The Case for Utter Hopelessness (Free PDF of my Book Now Available)

After having interacted with a number of people who have read my latest book, and who have expressed a wide variety of feelings ranging from outright disgust to sincere appreciation, my central convictions have not changed.  If there is no God, and if we are but a momentary flash in an ocean of time, having [...]

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Two Weeks of Listening. Some Snapshot Thoughts

Apologetics 315 Interview with David Wood Excellent interview exploring the subject of Islam.  Instead of looking at the historical evidence, which is rarely what Muslims care to explore, David Wood very helpfully shows how one can and should use the Koran itself as a foil to the Muslim’s most common objections against Christianity.  Good stuff. [...]

Is Anything Worth Believing? – John Lennox

The latest issue of Scientific America headlines: The Physics of Intelligence Evolution has packed 100-billion neurons into our three-pound brain Can we get any smarter? If we believe that chance exquisitely laced these neurons together, then I sure hope so. -------- Speaking of science, it’s popular these days to talk about the incompatibility of science [...]

On the Other Side of Complexity: Christian Conviction in the Late Modern Age – Al Mohler

Dr. Al Mohler recently gave the fourth annual Gaffin Lecture at Westminster Theological Seminary, and I must say that it was absolutely brilliant.  Picking up a quote from Oliver Wendell Holmes, “I would not give a fig for the simplicity this side of complexity, but I would give my life for simplicity on the other [...]

Check Out The New Blog: Gentle Reformation

I’d like to draw your attention to a new, snazzy, Reformed, gentle, but not too gentle (like pansy gentle or girl pushup gentle) blog where yours truly is a fellow contributor.  In a nutshell, we share our musings about theology, culture, history, books and pretty much anything and everything that strikes our fancy.  Since Calvinists, [...]

Three Problems of Evil – Peter S. Williams

There are countless lectures and sermons addressing the subject of evil.  And as you would imagine, and probably already know, some handle the subject with profundity, while yet others drop the ball...  Big time.  There are also those who approach the subject with philosophical flare, dazzling their listeners with logical syllogisms and lofty language, the [...]

Philosophers Debate The Moral Argument For The Existence Of God – Unbelievable

There is something strangely refreshing, but ultimately terrifying about a consistent atheist.  In the course of my listening, it hasn’t been uncommon to hear atheists, even devout atheists, seek to objectify morality, as though there were, even in a wholly materialistic universe, something beyond the purely relativistic with which to anchor their claims.  The entire [...]

Thinking Deeply in the Ocean of Revelation: The Bible and the Life of the Mind – R.C. Sproul

R.C. Sproul gave the second address at the 2010 Desiring God National Conference.  Using Acts 17 as a springboard, doctor Sproul launched into an understandable and riveting exposition of ancient philosophy.  Now I know some of you will say, “A riveting exposition of ancient philosophy?  Um, yeah, right.”  But, no, seriously.   It is very interesting.  [...]

Reformed Theological Seminary – Ronald Nash

Are you ready to work your imagination?  Ok. Picture Rush Limbaugh.  Um, no.  Correction.  Think of the good qualities of Rush Limbaugh… his sense of humor, his keen wit, his infectious laugh, his radio voice, his passion…  Now imagine Rush Limbaugh undergoing a profound conversion.  Imagine he’s got Calvin’s Institutes tucked under his arm.  Imagine [...]

Animal Rights, Infanticide and the Secular Tithe – Peter Singer (With Panel)

Many find Professor Singer’s views both shocking and horrific.  And they are… although one might well wonder why there is so much shock and surprise, given his materialistic worldview.  Transcendent human rights, human value and ethics under such a scheme are an illusion, ultimately; merely human conventions wielded according to the cultural whims or biologically [...]

An Evolutionary Argument Against Naturalism: Alvin Plantinga

Philosopher, mountain climber, professor.  I’m referring to Alvin Plantinga, one of America’s leading philosophers.  And he’s a Christian.  I remember listening to this some time ago while walking the mail in my usual way.  It’s a fascinating, though painfully dense argument, which makes it all the better!  Philosophers are still spilling gallons of ink over [...]