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  • AIM/TCOT News – December Update!
    Videos of each session in our current series, God and Logic series 1, are now available for purchase and download from our online AIM Store. Just $5 per session!
    - 18 Dec 09, 5:50am -
  • God and Logic
    If Jesus, God the Son, the second person of the Trinity, used objective evidence to validate His claims, a fortiori, how much more so for you and me! Since God does not contradict Himself, or ask us to believe contradictions orthat which is inhere…
    - 20 Oct 09, 9:05pm -
  • 11/09 Update!
    In this months update>>>Our current series on The College of Theology (TCOT) is God and Logic, series 1. The God and Logic series outline is now available, we have new e-mail addresses and new resources for you!
    - 9 Sep 09, 10:45pm -
  • Justification
    The teaching or doctrine of justification has rightly been seen by many theologians (see below) as a central, if not the central, doctrine of Christianity. There is much to be said regarding the biblical doctrine of justification--"the justice" or "…
    - 12 Jun 09, 8:12am -
  • Faith & Reason
    Faith and Knowledge, Evidence and Reason: Their Role and Relationship to One Another. The Supreme Example of Christ The Use of Objective EvidenceIf Jesus, God the Son, the second person of the Trinity, used objective evidence tovalidate His clai…
    - 11 Jun 09, 9:33pm -
  • Reincarnation
    The belief in reincarnation or transmigration, in one form or another, has been around for quite some time. Due to many factors, at least in the so-called Western world, these views appear to be gaining ground--a wider acceptance. Given the increasin…
    - 13 May 09, 7:52am -
  • ESSENTIALS OF THE CHRISTIAN FAITH
    ESSENTIALS OF THE CHRISTIAN FAITH Do I have to believe; Do I have to believe in the right--as Opposed to the wrong or false--Jesus or Gospel? Does it really matter?
    - 13 May 09, 6:37am -
  • Biblical Hermeneutics
    In Order by Size and Thoroughness: from the Shorter and Simpler to the Larger and More Complex Wright, J. Stafford. Interpreting the Bible. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1977. 34 page booklet. Stott, John R. Culture and the Bible. Downers Gr…
    - 25 Nov 08, 9:09am -
  • Bible Authority
    Carson, D.A., and John D. Woodbridge, eds. Hermeneutics, Authority, and Canon. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1986. _____. Scripture and Truth. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1983. Geisler, Norman, ed. Inerrancy. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1979. _____, ed. Biblica…
    - 25 Nov 08, 9:04am -
  • Bible Reliability
    Archeology * Free, Joseph P., and Howard F. Vos. Archaeology and Bible History. Rev. and exp. ed. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1992. * McRay, John. Archaeology & the New Testament. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, 1991. * Thompson, J.A. The Bible…
    - 25 Nov 08, 9:03am -

Stand To Reason

  • Trying to Make Sense of Nabeel’s Death
    Greg reflects on the death of Nabeel Qureshi then takes calls on the nature of Jesus’ authority and whether or not same-sex marriage is a matter of rights.Topics:Was Jesus given authority, or did He always have it? (00:27)Do Christians want t…
    - 2 days ago 20 Sep 17, 7:00am -
  • Interview: Nabeel Qureshi - Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus (Originally aired March 25, 2014)
    Interview: Nabeel Qureshi - Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus (Originally aired March 25, 2014)Download the mp3...
    - 5 days ago 16 Sep 17, 10:38pm -
  • Interview: Alan Shlemon – How to Navigate the Transgender Discussion with Compassion and Truth
    Greg talks to Alan Shlemon about how Christians can navigate the transgender discussion, interact with transgender friends and family, etc.Download the mp3...Mentioned on the Show: Navigating the Transgender Discussion – Facebook Live video…
    - 7 days ago 15 Sep 17, 7:00am -
  • God Sovereignly Works through the Means of Human Actions
    Greg gives his thoughts on God’s sovereignty and human actions and then answers questions about interacting with transgender coworkers, opting out of same-sex marriage ceremonies, and more.Topics:How to deal with company politics on the transge…
    - 9 days ago 13 Sep 17, 7:00am -
  • How Could Jesus’ Sacrifice Have Paid for an Eternal Punishment?
    Greg answers questions about Hell, avoiding pride, dealing with a daughter in unrepentant sin, and how Jesus’ sacrifice could have paid for an eternal punishment.Topics:How do you avoid pride when getting a lot of attention from people? (00:00…
    - 14 days ago 8 Sep 17, 7:00am -
  • Interview: Dr. Rod Rosenbladt – Martin Luther and the Good News Your Will Is in Bondage
    Greg interviews Dr. Rod Rosenbladt of the 1517 Legacy Project on the Reformation and Martin Luther’s Bondage of the Will.Download the mp3...Mentioned on the Show: Rod RosenbladtDr. Rod Rosenbladt on “The Good News That Our Wills are Boun…
    - 16 days ago 6 Sep 17, 7:00am -
  • Greg Answers a Variety of Questions
    Greg answers a variety of questions on arguments against atheism, spiritually leading a non-Christian child, animals in Heaven, and more.Topics:Do animals go to Heaven? (00:00)What are good arguments against atheism? (00:04)What’s the bes…
    - 21 days ago 1 Sep 17, 7:00am -
  • How to Flourish in a Hostile Environment
    Greg give tips for thriving in a hostile environment then answers questions about talking to a dead spouse and the obligation of churches during natural disasters.Topics:What obligations do churches have to help victims of natural disasters? (00…
    - 23 days ago 30 Aug 17, 7:00am -
  • Eradicating People, Not the Condition

