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The Top 5 Christian Musicians of All Time

Artsy people seem to like arguing over dumb stuff.  Take Hamlet.  The truth is, Hamlet isn’t some great work of genius – it’s just a really badly-written play with poor plot development.  That’s why no one can understand it – … Continue reading

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The Top 5 Worst Movies of 2012-2013 That I Did Not Watch

Once, I felt an ounce of social pressure to watch a movie. I know, right?  But my wife and I had resisted the temptation to watch Titanic for years on the grounds that it sounded like an idiotic, thoughtless movie … Continue reading

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The Top 5 Worst Movies of 2014-2015 That I Did NOT Watch

Anyone can write a movie column criticizing flicks that they actually watched.  Losers.  How boring is that? On this blog we aim for higher ground.  The Apologetic Professor has never held back criticism of something just because of the simple … Continue reading

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The Top 5 Worst Christmas Songs of All Time

I absolutely love Christmas music.  In fact, I love it so much that I’ve always restricted the times I listen to it, in a very, very high need for structure way that generally crosses the line from “endearing” to “please-help-me-this-guy-is-super-annoying” … Continue reading

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Top 5 Things that are True About You That Make Good Self-Affirmation Messages

I have never understood people who “believed in themselves.”  The advice is so obviously stupid, so obviously bankrupt.  It’s like telling me to believe in a rock at the bottom of the ocean or in a piece of broccoli.  I … Continue reading

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Top 5 Things that are True About You That Make Bad Self-Affirmation Messages

In responding to criticism of his actions, NCAA President Mark Emmert said (from the Missoulian, August 11, 2013): “Have I done things that were inappropriate or frustrated people by mistakes that I have made? Of course.  But that doesn’t mean … Continue reading

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Top 5 Most Overlooked Apologetic Professor Posts of All Time

I love making lists.  And I love myself.  That much is elementary.  But, one day, something hit me like a lightning bolt out of the blue: Why not combine these two loves and make lists about myself? So that’s how … Continue reading

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What the Cross Means to Other People

In the last two posts, I’ve discussed six things that the Cross of Christ means to me.  The astute observer will no doubt have noticed that in so doing, I made nary a single mention of any other person in … Continue reading

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What the Cross Means to Me

Roughly 2000 years ago, a controversial religious leader was brutally executed on a cross somewhere in the greater Jerusalem area.  So far as I know, there is more historical evidence for this event – the death of Jesus on the … Continue reading

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10 More Rules to Live By

So let’s just say it in plain and clear language: My rate of electronic linguistic generation has been positively languid, not to say listless, in the past few weeks. Whew!  It felt good to get that off my chest, all … Continue reading

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