Here’s a list of my speaking events over the last seven days in the United Kingdom:
4 radio interviews
2 television interviews
Lecture at Oxford Center for Christian Apologetics: “The Authority of Scripture (Sola Scriptura)”
Lecture at City Temple Koinonia: “Best Explanation Apologetics”
Talk to London pastors about Reasons To Believe
3 talks at the Unbelievable Conference: “Confessions of a Compulsive Thinker,” “CLEAR Reasons Christianity Makes Sense,” “Evangelism in a Multifaith World,” plus a Q&A with the other conference speakers
Sermon at City Temple: “Do All Religions Lead to God?”
Sermon at Duke Street Church: “What Does It Mean to Be Made in the Image of God?”
Debate at Gunnersbury Baptist Church: “Old-Earth Creationism vs. Young-Earth Creationism”
I often describe myself as “a thinker, but not a doer.” But after this busy week in London, it seems I qualify as both!
“War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things: the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks nothing worth a war, is worse…”
— John Stuart Mill, “The Contest in America,”Harper’s New Monthly Magazine, April 1862, 683–84.
Today as those in the United States remember the men and women who have died to preserve American freedom and defend others from tyranny, I’d like to offer the following collection of blog posts, articles, and podcasts. Each one reflects on the reality of war, its purpose, or the ways we’ve depicted it in film. Continue reading →
I had a great day today (Thursday: 5/24). It was long and tiring but I thoroughly enjoyed it.
First, I got to tour C. S. Lewis’ home (called The Kilns). Michael Ward, a leading scholar on Lewis, gave us a tour of the house and then gave a lecture on The Chronicles of Narnia. The house was great and Ward has a deep knowledge of Lewis’ life and writings. I felt honored to be in the home of one of my fathers in the faith (the first Christian book that I ever read was Mere Christianity). Continue reading →
Walking the streets of London last night I envisioned the German bombers above London during the blitz campaigns of World War II. I thought of C. S. Lewis on the BBC radio, broadcasting his talks that would become his book Mere Christianity. And I remembered prime minister Winston Churchill giving his “We Shall Never Surrender” speech. I also thought of the Beatles during their early days.
All the things I enjoy (history, theology, music). There’s no city I would rather visit than London.
Common sense says we should consider pros and cons before making big decisions. Imagine choosing a university to attend or deciding to go through major surgery without weighing all the evidence for and against your choices. The same concept applies to intellectual pursuits—in order to maintain intellectual integrity, we must take into account all the evidence for and against our view. Continue reading →
Wild goose chase, rabbit trail, red herring—all these idioms refer to diversionary tactics. A mystery writer might use a red herring character to distract readers (and even the detective) from the real culprit. A good plot device for authors, but in logic, using a red herring is a fallacy. Continue reading →
The chromosome 2 controversy; Cancer cells part of God's design?; A trip to the edge of the universe May 14, 2013
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