Read the following hypothetical exchange carefully. Sy Garte has a Ph.D. in Biochemistry. Garte is a fellow of the American Scientific Affiliation (ASA) and serves as vice president for the Washington, DC, metro chapter of the ASA. He’s also a Christian. “Begging the question” is a logical response to a questionable claim. But, said … Continue reading What is the “Begging the Question Fallacy”?
Is the Christian faith compatible with Science? 100%. There is no conflict between faith & science. “It’s not science that squeezes God out of the equation. Rather, it’s philosophy that squeezes God out of the equation.” “‘There is no God’ is never a scientific claim, but rather a philosophical claim.” Never allow yourself to be … Continue reading Is the Christian faith compatible with Science?
In Acts 14, we find Paul in Lystra in the region of Galatia (modern Turkey). Luke records Paul’s words to his listeners: “In the past, [God] permitted all the nations to go their own way, but he never left them without evidence of himself and his goodness…” - 14:17 “He’s never left us without evidence … Continue reading There is Good Reason to Believe in God
"Everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted." - 2 Timothy 3:12 I've never had my faith more mocked, and been more personally disrespected, than this past summer while visiting with a friend about the Christian faith. I'm not certain what happened. We'd been visiting amicably (mostly) for some … Continue reading When My Faith Was Mocked
In his Reflections on the Psalms, here is how C.S. Lewis described Psalm 19: "I take this to be the greatest poem in the Psalter and one of the greatest lyrics in the world." The psalm begins, The heavens proclaim the glory of God. The skies display his craftsmanship. Day after day they continue to … Continue reading The Heavens Proclaim the Glory of God
The favorite planet of every middle school boy, right? While astronomers pronounce the planet’s name with the accent on the first syllable, the planet gets a lot of giggles at the expense of the many who place the accent on the second syllable. But, for a moment, let’s move beyond the planet’s name and try … Continue reading The Peculiar Planet Known as Uranus
I’m bouncing back & forth between Stephen Myer’s ‘Return of the God Hypothesis’ and David Berlinski’s ‘The Devil’s Delusion.’ Myer is a professed Christian. Berlinski is a professed atheist. I love both of these scholars because they are not merely erudite, but unafraid to have civil discourse with someone possessing an opposing worldview. Berlinski’s purpose … Continue reading The Devil’s Delusion
Consider the following statements. How would you respond? I am an atheist. I am not an atheist because it's cool. I am not an atheist because of religious extremism or oppression in some depraved corners of the world. I'm not an atheist because I believe science can disprove God. I'm an atheist because of one … Continue reading What would you say? Part 2 of 2
I recently had a ‘back & forth’ with a skeptic on social media. The man was kind and our debate was civil, but we clearly differed on various aspects of the Christian faith. (The goal of Christian Apologetics is not to win an argument, but to win a friend.) But, the conversation prompted me to … Continue reading What would you say? Part 1 of 2
You've, no doubt, heard (whether you've wanted to, or not) of the leaders of contemporary atheistic thought. They spend their time assaulting any and all claims of the Christian faith - and have sold millions of books doing so. They're loud and, as such, receive the lion's share of media attention. But, what do the … Continue reading What do the ‘Other Guys’ have to say?