Footage of the debate between Raymond Bradley and Matt Flannagan.
Stuart holds a Bachelor of Design, a Graduate Diploma in Theology, a Graduate Diploma in Teaching and is undertaking a Masters of Theology at Laidlaw College, in Auckland, New Zealand.
Entries by Stuart
If you are in Auckland on Saturday 4th September you may be interested in attending the Launch of a new book from Hope 2 Overcome Publishers by author Mike Butler
Gregory E. Ganssle explains what “Faith seeking understanding” means.
For myself I’m ok with “mystery” in theology. Yet I still cringe when people say “It’s a mystery.” That’s because “mystery” here can be used and understood in two very different manners and entail two very different responses.
At the beginning of the twentieth century the First Quest for the historical Jesus had failed. This dead state would not remain however. The third installment of this series will briefly survey the quest for the historical Jesus during the twentieth century.
Most credit Samuel Reimarus as the person to initiate the quest for the historical Jesus. He was not, however, without predecessors that laid his groundwork. Part two of this series briefly looks at what happened beforehand and during the first quest for the historical Jesus.
The scandal of Christianity is that it is a religion grounded in historical events, which if they can be demonstrated to be false, would empty it of meaning and all power. Chief among those historical events is the resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth. I begin this ten part series with a goal in mind: to establish the description of the person of Jesus of Nazareth in the gospel narratives as truly historical. Part One of this series is a short introduction.
Some questions asked by Ken Perrott on the role of evidence and its relation to the what makes acceptable beliefs are answered by Stuart.
An objection often raised against the Kalam Cosmological Argument is that there cannot be a cause of the universe because there were no prior instants of time before t = 0 in the initial Big Bang singularity. Stuart explains simultaneous causation and offers a response.
Stuart looks at the claim that logical arguments are not evidence and unpacks the evidential value of philosophical arguments in our investigation of reality.
Atheism has traditionally been defined as the belief that God does not exist. In recent years there has re-defining of the term to be merely a “psychological state of being without a belief in God.” Has the so-called Atheist really escaped the need to make arguments to justify their position?
Jesus of Nazareth, without money and arms, conquered more millions than Alexander, Caesar, Mohammed and Napoleon; without science and learning, He shed more light on things human and divine, than all the philosophers and scholars combined…
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