-significance-of-fourth-day.html

I Was Once a Fetus: That is Why Abortion is Wrong
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2012/10/i-was-once-fetus-that-is-why-abortion.html

Design Detection
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2012/10/design-detection.html

“Double Predestination”? 
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2012/10/double-predestination.html

The virtual world of Scripturalism 
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2012/06/virtual-world-of-scripturalism.html
Not chronologically posted

The witness of the Spirit 
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2012/10/the-witness-of-spirit.html

Peter's denials 
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2012/10/peters-denials.html

Making light of sin, Roman Catholic style
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2012/09/making-light-of-sin-roman-catholic-style.html

How did Antiochus die?
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2012/08/how-did-antiochus-die.html

Memorialism
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2012/08/memorialism.html

Explaining away Augustine's error
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2012/08/explaining-away-augustines-error.html

Atheists at prayer
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2012/08/atheists-at-prayer.html

Following one man over the cliff
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2012/08/following-one-man-over-cliff.html

Atheism at sixes and sevens
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2012/08/atheism-at-sixes-and-sevens.html

What do unbelievers live for?
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2012/08/what-do-unbelievers-live-for.html

The agony and the ecstasy
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2012/08/the-agony-and-ecstasy.html

Why God Would Perform Partial, Gradual, And Other Lesser Miracles
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2012/08/why-god-would-perform-partial-gradual.html

51 Biblical Proofs Of A Pauline Papacy And Ephesian Primacy
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2012/08/51-biblical-proofs-of-pauline-papacy.html

Circuit breaker
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2012/08/circuit-breaker.html

Pope or antipope? Let's flip a coin
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2012/08/pope-or-antipope-lets-flip-coin.html

Why Miracles Aren't More Documented
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2012/07/why-miracles-arent-more-documented.html

A false Euthyphro dilemma
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2012/07/a-false-euthyphro-dilemma.html

The ‘Rule of Faith’ and the New Testament Canon
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2012/07/the-rule-of-faith-and-new-testament.html

A token grief
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2012/07/a-token-grief.html

Psychosomatic Miracles?
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2012/07/psychosomatic-miracles.html

Can singles cheat?
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2012/07/can-singles-cheat.html

Already, and not yet
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2012/07/already-and-not-yet.html

Wintery Knight on Van Til
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2012/07/wintery-knight-on-van-til.html