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A Friendly Atheist Has 78 Questions for Christians: Part 1
Like I said in my introduction to this series, I'm not going to write a point by point reply to every question Hemant Mehta asks in his video. Several of the questions seem to be making the same point and Mehta did a good job of grouping together questions that...
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Evolution: A Story of Bad Fiction
Unguided Evolution: A Modern Fairytale by Mike Robinson Evolutionism is a fairytale for grown-ups. This theory has helped nothing in the progress of science. It is useless (Louis Bounoure President Biological Society of Strassbourg). Lo, heaven and earth exist: they cry out that they have been created... self-evident is the...
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Messy Easter Book Review
Messy Easter Book Review by Mike Robinson Many people feel that Easter can be a time of challenge as they forget the most important aspects of the saeson: Jesus and His Resurrection. Eggs, baskets, gifts, and family tensions often direct the season. The author suggests that it’s time we explore...
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Islamic Turkey Embraces an Idol
The Abode of HappinessIstanbul is civilization’s ‘Center City,’ the crossroads of Europe and Asia. By Peter Thonemann WSJ In the 1630s, the Ottoman traveler Evliya Çelebi described a strange talisman that stood in his native city, Islambol, the City of Islam. “A sage named Surendeh, who flourished in the days...
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Talking with Mormons (podcast)
Mormonism boasts over 12 million adherents, and it's still growing. What should we say when Mormon missionaries come to our door? How are Christian beliefs different than Mormon beliefs? In this latest podcast, Lenny provides are some ways to help you how to engage Mormons in fruitful discussion. Talking with...
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A Friendly Atheist Has 78 Questions for Christians: Introduction
There's a YouTube channel called, The Atheist Voice, hosted by a guy named, Hemant Mehta. He calls himself, “The Friendly Atheist” and he really is kind of friendly. I say, “kind of” because he still uses a lot of the same, frustrating arguments that other atheists use – like creationists...
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Christian Paradigm Power: Atheism is Impossible
Atheism is Logically Impossible by Mike Robinson I am an agnostic. I think the probability of a supernatural creator existing is very, very low (Former Atheist Richard Dawkins). Atheism does not purport to account for anything! It's a null position (Robert Isaacs). Look I know a lot of theists are...
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A Unique Way Refute Mormonism
The Main Problem with Mormonism: Their False god/gods by Mike Robinson Introduction Mormonism avows that the material cosmos, humanity, and gods are all eternal. I will argue that the LDS view of polytheism has many theological, philosophical, and ontological difficulties. They do not have an unchanging foundation for unity since...
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Yes Jesus Existed: Even Romans Outside the Bible Wrote About Him
It seems that given enough of a shine, any bad idea can gain traction. For most of history, scholars have debated the events of the life of Jesus recorded in the biblical accounts. However, the vast majority of New Testament scholars, both those who are of the faith and those...
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Are All These Natural Disasters Punishment from God?
The news seems to be filled the last few days with one natural disaster on top of another. Texas has already been victimized by Hurricane Harvey, with massive flooding and untold suffering. It was the largest hurricane Texas has ever recorded and may be the most costly natural disaster in...
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Approaching Reality with a Childish Mind
There used to be a time when most children in society would dream of becoming adults. When I say that, I don't mean how kids dream of adventurous occupations ("I want to be a fireman!") or the grandness of their wedding day. I mean that most children understood that as...
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Could Christians Participate In Non-Christian Religious Rituals?
Christians actively participating in non-Christian religious rituals is a common sight. Even the Pope prayed in a mosque, “In a gesture designed to highlight his commitment to inter-faith dialogue, Pope Francis conducted a silent prayer alongside a senior Islamic cleric in Istanbul’s Blue Mosque on Saturday. Facing Mecca, Francis bowed...
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Are creationists arrogant? A review of King Crocoduck's series: Part 5
King Crocoduck (which I abbreviate as KC) concludes his series with a brief recap of the first 4 videos. As I listened to the summary of each video, I kept thinking of things I'd like to have included in my previous criticism that I could include now but I'm going...
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Are creationists arrogant?  A review of King Crocoduck's series: Part 4
King Crocoduck (abbreviated here as, KC) begins his 4th video with this thought: “You know, the most remarkable thing about science is that it works.” What follows is a 9 minute diatribe about how it is only through science that we can learn about reality. I laughed out loud at...
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That Google Memo and the Glory of Motherhood
Saying that men and women are different is now a very dangerous thing. Notice I didn't say anything about one being inferior or another being better. Just calling out the fact that males and females as broad groups have differences in motivations, desires, and place different values aspects of life...
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Are creationists arrogant? A review of King Crocoduck's series: Part 3
In his third video of his series, King Crocoduck (whom I refer to as KC, for short) talks about terms used by creationists that he feels are vague or misused. Specifically, he discusses the terms informationand kind. I don't think he's very successful in his criticisms which I will expound...
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Follow @Apologetics_Qts Switch to mobile friendly version I have concluded that we are in a world made by rules created by an intelligence. Believe me, everything that we call chance today won’t make sense anymore. To me it is clear that we exist in a plan which is governed by...
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Follow @ThePoachedEgg Switch to mobile friendly version Five Ways Historic Christianity Relates Faith to Reason By Kenneth R. Samples Many people view faith and reason as being at odds with one another. For example, some differentiate faith from reason by asserting that faith merely involves hoping something is true, whereas...
