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 A friend who was planning on teaching a High School apologetics class recently asked me what books I used when I taught. We were both familiar with the system taught at the seminary we had both attended, as well as many of the books that reflected it. As I gave my thoughts on each…

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…

Salvation by Literal Interpretation?

Introduction Would you agree with this assertions regarding the following literal interpretation of Jesus’ words? The belief in the metaphorical view of the Lord’s Supper does not come from Scripture, but from the fallible methods that secularists use to determine what things are. To attempt to “fit” a metaphorical view into the Bible, you have to…