April 6th, 2014
This year’s Unbelievable conference is 12 July 2014. I haven’t scheduled out my summer yet but there’s a likelihood I’d be able to attend and I would love to meet fellow lovers of reason, truth, and Jesus at the conference. If you see me there please come up and introduce yourself!
- This year’s conference will help ordinary Christians like you be equipped to:
- Be confident in your faith and share it effectively
- Engage with atheism, Islam and other worldviews
- Give good reasons for God and the truth of Christianity
Conference Host: Justin Brierley
Justin hosts the popular UK discussion show and podcast Unbelievable? on Premier Christian Radio. He also writes for Christianity magazine.
William Lane Craig
Dr. Craig is one of the world’s leading philosophers of religion and has debated many of the world’s leading atheists around the world. He is Research Professor of Philosophy at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University.
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February 14th, 2014
So, my pal JT told me about this film The Sunset Limited, which is free on YouTube. The whole film takes place in the dank apartment of a subway janitor (Samuel L. Jackson) and a professor (Tommy Lee Jones). The professor is an atheist who tried to jump in front of a train but the janitor stopped him.
The prose begins in the apartment and the rhetoric is fantastic. The whole movie debates morality, the Bible, angels, God, the problem of evil, sin, etc. It’s a conversation and not an academic debate. They each have good points to make, which is why both Christians and atheists should watch it. For instance, the professor says, “Why not give up? God gives up. As far as I know there’s no ministry in hell.” Now, that objection has answers but rhetorically, wow, that’s hot! Also, the story about how the janitor became a believer (spoiler: beats a man badly) and the professor questions if disfiguring a man was worth his belief in God. It’s amazing.
The janitor isn’t the most educated person, scholastically speaking, but he’s very intelligent. Just watch out for his semi-Pelagian switching around in his rhetoric when they discuss original sin and the Bible.
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February 6th, 2014
Dear Mr. Andrews,
I want to thank you for inspiring my son, Elijah. Elijah is 14-years-old and an avid reader of your blog and of all things philosophical and theological. He is a true believer in Jesus who is endlessly reading and learning in order to strengthen and understand his faith. He seeks out debates to watch online, and is most recently consumed with a book on Molinism. One of his great thrills was meeting Dr. Robert George of the Witherspoon Institute when he spoke last semester at Clemson University on the topic, ‘Was Jesus a Socialist?’ Of course, today he was also thrilled that you responded to a comment of his on your blog.
Elijah is that rare creature of the mind whose interests are wide-ranging, from ancient history to physics. He is an excellent mathematician who recently finished his first college math class.
I want to encourage you, as a father and fellow believer, to continue to inspire your readers and students whenever that opportunity should arise again in the future. We little know the effect of the ripples we send out, but yours have touched the life of a young man who may yet be a scholar (or who knows what). Certainly, a young man who might be your graduate student someday!
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February 1st, 2014
Two of the champions of their fields, philosophy and cosmology, discuss the role of God and cosmos. Feb. 21-22 the two intellectuals will wield their minds—an event to not miss! William Lane Craig is, undeniably, a leader and champion of the defender of the Christian faith with an unparalleled CV.
Sean Carroll is a rising leader in the atheist community. I hope he replaces Dawkins (a blithering, nonsensical, philosophical inept, egomaniac) and Lawrence Krauss (who decides to change the fundamental modal ontology and “cane the question” and by that he means “I didn’t like the question to begin with.”–again someone who is philosophically incompetent.) Look Krauss’ technical papers are good but stay there. Stop talking theology or philosophy because you embarrass yourself.
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November 19th, 2013
Levels of the Problem of Evil
- Religious Problem: How do I relate to God in the midst of real evil, tragedy, and suffering in my life and those around me?
- Psychological Problem: How do I relate to myself, what strategies can I use to deal with evil?
- Theological Problem: How can I relate sin and suffering with God’s sovereignty and other doctrines?
- Philosophical Problem: How am I to understand that there is evil and a good and loving God?
The Logical Problem of Evil (LPOE)
- God is all-good (holy)
- God is all-powerful (omnipotent)
- God is all-knowing (omniscient)
- Evil is real
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November 7th, 2013
Originally at Apologetics315.com
Today’s interview is with Max Andrews. Max is a graduate student from Liberty University, whose research is in philosophy of science and religion. He talks about his background and education, his interest and research in multiverse theory, the fine-tuning argument, Liberty University, advice for Christians studying apologetics, his Sententias blog, the development of the Christian mind, and applying apologetics.
October 3rd, 2013
Below is the attachment for my lecture on the Fine-Tuning argument and the multiverse lecture PowerPoint. I used this lecture [and updated material] for three years while I was a GA teaching a Philosophy 201 course to no less than 200 students (as well as four individual sections that were assigned specifically to me). It’s time to retire this lecture. If I were teaching it again anytime soon I’d update some of the material but it’s enough to get a good framework for the issues.
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