DO APPARITIONS OF MARY UNDERMINE THE CASE FOR JESUS’ RESURRECTION?Debunking Hector Avalos’ “Living Laboratory”

©2014, by John Tors. All Rights Reserved. INTRODUCTION In an article entitled “Jesus’ Resurrection and Marian Apparitions: Medjugorje as a Living Laboratory,”1 Dr. Hector Avalos (below, left) seeks to cast doubt on the New Testament records of Jesus’ post-resurrection appearances by arguing that the so-called “Marian apparitions”2 which began in … Continue reading

Goliath was the Bad Guy, Remember? An Assessment of Henri Nouwen’s Teachings

INTRODUCTION On October 8 of this year, the Toronto Star published an opinion piece called “The life of a spiritual Goliath.” [1] It was a paean to Henri Nouwen, the late Roman Catholic priest and writer of many books on “spirituality.”  According to the author, Stephen Bede Scharper, Nouwen was a … Continue reading

Still Waiting for an Intelligent Defence of Atheism

THE LATEST FAILURE: HEATHER MALLICK IN THE TORONTO STAR One must wonder whether an intelligent defence of atheism is even possible.  Most attempts are nothing more than bald assertions, usually sprinkled liberally with insults and couched in bad manners.  Even the best attempts are invariably riddled with errors of fact … Continue reading