    - 28 days ago 25 Aug 17, 7:00am -
  • Atheistic Freedom Is an Illusion
    Greg talks about freedom then takes calls on biases, biblical interpretation, and lust.Topics:Are biases always bad? (00:19)How do we know which interpretation of the Bible is true? (00:41)Is it still lust if the object of lust is an inanim…
    - 30 days ago 23 Aug 17, 7:00am -

Operation 513

  • Why must the Cause of the Universe be Personal?
    Have you ever wondered how we can know that the cause of the universe is indeed personal and not simply some impersonal force or entity.Watch the following 2 minute video as Dr William Lane Craig answers this question.
    - 8 Nov 13, 2:51am -
  • Was Jesus just a Great Teacher?
    Many people who are not happy to call Jesus, God are happy to say he was a great teacher. Is that really a legitimate position to hold?Watch this 1 and a half minute video to find out.
    - 17 May 13, 5:20am -
  • How can God exist if there is evil and suffering in the world?
    You've undoubtedly come across a person who argued that God can't exist because there is evil and suffering in the world. Do you know how to respond to this objection? Did you know evil and suffering, instead of disproving God, actually supports his…
    - 9 May 13, 8:48am -
  • Who is the ruler of Hell?
    Many people in the world think that Satan is the one ruling in Hell and he's the one dishing out the punishments there. Therefore some think that they'll hopefully get on Satan's 'good' side to escape punishment from him.But in this helpful 2 minute…
    - 4 May 13, 7:16am -
  • Is belief in God like a belief in Santa Claus?
    Skeptics sometimes ask when they hear that a Christian believes in God, "Do you believe in Santa Claus too?" Is that a far enough criticism or have they made an error in logic?Watch the following video where Dr. William Lane Craig responds to thi…
    - 26 Apr 13, 5:51am -
  • Can you Trust the Bible?
    Skeptics love throwing out the objection, "How can you trust a book written by men?" They conclude that Christians must have been indoctrinated into their belief as a child or have just taken a giant leap of faith into the dark by believing the Bible…
    - 28 Mar 13, 4:30am -
  • What is tolerance? William Lane Craig Explains
    Many people object to Christians saying "Why can't you be tolerant of other people's viewpoints?" But what exactly does tolerance mean?Find out in this 2 minute video by William Lane Craig.
    - 25 Mar 13, 1:27pm -
  • "But Who Created God?"
    It is likely that you have heard atheists say to Christians, "But who created God?" They ask this usually when the Christian has shown that the universe had a beginning, and so in the atheist's mind it's a little like, "If I can't have an eternal uni…
    - 31 Mar 11, 4:18am -
  • Why does the Bible mention Unicorns?
    If you've ever been reading some of the Old Testament books of the Bible in the King James Version you might have come across something you found very strange, and that is that it speaks about unicorns. Why does the Bible talk about them? And what is…
    - 23 Feb 11, 7:13am -
  • Is the God of Islam Unjust?
    How does divine justice compare in Christianity compared to Islam? Does Allah always act in a way that is just. Or does he sometimes act deceptively? This is what the following video will discuss. It is a snippet from the Operation 513 Gold Coast ou…
    - 23 Nov 10, 2:52am -

