Apologetics

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The Immaculate Conception: A Socratic Dialogue

I’ve really enjoyed writing these socratic dialogues this past week. Thanks for your feedback. Before we begin A word of warning: These dialogues aren’t meant to cover every aspect of or every objection to each doctrine. There’s more... Read More

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Is Jesus a spinoff of the Pagan gods?

    In this article I’d like to examine and respond to the claim that the story of Jesus Christ was borrowed from earlier mythologies.   Similarity Does Not Imply Dependence Before we look at some of these alleged parallels between Christianity... Read More

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Purgatory: A Socratic Dialogue

  Sam: Though I’m not a Catholic, I do respect the Catholic Church’s willingness to dispense with some of those old superstitions that arose in the middle-ages, like purgatory and that. Justin: Um, what? Sam: Yeah, you know how you all used to... Read More

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Call No Man Father? A Socratic Dialogue

I was pleased that so many people wrote to me expressing their thanks for my last socratic dialogue on the motherhood of God. I thought I’d try my hand at another one. Sam: Okay, since you love logic so much, I have a syllogism for you. Justin:... Read More

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Is Mary the Mother of God? A Socratic Dialogue

The following is a fictitious Socratic styled dialogue between John, a Protestant who rejects the doctrine of Mary, Mother of God (Theotokos) and Mark, a Catholic who (obviously) doesn’t. enjoy! Or don’t. Either way, let me know what you... Read More

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How To Explain (and Not Explain) The Trinity

This essay was originally published in Catholic Answers Magazine The mystery of the Most Holy Trinity is the “central mystery of [our] faith” (Catechism of the Catholic Church 234). It is therefore the most fundamental. If we get it wrong, then everything... Read More

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Jesus: Lord, Liar, Lunatic, or Legend?

The credibility of Jesus Christ is central to the Christian faith. If he is credible then we can trust what he said about God—including, for example, that God is a Trinity of three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. It all comes down... Read More

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5 Dumb Things People Say About Truth

In this post we will look at 5 self-referentially incoherent things people say about truth and how one might respond. Self-referentiall incoherence is a logical fallacy in which some claim is made which, upon being applied to itself, refutes itself.... Read More

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What Are The Five Ways of Thomas Aquinas?

Perhaps the most popular set of arguments for the existence of God are Thomas’ five ways: The proof from motion, the proof from causality, the proof from the contingency of the world, the proof from grades of perfection, and the proof from finality. It’s... Read More

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A Succinct Defense of Marriage

This is perhaps the best, succinct argument for marriage that I’ve heard. I encourage you to watch it several times and then share it with friends. It was offered by Ryan Anderson to the Indiana House Judiciary Committee earlier this week. Anderson... Read More

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