War in the Old Testament

March 14, 2024By ARCCulture, General Apologetics

by Steven B. Cowan The Old Testament (OT) is filled with warfare.  Some of the OT wars are waged by pagan nations such as Assyria and Babylonia.  Some are waged by the Israelites, God’s chosen people.  It is the latter that concern us in this article.  Advocates of the Just War Theory hold that some … Read More

War: What is it good for?

March 13, 2024By ARCCulture, General Apologetics

by Craig Branch Veritas for Areopagus Journal November – December 2006   War! What is it good for?-Absolutely nothing! War is something that I despise, for it means destruction of innocent lives, for it means tears in thousands of mothers’ eyes When their sons go out to fight and give their lives War! What is … Read More

George Malkmus Hallelujah Diet

March 13, 2024By ARCCulture, General Apologetics

by Clete Hux Americans seem to care more about what kind of gas and oil they put in their cars than what foods they put in their bodies.  Many, however, including Christians, have joined an “image crazed” generation which has become obsessed with popular diet plans that are flooding the marketplace.  In recent years some … Read More

Against Heresies: Harry Potter and Witchcraft

January 29, 2024By ARCCulture, General Apologetics

by Clete Hux There’s no way around it. Harry Potter promotes witchcraft. Those trying to draw Christian parallels with these novels seem to be straining to make a bona fide case.  Instead, what naturally flows from J.K. Rowling’s book series and movies is an occul­tic/pagan worldview that is being glamorized and mar­keted for acceptance by … Read More

Is Everything One? A Critique of New Age Pantheism

January 25, 2024By ARCCult, Culture

by Paul Copan In her book Out on a Limb, Shirley MacLaine said that the “tragedy of the human race was that we had forgotten that we were each Divine.”  Then she added, “You are everything.  Everything you want to know is inside of you.  You are the universe.”[1] Such a view is typical in … Read More

Keith Craig Branch Obituary

November 9, 2023By ARCGeneral Apologetics

Keith Craig Branch AUGUST 12, 1947 – NOVEMBER 4, 2023 IN THE CARE OF Southern Heritage Funeral Home & Cemetery Keith Craig Branch passed away on Saturday, November 4, 2023, and is now at home with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Through the faithful discipleship of Frank Barker, Craig came to know and love Jesus in … Read More

Veritas: Engaging the New Age

October 24, 2023By ARCGeneral Apologetics

by Craig Branch –  Introduction to Areopagus Journal Vol. 6, No. 4- In 1969 I was still taking the scenic route through college at an urban university in Richmond, Virginia. The university was known for its radical hippie population.  The Fifth Dimension had just released its award-winning gold record, “Age of Aquarius.”  Its popularity was … Read More

Areopagus Journal Vol. 6 No. 2 – Logic

October 19, 2023By ARCGeneral Apologetics

Glossary of Terms Argument – A formal way to using supporting statements (premises) to draw a conclusion. Conclusion – The statement in an argument that the premises claim to support. Deductive Argument – An argument in which the arguer claims that it is impossible for the conclusion to be false given that the premises are … Read More

Minding Your P’s and Q’s: A Primer on Logic for Christians

October 19, 2023By ARCGeneral Apologetics

by Steven B. Cowan- “Isn’t logic the invention of human beings?” “Does reality really have to be rational or logical?” “Why can’t there be square circles?”   These kinds of questions are frequently asked in our postmodern culture. There is a suspicion, given our relativistic and “tolerant” climate, that logic and rationality are optional; that … Read More

Virtue and Knowledge

October 18, 2023By ARCGeneral Apologetics

by W. Jay Wood – This article is about virtue epistemology. In a nutshell, virtue epistemologists claim that acquiring deeply anchored habits of excellent cognitive functioning greatly assists us to win life’s most interesting and important knowledge.  As I will argue, excellent cognitive functioning at its highest levels requires the cooperation of our wills; appropriate … Read More

Veritas: Logic

October 4, 2023By ARCCulture, General Apologetics

by Craig Branch – (Introduction to Areopagus Journal Vo. 6 No. 2, March-April 2006)   There is a scene early on in C.S. Lewis’s novel The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe in which the character Lucy has just returned from her first journey into Narnia and has told her siblings about this magical place. … Read More

Veritas: Biblical Interpretation

October 3, 2023By ARCGeneral Apologetics

by Craig Branch – (The Introduction to the Areopagus Journal Vol. 6 No. 1, January-February 2006) Several years ago, I tuned in to the O’Reilly Factor because I heard Bill O’Reilly was going to interview Dr. Paige Patterson, then the president of the Southern Baptist Convention, about the SBC initiative to pray for and evangelize … Read More