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The Nature of Moral Obligations: Immateriality

I’ve always found the argument from objective morality to God’s existence compelling. When we push deeper into our explanations of the nature of morality, I just don’t see how naturalism provides any kind of satisfactory account. In particular, four features of or related to our moral obligations seem irreducible to naturalistic explanations:

Blog Post | Apologetics | Brett Kunkle | July 7, 2015

Challenge Response: Your God Isn’t Moral

Here's my response to this week's challenge: COMMENTS Read more posts

Blog Post | Ethics | Brett Kunkle | June 18, 2015

If God Doesn't Heal Amputees, He Doesn't Exist (Video)

Brett responds to the claim that God would perform obvious miracles if He really exists. COMMENTS Read more posts

Blog Post | Philosophy | Brett Kunkle | May 25, 2015

A Philosophical Argument against Annihilationism (Video)

Brett explains one reason why annihilationism isn't plausible.  COMMENTS Read more posts

Blog Post | Philosophy | Brett Kunkle | May 11, 2015

Challenge Response: Religions Are Products of Culture and Geography, Not Truth

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Blog Post | Philosophy | Brett Kunkle | April 23, 2015

Why Evolutionary Ethics Fails to Account for Objective Morality

Two years ago, I had the chance to debate an atheist professor at Weber State University in Utah on the best explanation for the existence of objective moral values. The writings of Bill Craig and Paul Copan have shaped a lot of my thinking in this area, as I'm sure you'll see below. In my opening argument, I made the case for God as the ontological foundation for objective morality. Then I raised five problems for an evolutionary view of ethics that make it an implausible alternative. Here are the problems I outlined in the debate: 

Blog Post | Apologetics | Brett Kunkle | April 14, 2015

Bake for Them Two? (Video)

The author of this blog post claims that when a Christian baker is forced to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding, they should "bake for them two." Is that really what Jesus meant by Matthew 5:41? COMMENTS

Blog Post | Christianity & Culture | Brett Kunkle | April 8, 2015

God and Morality – Watch the Live Event Here

Our Google Hangout is tonight, 6:30–7:30 pm (PT). The topic is "God and Morality," and the easiest way to watch and directly ask questions is to join the Hangout, but we'll also be streaming it here and on YouTube.

Blog Post | Apologetics | Brett Kunkle | March 19, 2015

Can We Be Good without God?

I was recently interviewed by Jennifer, a lady from Scotland, who is writing a dissertation for her Ph.D. in religious studies. The question she is attempting to answer is, "Does rejecting God mean rejecting morality?" So she sent me a list of questions on that topic, this being the first: Do you personally believe that you can be morally good without a god? This is my answer: 

Blog Post | Apologetics | Brett Kunkle | March 17, 2015

Thinking Carefully about Mormonism (and Mormon Epistemology)

Nothing is more central to the defense of Mormon scripture, Mormon doctrine, and the existence of the Mormon Church than a personal testimony. Also referred to as a “burning in the bosom” or “spiritual witness,” the Mormon testimony amounts to positive spiritual feelings about the LDS religion. At the end of the day, this personal, private, subjective experience is crucial to Mormon confidence, so you must be prepared to deal with it. In this talk, I lay down some important groundwork for understanding knowledge and then apply these insights to Mormonism.

Blog Post | Apologetics | Brett Kunkle | February 17, 2015