A World Without Anthony

We called him Anthony. People who knew him called him Tony or Antony. But for some reason our family called him Anthony. He was one of my husband’s best friends. Antony Simon was the pastor of our sister church in Jerusalem. He was always busy in evangelism and deeds of charity. Always moving. He died Monday […]

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Happy Thanksgiving: Are You Content?

Remember the essence of Thankfulness: WLC Question 146: Which is the tenth commandment? Answer: The tenth commandment is, Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbor’s. Question 147: What are […]

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Gerstner and Trunk of Scrolls

Trunk of Scrolls is infused with John Gerstner. The questions he poses in his Handout Apologetics are the ones philosophers have been debating since the beginning. And yet, Gerstner and Trunk of Scrolls provide hope for those answers. As should be clear by the very focus of my website, “Promoting Intelligent Christianity,” it is by […]

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The Persians at the GATE

The Name Caesar Augustus, of , died in 14 AD, when Jesus was a teenager. Archelaus, besides being the son in law of Herod the Great (of ) was also the Last King of Cappadocia. A Roman vassal, he was active in the political game, so when Caesar Augustus died, he renamed his city after the […]

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Review of Playing Saint, by Zachary Bartels

Playing Saint by Zachary Bartels, which came out in 2014, gets top score in my book. As a pop Christian novel, it does an excellent job of intertwining history, intrigue, character development and theology.   The protagonist is an up-and-coming tele-evangelist called Parker Saint. In avoiding a scandal, he comes face to face with “a demanding […]

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1290 Days

What would you do if you knew you only had 7 years left to live? What would you do if you knew the world had only 7 years left? I am not Chicken Little. I shy away from any kind of “end times” prophecy like I would the Tar Baby. A few months ago, and […]

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John Gerstner and the Reasoning Mind

When I get to heaven, one of the big things on my list is to find John Gerstner. What a jewel. I just want to meet him. I was introduced to him last year through a Ligonier video series he did in the 90’s called Handout Apologetics. The kids and I just finished watching the […]

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Earthquakes and Agnosticism

1. The Accusation 2. The “Self-evident” Premises 3. The Y factor 4. Objectively Verifiable Truths The accusation Neil deGrasse Tyson: It is not good for earthquakes to happen. It proves that there is no “good” God who made this system. Facts: Lisbon, Portugal.  Date 1755.  An earthquake happens on All Saints Day.  80,000 people die in church. MORE INFO […]

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