Thursday, October 30, 2008

John Lennox on Peter Singer's Utiliatrianism MP3 Audio

John Lennox lectures on the utilitarianism of Peter Singer.
MP3 audio here.

Enjoy.

From bethinking.org.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Intelligent Design MP3 Audio by William Dembski and Sean McDowell

William Dembski and Sean McDowell do a seminar on understanding Intelligent Design. This is based on their new book.

Full MP3 Audio here.

Enjoy.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Frank Turek MP3 - I Don't Have Enough Faith To Be An Atheist

Get this free audio download from impactapologetics: I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be An Atheist by Frank Turek. Be sure to check out his recent debate with Christopher Hitchens.

Find Norman Geisler MP3's for purchase here.

Full MP3 Audio here.

Enjoy.

Monday, October 27, 2008

The Problem of Evil MP3 Audio by Mardi Keyes

Mardi Keyes considers the problem of evil under four main headings: 1. The problem of evil for Christian believers. 2. The problem of evil for non-believers. 3. The Biblical resolution of the problem of evil. 4. What to do when doubts still crop up.

Full MP3 audio here.

Another great resource from bethinking.org.


Enjoy.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Sunday Quote: Johannes Kepler on Jesus Christ

"I believe only and alone in the service of Jesus Christ. In him is all refuge and solace."

- Johannes Kepler (Discoverer of the laws of planetary motion)

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Is Richard Dawkins Still Evolving? - An Article

Melanie Phillips, writing in the Spectator, offers her thoughts on the second debate between John Lennox and Richard Dawkins; this one held at Oxford University Natural History Museum - Tuesday evening 21st October 2008.

Melanie Phillips asks - Is Richard Dawkins Still Evolving? and makes some pertinent points of her own.

Hear their first debate here.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Featured Website: Theology Network

Christian theology is the most exciting thing possible because it's simply about knowing God better, loving Jesus more, and joining the revolution to bring God's Word to God's world.

Theology Network is an excellent resource for audio and other theological resources.

Enjoy.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

The Dawkins Letters by David Robertson Online

David Robertson presents his rebuttal to Richard Dawkins' God Delusion in The Dawkins Letters. A good read that is now available for reading online chapter by chapter here.

Also, watch video of David Robertson discussing the book and the reaction it has provoked here.

Enjoy.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Apologetics Topics Audio Interviews MP3

Here are some excellent MP3 audio interviews with scholars and apologists on a variety of apologetics topics. All available at the great www.4truth.net website.

Darrell Bock: Apocryphal Gospels
David Beck: Cosmological Argument
Gary Habermas: The Resurrection
Paul Copan: Relativism
William Lane Craig: Arguments for God
Clark Berryman: The Mormon Church
Craig Keener: Gospel Evidence for Historical Jesus
Thomas Schreiner: Apostle Paul
Mike Edens: Islam
Craig Hawkins: Occult
Daniel Wallace: Reliability of New Testament Text

Also added to The Ultimate Apologetics MP3 Audio Page.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Historical Apologist: Cornelius Van Til

Cornelius Van Til (1896-1987) was a Reformed theologian, born in the Netherlands and educated at Calvin College and Seminary and Princeton Theological Seminary, who had a profound influence on many students at Westminster Seminary. Van Til defended a presuppositionalism denying that the issue between Christianity and its rivals can be decided by an appeal to agreed-upon facts. Instead he argued that every belief system is grounded in an ultimate presupposition, Christianity being grounded in the self-attesting revelation of the triune God. Non-Christian views must be critiqued by pointing out the internal contradictions that arise from their inadequate presuppositions.1

1. C.Stephen Evans, Pocket Dictionary of Apologetics & Philosophy of Religion (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2002), p. 120.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Dawkins and Lennox continue the debate...

The God Delusion Debate Screening
6:00 pm Monday, October 20, 2008
Oxford Town Hall, UK

Has Science Buried God?
7:00 pm Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Oxford Museum of Natural History, UK
More information here.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Interview with John Lennox MP3 Audio

This is an interview with John Lennox by Tim Bearder, BBC Radio Oxford. John Lennox debated with Richard Dawkins last year, and had a conversation with Dawkins this July. This interview was conducted by Tim Bearder on BBC Radio Oxford. Hosted here.

Full MP3 Audio here.

Enjoy.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Historical Apologist: Tertullian

Tertullian (c. 160-230) was one of the most important of the early church fathers. Tertullian wrote in Latin and thus had a particularly strong influence on the Western church. Tertullian is perhaps best known for his polemical attitude toward Greek philosophy, expressed in the memorable question "What has Athens to do with Jerusalem?" He wrote many important apologetic and theological works, though he drifted into the heresy of Montanism at the end of his life.1

1. C.Stephen Evans, Pocket Dictionary of Apologetics & Philosophy of Religion (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2002), p. 113.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Are There Objective Truths About God? - William Lane Craig MP3 Audio

William Lane Craig discusses different perspectives on truth.

Full MP3 audio here.

Another great resource from European Leadership Forum.

Enjoy.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Religulous Movie Reviews MP3 Audio

Craig Hazen reviews the Bill Maher "movie" Religulous on Issues, Etc. You can download the episode audio here. Be sure to subscribe to the Issues, Etc. podcast. You can also read Craig Hazen's review here.

Apologetics.com also did a podcast reviewing Religulous, called, "Why We're Laughing at Bill Maher"

Review away...

