Posts by Jeff Downs

Posts by Jeff Downs

December 27, 2018

“If we ourselves recovered a robust doctrine of God’s involvement in daily caring for his world in detail, we would find ourselves in a much better position to dialogue with atheists who rely on that same care.” – Vern Poythress in Redeeming Mathematics: A God-Centered Approach (Crossway, 2015), 27. “Can There Be Good Without God?: A Philosophical Discussion” between Drs. Richard Howe and Michael Ruse from Dec. 13, 2018. Here is a good article on the on the Transgender issues…

December 21, 2018

Pastor Jason Robinson and James White offer competing (and conflicting!) interpretations of Romans 8:28-34. Click here to listen. Spiritual Counterfeits Project Journal, Vol. 42:1 – 42:2, 2018: “Facing Civil War” by Tal Brooke “A.I. – Artificial Intelligence Arrival of a Digital god?” by D.G. Spillman “Creating a Religion of Success” by Mark Harris “Occult Philosophy and Mystical Experience” by Brooks Alexander Pastor Uri Brito recent spoke to Andrew Sandlin on the Legacy of Greg Bahnsen Dr. Lane G. Tipton, Professor…

December 19, 2018

A group of us will be gathering together starting Jan. 5 each 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month to work through Greg Koukl’s book, Tactics: A Game Plan for Discussing Your Christian Convictions. We’ll have breakfast at 9am and the book study will begin at 9:30am. This study is open to anyone interested. The church is located at 4883 Southard Lane, Mechanicsville VA 23116. Here are questions that will guide our discussion on the introduction and first chapter.

December 14, 2018

Herman Bavinck’s Christian Worldview is set to be released in October 2019. Here is a link to petition by medical, legal, and policy organizations and individuals to uphold the scientific definition of sex. Covenant OPC in Saint Augustine, FL is hosting a conference on the topic of Building Bridges Instead of Barriers: Reforming Race Relationships in the Church. Speakers include: Rev. Mika Edmonson, Christina Edmondson, Dennis E. Johnson, Terry L. Johnson, Rev. Joel E. Kim, Diane L. Olinger, Rev. Alan…

December 11, 2018

Greg Koukl answers a question from an atheist friend on confirmation bias, on the 11/23/18 his podcast (starts at 47:10). Pro-life Thinking is a podcast of the Life Training Institute. An Oklahoma Senator wants abortions (in his state) to be classified as a Felony Homicide. See this short interview here. Interested in Homeschooling? The videos here from Circe Institute will be of interest. A wrong way to view the Christian life: “No regrets, not this time I’m gonna let my…

December 8, 2019

Ligonier has new teaching series with Steven Lawson. The first message of each is online free: Foundations of Grace: Old Testament, Foundations of Grace: New Testament “One cannot consistently make the feminist argument that abortion rights are fundamentally women’s rights while also conceding the transgender argument that a person’s physiology doesn’t determine whether that person is a man or a woman.” When Progressive Ideologies Collide, by James N. Anderson. If you are not familiar with The Quarterly Journal from Personal…

December 7, 2018

Does the Bible Endorse Slavery? Paul Viggiano addresses the question here and Paul Copan and Greg Koukl talk about it here. “‘Who Created God?’ The question presumes that God was created, but no one believes that, certainly not Christians, so this is not a question any theist has to answer. An eternal, self-existent being has no beginning, so he needs no creator. This doesn’t prove such a being exists, of course. it only shows that those who believe in God…

December 6, 2018

Greg Koukl had a good discussion with an atheist on the topic of design on the 12/5/18 podcast (starts at 28:10). It will worth your time if you listen in. “A good definition is a rare thing, and yet it should be sought in every science, at as early a stage as possible.” – William Plummer Vocab Malone was interviewed on Iron Sharpens Iron on December 4. Audio. Dave Mustaine of MegaDeth was raised a Jehovah’s Witness. I first heard…