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Month: March 2012

Ten Turning Points: Evidences for the Resurrection

Ten Turning Points: Evidences for the Resurrection

From the series, Ten Turning Points That Make All the Difference Easter is just over a week away, and the question comes up, is there evidence for Jesus’ Resurrection? The answer is absolutely, undeniably, yes, there is. Is there proof? The answer is an equally strong no. Much of the time we talk about evidences and proof without thinking about what the words mean. My opening sentence here sets the stage for that discussion. What is proof, first of all?…

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Is It Bad To Enjoy Doing Good?

Is It Bad To Enjoy Doing Good?

I received this question by email: I was discussing ethics with an atheist friend, and he approaches morals from the point of view of what brings the most pleasure, so he is basically a hedonist. I argued that hedonism is selfish (even if as a moral system advocates pleasure for all or most of us) because it can only look at things from the perspective of how it benefits US, and there is no moral law outside of ourselves. He…

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Ten Turning Points: Some Objections to the Resurrection

Ten Turning Points: Some Objections to the Resurrection

From the series, Ten Turning Points That Make All the Difference Did Jesus rise from the dead? No other question in history matters as much. If Jesus came back as victor over the grave, then nothing else could be the same. No moral teaching, no philosophy, no government, no event in nature, nothing could have an impact approaching that of death’s demise. If on the other hand he remained dead, then all is business as usual, at best. Skeptics of…

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Reason Rally Irony

Reason Rally Irony

Forgive me for enjoying some irony. Before the Reason Rally, the True Reason group I’ve been co-leading was told  repeatedly, “Don’t come! Don’t spoil our fun! Don’t crash our party!” David Silverman, the lead organizer for the rally, told us that if we “interfered” we would be escorted away by “plentiful” security. And now on Amazon.com a “reviewer”[1. It is unclear whether this person read the book; thus I put “reviewer” in quotes.]  is complaining that he couldn’t find us there….

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Tried By the Faith

Tried By the Faith

  It is inevitable that the intellectual difficulties which each successive generation of Christians is called to discuss, should seem relatively larger than they are; and need from time to time, to therefore to be replaced in their proper perspective. For if we look back on the years that are past, we see that men have often thought the Christian Faith to be on its trial, when they, in fact, themselves were being tried by the Faith. J.R. Illingworth, Reason…

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True Reason: Christian Responses to the Challenge of Atheism

True Reason: Christian Responses to the Challenge of Atheism

In case you’ve missed up till now, check out this ebook! Where else will you find so much from so many from top Christian thinkers for only $2.99? True Reason is not your ordinary answer to atheism’s challenges. It’s not just about errors in evidence or reasoning. True Reason takes on the New Atheists’ most central identity, their most cherished claim: that they are the guardians of reason itself. There’s a better place to find true reason.

The Lion Awakes!

The Lion Awakes!

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHG522z5_wU] (I’m told that we can help finish this movie.) And then there is this 8 minute discussion of the film’s spiritual dimensions: [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jy41czilFq0]

Images of Reason?

Images of Reason?

I just  saw this for the first time. I’m asking around because I’m wondering who did it. But I sure like it. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XiyL_h7BbE]

Become a “Centurion!”

Become a “Centurion!”

Join one of the most stimulating, encouraging, and powerful teams of worldview-aware Christian leaders around: Do you sometimes feel you’re the only one seeking to discuss today’s worldly issues from a Christian viewpoint? Do you often feel challenged by others to explain what you believe? You are not alone! The Centurions Program gathers Christians together to learn how to live out their faith authentically and powerfully in the world and unites them in an ongoing and growing network of worldview…

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