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Ethics & Naturalism

This is a very good critique of the problems of fitting ethics in a naturalisic worldview.  Thanks to my friend Frank Beckwith for bringing it to my attention.

Blog Post | Apologetics | Melinda Penner | August 8, 2012

The Right Answer at the Right Time

In the aftermath of the Aurora shooting, it's important as Christians to season our words with salt.  To answer wisely giving the right answer at the right time.  When people raise the problem of evil, they could be asking a few different things.  It's important to understand what is being asked so we can give the timely, appropriate answer. After such a horrific event, people often are asking for comfort rather than an intellectual answer.

Blog Post | Apologetics | Melinda Penner | July 22, 2012

Belief and Fantasy

A caller to the radio program asked Greg whether belief is mere fantasy, wishful thinking, or actually knowledge.  Here's Greg's answer: What Is Belief?

Blog Post | Apologetics | Melinda Penner | July 18, 2012

New Testament iWitness

Doug Powell has created another fabulous app - New Testament iWitness.  This time it's the evidence for the historical reliability of the New Testament.  Doug is an artist, musician, and apologist and brings all of those skills together in a unique apologetics app.  It packs a lot of information into a very visually appealing format.  Christians will enjoy browsing this app and building their confidence in the New Testament's witness.  And I can ea

Blog Post | Apologetics | Melinda Penner | July 17, 2012

Spinning Stories

A new movie about Jesus is drawing outrage because it claims Mary was raped and Jesus came from this pregnancy.  It seems to me that outrage is an appropriate response.  As soon as the story appeared, some people asked us how we'd respond to it.  Well, we'll see what evidence the movie conjures up.  Right now it's a mere assertion and Christians have to resist the impulse to feel the burden of proof for every silly claim made.&#016

Blog Post | Apologetics | Melinda Penner | July 10, 2012

We're Not Uncomfortable with Faith

An article in Relevant magazine by Sungyak Kim worries that apologetics that deploys reasons and arguments for Christianity has adopted the world's values and rejects faith.  Behind his claim is two categories of apologetics, presuppositionalism and evidentialism.  He's coming from a presuppositional view; the apologists he's critiquing are evidentialists (STR is, too, though presuppositional tactics have their place in a full toolbox).  I don't inte

Blog Post | Apologetics | Melinda Penner | July 10, 2012

Answering Objections

I was listening to a sermon by Tim Keller that addressed common objections to the Bible as God's Word, and I thought he made a very clever point.  He has a way of turning an objection into a virtue, which I think is something Greg does well, too.

Blog Post | Apologetics | Melinda Penner | June 6, 2012

Iran Discovery Will Collapse Christianity?

Hardly.  A "Gospel of Barnabas," purportedly by one of Jesus' apostles, has surfaced in Iran.  It supposedly predicts Muhammed's coming, which would surpass Jesus.  But here's the only relevant fact - it dates to the 5th or 6th century, and it has no textual history earlier than that to tie it to Jesus' apostle.

Blog Post | Apologetics | Melinda Penner | May 24, 2012

Evidence for Early Dating the Gospels

From Craig Hazen over at Biola:

Blog Post | Apologetics | Melinda Penner | May 14, 2012

God's Solution

Good Friday and Easter are God's answer to the problem of evil. There is a lot of personal suffering going on, the manifestation of evil in the world.  People strain under the weight of the burdens they carry, looking for relief.  People hurt, deeply.

Blog Post | Apologetics | Melinda Penner | April 5, 2012