Cowan Chronicles

  • The X-Files and Philosophy is Here!
    The latest volume in the Open Court Philosophy and Pop Culture series is out: The X-Files and Philosophy. I contributed the lead article, "Why Scully Is Usually Wrong."Here's a link
    - 13 Apr 17, 1:21am -
  • New Round in the Debate on Heavenly Freedom
    My latest counter-response to Timothy Pawl and Kevin Timpe on the Problem of Heavenly Freedom has just been published on the website of the Evangelical Philosophical Society. Here is the link:http://www.epsociety.org/userfiles/Cowan-God%20Heavenly%20…
    - 6 Sep 16, 11:57pm -
  • My book on Idealism and Christian Philosophy available for pre-order!
    James Spiegel and I just turned in the manuscript for our new book on Berkeleyan Idealism and Christian Philosophy. It is available for pre-order at Bloomsbury's website:http://www.bloomsbury.com/us/idealism-and-christian-philosophy-9781628924060/
    - 13 Jun 15, 12:31am -
  • Sorry...
    I'm sorry that I haven't blogged in a while. Life has gotten busy and complicated in recent months. But I do plan to finish my postings of the "Precious Remedies" soon, and I have some other things to share that I hope you will find interesting.
    - 17 Jul 14, 2:25pm -
  • Precious Remedies against Satan's Devices - Part 5
    Device 5: By presenting God to the soul as One made up all of mercy. In other words, Satan sometimes intimates that God is only a god of mercy and not holiness or wrath. Thus, since there is nothing whatsoever to fear from God, one may sin with impun…
    - 31 Jul 13, 9:31pm -
  • Precious Remedies against Satan's Devices - Part 4
    Device 4: By showing to the soul the best men's sins and by hiding from the soul their virtues, their sorrows, , and their repentance.For remedies consider that. . .1. The Spirit of God records not only the sins of the saints, but also their repentan…
    - 24 Jul 13, 3:36pm -
  • Precious Remedies against Satan's Devices - Part 3
    Device 3: By extenuating and lessening the sin. Satan often tells us that the sin we are tempted to commit is only a small one, or one that our circumstances somehow mitigate its seriousness.For remedies consider that. . .1. Sin which men account sma…
    - 19 Jul 13, 1:15pm -
  • Precious Remedies against Satan's Devices - Part 2
    Of those devices Satan uses to draw people to sin...Device 2: By painting sin with virtues colors (i.e., by disguising sin as something good. E.g., "covetousness" as "thriftyness"; drunkenness" as "good fellowship."For remedies consider that...1. Sin…
    - 14 Jul 13, 9:32pm -
  • Precious Remedies against Satan's Devices - Part 1
    Thomas Brooks divides Satan's devices (schemes, wiles) into several different categories.  The first category is "Satan's devices to draw the soul to sin." These are ways, that is, that Satan works to get people to break God's law. Under this categ…
    - 8 Jul 13, 1:17pm -
  • Precious Remedies Against Satan's Devices
    I have long believed that one of the best books ever written in the area of the doctrine of sanctification, and particular on the mortifying of sin in the believer's life, is the work by the puritan Thomas Brooks, Precious Remedies against Satan's De…
    - 4 Jul 13, 3:56pm -

