Bruce A.K.A. Papa

Thank you for visiting my blog!

Greetings! My name is Bruce Cooper and I live in the city of Halifax, in the province of Nova Scotia (right on the Atlantic ocean seacoast), in Canada. My wife’s name Is Peggy and together we raised five children (last two were fraternal twins), who are all grown up now. We also have been gifted with 7 wonderful grandchildren. I served 35 years in the Canadian Armed Forces (32 years Regular Force and 3 years full time with the Reserves). I initially served three years with the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN), then approximately 10 years with the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) and the remaining approximate 22 years with the Canadian Army. After retiring from the military as a Commissioned Officer, I worked another approximate 20 years in private industry as an Information Technology (IT) Network Administrator and a Certified Google Apps Deployment Specialist. I retired at the age of 70 and now work part time (5 days out of every 14) with the Canadian Corps of Commissionaires.

I became a Christian in my mid twenties and I can remember as a new Christian I had a thousand and one questions. One of the objectives I have for this blog is to provide answers to many of the questions that I originally had. You’ll note that I have a “Christian Resources” page and a “Defending Your Faith 101” page, plus a “Podcasts” page, on many “selected” posts. These and other pages, along with the approximate 2400+ posts, are all made freely available to provide documented evidence and follow-up information reinforcing the many facets of Christian Apologetics.

Christian Apologetics (Greek: ἀπολογία, “verbal defence, speech in defence”) is a branch of Christian theology that defends Christianity against objections. I am, by definition, just an ordinary Christian layperson and this blog is the result of my conviction, that Christians should know why we believe, what we believe, and studying the many facets of Christian Apologetics helps me build on that conviction.

If you like the posts that you have read, please take the time to click on “Like” and if you would like to continue to receive more of these timely and I would hope, inspirational posts, please consider “Following” my blog via the Follow This Blog Via Email option on the home page. You may also contact me privately via email at bruce.planbsolutions@gmail.com should you wish to do so.

Welcome to “Reasoned Cases for Christ”. I sincerely look forward to hearing from you!

Worthy is the Lamb! Blessings!


  1. Hi Bruce,

    This is my first visit to your site. Looks great and from what I see, very edifying. I look forward to visiting more frequently.


    Josh from Truth Matters


  2. Bruce,

    I just started a blog, theguiltybystander.wordpress.com. I find your refreshing and will read all the entries in time and offer appropriate responses- right now I’m a bit busy on the Obama campaign.

    Thanks for your insights


  3. Thanks for the feedback Jim, I visited your site also, although I am not a Roman Catholic, I can at least understand your frustration and sympathize with you. I also share your apparent enthusiasm with respect to Obama. God bless.


  4. hello

    I am curious about people who are Christians. would you be kind enough to discuss your beliefs with me?

    ‘I believe that it is through Christ’s atonement for us on the cross that we are saved and that through faith in His work, not my own’

    What exactly do you feel saved from?



  5. Bruce, I found your blog through Brandon Adams’ blog about the uniqueness of Jesus Christ. I truly appreciate your points in this regard and am thankful that the Lord has used it to speak to me and others. I invite you to consider spending time at The Ruminant Scribe, at lindamowles.com. I pray it would be encouraging to you as yours was to me. Blessings to you today and throughout the year. Linda


  6. Hello, I have been reading several of your posts and I like the amount of work and study you put into it. I would like for you to write a guest post on my blog, please let me know if you’re interested and I’ll send more details. Vanessa


      • Thank you. I’ve asked other bloggers to write on what worship means them. What verse/ chapter/ situation from the Bible signifies worship to you? How do you make God a priority in your life, and how do you recognize His presence in your life?

        You can write whatever length (of post)that you are comfortable with.

        Deadline, if it works with your schedule, by the end of May please. If not, let me know what your earliest availability is.

        Thank you once again. Vanessa


      • Hi Vanessa, that should be fine. I work 5 days every 14 and today and tomorrow are two of them but I should be able to manage. Do you want me to send it to you in an email and you will just copy and paste? Blessings.


      • Yes that would be great. I’d also like a short bio of yourself and a picture (of you) that you’re willing to share. You’re more than welcome to give me a featured image to use, or I will find one. I also include a Christian song at the end (one that glorifies God / mentions Him by name).

        Thank you again.


      • Hi Vanessa, I sent the post and other items you requested to your email address, please let me know if you received it. Thanks


  7. Novia Scotia, Anne of Green Gables country! What a nice area. I’ve been reading around you blog, and love it. I’m especially enjoying the Tabernacle series!! Blessings on you and your family, from Italy!


