Entries by Jason

Video: Panel Discussion on Ethics and God

Earlier this year, we were involved in hosting a panel discussion on the relationship between religion and morality. The video is now up on YouTube: [pk_image image=”https://thinkingmatters.org.nz/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/cover.jpg” w=”600″ image_style=”16/9″ icon=”play” action=”lightbox” link=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRQeHJqvouM” lightbox_gallery_id=”6551″] Moderated by Dr Matthew Flannagan, the panel included Prof John Hare from Yale Divinity School, Prof Mark Murphy from Georgetown University, and […]

First Issue of Credo Magazine Now Online

The October issue of Credo is out and contains plenty of good reading. This issue is focused on the authority of Scripture and includes interviews, articles, and reviews by Thomas Schreiner, Gregg Allison, John Frame, Timothy George, Fred Zaspel, Michael A.G. Haykin, Tim Challies, Matthew Barrett, Tony Merida, Owen Strachan, J. V. Fesko, Robert Saucy, […]

Steve Jobs, Eternity, and Compassion

With the death of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, a number of Christian writers have published tributes on the web today (John Dyer, Greg Thornbury, Mike Anderson, Al Mohler, Justin Taylor, and Joseph Gorra, to name a few). For me, Jared Wilson’s thoughts are particularly sobering: This morning I tweeted “What does it profit a man […]

Free Audiobook of the Month: Think

Christian Audio is offering John Piper’s great book about the importance of Christian thinking as its free download of the month: Piper urges us to think for the glory of God. He demonstrates from Scripture that glorifying God with our minds and hearts is not either-or, but both-and. Thinking carefully about God fuels passion and […]

New Issue of Hope’s Reason Online

The latest issue of the apologetic journal Hope’s Reason is now available. Here’s a list of the articles and reviews contained in the issue: Articles: An Apologetic Church | Stephen J. Bedard Apologetic Testimony from an Unlikely Source | Mark Eckel The Witness of the Spirit: Developing a Pentecostal Approach to World Religions | Jeffrey […]

180: The Good and the Not-So-Good

[pk_youtube_player width=”560″ height=”315″ align=”center” autoplay=”false” cover=”” video_id=”7y2KsU_dhwI”] Produced by Living Waters, 180 is a documentary showing Ray Comfort talking to people about the issue of abortion. By comparing the destruction of the unborn to the Holocaust, Comfort shows the inconsistency of supporting abortion while opposing the the Nazi’s extermination of 6 million Jews during World War […]

An Interview with Douglas Groothius

Stan Guthrie talks to Philosophy Professor Douglas Groothius about his new book, Christian Apologetics: A Comprehensive Case for Biblical Faith. Groothius also discusses cultural engagement, the impact of cyberspace on thinking, and the greatest challenges today in Christian apologetics.

The Dead Sea Scrolls Online

[pk_youtube_player width=”560″ height=”315″ align=”center” autoplay=”false” cover=”” video_id=”5rYj_0foJYA”] In a joint project with the Israel Museum, Google have put the Dead Sea Scrolls online for the first time. Considered one of the most significant archaeological finds of the 20th century, the Dead Sea Scrolls date from around 250 BC to 68 AD and comprise some 800 documents […]

The William Lane Craig UK Tour

Here’s the promotional trailer for Craig’s upcoming tour of the UK: [pk_youtube_player width=”560″ height=”315″ align=”center” autoplay=”false” cover=”” video_id=”bjZ5fhSRwqw”] The final details of the tour are still being arranged, but here’s the schedule as it presently stands: Monday 17th October 2011 7.30pm, Debate: “Does God Exist?” Public Debate with Stephen Law (lecturer in Philosophy at Heythrop […]

What Does it Mean for God to Be Perfect?

Robert Lawrence Kuhn talks to Christian philosopher J.P. Moreland about the nature of God’s perfection and how concepts such as moral courage, joy, personal growth and enrichment, etc, might apply to a perfect being. The PBS documentary series Closer to Truth is one of the best resources available for interviews with top scholars on God, […]

The Limits of Science

[pk_box width=”600″ align=”none” text_align=”left”]But science is never the end of the story, because science cannot teach humans what they most need to know: the meaning of life and how to value it. The sciences are as practical as theoretical; science has evident survival value, teaching us how to gain benefits that we desire. But what […]