Watchman's Bagpipes

  • False Teachings and the Church
    The following is from a sermon I delivered on 5/21/00 at the Plymouth Brethren assembly we were attending at the time.  I was asked to do a sermon about my testimony; the first part of my sermon was my testimony while this part was about what I l…
    - 1 day ago 20 Sep 17, 8:33pm -
  • Christian Democrat — An Oxymoron
    I’ve written many times in many venues that Christians who are part of, or support, the Democrat party are violating the Christian faith.  This doesn’t mean they should be, or support, any particular political party, rather it means if they a…
    - 6 days ago 16 Sep 17, 10:52am -
  • Good, Bad, and Ugly
    Although we are in sort of a drought, with virtually no rain for over a month (all the grass is turning brown, etc), it’s giving me time to work on fixing our deck, fixing our picket fence, digging out lilies (they’ve spread too much), etc. …
    - 7 days ago 14 Sep 17, 4:28pm -
  • Quit Starving the Sheep
    I like reading articles by Matt Walsh because from a conservative Christian viewpoint he not only nails the topics about our culture, but also about false teachings in the church (sadly, he doesn’t recognize the false teachings of his own church…
    - 8 days ago 13 Sep 17, 4:37pm -
  • Good, Bad, and Ugly
    The Good:Captivated Through Philosophy and Empty Deceit.  Excellent review of popular false teachings from popular false teachers.Chuck Missler, as well as many others, claim that there are secret messages in the Bible which can be found by…
    - 13 days ago 8 Sep 17, 6:45pm -
  • The Importance of Genesis Chapters 1 through 11
    With so many liberal “Christians” denouncing Genesis 1-11 as essentially nothing but myth, it is important to understand that Jesus and the New Testament authors all accepted and taught these chapters as literal history.An excellent resour…
    - 16 days ago 5 Sep 17, 10:52pm -
  • Just For Fun
    I have no idea where I got this, but I found it in my files.  Enjoy.==========I once made a remark about the hidden books of the Bible. It was a lulu; kept people looking so hard for facts, and for others it was a revelation.  Some were…
    - 19 days ago 2 Sep 17, 6:20pm -
  • Good, Bad, and Ugly
    Lots of stuff coming across my computer this week, so I need to get it out before it gets too overwhelming!The Good:Follow-up about watching “Game of Thrones.”  I can’t understand the mentality of those who responded to the previous p…
    - 21 days ago 31 Aug 17, 8:58pm -
  • Monotony for Worship
    I really dislike “praise choruses” because they are usually vacuous in meaning and almost always repetitious and monotonous — and that doesn’t even consider whether or not the lyrics are worth while!Case in point is one we (congregatio…
    - 23 days ago 29 Aug 17, 10:14pm -
  • Did They Really Say That?!?
    People have even argued about whether God is male or female.  But the Bible itself tells us that He’s both!  That’s right.  In the Hebrew language, all words have gender. They’re either male or female. But the Hebrew word Jehovah is bot…
    - 26 days ago 26 Aug 17, 10:51pm -

Flatland Apologetics

  • A false reality
    Not long ago, a friend and I went to get a bite to eat.  My friends chose his food based on the picture of the meal that he saw at the restaurant.  When the order came out, my friend did a double-take as the meal didn’t exactly match with the mea…
    - 29 Aug 12, 3:43am -
  • How to destroy Christianity
    Christianity is a worldview that has been in existence for around 2000 years.  During those years many have attempted to discredit the Christian message.  The attempt to discredit Christianity began early, but how does one destroy Christianity?The…
    - 31 Jul 12, 11:32pm -
  • Antitheism and Krauss' Wager
    Here is a great blog by Luke Nix of "Faithful Thinkers" Antitheism and Krauss' WagerLaurence Krauss- The AntitheistRecently in a discussion with Justin Brierly (Unbelievable?) and Rodney Holder, Lawrence Krauss made an interesting statement (…
    - 17 Jul 12, 12:21am -
  • The God particle and the trump card
    The recent discovery of the "God Particle" has been a major breakthrough for science across the globe.  Not only has the scientific community promoted the particle, but the media has hyped it as well.  The "God Particle" is known properly as the Hi…
    - 9 Jul 12, 6:00pm -
  • Line em' up
    In taking a few months off in blogging, I was somewhat surprised at a couple of atheist comments that I received.  One of the comments made the point that my apologetics were no different than rehashed Josh McDowell arguments.  Evidently, this per…
    - 3 Jan 12, 11:49pm -
  • Bell's Hell - Another look at "Love Wins"
    Much has been said about Rob Bell's controversial book "Love Wins."  Also, much has changed recently for Rob Bell, as he is now moving out of pastoring a mega-church to do more writing and concentrating on various speaking engagements.  In reviewin…
    - 2 Jan 12, 10:25pm -
  • Dr. Jeffress, Mormonism and dialogue
    A few weeks back,  Dr. Jeffress, pastor of First Baptist Church of Dallas, Texas caused a stir by calling the Mormon religion a cult before the national media.  Was this the correct avenue to take?  I took a survey shortly after Jeffress statemen…
    - 28 Oct 11, 8:20pm -
  • Die for a lie?
    One of the arguments given for the Christian faith deals with the statement that individuals would not be willing to die for a lie.  In general this is true, but many recognize that this argument by itself is incomplete.  Besides, couldn't any reli…
    - 26 Sep 11, 11:07pm -
  • Apologetics in the church
    Here is a great article from a former professor of mine.An Apologist in Every ChurchPosted on December 21, 2010 by clayjones It is my heartfelt contention that every church in the world needs an apologist. Here’s why I say that. I have found that…
    - 16 Aug 11, 11:30pm -
  • L killers of Church
    In a previous blog, I wrote concerning 10 reasons why the church is broken.  I'm sure many reasons exist that hinder God's people, but believe that three main reasons are wreaking havoc upon the Church of the West.LiberalismLiberalism can be viewed…
    - 15 Aug 11, 2:08pm -

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