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The Civil Defense of Christianity

A. (1) Civil government ought to recognize, protect, and privilege true religion. (2) The Christian religion is the true religion. (3) Civil government ought to recognize, protect, and privilege the Christian religion. Though supported by classical pagan authors (Plato, Aristotle, … Continue reading

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Debate and Polemic, Within and Without the “High Orthodox”

I didn’t grow up Reformed, and so some of the distinctions that are made in and among Reformed churches are difficult for me to contextualize. This section is somewhat long, but it moves quickly, and I found it very helpful … Continue reading

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Philosophies that didn’t help: Philosophical Issues and Developments in the Post-Reformation Era 2

Man is created for worship. And if he will not worship the one true God, he will find something else to worship. “Atheists”, “deists”, “practical atheists”, even followers of ancient Hermes all found something to hold onto with the resurgence … Continue reading

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Fudging Aristotle: A Digression (Part 2): “’Not Informed by God’s Revelation”

Ever since Tertullian famously asked “What has Athens to do with Jerusalem?” the relationship between theology and philosophy has been full of ups and downs. And while Christianity emerged from Old Testament Judaism, in Palestine, Christianity itself entered a world … Continue reading

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A Dialogue with Dean Obeidallah – U S Laws are based on the Bible!

I am delighted that Dean Obeidallah has graciously responded to my tweets about his recent article. Dean is concerned that the rise of Mike Hucakbee and Rick Santorum may lead to what he calls a “Christian Sharia”.  And given Dean’s … Continue reading

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