Monday, January 27, 2014

Evidence for the Resurrection: Appearances of Jesus

Dr. Peter Williams offers some good arguments for taking seriously the accounts of Jesus' appearances after his death and burial. He argues that these can not be written off as hallucinations and are not similar to ghost and UFO sightings, today.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

William Lane Craig: The Applicability of Mathematics to the Physical World

There's no reason, on Naturalism, for the universe to be explicable in mathematical terms. Is there an argument for Theism lurking in the equations? Philosopher William Lane Craig thinks so:

Friday, January 10, 2014

William Lane Craig, Richard Dawkins, and the Moral Argument for God's Existence

Here's an interesting (and short!) video from William Lane Craig, in which he points out that Richard Dawkins seems to agree with both premises of the Moral Argument for God's Existence, while denying its conclusion. Craig's Moral Argument runs as follows:

1. If God does not exist, then objective moral values and duties do not exist.
2. Objective moral values and duties exist.
3. Therefore, God exists.

In his writings, Dawkins seems to understand that, without God, there is no objective good or evil (thus granting premise 1). Yet Dawkins goes on to condemn behavior that he regards as immoral (thus granting premise 2). Dawkins's denial of God's existence therefore shows that he is positively irrational.

Monday, January 6, 2014

James White: Is the New Testament Reliable?

How can we trust the New Testament when there are so many textual variants? Well, if we know what those variants amount to, and if we know that having lots of variants is the result of having lots of manuscripts, then we realize that the textual variants we find among New Testament manuscripts are evidence for the reliability of the New Testament, not against it.

Here's James White:

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Horus Ruins Christmas

One of the saddest developments of the internet era is the uninhibited spread of silly arguments. The hysterical claim that the story of Jesus was copied from pagan myths can't survive the slightest critical scrutiny. But in an age when nonsense spreads among the gullible far more rapidly than facts spread among the thoughtful, anything goes.