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Series Introduction: Summa Saturdays

Sometimes getting at the truth means doing something that is very different from the way people ordinarily operate. When it comes to giving arguments for and against Oneness Pentecostal theology, I don’t think anybody has considered doing what I’m about to do. And that’s not because there’s something great about me. It’s probably rather because… Continue reading Series Introduction: Summa Saturdays

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Parodies and Counterexamples

In a previous post we looked at reductio ad absurdum arguments. These arguments allow us to assume a premise is true, derive a contradiction, and then assert that our original assumption was false. In that post I shared an extended example of St. Anselm’s famous ontological argument formulated as a reductio ad absurdum argument. Assuming… Continue reading Parodies and Counterexamples

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Introduction to Logical Symbols

The first set of tools that we need to reconstruct, raise, and evaluate deductive arguments are logical symbols. A good deductive argument must follow the Structural Principle of the Code of Intellectual Conduct, which says that deductive arguments should adhere to rules of argumentation that produce formally valid, sound arguments. That principle is true when… Continue reading Introduction to Logical Symbols

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Series Introduction: Retractions

I have to begin with the classic deserted island question: If you were stranded on an island by yourself and could only bring one book, which one would you bring? I think the question, stated in this way, is a bit unfair. Any Christian, after all, is going to answer “the Bible” (I hope). So… Continue reading Series Introduction: Retractions

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Series Introduction: Explorations

The tagline of this website is “Exploring Oneness Pentecostal Theology.” As I said in the series on my spiritual and intellectual journey, I’ve spent most of my life among Oneness Pentecostals. That means my theological reflections begin with the Oneness views and work from there. By contrasting the Oneness Pentecostal views with the views of… Continue reading Series Introduction: Explorations