I received a question about similarities between the biblical narrative and ancient near east mythology. The question specifically pointed to the virgin birth of Horus to Isis as a possible inspiration for the virgin birth of Jesus. My response is below:
I received a question about why Christian apologists were often so divisive recently. The person asked why Christians engaging in apologetics can often come off condescending and rude. My response is below:
I received a question from someone having difficulty sharing the Kalam Cosmological Argument. The objection that they were receiving was that quantum mechanics, according to the Copenhagen interpretation, undermined the causal principle that the argument relies on. The causal principle is essentially the principle that for every effect there must be a cause sufficient to … More Doesn’t quantum mechanics explain away God?
I recently received a question from someone trying to share their faith with an atheist. The challenge that they were receiving was that we are just stardust. They reasoned from this that it was inappropriate to say that we had a soul or that we were created by God. My response is below:
I received a question from someone using the Kalam Cosmological Argument in evangelism. He ran into the objection that all minds are brains, so the concept of an unembodied mind is incoherent. My response is below:
I had a question from someone trying to make an argument for objective morality from goodness. He was essentially trying to show that because things that we call good existed before humanity that therefore good is not subjective in human terms. My response is below: It sounds as though you are trying to make the … More Why must morality be objective?
I received a question about the specificity of the arguments for God’s existence. The respondent wanted to know why the arguments didn’t hone in on the Christian God, but left a number of different non-Christian worldviews open as possibilities. My response is below:
I received a question from someone who had been trying to share their faith with a sibling. The sibling had been argumentative with them, and flatly refused to deal with the evidence. She would appeal to any theory on offer (no matter how little evidence there may be for it) in order to avoid theological … More When do we give up on evangelism?
I recently received a question from someone who was struggling with their son. The son was claiming that God was cruel or manipulative for his actions in the Old Testament (such as denying knowledge of good and evil to Adam and Eve). He was asking how he might respond to him. My response is below:
As Robin Collins puts it, “All these features of the laws of nature … give the impression in many people’s minds that the universe was created by some transcendent intelligence.” … More If you believe in gravity, you should believe in God.