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HLS Logic Productivity

Raging against the Machine

After an hour of “PC Load Letter” moments, the students marched in and the classes began. I had successfully exorcized a couple of the demons and was able to extract copies of two Greek quizzes, but the Logic test copy/print job was firmly in the clutches of Legion. So I wrote the test on the […]

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HLS Logic

Syllogism Basics Illustrated

During the past two weeks of Logic, we have been talking about rules that help students determine whether or not a syllogism is valid. We’ve covered the first four: A syllogism must have 3, and only three, terms. The middle term must not be in the conclusion. A term that is distributed in the conclusion […]

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Bible Logic

CACS Post: Exegesis or Early Christianity

The Center for Ancient Christian Studies blog has a post in which I argue that one doesn’t have to choose between exegesis of Scripture and listening to early Christian authors. I point out the logical fallacy of pitting the two against each other and offer a few words of encouragement to those who value and advocate for both.

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HLS Logic

On Making Good Arguments

Charles Halton taught me something about making a good argument, and it has stuck with me. I took a couple of his M.Div. classes, and I would frequently observe this exchange (I might have been the student once or twice): Student: “But isn’t it possible that …” Charles: “Yes, anything is possible.” No matter the […]