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The Great Debate: In Which the Atheist Explains In the End He Didn’t Mean Any Of It

The Great Debate: In Which the Atheist Explains In the End He Didn’t Mean Any Of It

Follow-up 2/2/13: If You Think Atheism Is True, Then Atheism Is False Just completed, live on the Internet: Apologetics 315: William Lane Craig vs Alex Rosenberg Debate MP3 Audio Stick around to the end of the debate, and find out why I say “I’m buying Alex Rosenberg’s book so I can find out what it doesn’t mean.” For those who are familiar with the philosophical questions of “aboutness,” here’s a preview from chapter 8 of The Atheist’s Guide to Reality….

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Reason Rally Organizer To Reasoning Christians: We Want No Dialogue

Reason Rally Organizer To Reasoning Christians: We Want No Dialogue

On March 12 I wrote an email to David Silverman, president of American Atheists. It was a message from the leader of one organization to another, on behalf of both our organizations. I introduced myself as a leader of the True Reason initiative, which I described to him as “bringing Christians to the Reason Rally for respectful dialogue with atheists there.” I also mentioned that I was involved in producing the True Reason ebook. I proposed that we co-sponsor a…

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Reasonable Faith: Christian Truth and Apologetics

Reasonable Faith: Christian Truth and Apologetics

Book Review Readers of this blog may be familiar with Dr. William Lane Craig’s work; we’ve discussed him more than once. A prolific author, Craig is Research Professor of Philosophy at Talbot School of Theology and a frequent debater on the truth of Christianity. His recent revision of Reasonable Faith: Christian Truth and Apologetics (Third Edition) represents a state-of-the-art presentation of evidences and arguments in support of Christian belief. It includes some potential surprises for some readers. Did you know……

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Religion Dispatches: “Rumors of God’s Death are Greatly Exaggerated”

Religion Dispatches: “Rumors of God’s Death are Greatly Exaggerated”

Nathan Schneider emailed me today, informing me of his response to William Lane Craig’s recent cover article in Christianity Today. I mentioned that article briefly here on July 4, which was a day for family and not for blogging. Nathan’s article, Rumors of God’s Death are Greatly Exaggerated, provides a timely opportunity to say more. Craig spoke in CT of a striking resurgence in evangelical scholarship, especially in philosophy. He illustrated this with an an all-too-brief summary of several apologetic…

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Craig-Cooke Debate

Craig-Cooke Debate

A few weeks ago at Auckland University, New Zealand, William Lane Craig debated Bill Cooke on “Is Belief In God a Delusion?” I hope you’ll view the debate. I have just a few points from it to highlight. Dr. Craig had the opening statement and offered reasons to believe there is a God. Dr. Cooke’s approaches included giving emotional reasons to be repelled by belief in God, including some rather irrelevant political shots; questioning whether we really know what we…

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