Thursday, March 31, 2011

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Apologetics315 Interview: Former Atheist Richard Morgan

Brian Auten of Apologetics315 has continued his weekly interviews with various Christian apologists and thinkers. For a complete list of his past interviews, see here.

Recently, he interviewed former atheist Richard Morgan.

Brian explains:

"Today's interview is with Richard Morgan, a former atheist who found salvation in Jesus Christ. His testimony is fascinating, as part of his conversion story came about through his interactions on the Richard Dawkins website discussion boards. He has appeared on the Unbelievable? Radio program (here / MP3). He talks about his background, how he arrived at atheism, how he viewed God, his encounters on the RD forums, and his conversion to Christianity. He also offers some words of insight for Christians and atheists."

You can read his story in this PDF.

The full Interview MP3 Audio is here.

Courage and Godspeed,

Chad

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Article: Is God Imaginary? by gotquestions.org

I receive various emails and comments regarding different websites on the Internet. Recently, a website was brought to my attention entitled God is Imaginary. As someone who considers the question of God's existence or non-existence to be of utmost importance, I visited the site and was disappointed at what I found.

Most of the so-called "proofs" of God's non-existence lacked any type of formal argumentation and are nothing more than what I have dubbed in the past "Cookie Monster" objections.

Got Questions? has written an article that responds to this website that I felt was worth highlighting.

They write:

"Addressing each of the 50 points is unnecessary as it doesn’t matter if the site had 50,000 “proof” points against God; all one needs to do is use a logical, rational, and reasonable argument to show that God does indeed exist and every point becomes irrelevant. It is telling and interesting that godisimaginary.com focuses so much of its time on red herrings of issues with prayer and why God won’t do tricks upon request, and ignores the primary question of philosophy and religion: “Why do we have something rather than nothing at all?”

I encourage our readers to check out the entire article here.

Further, the audio is available here.

Courage and Godspeed,
Chad

Monday, March 21, 2011

Resource: The Failed Atheist

The Failed Atheist is a blog maintained by Dan Rodger. Rodger shares a bit about himself on his blog:

"Even though atheists may not like it when people say it, I'm a former atheist. Although I wasn't a Richard Dawkins or Christopher Hitchens type figure, none the less I didn't believe in God, and thus lived in a way which was consistent with me being captain of my ship. Perhaps I'm just not as clever as the New Atheists but I like to think that I hold truth to be something as important and my intellectual integrity simply won't allow me to ignore Jesus and embrace a god-less world-view that I doubt exists."

I encourage our readers to checkout Dan's blog where he offers varies thoughts, articles, and other resources dealing with various topics.

As Dan says, "I'm almost an Atheist.... I just believe in one more God than you do."

Dan's blog is also included in our An Apologetics Arsenal located here.

Enjoy!

Courage and Godspeed,
Chad

Friday, March 18, 2011

Love Wins- Resources Dealing with Rob Bell's New Book


I have always had a hard time taking Rob Bell seriously. If you have seen his videos, you are familiar with the scenario: Bell is usually sitting on a park bench, wearing trendy clothes and doing his best to sound cool and cutting-edge. However, within the style exists little substance and the Jesus that Bell seems to put forth reminds me of the little "Buddy Jesus" from the movie Dogma that one can purchase and stick to their dashboard.

Bell does, however, have the ability to get the evangelical community fired-up. While the likes of Dawkins, Hitchens, and Harris travel around the world doing their best to trounce anything to do with Christ or God, Bell releases a book that promotes universalism and suddenly the entire body of Christ is ready for a fight. And while I applaud that, I have to ask myself why more of us don't care about these types of issues all the time and not just when folks such as Bell spout their usual non-sense.

My purpose in this post, and the one's forthcoming, is to provide resources for those looking to address the many questions raised by Bell in his new book.

They are as follows:

Articles

Love Wins- A Review of Rob Bell's New Book by Tim Challies

We Have Seen This All Before: Rob Bell and (Re) emergence of Liberal Theology by Albert Mohler

God Is Still Holy and What You Learned in Sunday School is Still True: A Review of "Love Wins" by Kevin DeYoung

The Blood-Drained Gospel of Rob Bell by Russell D. Moore

Rob Bell's Velvet Hell? Albert Mohler, Others Speak on How Love Can Truly Win by Eryn Sun, Christian Post

A Question for Rob Bell: Who's God Rose from the Dead? by Mary Jo Sharp

Rob Bell: "Evangelical and orthodox to the bone?" Hardly. by John MacArthur

Rob Bell: "A Brother to Embrace or a Wolf to Avoid?" by John MacArthur

Is Rob Bell Teaching Universalism? Are People Saved After Death?"- by Matthew Slick

Resources on Rob Bell and Hell by Apologetics315



Video


Rob Bell Interviewed on MSNBC

As more resources become available, we will be sure to add them. If you know of any that you think would prove helpful, please share them via the comments!

Courage and Godspeed,
Chad

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Video: Does Truth Exist? by Dr. Frank Turek

In this brief video(5:01), Dr. Frank Turek discusses the question Does Truth Exist?

To learn more about Dr. Turek and his ministry, go here.

Enjoy!

Courage and Godspeed,
Chad