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Mortal Sin: A Socratic Dialogue

Sam: What do y’all mean when you say “mortal sin”? Justin: Ah, good question, the Catechism of the Catholic Church says in paragraph 1857, “For a sin to be mortal, three conditions must together be met: ‘Mortal sin is... Read More

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My Debate With Ex-Catholic, Baptist Pastor

  Last year I was on my way to Chicago to deliver some talks with Catholic Answers. During the flight I had the opportunity to share the gospel with a man sitting beside me. Read More  Read More →

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Queen of Heaven: A Socratic Dialogue

Happy Feast of the Queenship of Mary! Have you ever been asked why on earth it is Catholics refer to Mary as “Queen”? If so, you might find this short dialogue helpful: Read my other dialogues here. Sam: Why do you call Mary a queen? Justin:... Read More

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A Loving God And The Existence of Hell: A Socratic Dialogue

Note: These dialogues are contrived, obviously. I’m interested, not so much in writing a conversation as it would actually occur (real conversations about important topics are messy and almost never this brief), but one that demonstrates the... Read More

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Is God a Silly Idea: A Socratic Dialogue

In their last discussion, Sarah explained why she’s within her epistemic rights to deny the existence of  a teapot orbiting the sun, because, among other reasons, the idea was silly. Read that discussion here. This discussion follows from that. Brad:... Read More

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Is God a Body? Mormonism Vs. Aquinas

  Mormonism teaches that God has a body. Christianity teaches that he does not. This short post is meant to be a discussion generator, not a comprehensive refutation, so leave your comments below! Let’s look first at what Mormon scriptures... Read More

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Does Evil Disprove God?

http://ihrarchive.org/archive/rhrn-20140620.mp3   Last week I had the honor of being on Patrick Madrid’s Right Here Right Now show where we discussed, with the great Peter Kreeft, the problem of evil. Click the play button above to listen... Read More

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God & Flying Teapots: A Socratic Dialogue

This is the second conversation between Sarah  and Brad. Read their first one here. Brad: Sarah. Hey. It’s Brad. Sarah: Oh, hey Brad. It’s nice to see you in a different shirt today. Green Lantern? Brad: Yes! DC fan? Sarah: Yes, actually.... Read More

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Contingency Argument for God’s Existence

Perhaps my favorite cosmological argument for the existence of God is the contingency argument. It goes like this: Whatever exists that does not have to exist requires an explanation for its existence. The physical universe does not have to exist. Therefore,... Read More

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The Apologetics Mansion: Making the case for Catholicism

How to build the case for the truth of Catholicism The following article is one which I wrote for Catholic Answers Magazine. It’s completely unfriendly looking to the average blog-reader (nearly 4000 words!). I do, however, think that it’s... Read More

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