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Unpause!

Game On! Well, summer “vacation” is over (= working 10 hour work days, in my case haha), and I thought I’d post a brief note on what is going on with Soul Device. I currently have six blog posts in the “Drafts” folder that I would have probably finished over the summer had I not been taking a break from blogging: A critical…

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What I Am Not Doing This Summer Spring is gone, and with it my excuses for not devoting the majority of my free time to family, exercise, and finishing my dissertation. Due to seasonal schedule changes, my intermittent down times of random duration are being replaced by longer stretches of time that need to be filled responsibly. Recent events (and non-events)…

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Do Christians and Muslims Worship the Same God?

Introduction As Islam spreads more and more across the world and conflicts with Muslims and the Western world increase, questions of interfaith dialogue, prayer, and other ecumenical concerns intensify. One of the biggest issues has to do with the nature of God. Muslims believe in one ultimate creator God (“Allah”). Jews and Christians believe in…

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Mormonism and the Apostasy Narrative

Introduction I had two young Mormon (LDS / Latter-Day Saint) missionaries come by my house the other day. Although I have had many meetings with Mormon missionaries in the past, this time I wanted to take a different tack than before. I wanted more than a contentious theological response that basically boiled down to “I have beliefs that disagree…

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My Apologetic Method

The Apologetics Prism® Introduction A friend who was planning on teaching a High School apologetics class recently asked me what books I used when I taught. We were both familiar with the system taught at the seminary we had both attended, as well as many of the books that reflected it. As I gave my thoughts on each…