Bob's blog – A skeptical lawyer

Recipe – Miller Goulash

Posted on February 19, 2018

  My mother invented this recipe one evening when my father brought home unexpected guests. She grabbed some cans from the pantry in order to stretch a pound of hamburger into a meal for company. We enjoyed it often during my childhood, and my mother’s concoction is one of my favorite comfort foods.   Proportions […]…Continue reading

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My religious background – For inquiring minds who want to know.

Posted on February 18, 2018

      In the 1971 movie, They Might Be Giants, George C. Scott played Justin Playfair, a man who believed he was Sherlock Holmes. Playfair’s psychiatrist, named Dr. Mildred Watson and played by Joanne Woodward, explored his delusion.     Watson:     Do many people call you Holmes? Playfair:    No. Scarcely anyone. Watson:     That must […]…Continue reading

Types of apologetics. Evidentialists and experientialists and presuppositionalists! Oh my!

Posted on February 18, 2018

      A recent book, Mapping Apologetics by Brian K. Morley, spent 377 pages discussing at least ten categories of apologetics. I tried to read the entire book, but it defeated my best efforts. I will not attempt any thorough discussion of apologetic theories. My only concern is how they relate to legal apologetics. […]…Continue reading

Posted in Apologetics

Why am I writing about legal apologetics?

Posted on February 17, 2018

I never wanted to be part of a culture war, and I certainly never wished to spend several years of my spare time studying Christian apologetics. I want to be a mystery writer, and I still hope to achieve that ambition after putting apologetics in my rearview mirror. So why do I feel compelled to […]…Continue reading

One-sided assessment – Opie Taylor and John Stuart Mill

Posted on February 17, 2018

    In The Andy Griffith Show, Opie Taylor learned a lesson about honesty when he tried to sell his bike to another kid without revealing several mechanical defects. Andy put a spoke in Opie’s wheel by disclosing said defects. Andy explained, “If you’re selling something, the buyer has a right to know everything wrong […]…Continue reading

Websites for free images

Posted on February 17, 2018

    I respect the copyright of photographers and artists, so I use either my own photographs or images in the public domain. I copied most of the list below from a Wikipedia article on Public domain image resources.       Wikipedia Commons Snappygoat.com – 13,990,108 Images. Aggregates. Flickr Public Domain Search – About 6 […]…Continue reading

Posted in About my blog

My goals and standards

Posted on February 13, 2018

My blog focuses on Christian apologetics – the defense of and evidence for Christianity. I call my blog “A Skeptical Lawyer,” and I hope my legal training and experience will help me comment on apologetics – and a few related subjects – from a fresh perspective. I will try to maintain certain standards: Sources. I […]…Continue reading

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Categories of my posts

Posted on February 13, 2018

About my blog. Self-explanatory. You are here. Apologetics. Criticism and comment regarding purported evidence for Christianity. Legal apologetics. Brief analysis of books and articles on legal apologetics – in chronological order. These posts are not traditional book reviews, but merely my comments on legal apologetics. I hope someday to review every significant book or article. […]…Continue reading

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