A Foundational Self-Contradiction in Presuppositional Apologetics

People familiar with Christian apologetics know that Presuppositional Apologetics is often charged with relentless circularity. It is charged thus because it starts with the premise that the Bible is true because the Bible says it’s true. This circularity is not what I’m talking about in this article. Instead, I want to address the very sourceContinue reading “A Foundational Self-Contradiction in Presuppositional Apologetics”

BJU v USA Lawsuit Interview

This podcast is supplementary to the final podcast The Murder of the First Amendment in my series on common law and the Old Testament. In this podcast, I get with the guys from Armchair Justice and ask them to help me understand the Bob Jones University v United States of America from a legal perspective.Continue reading “BJU v USA Lawsuit Interview”

The Murder of the First Amendment: How Common Law and Statutory Law Coexist

Introduction [Music: Chad Crouch—Ballad of the Blackbirds—Field Report Vol I: Oaks Bottom] [Sermon by Rod Bell: The Day the Supreme Court Murdered the Constitution, 6/5/1983][1] There’s been many a date that has been dates of notoriety. Important dates and dates has gone down in history in our country. I thought about 1776, July the 4th.Continue reading “The Murder of the First Amendment: How Common Law and Statutory Law Coexist”

The Heart of a Reluctant Renegade

After my virtual meltdown on social media in the last few months, I found myself reflecting on whom I’ve become and why I’ve reacted the ways that I have. Why did I react the way I did? Could I not have done better? Now, I am no psychologist and don’t make any claims that myContinue reading “The Heart of a Reluctant Renegade”

Repentance from Hardness of Heart: Why We Pray That God May Grant Repentance

Paul states in 2 Timothy 2:25: “God may perhaps grant them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth.” Reformed Christians point to this passage to prove that God must grant repentance for salvation. But is this the case? No, it’s not. This isn’t hard to explain within a Provisionist perspective. The answer really isContinue reading “Repentance from Hardness of Heart: Why We Pray That God May Grant Repentance”

The Glorious Sovereignty of God: Why God Gains More Glory Through Freewill than Determinism

From the Pilgrims through Edwards to Piper, Calvinism has had the prominent influence over the theology in America. Thus, it seems, in every area of American Christendom, people assume Calvinistic doctrines to defend the faith. I, however, along with many others, have rejected this underpinning for what I believe is a more coherent and BiblicalContinue reading “The Glorious Sovereignty of God: Why God Gains More Glory Through Freewill than Determinism”

Christian Politics: Do We Think about Justice?

A year ago, I actively began my journey out of conservative politics in order to view the world for myself. I left because much of conservative politics, I could only conclude, was filled with unChristian viewpoints. It is not that I saw the left as inherently better. While the right has many unChristian viewpoints, theContinue reading “Christian Politics: Do We Think about Justice?”

The Shift from Fundamentalism to Calvinism: My Subjective Take on the Stereotypical Representations of Calvinism and Fundamentalism and the Combination Thereof

*** Warning *** The following blogpost contains opinions that you may not agree with. They may present caricatured versions of the parties involved simply because space will not allow for a detailed nuance. Further, these views expressed here are subjective observations and have not been verified by empirical measures. If you feel like an exceptionContinue reading “The Shift from Fundamentalism to Calvinism: My Subjective Take on the Stereotypical Representations of Calvinism and Fundamentalism and the Combination Thereof”

Love not Hate: A Recovering Fundamentalist Makes an Apology

My last post stirred some pushback from many people across a wide variety of camps. The main reason is that I simplified too much of the fundamentalist and Calvinistic camps without sufficient nuance or disclaimers. I made strawmen caricatures with which everyone disagrees. I apologize for overgeneralizations. I was attempting to write my thoughts on the matter and the conclusions to which I’ve come. But in doing so, I’m afraid I did not do justice to my theological sparring partners.