Evangelical Realism has moved

Just in case anyone is still looking for new posts here (and in case my previous announcement was unclear), I’ve moved the ER blog back to its WordPress roots. Please update your bookmarks.

Thank you.

 
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XFiles Weekend: The Christian war on secular culture

(Book: On Guard, by William Lane Craig. Chapter 1: “What is apologetics?”)

In this week’s installment, Dr. William Lane Craig addresses the topic, “Why Is Apologetics Important?” As I mentioned last time, apologetics is important because God’s failure to show up in real life leaves Christians without an objective basis for their faith, and therefore they have no alternative but to rely on the works of men like Dr. Craig. But that might be a bit blunt for a book intended to encourage Christians to keep believing, so he offers three other reasons instead…

Continue reading at the new blog site

 
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OMG, Harold Camping was right. Well, sorta.

It’s the second coming of somebody anyway.

 
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The end of the “angry atheist”

Well, folks, it’s time for my weekly dismantling of Christian apologetics, but I’m afraid it’s not going to happen. As some of you have pointed out, Lewis is appallingly easy to deconstruct and falsify, to the point that the continued effort is becoming both tedious and repetitive. Also, my own life is taking somewhat of a different direction, and in the spirit of the New Year, I’ve been doing some thinking and course correction.

I’ll give you a little of the background below the fold, but if you’re impatient, you can just skip to my new blog over at Changing Religions.

Read the rest of this entry »

 
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In the interim…

Folks, I apologize for the sparcity of posts lately. A combination of time-consumers both at work and at home is leaving me with a serious shortfall in my available time and energy, which I hope will be resolved in the next couple of weeks. In the meantime, I’m going to try scheduling some re-posts of material from the early days of the blog, in hopes that someone will find it fresh and rewarding.

Take care.

 
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Back again

Well, here I am back again. Very nice vacation, I might add.

The time off gave me a chance to review a few things, and I’ve implemented a new comments policy that I think will be easier to maintain going forward. There’s a link for it at the top of the page. Basically it says that if someone submits a comment it doesn’t necessarily mean I should or will publish it. I’m generally in favor of free speech, but everything in its place. The comments section is the place for comments that enhance the quality and value of the blog by making some kind of substantive contribution (for or against my remarks). The discussion forum is the place for everything that may or may not meet the quality standards of the comments section. I think that strikes a reasonable compromise between my desire for free speech and my desire for high-quality comments, don’t you?

 
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Hasta la vista!

Well, I thought I was going to squeeze in a couple more days of blogging, but it looks now like that’s not going to happen. This is the year that my wife and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary, my son turned 18 and graduated from high school, and my daughter turned 16, and we are going to Mexico for a grand one-trip-celebrates-all. Yay vacation! So that’s going to leave me incommunicado for a while.

Y’all take care and be good while I’m gone, k?

 
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Pardon our dust

Please bear with me while I figure out how to work this moderation feature. It’s not going to be an ongoing condition, I promise. Well, for those that can engage in honest, good-faith dialog anyway. ;)

 
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New policy on comments

As you may have noticed, we have a new Comments policy in effect here at ER. (And if you haven’t noticed, you might want to hold down the Shift key and click your browser’s “Reload” button.) Basically, I’ve decided to improve the signal-to-noise ratio in the comments by moving the trollish stuff to a “Troll” Watch forum over at the ER Discussion Forums. I think I’ve been patient and indulgent long enough, and if I have to turn on comment moderation and filter out the personal issues, I’ll be glad to oblige.

Note that this policy applies to all commenters, no exceptions. We will discuss facts and issues here, and we’ll discuss personalities, insinuations, recriminations, and other diversionary tactics on the forums.

Yours for a more static-free connection to the truth.

DD

 
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Hiatus

Folks, I’m going to be offline for the next week or so due to my son’s graduation, some home improvement projects, and an increased workload at my day job. I’ve got posts scheduled through next Tuesday, but new posts and comments monitoring are going to be extremely spotty this week. This should give cl time to finish up his well-reasoned rebuttal without further distractions from me, at least, so that may be a good thing.

Take care and behave yourselves while I’m gone, ok? ;)

 
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