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Month: February 2014

True Reason Print Edition Arrives!

True Reason Print Edition Arrives!

At last! True Reason: Confronting the Irrationality of the New Atheism goes officially on sale tomorrow, March 1. Find it now at Amazon.com! Published by Kregel Publications, this book is much more than a paper version of the earlier ebook. We’ve added two entirely new chapters, and we’ve revised the rest, with responses to atheist critiques and dozens of other updates. Here’s what several noted authorities are saying about True Reason: The essays in this volume show why the atheists’ ideas…

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Evidence for God: Rationality (The Argument From Reason)

Evidence for God: Rationality (The Argument From Reason)

Part of the extended series Evidence for the Faith Human rationality provides evidence that atheistic materialism is false. What follows here is a version of the Argument from Reason, which was originally made widely known by C. S. Lewis in Miracles, and was considerably expanded by Victor Reppert in C. S. Lewis’s Dangerous Idea: In Defense of the Argument from Reason. Picture a box, a very large one, containing all the efficient physical causes in all of reality. On the…

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“Science and Its Limits” — BreakPoint Column

“Science and Its Limits” — BreakPoint Column

My February “Worldview and You” column at BreakPoint is about “Science and Its Limits.”  An excerpt: But I am speaking too carelessly: I need to identify more clearly what I mean by science. There is science as a practice by which we acquire knowledge, chiefly about nature; and there is science as a multifaceted institution of research, education, publishing, and technology. It is humans, not their methodologies, who are prone to the effects of power, and it is the human institution…

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Safe For Humans Here

Safe For Humans Here

The gospel of Jesus Christ is good news for all because we all share the same human condition, the same human needs, the same human problem. I’ve been writing here about humanness, and I have more to share on that. I’ve written in the past on the importance of treating one another as human. I am now declaring this blog a human-safe zone: a place where we will not attack other people as people. This is a change in policy….

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Two Worlds, and How Not To Bridge the Divide

Two Worlds, and How Not To Bridge the Divide

I wrote yesterday on “Christians and Atheists: Sharing One Planet, Living In Two Worlds.” Not long after that I saw Dean Obeidallah’s article in the Daily Beast, titled “The Conservative Crusade for Christian Sharia Law.” It’s an outstanding example of how not to bridge the divide between our worlds. Near the end of yesterday’s blog post I wrote, The second great question is, where shall we meet, we denizens of such different worlds? I suggest it is in our humanness;…

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Christians and Atheists: Sharing One Planet, Living In Two Worlds

Christians and Atheists: Sharing One Planet, Living In Two Worlds

Adapted from a post originally published October 7, 2005 Blogging has a way of bringing people together who never would have met otherwise. Here, it is Christians and atheists. We don’t tend to run in the same circles in our social lives, and we don’t often talk about these kinds of issues at work, so this is unique in many ways. It’s very stimulating, too, and it’s giving me new perspective, too, on the so-called “culture wars.” I wonder whether we’ve…

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Scott Hamilton: “I Am Second”

Scott Hamilton: “I Am Second”

I’ve been listening to Scott Hamilton’s NBC Olympic ice skating commentary all week. He’s one of the best: personal, honest, gracious. Turns out there’s a side to his life I never knew. Olympic Gold Medalist and figure skating commentator Scott Hamilton knows a thing or two about preparation and dedication. His sport demands that a competitor come as close to perfect as possible. No break or fault goes unpunished by the judges. Scott mastered the sport and its nuances to…

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Live Interview Tomorrow With Janet Mefferd: True Reason

Live Interview Tomorrow With Janet Mefferd: True Reason

  True Reason: Confronting the Irrationality of the New Atheism is coming out any day now! Tomorrow at 4 pm EST I’ll be talking with Janet Mefferd about this book, a newly revised look at Christian rationality, as opposed to New Atheist irrationality. Listen in with us!

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