I mentioned last year that I have numerous, mounting constraints on my time and energy, thus limited the forces that I can bring to blogging. We all have only 24 hours in a day, and with a demanding career in coordinating covert halo drops over doily-refurbishing plants in far away countries while trying to keep up with the exhausting schedule of a gymnastics-loving tween, I’m sure you can appreciate I’m one busy dude.
But don’t let that for a moment give you the impression that a dent has been made in my passion for writing and contra-apologetics. This is my version of a blood sport, and it’s every bit as brutal as anything that you’ll see on the gridiron or 1950s gladiator movies. At the very minimum, it requires a willingness to enter the ring and hone a wide range of intellectual skills. That’s one of the prime draws for me in maintaining IP: like composing a six-voice fugue or untangling a knotted slinky, it takes great patience, focus and discipline. And who couldn’t use a little more of either of these? I know I can!
At any rate, here’s the list of entries I crafted over the past year, all in one handy source in case you’ve missed any of them:
447. Incinerating Presuppositionalism: Year Thirteen - March 26, 2018
448. Existence and Perception - April 28, 2018
449. Edward Feser on Ayn Rand - May 27, 2018
450. The Futility of Theodicy - June 28, 2018
451. The Disgruntled Apologist - July 28, 2018
452. The Burden of Proof - August 29, 2018
453. Parsing the Haysian Square-Circle - September 26, 2018
454. Is Human life really “futile” without a god? - October 29, 2018
455. Faith and Imagining - November 26, 2018
456. Are the Gospel Crucifixion Scenes Eyewitness Accounts? - December 16, 2018
457. The Metaphysics of Wishing - January 5, 2019
458. Steve Hays’ Invisible Friend - February 20, 2019
459. The Speeches in Acts: History or Legend? - March 10, 2019
From the standpoint of specifically Christian apologetics, I’d say that the most damning post in this past year’s batch of entries is probably December 2018’s Are the Gospel Crucifixion Scenes Eyewitness Accounts? But I must say, I’m quite satisfied with the rest as well. So, go figure!
Now, while I do have a backlog of entries in various stages of progress, I am open to taking “requests” if readers encounter arguments or topics that I haven’t addressed already. Of course, they should be relevant to apologetics, but not necessarily presuppositionalism specifically. That said, this does not necessarily mean that I’ll take the request. No request can so easily be expected to translate into a guarantee. But don’t let that discourage you if you think you have some good suggestions.
by Dawson Bethrick