I received a question about the Kalam Cosmological Argument, which makes the case for God’s existence from the beginning of the universe. The respondent wanted to know what we can determine about God from the argument. My response is below:
I recently received a question about God’s activity in the world and recent studies about the effectiveness of prayer. The respondent suggested that God may not answer individual prayers according to recent studies. My response is below:
I recently received an insightful question about atheism and the burden of proof. He was in a dialogue with an atheist friend who argued that the theist has the burden of proof, and not the atheist. The atheist argued that unless atheism is the default position then we will have to admit all sorts of … More Why should atheists have any burden of proof?
A critic of Christianity wrote an article claiming several contradictions in the concept of God. Here I refute that article by showing that the “contradictions” stem from misunderstandings about traditional doctrines of God and baseless assumptions. … More Contradictions in the Concept of God
I was surprised by the article on Fox News, “Stephen Hawking says he knows what happened before the dawn of time.” As news stories go, the article did not live up to the headline. It seemed to be based on an article by Stephen Hawking entitled, “The Beginning of Time.” In that article Hawking does … More Has Hawking buried God?
Ganssle and Lee discuss the probabilistic version of the problem of evil in their essay, “Evidential Problems of Evil.”  This argument is much more modest than the logical problem, as it does not argue that it is logically impossible that God should exist but that it is improbable in the face of evil and … More The Evidential Problem of Evil
Norman Geisler reviews the arguments against miracles from David Hume and Antony Flew in Geisler’s essay “Miracles & the Modern Mind”. Both Hume and Flew’s arguments have the common characteristic of moving from common or uniform experience to incredulity against exceptions to that experience. In short they argue that we have never experienced a miracle, … More A New Model for Apologetics
There is quite a lot going on in this video, and it seems that the content creator has not fully thought through the consequences of nihilism. First, let’s deal with the logical fallacies in the first part of the video: 1. Implied genetic fallacy: We only believed in God to make the world less scary. … More Softening the Atheistic Outlook?