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…

Coming Soon: Evangelical Exodus

Over the course a single decade, dozens of students, alumni, and professors from a conservative, evangelical seminary in North Carolina (Southern Evangelical Seminary) converted to Catholicism. These conversions were notable as they occurred among people with varied backgrounds and motivations – many of whom did not share their thoughts with one another until their decisions…

Inerrancy, Interpretation, and Orthodoxy: Is the Geisler-Licona Debate Really That Important?

Introduction Norman Geisler’s ongoing battles over biblical inerrancy have generated thousands of pages of writing, animosity, division, and even a sarcastic cartoon made in response to his attacks on Mike Licona. I have avoided posting any direct responses for two reasons: (1) I doubted it would accomplish much (a concern that has since been empirically verified), and  because (2) I don’t…

My Apologetic Method

The Apologetics Prism® Introduction Apologetics is the discipline of giving an answer in defense of a position – in this case, it refers to defending the faith (see 1 Pet. 3:15 or Phil.1:16). Although all Christians are commanded to be able to give an answer in defense of what they believe (as any thinking person,…

Defending The Historic(?) Christian Faith

Introduction I was recently notified of 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 a big surprise. What caught my eye, though, was the tagline…