To Read This Week: Incarnation, NYC Debate, Stealing from God

Screen Shot 2015-05-01 at 8.33.57 AM“Incarnation and Theodicy” by William Lane Craig at Reasonable Faith – Dr. Craig gets questions emailed to him and he chooses one and answers it.  This week he focuses on the coherency of the incarnation and the importance of properly understanding that Christian doctrine.

“New York Apologetics Debate: Frank Turek and Michael Shermer” – I meet the guys who run New York Apologetics last summer at Frank Turek’s CrossExamined Instructor’s Academy.  They are doing a great job up on Long Island.  Their website is here.  On April 20 they hosted Frank to debate Michael Shermer, founder of the Skeptics Society and editor of Skeptic magazine, to debate the issue of “Morality, Science or God.”  The debate begins at minute 32.  The blogger Wintery Knight provides a helpful summary and commentary on the debate here. Wintery Knight says, “The moderator was extremely ineffective, letting Shermer go on and on making speeches instead of asking questions during his questioning time. Also, Shermer apparently thought that shouting at Turek and waving his finger at Turek was a good strategy to defend against Turek’s use of logic and evidence.”

stealing from god

Book of the Week: Stealing from God: Why Atheists Need God to Make Their Case by Frank Turek.  Frank Turek, who did the debate with Shermer, wrote this great book.  Description: “Turek shows how atheists steal reason, evidence, science, and other arguments from God in trying to make their case for atheism. If that sounds contradictory, it’s because it is! Atheists can’t make their case without appealing to realities only theism can explain. In an engaging and memorable way, Stealing from God exposes these intellectual crimes atheists are committing.”

By J. Steve Lee

J. Steve Lee has taught Apologetics for over a decade at Prestonwood Christian Academy. He also has taught World Religions and Philosophy at Mountain View College in Dallas. With a degree in history and education from the UNT, Steve continued his formal studies at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary w/ an M.A. in philosophy of religion and has pursued doctoral studies at the UT-Dallas. He is finishing his dissertation at South African Theological Seminary. He has published several articles for the Apologetics Study Bible for Students (B&H Publishing, 2010) as well as articles & reviews in various periodicals including Philosophia Christi, Hope’s Reason: A Journal of Apologetics, and the Areopagus Journal.

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