The God Debate: Singham/Puckett Debate

Public Debate: “God Does Not Exist”

Debate:  “God Does Not Exist”  Date: June 21, 2014 Time: 6:00 PM Location: Northwest Church of Christ 3904  38th Street NW, Canton, Ohio 44718 Affirming The Atheist Proposition: Mano Singham  Denying The Atheist Proposition: Joe Puckett   Mano Singham (PhD) is a Professor in theoretical physics and is the current Director of UCITE (University Center for Innovation in Teaching […]

A Historical Case For The Cessationist View Of Miracles

The Early Church and the Gifts of the Holy Spirit: A Historical Case for the Cessationist View  By Joe Puckett Jr. Abstract: Among those of the Restoration Movement there is a commonly held belief that the miraculous gifts of the Spirit have ended since the apostolic or proximal post-apostolic era.[1] Many religious groups, such as […]

Ramanuja’s and Madhva’s Response to Sankara’s Advaita Vedanta

Hindu Reflections of the Human Being and Potential Implications toward an Incarnational Humanism: Or Ramanuja’s and Madhva’s Response to Sankara’s Advaita Vedanta By Joe Puckett Jr.  Introduction One of the greatest debates in Hindu philosophy concerns the Vedanta tradition (the various ways of interpreting the sacred Hindu books: the Vedas and the Upanishads). The debate […]

A Student’s Guide To Natural Science: A Review

A Student’s Guide to Natural Science By Stephen M. Barr Reviewed by Joe Puckett Jr. The Intercollegiate Studies Institute has done interdisciplinary students an unprecedented favor by taking on enormous fields of study and elucidating them within about one hundred pages or less. The series seeks to bring the reader a beginner’s guide to the […]

In Defense Of The Arts (Fine and Otherwise)

What is an “art”? It seems at the very least it includes that which is practiced in order to create, perform, or produce in a certain way within the norms of a certain genre. To produce what and for what reasons, exactly, is another kind of question of which we want to consider here.  The […]

All Things Interesting

“That there are no such things as uninteresting subjects, only uninterested people”, G.K. Chesterton. This statement by G.K. Chesterton (recorded in the Life of the Mind) has become a personal favorite of mine. When I first read this statement I could not get it out of my mind (and still haven’t gotten it out). It has […]

Where the Evidence Really Leads: A Brief Analyses of Bart Ehrman’s Misuse of Historical Evidence

Where the Evidence Really Leads: A Brief Analyses of Bart Ehrman’s Misuse of Historical Evidence In his book, Lost Christianities, Bart Ehrman makes many historical claims to the effect that there were many competing brands of “Christianities” within the first few centuries of Jesus’s life. According to Ehrman, because there was “no New Testament” there […]

St. Paul, 1 Clement, and Other Church Fathers On The Nature Of The Resurrected Body

One of the most important claims of the Gospel is that Jesus Christ is resurrected from the dead. Such a claim is the very foundation for man’s hope that they too can be raised from the dead by faith. But, while Jesus’s body came out of the grave he was laid in, questions still remain […]

Should We Make Civil Laws Regulating “Private” Morality?

Should We Make Civil Laws Regulating “Private” Morality? In his book, We Hold These Truths, Mortimer Alder holds to a view of liberty which says that a law should not be made if it neglects “the right to individual liberty in all matters concerning which the law should neither prescribe nor prohibit because the exercise of freedom […]