Category Archives: Apologetics

Introducing H.R. Rookmaaker (1922-1977)

In the four years that I have been writing this blog I have regularly referred to the works of Francis Schaeffer (1912-1984) as being formative not only for the cultivation of my own identity and worldview as (at least I … Continue reading

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“Buy the Truth and Sell it Not….”

While the reader might assume that I have chosen today’s topic in reaction to recent events in the news, that reasonable assumption is not correct. My usual practice is to choose topics for the blog weeks or even months in … Continue reading

Posted in Apologetics, Bible, Christian Worldview, Doctrine, Political Systems, Politics, Practical Christianity, Society, Theology, Truth

Book Review: A Hobbit, A Wardrobe, and A Great War by Joseph Loconte

Reading is one of my favorite pastimes, and while I am unable to devote the time to books that I would like during the academic year (at least, to books beyond my immediate academic area), summers are a time when … Continue reading

Posted in Apologetics, Book Reviews, C.S. Lewis, Christian Worldview, History, J.R.R. Tolkien, Providence, Society, Theology, Truth, Virtue

Why I am a Christian

While this blog is dedicated primarily to my teaching and performing work as a brass player, over the nearly four years of writing here I have enjoyed occasionally writing about my views on various aspects and implications of the Christian … Continue reading

Posted in Apologetics, Assurance, Bible, Christian Worldview, Doctrine, Fatherhood of God, Francis Schaeffer, Practical Christianity, Salvation, The Future, Theology, Truth

Fourteen New Year’s Ruminations for 2014

In the nearly eighteen months that I have been “blogging” I have already discovered that an occasional break from my weekly writing schedule is necessary and helpful. Indeed, this post comes in the middle of a “scheduled but unannounced” hiatus … Continue reading

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November 22: Three Important Deaths and One Happy Life

Today marks the fiftieth anniversary of the assassination of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1917-1963), an event rightly remembered with a certain solemnity by the American people. Sadly, that tragic event and the various speculations which still surround it can cause … Continue reading

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