Tag: Intellectual Engagement

Why Don’t Atheists Show More Curiosity About Their Own Beliefs?

We Christians get charged with believing things uncritically, not showing sufficient curiosity about other beliefs, or about how ours could be true. I’ve got the same sort of question for atheists.* Thinking Christian commenter Benjamin Cain supposes that the God Christians worship is a “human-like,” “monstrous,” “psychopathic,” “jealous, irrational,...

God In Proof: The Intersection of Life and Ideas

Book Review God in Proof: The Story of a Search from the Ancients to the Internet Reading Nathan Schneider’s recent articles on William Lane Craig, you might think that he has focused rather narrowly, perhaps even naively, on the prominent apologist. Craig has his detractors, after all, and it...

Christianity Preserving and Advancing Knowledge

“What saved rationality after the Greeks gave it up?” Vishal Mangalwadi asks that question and answers it at length in his wide-ranging The Book That Made Your World,. He says, It was the Bible's teaching that eternal life was to know God and Jesus Christ. That Jesus was someone...

The Truth Holds Us (Reposted)

Arrogant Christianity? It’s awkward being a Christian these days. We claim to know the truth about God, morality, and host of other contested things. We believe this truth is unique and applies to all people for all time. We believe that where other so-called truths contradict the one we...

Think Christianly by Jonathan Morrow

Book Review Think Christianly: Looking at the Intersection of Faith and Culture by Jonathan Morrow I have an all-too-large “guilt shelf,” which is what I call the list of books I know I should be reading. They’re books that I want to read—that’s why I have them—but I can’t...

Dealing With Errors and Annoyances From Atheists

Some of us have atheists in our lives who love to annoy us with their supposedly reasonable challenges to the faith. The New Atheist movement claims reason as its watchword, and they say that faith is always automatically unreasonable. Richard Dawkins has his “Foundation for Reason and Science,” Sam...

Defining Marriage: Irresistible Force Meets Immovable Object?

Book Review: What Is Marriage? Man and Woman: A Defense, by Sherif Girgis, Ryan T. Anderson, and Robert P. George. The movement toward same-sex “marriage” has every appearance of being an irresistible force, with recent elections indicating the inexorability of its spread across the Western world. Those who stand against...