Read more: Wired for Intimacy
I recently read the book Wired for Intimacy: How Pornography Hijacks the Male Brain by William Struthers (IVP, 2009). In this post, I’ve picked one chapter to summarize and then critiqued the book as a whole. The chapter I chose to summarize is Chapter Three. Summarization of Chapter Three Chapter three is titled “The Consequences […]
Read more: The Bible’s Buried Secrets? Part 2
Part 2: Detailed Discussion of the Historicity of the Exodus Regardless of what the Bible says, several Old Testament scholars and biblical archeologists now doubt the validity of the Exodus or deny it entirely. James K. Hoffmeier opines “With this overwhelming evidence within the Bible regarding the Egyptian sojourn, exodus, and wilderness episodes, evidence from […]
Read more: The Bible’s Buried Secrets? Part 1
Part 1: Summary Evaluation/Critique of The Overall Metanarrative of The Mainstream The two-hour documentary called The Bible’s Buried Secrets shows (aired in 2008) archaeological research from the Holy Land to discover the foundations of contemporary religion and the roots of the Old Testament from a mainstream academic standpoint. The mainstream contemporary archeologists do not think […]
Read more: Join the Course! “The Resurrection of Jesus” with Gary Habermas and Michael Patton.
The world has come up with a lot of outrageous theories to explain away what over 500 witnesses claimed they saw, and what many still claimed to the point of martyrdom; that Christ has risen! Find out what those theories are and why none of them offer an adequate explanation for the radical historical events […]
Read more: Talking About the Problem of Evil: The Cross
Finally, I end with the cross and the hope of Christianity. Jesus agonized in enduring the nastiest evil that can be thrown at him: denial by his own adored people; abhorrence from the authorities in his own religion; unfairness at the hands of the Roman court; unfaithfulness and disloyalty from his closest friends; the public […]
Read more: Talking About the Problem of Evil: The Greater Good
To review, so far, we’ve addressed how one can even object to evil, in the moral argument. We’ve talked about what evil is and is not, and the idea of it being a privation. We’ve talked about some possible reasons God allows evil, which included the best-of-all-possible-worlds argument and the free will defense. Today I […]
Read more: Talking About the Problem of Evil: Human Free Will
Yesterday we covered the principle of sufficient reason as part of the best-of-all possible worlds. The last principle of the best-of-all-possible-worlds is human free will. For Leibniz, this idea was just a principle in part of his greater defense. For Augustine, CS Lewis, and Alvin Plantinga[i] it was an entire defense by itself. In its […]
Read more: Talking About the Problem of Evil: The Best-of-All-Possible-Worlds
Yesterday we addressed how one can even object to evil, in the moral argument. Then we talked about what evil is and is not, and the idea of it being a privation. Today I want to move to the best-of-all-possible-worlds argument. The place to start is God’s omniscience. This allows God to understand all possibilities.[i] […]
Read more: Talking About the Problem of Evil: What is Evil?
I have put together an intellectual response to the problem of evil that includes a theology of evil and suffering, and a philosophical/theological series of proper defenses of God and his righteousness considering evil. What is Evil? The problem of evil is famous. This problem is personal because my wife stayed stuck as an agnostic […]
Read more: Can you defend the Gospels’ authenticity?
Generally speaking, the closer a report is to the event the more reliable it’s believed to be. Early, eye-witness reports are gold when it comes to verifying ancient documents. So how can we be sure of both the authorship and timing of the gospels? Dr. Gary Habermas, the world’s foremost scholar on the Resurrection of […]