Why Release a Statement on Racism and Social Justice?

SES recently released a rather lengthy statement outlining our specific take on current racial tensions and social justice issues. After two months of national unrest over these issues, why release a statement now? Hasn’t everything been said from a Christian position that needs to be said? Those are fair questions. It would seem that it […]

Is it Unbiblical to Argue for God?

In my earliest days of attempting to do apologetics, I was confronted in the church with the objection that relying on philosophy, particularly arguments for the existence of God, was not only unwise, it was unbiblical. Upon inquiring why, they attempted to persuade by pointing me to the Apostle Paul, who seems to discourage the […]

From Whence Does Logic Come? (And Why You Can’t Use It to Prove God)

There is much talk about logic today. It is obviously used significantly in discussions with philosophers and mathematicians. It has also been a tool of some (particularly presuppositional) apologists to argue for God. They insist that atheists cannot account for logic since it is immaterial and universal. Since logic undeniably exists, then something else immaterial […]

Five Reasons to Make Logic a Part of Your Life

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Argumentum Ad Misericoriam

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Logical Fallacies 101: Ad Ignorantiam

By Donald Sanchez,  Introduction If you’ve been following this blog, you may recall that Fallacies of Weak Induction are logical fallacies that occur when the premises of an argument provide a weak support for the stated conclusion.  In this type of fallacy, it’s not the case that the premises are logically irrelevant to the conclusion, […]