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Taken and Shaken

An email exchange between myself and an individual questioning my reasons for defending traditional marriage in North Carolina. Taken and Shaken

SEBTS M.Div. Master Seminary Study Guide

SEBTS M.Div. Master Seminary Study Guide

A. SEBTS M.DIV. MASTER STUDY GUIDE Master Outline of all my Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary M.Div. Study Guides. The reasons I made it: (1) I wanted to be able to carry seminary with my in my pocket (on my iPhone as a document, etc). (2) I wanted it as a reference for my Ph.D. work. … Continue reading

On Hell and Punishment

PDF FILE WITH OUTLINED ARGUMENT: On Hell and Punishment PART 1: SUMMARIZED PROPONENT’S ARGUMENT I. Ignorance, Deception & Bondage are Obstacles to Free Will A. Thus, if I suffer from some illusion that conceals God from me, I am not truly free to reject God. B. Thus Rm 9:16 C. Thus 2 Cor. 4:4 II. … Continue reading

Thoughts on the Trinity

IN DR. HAMMETT’S WORDS “To those who say that the Trinity is irrational, for it asks us to believe that 1 + 1 + 1 = 1, we respond with two counters. Rather, we are saying that x + y + z = a, or better still, 1 x 1 x 1 = 1. In … Continue reading

ON TRUTH, cont.d’ (Truth, truths, and Mathematics)

“Miguel A.: I was confused by Leonard’s point.. his ‘truths’ about math are no truths, but rather mathematical postulates; assertions without proof.. not ‘truth’ ? Ultimately, when one asks, why is 2 + 2 = 4? One cannot offer a logical explanation, but… rather simply quantify a list of definitions that seem self-evident.. unless truth … Continue reading

ON TRUTH AND GRACE (Truth vs. truths)

Correct, Eric. One can come to understand things that are true, such as the wrongness of raping children (moral laws/truths), or that something cannot contradict itself (logical laws/truths). However, one could not make sense of these truths (totality) without the source of Truth, namely that there is a Moral Order with Moral Laws and a … Continue reading

JUDITH THOMSON’S ‘VIOLINIST ANALOGY,’ NORMATIVE & COERCIVE PREGNANCIES, AND THE WEIGHT OF CONSENT

PHI7550 Final Exam – JUDITH THOMSON’S ‘VIOLINIST ANALOGY,’ NORMATIVE & COERCIVE PREGNANCIES, AND THE WEIGHT OF CONSENT QUESTION 1:  Some people argue that Judith Thomson’s argument seems applicable only to pregnancy resulting from rape, where the sex was not voluntary.  If you do not agree because you believe it applies in other cases, explain and … Continue reading