Samuel Parkison

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My Top 10 Books of 2017

This was a fairly productive year of reading for me (I think... it's actually the first year I've truly documented every entire book I've read so it's hard to tell what constitutes as "productive" for me). In general, I spent... Continue Reading →


Of Jerks and Seminarians

Every hill begins to look like a good spot to die. In other words, we begin thinking that if we are correct jerks, our correctness will outweigh our jerkiness. Our conviction begins to resemble a hammer, and people begin to resemble nails. But people are not nails.

In Which Doug Wilson Shoots At Thin Air

In my small circle of young, reformed Baptist friends, I am known for my appreciation for Doug Wilson. I’ve gone on record to say that I think he’s the most gifted living writer, and I stand by it; I have... Continue Reading →

Art and Objectivity, Part 2

A while back, I wrote a blog about art and its relation to objectivity, trying to get the ball rolling in a conversation that I think is worth having. I recognize that describing it as “getting the ball rolling” may... Continue Reading →

Presuppositional Apologetics: A Safeguard for Authoritative Gospel Proclamation

Presuppositional Apologetics: A Safeguard for Authoritative Gospel Proclamation


Covenantal Apologetics: The Only Foundation for Consistent Christian Ethical Engagement

The Things of Earth (Book Review)

Rigney Brings Beer and Bacon to Christian Hedonism In 2012, Desiring God welcomed Doug Wilson to their national pastor’s conference. At the end of the conference, Joe Rigney facilitated a conversation between Wilson and John Piper about some of the... Continue Reading →

Who Gets the Final Word?

**This post was originally published on my old site in March, 2015. What We Mean When We Say “Authority” Authority is the ultimate issue. It is what drives our actions and reactions. We are dictated by what we recognize as our authority.... Continue Reading →

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