Jan 23 2011

The Next Great Awakening Part 15: Reasoned response to skeptics

Category: apologetics,Bible,God,philosophy,Scripture,theologyharmonicminer @ 1:52 pm

The previous post in this series is here.

Here is a website that addresses many of the claims of skeptics about Christ and Christianity.  It does so in the context of responding to various claims made by a prominent scholar/skeptic, Bart Ehrman.  The speakers and writers on this site are also prominent scholars who do not respond with polemics or personal attacks, but with calm reasoning and observation.  It has many short, well-produced videos with concise responses to various issues and problems.  Click the links along the top of the page linked above to reveal other videos and links.

Highly recommended.

h/t:  Koinonia

In general, I think too many upwardly mobile Christian universities put too little emphasis on apologetics, and I hope more of them will seek the contributors to the site linked above as guest speakers.

 

The next post in this series is here.

2 Responses to “The Next Great Awakening Part 15: Reasoned response to skeptics”

  1. MrMusiclover says:

    Thanks for the information.

  2. innermore says:

    Pretty good. Thanx for the 3-cupper session.
    Why’s everybody “looking” at Evil. Like it’s The Blob, sitting there; bubbling. The notions: good evil love hate describe conscious actions, not tangible things. God’s creation itself is a perfect act, not a thing. If creation were a perfect mechanism, evil would never happen. God’s creation has, and actually is, the freedom to create itself (un-absolutely). Um, so that occasionally causes unpredictable events unfortunately. What the heck is so scary and shameful about that?

    When conceiving your typical living breathing Universe, which would you prefer? Freedom with suffering, or peaceful robotics. Thankfully, God chose freedom and He’s willing to take the responsibility for it if we really really need Him to. AND He’s willing to suffer the consequences also. (What’s done to us is done to Him, yes? Matt 25:something) What now, would you be satisfied if God got on His knees and begged for forgiveness, too? sheez… Thank goodness there’s comfort for suffering and medication for pain. I don’t get the big “unanswerable philosophical question” here.

    I doubt if Mark or Paul or other NT authors thought their writings would be used, centuries later, in an attempt to stifle Christian oral tradition. Or that their Inspired texts would be singled out to ultimately become almost surrogates for God. But it’s no use complaining about what was done, I wonder about future growth. Because of this unhealthy obsession with scriptural inerrancy, are Christians unwittingly stamping out the oral traditional resources of future scriptures? to be compiled by the Intergalactic Ecumenical Councils in 4012? God’s Word doesn’t end at Revelation 22, does it?

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