Reimagining Apologetics: A Review Essay (Part 2)

W. Jackson Watts (This is part two of a two-part review essay. Part one can be found here.) Authenticity: Problem or Opportunity? In order to appreciate fully Bailey’s approach to the imagination, we need to appreciate the environment in which he makes his proposal. Following Charles Taylor, Bailey argues that the “modern condition of secularity is an imaginative crisis.” By …

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Reimagining Apologetics: A Review Essay

W. Jackson Watts (This is the first of a two-part review essay. Part two will post next week) The proper way to do apologetics has preoccupied many theologians and philosophers. But anyone who talks to skeptical neighbors about Christ has some guiding assumptions about apologetic methodology, even if they’ve never considered it in those terms. Most of us have made …

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In Memoriam: Thomas L. Marberry (1949-2021)

Theological Commission Dr. Thomas Marberry, valued member of the Commission for Theological Integrity, went to be with the Lord this past Friday night after an illness. He was 71. Marberry had served on the Commission since 2018, yet he is best known for the many ministry hats he wore over the last 45+ years. Among those was Distinguished Professor of …

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Charles and Laura Thigpen: In Memoriam

W. Jackson Watts Many of our hearts were saddened to learn of the recent deaths of Dr. Charles A. Thigpen and his wife Sister Laura. They died just days apart, having reached their mid-90s. Their deaths came in fairly close proximity to Leroy Forlines. It’s sobering to watch the “builder generation” pass off the scene. It’s also humbling to consider …

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