Tim Staples vs. Augustine, Thomas Aquinas and Martin Luther on “Works of the Law”

The following argument is excerpted, with some modifications, from two sources: The appendix to my essay Why Justification Still Matters, and from my essay De Iustificatione Dei, which compares the soteriologies of Augustine and Martin Luther. highly recommend that those interested in this debate read those two essays in full after having read this excerpt for more information … Continue reading Tim Staples vs. Augustine, Thomas Aquinas and Martin Luther on “Works of the Law”

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Essay: Upon This Rock I Will Build My Church

Apart from the nature of Justification, one of the other major issues separating Protestants from Roman Catholics is the issue of authority. Protestants believe that the Bible alone is the only infallible authority on matters of faith and morals. While this doesn't preclude the possibility of there being other sources of authority, these other sources … Continue reading Essay: Upon This Rock I Will Build My Church

Essay: Why Justification Still Matters

In less than half a year, we will be approaching the 500th anniversary of Luther's nailing of the 95 Theses to the castle church door in Wittenberg, which is traditionally regarded as the beginning of the Protestant Reformation. As we approach that time, it is important to remember why the Reformation happened. Ultimately, it was … Continue reading Essay: Why Justification Still Matters

A Response to Rabbi Tovia Singer on the Use of Targums

  by J. Luis Dizon Recently, Orthodox Jewish apologist Tovia Singer wrote an article on why the Suffering Servant of Isaiah 52:13-53:12 must be understood as the people of Israel, rather than the Messiah. The article has subsequently been reposted by various Muslim apologetics blogs as evidence against the Christian concept of atonement, although they, … Continue reading A Response to Rabbi Tovia Singer on the Use of Targums

Debate Review: Was Jesus the Son of God or Only the Prophet of God (Tony Costa vs. Ijaz Ahmad)

A few months back, the Trinity Channel hosted a debate between Dr. Tony Costa and Ijaz Ahmad on the question, “Was Jesus the Son of God or Only the Prophet of God?”, making this the latest in a long line of Christian-Muslim debates on Christology, and the first to feature Ijaz going against Dr. Costa. … Continue reading Debate Review: Was Jesus the Son of God or Only the Prophet of God (Tony Costa vs. Ijaz Ahmad)

Debate: The Bible and the Qur’an (vs. Shabir Ally)

Those who have been following this ministry are aware that I recently participated in a debate on the Bible and the Qur'an with the Islamic apologist Dr. Shabir Ally. If you haven't seen it yet, here is the video: I am making publicly available my debate notes. Hopefully this will help people to follow along with … Continue reading Debate: The Bible and the Qur’an (vs. Shabir Ally)