Given the Christmas cheer and the anti-Christian, anti-Jesus rhetoric one typically hears around this time, I thought I might do a simple defence of Jesus’ existence using some of my favourite sources. Out of interest, you might appreciate this small opinion piece in the New York Times involving an interview with Dr. William Lane Craig. […]
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About Joshua James King
Director of Small Groups Development - Thinking Matters, New Zealand
Student Advisor, Engineering Student Centre, UoA
BeHon Electrical & Electronic Engineering, UoA
Diploma in Design and Specification of Plastics, UoA
Entries by Joshua James King
Do we as humans tend to think that others ought to get what they deserve, i.e justice, karma, punishment and praise? Do we think that we should always be given things according to what we deserve? Why does this theme of ‘reward for works’ seem to crop up so often throughout our thinking? It appears […]
As Christians, what do we make of Corinthians when it says love rejoices in the truth? How do we see the truth as a necessary component of how we love others in our communication/relationships? The word ‘apologetics’ comes from the Greek word ‘apologia’ as used in 1 Peter 3:15. It translates to ‘answer’, but of […]
In online conversations I have seen and engaged in, the debate about who is meant to provide evidence for their beliefs and who isn’t often comes up. What starts off as an interesting dialogue can quickly become an argument around the abstract distinctions of justification and responsibility. I would like to suggest that the answer […]
Isn’t it amazing how such a tiny stone can be so incredibly annoying when it gets into your shoe? As we go through life, an idea can be like this as well. Trying to defend an entire worldview in any conversation can be a lot like trying to pull off someone’s shoes when they don’t […]
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