An Invitation to an Agnostic Friend

Dear Friend, You rightly recognize the audacious claims of Christians and others who assert they possession knowledge of ultimate reality and God. (It is a bold statement to claim such knowledge about God and reality.) You also rightly recognize that competing statements about God (Je
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What is Beauty?

This Saturday our meetup discussion group is discussing BEAUTY together. I’ve enjoyed preparing for this discussion and thinking about it a bit. Here’s some of the questions we’ll be thinking through together: 1. When we say a thing is beautiful, what do we mean?2. W
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The Irrational Mystical Approach of Atheism in Regard to "What is the Purpose of Life?"

My atheist friends often speak with pride about how they have chosen the way of science and reason and have rejected religious superstitions and myths. Theirs is the way void of religious mysticism, unlike Christians or those who believe in God. We’re often given the impression that t
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If We Live in a Godless Universe, It is Impossible to Waste One's Life

If atheism is true, it is impossible to waste one’s life. You can live for hedonism or altruism, but neither way is more wasteful or virtuous in the grand scheme of the universe. You can try to save the planet or destroy it, but neither is a more wasteful or virtuous way of living now
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Without God, Life Is Meaningless

Without God, is it possible to have a non-arbitrary purpose to human existence? Here’s some thoughts on the topic: Sometimes I hear the following sentiment from friends who embrace a naturalistic worldview (the worldview that says we live in a universe void of God and the supern
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Life is a Tragedy If Atheism is True

If naturalism (atheism) is how reality actually is, then life is a tragedy. We are the accidents of an impersonal universe. Our lives have no meaning or purpose—except for the arbitrary purposes we create—and everything we do will be ultimately forgotten and inconsequential. We’ll be
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Book Review: “Expository Apologetics” by Voddie Baucham

Book Review: “Expository Apologetics” by Voddie Baucham The book is an explanation of how a believer—preacher or layman—might address skeptics and apologetical questions with “the power of the Word.”  I found it a helpful book in line with the presuppositional apologetic tradition whi
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C.S. Lewis’ Argument From Morality

Here’s a summary of Lewis’ argument from morality taken from his book “Mere Christianity.” I’ve sought to summarize his argument and provide some helpful quotes from it. Ch 1: Objective Moral Laws Really Exist and We Fail to Keep Them.-“appealing to some kind of standard of behavior w
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FORGIVENESS and Worldview

How does your worldview (your overall understanding of reality) shape how you approach the notion of forgiveness? As I grapple with the concept, I would argue that how we approach FORGIVENESS shows that we assume some kind of objective morality (moral standards that are real, not arbi
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The Materialist’s Dilemma (Tsouloufis)

The Materialist’s Dilemma (Guest post by Dan Tsouloufis) Can a collision of atoms produce transcendent self-awareness? Can hard matter produce consciousness? It would seem to defy both reason and common sense to even pose the above two questions.  Yet in our current, hyper-secular age
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