My friend Brian Auten at Apologetics 315 has just posted audio from one of the discussions Tim McGrew and I led at Defend the Faith, a conference held at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary early last month. This one is on The Spiritual Life of an Apologist. For your convenience, listen here: [podcast]https://www.thinkingchristian.net/wp-content/audio/df15-mcgrew-gilson-spiritual-life-of-apologist.mp3[/podcast]
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 turns out that Schneider isn’t one […]
The music in church was great last Sunday. Unfortunately my mind wasn’t on it totally. I flashed back on the memory of some atheist or skeptic’s complaint that we Christians subject ourselves willingly to emotional manipulation with our minds in cognitive neutral. Later I went to look for where I had read that, and while […]
The LA Times is reporting on a “Spirituality for Kids” curriculum being presented in some Los Angeles public schools. ‘Spirituality for Kids’ is not religious,” said Karen Timko, who is in charge of elementary counselors for the Los Angeles Unified School District and has included the group in a resource fair for counselors. “It’s tools […]
From the conclusion of a paper out of the University of Virginia (emphasis added): This brief provides an array of evidence indicating that religion is an answer to the male problematic—that is, the tendency of fathers to become detached, emotionally or physically, from their children and the mothers of their children. I find that fathers […]
More positive life outcomes associated with spirituality. This EurekAlert article’s headline reads Religion, other factors contribute to successful African-American marriages Spousal commitment, faith and communication key to enduring relationships This continues to add to an ongoing store of articles on spirituality and life outcomes. Please see that page for perspectives on interpreting such research.
Richard Dawkins is famously trying to convince the world that it’s abusive to raise children in a religious tradition–any religious tradition. It’s an ironically unscientific opinion, not just unsupported but actually contradicted by research. Mike Gene points to yet another instance of that: Spirituality — defined as an inner belief system — accounted for eight […]