Saturday, February 21, 2015
Friday, February 13, 2015
Lennox's 10, Part III
This is the third entry in this series. The first two entries can be found here:
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Lennox's 10, Part II
This is the second entry in this series. The first entry can be found here:
Saturday, January 31, 2015
Lennox's 10, Part I
John Lennox is a professor of mathematics at the University of Oxford, he is active in Christian ministry, and he has put in number of appearances in high-profile debates with critics of religion, including Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens and Michael Shermer. The article, titled Ten quick responses to atheist claims, appears to mingle Tomlinson’s own replies to the prompts sprinkled with little snippets by Lennox.
The article explains:
You don't have to read hundreds of books before you can discuss your faith with an atheist. Sometimes claims and questions that are just short soundbites can be answered just as quickly. At the London Evangelists' Conference yesterday, Professor John Lennox offered some quick responses to some common claims from atheists.
In this series, beginning with the present post, I will take a look at the prompts and the reactions which Christian Today has published. I will cover two items in each post, with a total of five entries in this series.
Saturday, January 10, 2015
Petersen vs. the Universe
Curiously, in examining Petersen’s lengthy diatribe (I don’t find David Smart or Sye Ten Bruggencate – both of whom have complained about the lengthiness of some of my blog entries – whining that Petersen’s article is “longwinded”), I nowhere found any active hyperlinks to my series of blog entries interacting with Petersen's objections to Leonard Peikoff, of which there are five! Petersen does give a few URLs to my blog entries, but in case anyone has missed them, I’m happy to post links to them here:
Petersen’s Failed Attempts to Refute Leonard Peikoff: Preamble - October 11, 2014Petersen’s Failed Attempts to Refute Leonard Peikoff: Objection 1 - October 12, 2014Petersen’s Failed Attempts to Refute Leonard Peikoff: Objection 2 - October 13, 2014Petersen’s Failed Attempts to Refute Leonard Peikoff: Objection 3 - October 14, 2014
Saturday, January 03, 2015
Fringe Outliers or Pioneering Trailblazers?
an Australian writer, historian, minister and Honorary Fellow in the Department of Ancient History at Macquarie University. He is co-founder and director of the Centre for Public Christianity, a media company which seeks to "promote the public understanding of the Christian faith".
It seems safe to say, then, that Dickson, as a committed Christian believer and minister, has a confessional investment to protect here. Now in pointing this out, I may be accused of poisoning the well. But in fact, I’m simply pointing out the facts here. And when citing facts is considered fallacious, this tells us something about those who raise objections to citing facts.
Thursday, December 25, 2014
Jason Petersen on Objectivism and the Laws of Logic
In his article, Petersen presents a question – purportedly from a visitor to his site Answers for Hope - and proceeds as though he had something positively instructive to say in response to it. But since there’s always the possibility that some readers will find themselves more baffled after reading Petersen’s article than before they even knew of its existence,
The questioner, Jay, writes:
I have a question about how objectivsts account for Laws of Logic.