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Follow @ThePoachedEgg Switch to mobile friendly version Is The Bible Relevant Today? by J Warner Wallace I have a drawer in my desk that’s filled with manuals and instruction guides. Every time I purchase a new device (whether it’s an electric garden tool or a smart phone), I store the...
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Follow @ThePoachedEgg Switch to mobile friendly version Spot the Problems in This Story by Granville Sewell Imagine that an astronaut returns to Earth after a trip to deep space, and reports that he has discovered a planet whose inhabitants are so intelligent that — a long time ago — they...
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Follow @ThePoachedEgg Switch to mobile friendly version Modern Thinkers Increasingly Confirm a Designed Universe By Joel Furches The idea that the universe might bear some marks of design has traditionally been denied in academic circles. Evolutionary Biologist Richard Dawkins has famously stated that: “The universe that we observe has precisely...
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A Purpose for SufferingThis past weekend I pulled out some of my old CDs and came across a song I had not heard in a while. With all the pain and suffering in the world, it is often hard to see how God could have a good purpose for what...
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Mormonism boasts over 12 million adherents, and it's still growing. What should we say when Mormon missionaries come to our door? How are Christian beliefs different than Mormon beliefs? In this latest podcast, Lenny provides are some ways to help you how to engage Mormons in fruitful discussion. Talking with...
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It seems that given enough of a shine, any bad idea can gain traction. For most of history, scholars have debated the events of the life of Jesus recorded in the biblical accounts. However, the vast majority of New Testament scholars, both those who are of the faith and those...
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The news seems to be filled the last few days with one natural disaster on top of another. Texas has already been victimized by Hurricane Harvey, with massive flooding and untold suffering. It was the largest hurricane Texas has ever recorded and may be the most costly natural disaster in...
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There used to be a time when most children in society would dream of becoming adults. When I say that, I don't mean how kids dream of adventurous occupations ("I want to be a fireman!") or the grandness of their wedding day. I mean that most children understood that as...
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IntroductionEver since I was a kid I have had a fascination with space, rockets, and Marvin the Martian. I have always been interested in knowing whether life could exist somewhere else in the universe, and if so, what kind of life. As a kid, UFOs caught my attention and fascination....
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IntroductionI have to say that ever since I heard that cold-case homicide detective J. Warner Wallace was working on a new book, I was extremely excited, especially when I heard it would be a book on learning how to be a Christian case-maker. I read and reviewed his two previous...
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Saying that men and women are different is now a very dangerous thing. Notice I didn't say anything about one being inferior or another being better. Just calling out the fact that males and females as broad groups have differences in motivations, desires, and place different values aspects of life...
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One of the major challenges to the Christian worldview is the idea that science and Christianity are necessarily in conflict with one another. This general challenge is manifested in many different ways. A few months ago, I posted my Top 5 Books that address the Genesis controversy. This list will...
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A New Habitable Zone DiscoveredThe other day I saw an interesting article posted on PHYS.org entitled "More To Life Than The Habitable Zone." The "Habitable Zone" is the area around a star where a planet may exist with water in all three states. This is crucial for life's existence. In...
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As a young atheist, I denied the existence of God for practical, experiential reasons. During my elementary school years, I found it difficult to understand why anyone would believe in God without visible evidence. I knew my parents, teachers and friends were real, because I could see them and I...
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In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner continues to discuss the practices and principles of good investigations and applies these techniques to the Christian worldview. How do detectives investigate cases, and what can be learned from their approach to documenting evidence? Can any of these principles be...
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Richard Dawkins, the famous English evolutionary biologist and renowned atheist, revived an objection related to God’s existence in his book, The God Delusion. In the fourth chapter (Why There Almost Certainly Is No God), Dawkins wrote, “…the designer hypothesis immediately raises the larger problem of who designed the designer. The...
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Why Won’t God Show Me A Miracle?
“If only God would give me some clear sign! Like making a large deposit in my name at a Swiss Bank.”- Woody Allen Miracles play a significant role in Christian theology. Obviously, if miracles can’t happen the Christian claim is… Continue reading →
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If you haven’t heard yet, many of us are mourning the loss of Nabeel Qureshi. If you don’t know who Nabeel was, here is a nice bio of his life and the impact he had. Frank Turek recently wrote this article… Continue reading →
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J. Warner Wallace responds to a common objection to the Resurrection of Jesus: The disciples of Jesus, based on their despair and desire to see Jesus after His execution, simply hallucinated their visions of His resurrection. Is it reasonable to believe that the Resurrection appearances were delusional visions? J. Warner...
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If you’re familiar with my work, you know the importance I place on reaching young people in the church. And when you think about the unmarried believers in your church, I bet you’re likely to think of them as the younger Christians in your midst. But that’s no longer necessarily...
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If you haven’t purchased Counterfeit Gods by Tim Keller, please do so. Keller defines idolatry as: ” It is anything more important to you than God, anything that absorbs your heart and imagination more than God, anything you seek to… Continue reading →
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The concept of Hell is daunting for many Christians. It’s not pleasant to think our unbelieving loved ones might spend eternity separated from God, regretting their decision forever. Several religious traditions seek to avoid the problem by offering a second chance to those who reject God’s gift of forgiveness. They...
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Comparing Apologetic Systems: Methodology and Practice
Apologetics is a branch of Christian theology that helps give reasons for the truthfulness of the Christian faith/worldview. The word “Apologia” means “to give reasons, make a legal defense” (Acts 26:2; 2 Tim. 4:16; 1 Pet 3:15). Throughout Acts, Luke… Continue reading →
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