I’ve been addressing a potpourri of topics on my podcast, Straight Thinking. The goal of the podcast is similar to Reflections’: highlighting the importance of careful thinking in relation to the Christian worldview. Check out these recent podcast series for a sample of the issues we cover on Straight Thinking. Continue reading →
Excerpted from my upcoming book, 7 Truths that Changed the World (Baker 2012)
Theists and atheists do reason differently about God and the world. A common skeptical objection to the enterprise of Christian apologetics is that believers engage in a god-of-the-gaps form of reasoning. This charge means that the Christian theist typically attributes gaps in (especially) scientific knowledge to something God has done. For example, when science can’t explain how the universe came into being or how life originated on Earth, the Christian apologist is quick to point to God as the cause or explanation. Thus the skeptic’s accusation is that Christians do nothing more than give their ignorance a name—“God.” No real and adequate explanation, says the skeptic, is provided by simply appealing to God as a cause or source. Continue reading →
Historic Christianity contains numerous beliefs that are theologically and philosophically volatile (in the best sense of the term). These powerful truth-claims have transformed the church and even turned the world upside down. My new book, 7 Truths that Changed the World, explores seven of historic Christianity’s dangerous ideas. The following 10 points give a brief overview of what I consider to be the Christian faith’s most dangerous idea. Continue reading →
Excerpted from “If Christ Has Not Been Raised: Reasoning through the Resurrection”
Jesus Christ’s bodily resurrection from the dead three days after His execution pumps the heart of the Christian gospel (doctrine) and is Christianity’s central supporting fact (apologetics). The truth of Christianity uniquely stands or falls on Christ’s resurrection. Because of this, the New Testament accounts of Christ’s resurrection warrant careful analysis and reflection. Continue reading →
The feminine side of masculinity; Are mutations signs of evolution?; Do snowflakes break laws of thermodynamics? May 21, 2013
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7 Truths That Changed the World
In 7 Truths That Changed the World, I explore some of Christianity’s most transformational ideas and offer a biblical, historical, and philosophical look at how the world changed when Christ and his followers came on the scene.
A World of Difference
In A World of Difference, I encourage readers to put their own beliefs to the test by outlining nine distinct ways to evaluate any worldview for soundness. I demonstrate this testing method on Christianity, naturalism, Islam, postmodernism, and pantheistic monism.
Without a Doubt
In Without a Doubt I strive to provide clear, solid answers to 20 tough faith questions, such as "Isn't Morality Simply in the Eye of the Beholder?" and "How Can a Good and All-Powerful God Allow Evil?"
RTB Live! vol. 13: Everyday Apologetics
In this new DVD, I field a series of tough questions on religious pluralism, the problem of evil, and more—the same kinds you might be asked by a nonbelieving friend or family member.