Responding to “Where is that in the Bible?”

Introduction “Where is that in the Bible?” is a challenge Protestants commonly issue to Catholics when matters of disputed doctrine arise. Two common response strategies include trying to find a biblical reference to support the belief in question or to return the challenge by asking, “Where in the Bible does it say something must be…

Catholic Answers Interview on My New Book: “With One Accord”

The apostles and early Christians believed and worshiped in unity, but today, Christianity is splintered. Catholic apologists work to heal these divisions by using Scripture, history, and reason to help Protestants see the truth of Church teaching, and in With One Accord, former Protestant Doug Beaumont says there’s still another tool: the things that Protestants…

Cordial Catholic Podcast

One of my favorite Catholic bloggers, The Cordial Catholic, is now doing a podcast! I was invited to be on his 4th show where we discussed religious paradigm shifts, proof-texting from the Church Fathers, and Flat Earth Theory. What’s not to love?

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…

Why Hanegraaff’s Conversion is Not Really a Big Deal (But It Should Be)

Introduction As I mentioned earlier, on April 9th, 2017, Hank Hanegraaff, long time host of the Bible Answer Man radio program and president of the Christian Research Institute, became a member of the Eastern Orthodox Church. Naturally, many Christians freaked out. Evangelicals were saddened, fundamentalists said he was going to hell, Catholics were just happy he wasn’t…

What the Earliest Non-Biblical Authors Say About Evangelicalism

  Introduction The popular Evangelical apologist J. Warner Wallace wrote an article titled What the Earliest Non-Biblical Authors Say About Jesus. Wallace begins by posing the intriguing question: “What would we know about Jesus if we lost every Biblical manuscript on the planet?” Wallace goes on to survey “the accounts of those early Christians who learned directly from the Biblical…

Defending The Historic(?) Christian Faith

Introduction After numerous faculty and alumni from Southern Evangelical Seminary became Catholic, the school finally offered a class on Roman Catholicism being taught by Norman Geisler at Southern Evangelical Seminary. Given that so many of his associates and students have become Catholic over the years (including the co-author of his latest book on the subject!), this was not…