Dr. Sean McDowell

Interview with Dr. Sean McDowell: Evidence That Demands a Verdict

A few months ago, I interviewed Dr. Sean McDowell about the recently-released AWANA Youth Ministries Advocates curriculum. Now I’m excited to have him back for another interview about an awesome apologetics project: the updated version of Evidence That Demands a Verdict. Can you tell me about the history of Evidence That Demands a Verdict? When was the … Continue reading Interview with Dr. Sean McDowell: Evidence That Demands a Verdict

An Unfortunate Evaluation of Compatibilism: A Response to CARM.org’s “What is Compatibilism and is it Biblical?”

Abstract: Philosophers and theologians alike are very interested in the view called compatibilism. Recently an article written by Matt Slick of carm.org released an article on this view, but it was unfortunately replete with mistakes. This article is a direct response to his and seeks to clarify what the view is, whether it is biblical, … Continue reading An Unfortunate Evaluation of Compatibilism: A Response to CARM.org’s “What is Compatibilism and is it Biblical?”

A Biblical Bungle: A Response to CARM.org’s “What is Libertarian Free Will and is it Biblical?”

Abstract: This is a critical examination of CARM.org’s article “What is Libertarian Free Will and is it Biblical?,” which purports to define libertarian free will and demonstrate that it is not biblical. I conclude that Slick’s own definition is idiosyncratic and based on faulty research. It therefore fails to accurately represent the concept as currently … Continue reading A Biblical Bungle: A Response to CARM.org’s “What is Libertarian Free Will and is it Biblical?”

Modern Thinkers Increasingly Confirm a Designed Universe

The idea that the universe might bear some marks of design has traditionally been denied in academic circles. Evolutionary Biologist Richard Dawkins has famously stated that:  “The universe that we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but pitiless indifference.” [“God’s … Continue reading Modern Thinkers Increasingly Confirm a Designed Universe

Charlottesville (Pt. 3): Of Soil and Blood

Okay, we covered quite a bit of ground in the first two parts of this mini-series and now we’re sliding into home plate. In the first article, I presented the idea that the biblical worldview provides a more substantive foundation for identity than the race-centric view of identity which appeared to be at the root … Continue reading Charlottesville (Pt. 3): Of Soil and Blood

Charlottesville (Pt. 2): The Strange Intersectionality Between Richard Spencer and Dr. Umar Johnson

In the first article of this mini-series, Charlottesville (Pt. 1): Of Blood and Soil, we explored the relationship between race and identity. I introduced the idea that the biblical worldview provides a more solid foundation for identity than one’s race. Our main premise was that the race-centric identity concept which in many ways define our … Continue reading Charlottesville (Pt. 2): The Strange Intersectionality Between Richard Spencer and Dr. Umar Johnson

Charlottesville (Pt. 1): Of Blood and Soil

Not even a month ago America’s attention was seized by the violent and racially charged events that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia. Reportedly, the citizens of Charlottesville voted to have a statue of Confederate icon, Gen. Robert E. Lee, removed from a public park. In response to this decision, an angry band of neo-Nazis, Klansmen, … Continue reading Charlottesville (Pt. 1): Of Blood and Soil

If You Think Racism is Wrong, You Should be a Christian

In my four decades or so on earth, I do not remember race relations being so tense as they are today! Although I was raised in a small and mostly “white” town in central Nebraska, my parents always taught me that all human beings are created equal in the image of God and that the … Continue reading If You Think Racism is Wrong, You Should be a Christian

Why I Don’t Blog

Yes, you read that title right. A blog on why I don’t blog. Really, this isn’t me being self-contradictory. Rather, I mean why I don’t have a personal blog that I maintain. I’ve had more than one person tell me I should have one. The main question always rolling around in the back of my … Continue reading Why I Don’t Blog

Ideas Have Consequences

Ideas have consequences! The thoughts and beliefs one possesses shapes the course of one’s life. They influence — if not determine — our destinies. With this in mind, it is clear that the way we choose to think is vital. Our thoughts can either set us free or enslave us. The Bible is clear that … Continue reading Ideas Have Consequences

Five Good Arguments from Five Good Apologists

Have you ever encountered an atheist, agnostic, or skeptic of your Christian faith? Perhaps you have had doubts and questions. Maybe you are an atheist or an agnostic. This article is dedicated to those looking for a handful of arguments pointing to the existence of God and for those who are interested in investigating the evidence. This article is also … Continue reading Five Good Arguments from Five Good Apologists

A Molinistic Model of Monergism

Many reformed folks (freely?) choose to reject Molinism because they contend that this theological view “smells of synergism.” What is this stench that reportedly makes John Calvin turn over in his grave? Simply put, synergism is the view that man plays at least a small part in his own salvation process. Monergism, on the other hand, … Continue reading A Molinistic Model of Monergism

How God Shows No Partiality In Relation to Salvation

A few questions in relation to the issue of God’s sovereignty and human freedom have piqued interest in numerous individuals through the ages and provided ample amount in debate material. One of these debated matters centers around whether God is a respecter of persons if he chooses to damn some while saving others. Now without … Continue reading How God Shows No Partiality In Relation to Salvation

The Eclipse & the Crucifixion of Jesus

There is a growing excitement in the US about the unique opportunity on August 21, 2017, to see a total solar eclipse, the first opportunity on American soil for 38 years. Air transportation, motel reservations, and car rentals have seen a surge in business in cities located along the path where the eclipse will be … Continue reading The Eclipse & the Crucifixion of Jesus

Purposely Pursuing Perfection

I recently took up a new hobby. Yes, this might surprise you, but there is more to my life than sitting behind this laptop and churning out articles on theology and apologetics! Contrary to popular opinion, I have a somewhat balanced life! I enjoy doing CrossFit, wrestling around with my son (who is getting bigger … Continue reading Purposely Pursuing Perfection

Who Do YOU Think YOU Are?

Who are you? Many people carry identification most of the time. This is typically in the form of driver’s licenses — or passports if you are in a different country. These identification cards provide information about the person so that others can quickly know some important facts. My driver’s license, for example, provides some information … Continue reading Who Do YOU Think YOU Are?