Do life’s most meaningful realities point to God? In this 2011 talk (given at Oceanview Baptist Church in San Pedro, CA) I use what I call “best explanation apologetics” (apologetics based on inference to the best explanation for reality) to demonstrate God’s existence and involvement in the universe. I explain how the Cosmos, Life, Ethics, Abstractions, and Religion serve as CLEAR signposts pointing to God.
You can watch the lecture here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WaC_nYiReQ. Much of its content can also be found in my latest book, 7 Truths That Changed the World: Discovering Christianity’s Most Dangerous Ideas.
Christian apologist Luke Nix penned a review of my new book on behalf of Apologetics 315. His review provides a detailed description of the seven dangerous ideas and provides helpful comments in evaluating the content of my work. Luke even describes my book as “a very good read.” I’d say the same about his thorough and gracious review, for which I’m very appreciative. The full review is available here: http://www.apologetics315.com/2012/09/book-review-7-truths-that-changed-world.html.
My friend Brian Auten’s Apologetics 315 website is full of helpful apologetics information and resource. I recommend the site to anyone interested in Christian apologetics.
This week on Reflections I offer up a review of my new book by Christian apologist Melissa Travis, creator of the blog Hard-Core Christianity:
Melissa was a student of mine a few years ago in Biola University’s graduate program in apologetics. She is an engaging, thoughtful speaker and writer. I appreciate her thorough and gracious review of my new book.
Excerpted from chapters 9 and 10 of my new book, 7 Truths That Changed the World, now available at shop.reasons.org.
“God helps those who help themselves.”
“God knows I’m only human.”
“I’m trying my best; God will understand.” 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
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