The Incarnation of the Son of God

Introduction To “incarnate” means to “take on flesh”. In the case of Jesus Christ, it refers to the dogma that the Son of God – the second person of the Holy Trinity – assumed a human nature at his conception in the Blessed Virgin Mary. The incarnation is one of the central mysteries of the…

Is Christian Orthodoxy a Logical Deduction? Norman Geisler’s Failed Attempts at Preserving Orthodoxy

Introduction [Original article published in 2012, updated in 2017) Evangelical writer Norman Geisler’s teachings are fairly widespread, and much has been said about “the orthodox Christian faith” regarding them.  The term “orthodox” has been thrown around so much, it seems it is simply being taken for granted that everyone agrees on what it means. Given the tenor…

What is it like to be on Catholic Answers Live?

On Friday November 3rd, 2017 I was the second hour guest on Catholic Answers Live – a spot normally reserved for the likes of Jimmy Akin or Tim Staples. Yikes! Luckily I wasn’t nervous at all.A kind parishioner encouraged me by telling me that millions of people would be listening to the show expecting to…

Don’t Study Counterfeits?

Introduction I have heard it said with regard to studying cults and other religions, that it is better to simply know the real thing than study counterfeits. This idea is backed up with the allegation that bank employees don’t learn to spot fake bills by studying the counterfeits – instead, they study real bills until…

Focus on the Family Misleading Kids

Truth Pursuit Fail My child’s October 2017 Clubhouse magazine contained an article titled “A Faith Like Martin’s” by Janice Miller which was apparently written in honor of the Reformation’s so-called 500th anniversary (commemorating an event which itself is considered historical fiction). Besides this popular inaccuracy, the article contained several other misleading statements. I sent them the…