A Trojan Horse Parked at the State House

July 15, 2024By ARCCulture

by Clete Hux I could say I told you so. Understand, I’m not a prophet nor the son of one, but I knew that when the ban on the practice of yoga in public classrooms K – 12 in the state of Alabama was lifted a couple of years ago that it would be a … Read More

A Philosophical Case for Mind-Body Dualism

June 27, 2024By ARCCulture, General Apologetics

By James S. Spiegel When it comes to the nature of the mind, philosophers tend to fall into one of two camps: mind-body dualism and physicalism. Mind-body dualists affirm that human beings are composed of both a material body and a supernatural aspect—the soul. Historically, Christians have favored this perspective, and it was the dominant … Read More

Body and Soul: A Biblical Case for Dualism

June 27, 2024By ARCCulture, General Apologetics

By R. Keith Loftin Are humans strictly material beings (the view known as physicalism), or do they possess both material and immaterial parts (the view known as dualism)? The Bible is neither a philosophy nor a theology textbook, though it certainly places constraints on both Christian philosophy and theology. Consider, for example, the Incarnation of … Read More

Veritas: The Mind-Body Problem

June 27, 2024By ARCCulture, General Apologetics

By Craig Branch When our staff was planning future journal themes some time ago, the topic of the “Mind-Body Problem” was added, and I was a bit ambivalent about it. The reason was that I thought this topic not only seemed abstract, but was a bit too intellectual for the average person, or even the … Read More

Disputations: Gabriel’s Vision and the Resurrection of Jesus

June 27, 2024By ARCCommon Objections, Culture, General Apologetics

By Gary R. Haberman Archaeological artifacts often add relevant background information to particular topics, sometimes bear directly on certain events, and occasionally contribute some intrigue. The original “Gabriel stone” measures three feet high by one foot wide. Written on the stone in ink, rather than being engraved into the rock, are 87 lines of Hebrew … Read More

The Golden Compass: Undermining Freedom to Save Freedom?

April 15, 2024By ARCCulture

by Steven B. Cowan It was one of the best movies I have seen in a while.  And it was one of the worst movies I have seen in a while.  Let me explain.  When it comes to purely aesthetic qualities (acting, cinematography, special effects, plot development, etc), The Golden Compass should (and most likely … Read More

Rick Joyner: Super Prophet

April 2, 2024By ARCCulture, General Apologetics

Against Heresies by Clete Hux Prophecy gone awry!  That’s how many would describe the some aspects of the charismatic experiential movement today.  There are so-called apostles and prophets coming out of the woodwork.  They can be found just about any place one cares to look. It used to be that evangelical Christians, for the most … Read More

The Christian Apologetics of C. S. Lewis

March 14, 2024By ARCCulture, General Apologetics

by Knox Chamblin Wrote C. S. Lewis: “I believe in Christianity as I believe that the Sun has risen, not only because I see it but because by it I see everything else.”[1]  In that light we consider Lewis’ apologetics.  In this endeavor we are indebted to the greatest of all Christian apologists, the apostle … Read More

Skeptics Just Don’t Get Moral Argument

March 14, 2024By ARCCulture, General Apologetics

DISPUTATIONS Skeptics Just Don’t Get Moral Argument by Steven B. Cowan   Francis Collins is a well-known scientist who once headed the Human Genome Project.  He is also a Christian, converted from atheism under the influence of C.S. Lewis’s magnum opus, Mere Christianity.  This year, Collins published a book titled The Language of God (Free … Read More

Does the Bible Teach Pacifism?

March 14, 2024By ARCCulture, General Apologetics

by Todd Wilson   The United States today finds itself at war.  On March 20, 2003 the United States officially began the war with Iraq codenamed “Operation Iraqi Freedom.”  President George W. Bush’s stated objective for the invasion was “to disarm Iraq of weapons of mass destruction, to end Saddam Hussein’s support for terrorism, and … Read More