A Work of the Holy Spirit is Necessary for Salvation – Not Just Knowledge

Just finished Edwards’ sermon, “A Divine and Supernatural Light IMparted to the Soul”. In it he argues that what is necessary for someone to be saved is not just knowing that Jesus died for sinners and understanding how sins are atoned for. What is necessary is a work of the Holy Spirit to make the truths the mind and reason …

A Non-Christian Must Contradict Himself

On my summer reading list I enjoyed the book, The God Who Is There, by Francis Schaeffer. I read it right after a class I had on Christian Philosophy which served to help me work through some of Schaeffer’s well-versed sentences. One of the things that stuck with me was the fact that the non-Christian must constantly live in a …

Reformed Apologia

Let me explain very briefly what a presuppositional apologetic is (above you will find a lengthy post of Francis Schaeffer who I admire). The problem with the unbeliever is not that he has his facts wrong, it is that he has his heart wrong. From the beginning of a conversation with him, he has rejected all the “proofs” you can …

Truco: The Best Card Game In the Civilized World

I learned to play the game of Truco among friends while I lived in La Plata, Argentina. I have played several card games, but this is by far my favorite and worth the time to learn all the rules. Although it calls for a standard Spanish naipes set, you can substitute North American Poker cards. Basic Rules Advanced Rules