We had a spirited debate on miracles in a previous thread. And during that debate, I noted how even in cases where all the evidence is against naturalistic explanations, skeptics simply cannot entertain a supernatural explanation instead. They just have to hold that there is a naturalistic one, despite the evidence. The very definition of blind faith. In reply, “Tom…Read more »
Matthew Flannagan will be debating Raymond Bradley at Auckland University this August.Read more »
In this video from a lecture delivered last month, philosopher Dallas Willard explores whether the moral life can be the subject of knowledge in an age that is skeptical about non-empirical claims.Read more »
I have long thought that a miracle can be an apologetic. It was one of the chief ways that God authenticated His word and His revelation. Today, with the resurgence of our awareness of miracles, it is important we think about how the testimony of miracles sounds to unbelievers, particularly those who are sceptical and philosophically opposed to Christianity and belief in God.
In order to develop an apologetic for God’s existence that reduces the opportunity for scepticism, based upon the testimony of miracles, I suggest that a miracle X meets the following criteria.Read more »