Category: Christianity’s Dangerous Ideas

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The Resurrection: Christianity’s Most Dangerous Idea

  “Who said anything about safe? ’Course he isn’t safe. But he’s good. He’s the King, I tell you.”1 This line—from my favorite book in C. S. Lewis’s remarkable children’s series—makes it clear that Aslan, the Christ figure of Narnia, is no tame lion. But his being dangerous does not rule out his profound benevolence. Like Lewis’ ferocious feline, ideas,…

CLEAR Pointers to God

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…

Reviews of 7 Truths That Changed the World on Hard-Core Christianity Blog

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: “Book Review: 7 Truths That Changed the World” 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…

Not All Dead Men Stay Dead: 10 Essential Points about the Resurrection

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…