Do not be an Accidental Christian

imagesThis past weekend, the second annual Stand Firm Apologetics Conference was held here at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. The keynote speaker for the event was J. (Jim) Warner Wallace, who has carved out a name for himself as a cold-case homicide detective turned apologist for Christ.

Why the question- Who Created God?- is nonsense

UnknownLawrence Krauss has written a book about how the universe came into being out of nothing. Well, out of “nothing.” His “nothing” is actually something—the quantum vacuum. But let’s not quibble over words. In my last post—the Imperialistic, Elitist, and Foolish Scientism of Neo-AtheismI did quibble (well, maybe it was more of a rant) over Krauss’s abuse of science, evidence, and philosophy. In this post, I have a different complaint.

The Imperialistic, Elitist, and Foolish Scientism of Neo-Atheism

imagesI’ll confess, I grow weary of neo-atheism. There is this constant mantra of “if we are to be smart and open-minded, then we must be scientistic.” This is plainly false and, well, just silly. It is foolish. It is also (surprise) anti-intellectual!

Mars Hill, Bridge Building, and the Gospel in a Pluralistic World

imagesI recently read Paul Copan and Kenneth Litwak’s The Gospel in the Marketplace of Ideas. The book is a detailed look at the Apostle Paul’s famous speech to the skeptical Greeks on Mars Hill. What we find is an expertly crafted speech that effectively builds a bridge between a pluralistic culture and the gospel.

Homer, the Odyssey and the Gospel, Part 4 – Unbelief and Doubt

Unknown-1In this final post on Homer’s Odyssey and the gospel, we’ll explore the nature of faith and unbelief. (see part one here, part two here, and part three here).