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God’s Story Is Bigger Than This Cultural Moment

Cultural pressure is increasing on our kids, but even in a world of ever-present screens, gender-identity questions, and addiction, we can give them clarity and confidence.

Blog Post | Christianity & Culture | Brett Kunkle | May 26, 2017

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

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

What Can We Learn from a Catholic Thinker? Aquinas and Natural Law

I want to sketch out Thomas Aquinas’ theory of natural law by distinguishing between the four kinds of law he outlines in the Summa Theologiae and then discussing his conception of the Good. Afterward, we’ll ask if Aquinas’ view is compatible with a biblical view. 

Blog Post | Apologetics | Brett Kunkle | January 20, 2015

The Intellectual Life and the Fruit of the Spirit

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. Now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires (Galatians 5:22-24).

Blog Post | Apologetics | Brett Kunkle | October 21, 2014

Do We Need God in Order to Explain Morality? (video)

Brett explains why God is the most logical explanation for objective morality. COMMENTS Read more posts  

Blog Post | Apologetics | Brett Kunkle | April 7, 2014

Challenge Response: How Could a Sin in the OT Not Be a Sin in the NT

My answer to this week's challenge:    COMMENTS Stand to Reason Blog

Blog Post | Apologetics | Brett Kunkle | October 31, 2013

Your God Is a Monster

Is God a moral monster who commits genocide? This week's challenge: “Your God is a monster.”  “The God of the Bible is a monster. How can you possibly believe in a God who would command genocide, much less trust him? Even if I thought he were real, I would never follow him, and frankly, it makes me nervous that you do follow him because how do I know you won't think he's commanding you to commit genocide sometime in the future?" 

Video | Apologetics | Brett Kunkle | February 22, 2013

Challenge: Jesus Wasn't Moral

In this week's challenge we posted a quote from atheist Bertrand Russell. Brett's responds.

Video | Apologetics | Brett Kunkle | February 22, 2013