    • Thanks Sheila, we’re just common Christians, like you and Mario, although I’m thinking you’ve spent a bit more time in the vineyard than we have. God is good.


      • Thank you Bruce. I’m happy to you and your story, I’m also a young Christian boy who have strong faith in his heart…..!!! I am from The Gambia, I live with my little brother here


      • Hi Ebrima, you obviously got the link I sent you. Good to hear from you.!Tell me a bit about yourself on our Twitter connection and we will take if from there. Blessings!


  8. Thank you Bruce. Poetry is a “shorthand form of communicating ” that can be artfully colored to make it more attractive. This is what I do fluently as the Lord has enabled me. But poetry is not my main written expression as a follower of the Shepherd. But it’s easier to share with “a few”.
    I pray that your family”s path would continue to be fruitful in God’s sight. “from strength to strength; from glory to glory” Gary B.


  9. Hello Bruce it’s great to meet a fellow Christian blogger especially one that specializes in apologetics which is one of my favorite areas of study. Very much looking forward to getting to know you better through your writing I did read your post on Graham and will be looking into him further.

    I am certainly much newer at this but if you ever want to collaborate please let me know. Could be a lot of fun.

    Stay strong & stand tall


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    • Hi Keith, just want to tell you that I think what you are doing is great. I read through your short book and I can see how following the process would work. You speak of how God made Himself known to you, I’d be interested in knowing what happened. Would also like to know where you live, and anything else that would help me get to know you better. Please feel free to reach out to me at any time if you have any questions or want to bounce something off of me. Here’s my email address if you want to go off line: bruce.planbsolutions@gmail.com
      With regard to collaboration, I’m open, just let me know what you have in mind. I’m a tad older than you (73) but if you are anything like what I saw on your blog, there’s a lot to like! I’m sure we’ll be talking again. God’s grace and blessings on you and yours!

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    • Hi M’Kayla, sorry it took so long for me to get back to you. I did read through a good number of your posts and your witness with regard to the IAHR, which I found very informative. As you may be aware, I have also posted a number of articles on the false teachings of this movement and it’s history. Sincerely appreciate your dedicated work and effort. Blessings to you also!


    • I don’t for the life of me understand why I didn’t follow your blog back in 2018 BUT I am following you now! Actually spent about an hour on your site yesterday with a mental note to come back again. I must commend you for your dedication and the knowledge you have acquired over the long haul. God’s grace, peace and blessings on you and yours. – Bruce


  10. Thank you Bruce and all of you Christ’s brothers and sisters.
    Before saying a thing I’d like to thank God for b ringing men and women who are shaping building one another for the kingdom.

    Brethren, in my group, we are on Hebrews 9; as we start this coming Thursday, Jan 10, 2019 I saw the past i.e Tabernacle system. This is not known to many of us, but would like to learn more especially about: Outer and Inner Courts. On top of that help know who was allowed in Outer Court and who was allowed in Inner Court. About Holy and Most Holy Places I’ve read. I’d as well like to know the meaning of both of the terms because the picture shows me a fence, so it is hard to see the Outer and the Inner

    I am thanking you in advance

    Epimac NTIMPEBA
    in Burundi


    • Hi Epimac, I’d be happy to answer your questions but the earliest I can get back to you on it would be on Thursday. I told Vanessa to give you my email address so send me your email address and I will get back to you as soon as I can. Grace and blessings.


  11. Found your blog a short while ago + have benefitted from your direct writing style; very engaging. I’m keen to start going through the many many resources you have listed as I’m always on the lookout for good material to share with our pastor + leaders in our fellowship. I operate a book table ministry most weekends and so have a need for up to date book reviews by believers of worthwhile books.
    Blessings – from one Bruce to another.


      • Hey Bruce, I’ve been searching high and low to see where Bill says there are nine in the trinity? Can you show me where that is? Thanks. I have a youtube channel exposing this stuff and although I’ve seen many posts saying this…. I have seen nothing confirming this.


      • Hi Sean, well I can see why you were searching high and low, Benny Hinn is the one who actually is quoted as saying nine in the Trinity and that is more of the Manifest Sons of God doctrines being played out and that can get pretty heavy. It really is a can of worms when you get into it. Here is a link that should give you some insight into the depth of the deception that is being played out: https://notunlikelee.wordpress.com You’ll need to do some drilling down at that site to get a good understanding of the complexity involved. Bill Johnson may very well articulate the same doctrine in one of his videos but you’d need the transcripts to be available to quickly verify that or A LOT OF FREE TIME to check all his videos. That link I just gave you will provide you with an abundance of doctrinal errors articulated by Bill Johnson. Hope this helps. Blessings!


