Keep On the Lookout: New Books on Apologetics to Watch Out For

Here are some books on Apologetics to be watching for that will be released this summer: 1.  On Guard for Students: Defending Your Faith with Reason and Precision by William Lane Craig (Cook Publishing) Slated for release on June 1, 2015 this book is written by one of the world’s leading Christian apologists, William Lane Craig.  This student edition of the popular book On Guard … Continue reading Keep On the Lookout: New Books on Apologetics to Watch Out For

Stephen Fry and the Problem of Evil

Screen Shot 2015-05-21 at 12.22.49 PMThe actor Stephen Fry’s youtube video on God has gone viral garnering over 6 million views.  He states that, “the God who made this universe, if it was created by God, is quite clearly a maniac.”  I am not sure why people are interested in actor’s opinions about such issues, as if they are experts on these topics, but Fry clearly appeals to the emotions on the problem of evil without making any argument against God’s existence.  One thing to learn from this video is the need to understand the difference between the emotional problem of evil and the intellectual problem of evil.  William Lane Craig provides a podcast response to Fry’s interview which helps make the distinction between the emotional and intellectual problem’s of evil clear.  It is definitely worth listening to after viewing Fry’s video. Continue reading “Stephen Fry and the Problem of Evil”

Book Review: Building Belief by Chad Meister

Building Belief came out in 2006 and was reissued by Wipf and Stock in 2009.  It is a great gem of an apologetics books.  Definitely worth checking out.  He has since become a prolific author having edited, co-edited, and authored dozens of books such as The Cambridge Companion to the Problem of Evil, God and the Problem of Evil: Five Views, Debating Christian Theism, God … Continue reading Book Review: Building Belief by Chad Meister

Video: Evidence for God: Key Arguments for a Reasonable Faith | William Lane Craig

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Dr. William Lane Craig summarizes key arguments for God’s existence at the 2014 Unbelievable? Conference in England.  The video provides some graphics making it visually interesting as well as intellectually stimulating.  It is well worth the 45 minutes to watch the presentation and then the 15 minutes of Q&A from the audience.   Craig covers seven different arguments for God’s existence in this video (two of which are original arguments):

  1. Contingency Argument
  2. Kalam Cosmological Argument
  3. The Applicability of Mathematics Argument
  4. Teleological Argument
  5. Intentional States of Consciousness Argument
  6. Moral Argument
  7. Ontological Argument

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