Posts by Jeff Downs (Page 10)

Posts by Jeff Downs (Page 10)

July 28, 2020

Is it wrong to think you are right? Greg Koukl doesn’t think so. Click here to find out why? This statement was posted back in June. It’s a joint statement between Westminster Seminary and Dr. K. Scott Oliphint. Polemics is a strong verbal attack on someone or something.  Should pastors be involved in polemics? This is the question that Jonathan Master and James  Dolezal discuss in the July 27, 2020 A Place for Truth podcast. Here is an interview that…

July 27, 2020

Is sincerity all that God requires? J. Warner Wallace answers the question here. Building a Biblical Vision for Your Child’s Education is a 4 day class that Brett and Erin Kunkle is holding, July 27-30. The class is only through Zoom and is $49. Click here to sign up. Gary DeMar has a new book coming out by September 2020 titled Restoring the Foundation of Civilization: God’s Government or Chaos. You can read the Introduction by Clicking here. Tony Costa…

July 24, 2020

On July 22 Christian Focus hosted Christianity in the Crosshairs on YouTube. James Anderson, Greg Welty, Timothy Paul Jones, Ben Skaug and Bill Edgar as they answer some of the big questions that get thrown at Christianity. Link to the video is located here. Sign up here and take free courses from Jim Cassidy on the Westminster Shorter Catechism, Camden Bucey on Covenant Theology and Lane Tipton on An Introduction to the Theology and Apologetics of Cornelius Van Til. The…

July 23, 2020

A memorial service for Dr. J.I. Packer will be held today. Details are located here. Pastor Bill Shishko was interviewed on Irons Sharpens Iron on the topic of “What to Do When You Are Abused By Your Husband: A Biblical Perspective” You can listen by clicking here A dialogue on apologetic methodologies was held on July 17. The participants were: Dr. James White, Dr. Jonathan McLatchie, Dr. Randal Rauser & Dr. Richard Howe. This dialogue is online here. This post…

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 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, 2018

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…