Showing posts from March, 2017

8 Responses Against Christianity From Dr. John Lennox

John Lennox, I'm convinced, is one of the smartest people alive today. The Northern Irishman holds two masters degrees (MA & MMath) and a PhD from Cambridge University, a masters (MA) and a doctorate of philosophy (DPhil) from Oxford University, a doctorate of sciences (DSc) from Cardiff University, and a masters (MA) from the University of Surrey. He was also the Exhibitioner and Senior Scholar at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, in 1962 and attended the last lectures of C.S. Lewis. He has taught mathematics at the University of Wales, Wurzburg, Freiburg, and Vienna, and recently taught science and religion at Oxford. If that boggles your mind you're not alone, the man has twice as many letters behind his name than he has in it. 

Nonetheless, Lennox has always verbalized that his intellect works to strengthen and fortify his faith in God. Outspoken about his Christian beliefs he is a champion for the faith, writing numerous books (of which you can find many on my recent post T…

My Thoughts on the Shack

The Shack is popular. Very very popular. In fact the 2007 novel has sold more than 20 million copies to date, making it one of the most sold books of all time. The author William Paul Young, penned a story about a father whose mourning of his daughter's death initiates an impromptu visit from God. This month the book was turned into a feature film starring Sam Worthington, Octavia Spencer, and Tim McGraw.

The central core of the book expresses a heartfelt and noble endeavor. Young seeks to aid the modern reader in a fuller understanding of why God allows pain, suffering, and uncertainty through the genre of narrative. The argument being established throughout the book through the mouths of the characters is this: the pain we feel is the result of our abuse of free will, and God has not stopped or averted evil in order to accomplish some type of grander, absolute good that humans cannot in their finite perspective fully grasp. That when we insist on remaining grieved at God for a …

Guest Hosting - "Did Jesus Exist?" A Conversation with J.P. Holding

This last week I had the opportunity to guest host my friend and fellow apologist Jonathan McLatchie's weekly online webinar known as the Apologetics Academy. The webinar is a platform that invites speakers, scholars, thinkers, and experts across the theological and philosophical spectrum to come, speak, and interact with listeners. Regular readers of my blog will know that I am not only a regular promoter of the endeavor, but apart from this guest hosting I have also had the pleasure of appearing on the Apologetics Academy asguest speaker back in August of 2016 (which you can find by clicking here).

On Friday March 5th I had the opportunity to moderate and host J.P. Holding, author of "The Best Evidence for Jesus" and founder of Tekton Apologetics Ministries. Apart from my constant repeating of the phrase "for sure" while trying to figure out the logistics of the platform, our conversation about the historical Jesus went very well.