Stuart offers some thoughts on the proposed “Atheist” bus advertisements coming to New Zealand in March.
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
W. R. Miller has complied a fine list of quotes and resources to emphasize the point that many of the greatest scientists in history were Christians or had Biblical presuppositions. Also that for most of these, their faith was the driving force behind their discoveries, and true self-sustaining modern science (not just engineering, logic or mathematics) was born within a Christian society.
Matthew Flannagan has published an article on the Flat-Earth Myth in the December issue of Investigate Magazine that is worth reading.
Stuart re-examines the church’s response to the challenge posed by evolution in the nineteenth century.
Stuart continues his series on the history of the Conflict Thesis, charting the rise of science after Galileo
Stuart examines the Galileo controversy and asks whether it was a clear case of science vs faith.
Stuart examines the history behind the understanding that faith and science are in conflict.
Stuart examines different criteria for assessing what a cult is and whether the Destiny Church qualifies.
Greg Koukl of apologetics ministry Stand to Reason writes, In an odd sort of way, Christians have abetted atheists in their efforts to cast doubt and even derision on believers. Here’s how. Atheists have tremendous confidence that science will continue its record of silencing superstition. As knowledge waxes, foolishness wanes. Consequently, there’s no need for […]
There is an objection to the moral argument for God’s existence, specifically the premise which states the best explanation for the foundation for objective moral values and duties is God. It is the idea that moral values and duties can be plausibly anchored in some transcendent, non-theistic ground. That moral values and duties exist objectively, but as brute facts, not needing an explanation for their existence. They are sort of eternal unchanging ideas that are necessary features of the universe. This position we shall call Atheistic Moral Platonism, and there are three ways we could respond.
“Good and bad are determined by what adds or subtracts to human flourishing.” This is a common retort for those who want to hold that moral values and duties are more that subjective and yet remain natural. If this was the case then morality would be objective as a standard that transcends personal feelings and opinion is provided. However, I submit this foundation is inadequate for four reasons.
Here is some good news from MDL Associates concerning technological advances in the availability of apologetics. On 10 September, 2009 “ApApp Christian Apologetics” was launched. If you ever been stumped when talking to your friends, it used to be you had to say “I don’t know. I’ll have to get back to you on that […]
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