  12. After several weeks of reading and conversing with you Bruce I eventually get around to reading your about statement. It is a very good biographical statement and very humble. Thank you for sharing this brother.


    • Hi Alan, which reminded me that I had not read your “About” either, so I did! Well done at your end! Very down to earth, open and humble too! I especially liked the straight forward walk through on asking Jesus to be our Lord. Really good point, I may borrow that! Blessings!


  13. Hello, you formerly placed a post in your blog entitled “Passover – the Feast Fulfilled and the Meal” under your name Bruce Cooper. Have just happened on your Blog today July 30 2021. It is very puzzling to me that I have previously read the content and wording of this post on a different website as having been authored written by a man of a different name. Yet there is no other attribution for the post you published of this content material to anyone else but your own name. Are you able to give an explanation for this? One of the responses given to your post was from “SLIMJIM” on July 3 2018. Your blog reference is https://bcooper.wordpress.com/2018/07/03/passover-the-feast-fulfilled-and-the-meal/

    Thank you.


    • Hi Jessica, thank you for bringing this to my attention. This was posted back in 2018 and now, normally when I post something that is authored by someone else I provide a direct link back to the author and normally only quote a paragraph or two. Back in 2018 I sometimes did repost the whole article, but I no longer do this as it is unfair to the author. Even back in 2018 when I did sometimes repost a complete article I did indicate the author and made sure there was a direct link displayed. Short story is that this was an oversight on my part and if you know who did author it, I will indeed update the post with the author’s name and a direct link. If you don’t have the author’s link handy I will endeavour to find it myself and correct this immediately. Just to let you know, this is not my normal practice, if obtained from an alternate source I do consistently give the author the credit and a direct link preceded by a quoted paragraph or two, which most authors allow and appreciate. Thank you again for letting me know. Blessings!


    • Hi Jessica, I was able to find the original link and I have since added the author’s name (John Nuyten) and a direct link to the original post at the top of my post. Thank you so much for bringing this to my attention, sincerely appreciated. Blessings!


  14. Bruce,

    I read a reference to IQ and Christian faith. I rejoined Mensa after a 40 year hiatus a year ago and was saddened to see how stridently antagonistic most were to Christianity compared to 40 years ago.

    I suspect that expose to college has had a significant contribution to replacing the religion of youth with the religion of secularism (the worship of man in general and self in particular)

    I keep some free books and videos at this web site for anyone interested.



    • Hi Tim, thank you for commenting. I read the narrative on your home page and I would have a tendency to agree with most of what you state. As a student of history as well as a student of God’s Word, I would agree that there is much today within Christendom that ought not to be so. What with the changes that are taking place, it may not be long before we once again worship and study together in “home” churches and I definitely don’t see that as a bad thing. Relationships with Christian brethren are indeed a reality within “some” denominational churches but I agree that the denominational aspect can also be a hinderance. As time permits I will read more of what you have written. In the interim I thank you for touching base with me and invite you at any time to add your thoughts to any of my posts. God’s grace, peace and blessings to you and yours.


  15. Good Sunday morning to you Bruce, my brother. I have been enjoying your blog to my email. Your bio reveals that you have served our country in immeasurable ways for many years and continue to serve the wider world communities with often profound Christian insight.
    Thank you.
    This morning while engaged with considering ways to thank , pray for and support our financial/bookkeepers it brought me to recall how as a 25 year old evangelist a parish bookkeeper set up a bank account for me to pursue academic Theological studies.

    The vision was for anyone to freely give over and above their tithing. It was made known to other evangelical church communities. The balance grew from initially $20 to $15000.00 within three weeks of anonymous giving. This account provided sustainability for me and my family for over a three year period while attending university. We are blessed! Upon completion of a Theological degree I was led to turn over this account still brimming with sufficient funds to another student seeking Theological studies.

    Our Lord is good. Blessing and Grace be upon you znd your ministry.
    Padre Malcolm +


    • Hi Malcolm, isn’t that amazing! Sometimes I am just in awe of what God can do. Thank you for sharing that with me. You should share that in a post, others need to hear! (hint – hint). Just teasing! I can’t imagine what you have been through and witnessed, having served as a Padre in Afghanistan. God’s grace extends everywhere. God’s grace, peace and blessings to you and yours Malcolm, I’m really looking forward to getting to know you better!


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