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Sunday Quote: Van Til on Science

“Science is possible and actual only because the non-believer’s principle is not true and the believer’s principle is true. Only because God has created the universe and does control it by his providence, is there such a thing as science at all.”

- Cornelius Van Til

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Historical Apologist: Origen

Origen (c. 185-254) was a church father in the Alexandrian church whose writings show the influence of Plato. One of the first apologists for Christianity, Origen held some views later considered unorthodox, including a belief in the preexistence of human souls (though not reincarnation). He also taught a doctrine of eventual universal salvation and developed a theory of the allegorical interpretation of Scripture.1

1. C.Stephen Evans, Pocket Dictionary of Apologetics & Philosophy of Religion (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2002), p. 86.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Top 10 Myths About Evolution

Check out this link for the Top 10 Myths about Evolution... Myth 8: There Are Clear Transitional Fossils. Many other good ones and worth the read.

Enjoy.

Courtesy of Answers in Genesis.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Battle for the Beginning Podcast MP3 Audio by John MacArthur

John MacArthur's podcast on oneplace.com recently featured a series of talks entitled: The Battle for the Beginning. Although not reflecting the complete content of his series, this 20 part podcast covers the main material of his view of the Genesis creation narrative. Contrast his young-earth view with William Lane Craig's old-earth view (available on his podcast as well) in order to have a firm grasp of both angles. I found both the young-earth view and old-earth views very informative.

This batch will also be added to The Ultimate Apologetics MP3 Audio Page.

Part 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20

Enjoy.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Hitchens vs Turek Debate MP3 Audio

Christopher Hitchens debates Frank Turek on the topic: Does God Exist? This debate took place at Virginia Commonwealth University
September 9, 2008.

Download the full MP3 Audio here.

Video over here.

Enjoy.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Reflections on Auschwitz

The iron gate to Auschwitz seemed harmless enough: “Arbeit Macht Frei” – in German: “Work Brings Freedom.” For the hundreds of thousands that read those words it was simply a deception. This was not a work camp. This was a factory of death.

When I entered Auschwitz I arrived with 13 other men. We were brought in by bus. We exited and were directed to the registration building where we were issued a set of headphones and a small electronic receiver. The Polish guide would narrate our journey through the barracks of the most notorious concentration camp in history. We would soon learn more about the reality of this fateful place.

Between the years of 1940 and 1943, over 1 million men, women, and children would enter those gates. Brought in on cramped train cars with no food or water, these civilians would be divided into two groups. Those who were fit to work would be issued striped, baggy prison attire and would endure months of forced labor until they were either starved, worked to death, or killed.

Those who were not fit to work were sent by the thousands into what they were told were shower rooms. However these “shower rooms” were actually gas chambers, where up to 3,000 were killed in a quarter of an hour. Their dead bodies were incinerated in ovens built for the task.

Our group entered some barracks. Here were displayed thousands of photos of those who had entered the camps. Now the numbers had faces with empty eyes and shaved heads. Those who were Jewish (over 90 percent of those who came to Auschwitz) had yellow stars patched to their ragged prison garb.

We entered another barracks and saw hundreds of pairs of eyeglasses in a pile. Another room revealed piles of suitcases – luggage of those who had taken their last trip – with their names handwritten on the sides. Yet another entire barracks room contained tens of thousands of pairs of shoes; again, piled almost to the ceiling. Most terribly came another room with a pile of human hair almost the length of the barracks. These were only a small representation of the horrors of Auschwitz.


Although I had read about Auschwitz and the atrocities committed by the Nazis in World War II, the reality of what happened there only 60 years earlier did not yet seem real to me. Perhaps there are simply no categories in one’s mind to fathom such wickedness.

For me, the visit showed the reality of evil and the depths to which fallen man can sink without God. I thought about the meaning persecution. I also thought about what freedom means. Although perhaps difficult to explain, I somehow grasp even more the utter wickedness of sin and the love and mercy of Jesus Christ to save sinners.

I walked back through the iron gates and will not forget.

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Sunday Quote: Spurgeon on Authority

"A sacred regard to the authority of God ought to lead us to
reject an error, however old, sanctioned by whatever authority,
or however generally practiced."

- Charles H. Spurgeon

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Historical Apologist: Irenaeus

Irenaeus (c. 130-200) was a church father who wrote in Greek against the Gnostic heresies of the day. Irenaeus is known for his argument that Christ came to actualize all those perfections that God had intended humans to have but that were lost through the sin of Adam and Eve. He is also known for having inspired a "soul-making" theodicy, which justifies suffering as part of the process whereby humans hecome all they can be.1

1. C.Stephen Evans, Pocket Dictionary of Apologetics & Philosophy of Religion (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2002), p. 62.

Friday, October 03, 2008

Richard Dawkins and John Lennox Conversation MP3 Audio

This is a recorded conversation between Richard Dawkins and John Lennox. This fascinating discussion covers the topics of faith, miracles, evidence, and Christian belief.

Found at Dawkins' website.

Full MP3 Audio here.

Enjoy.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

26 Quotes from Scientists Regarding Design of the Universe

Over at www.godandscience.org you can find a page of 26 Quotes from Scientists Regarding Design of the Universe.

Here are a few:

Fred Hoyle (British astrophysicist): "A common sense interpretation of the facts suggests that a superintellect has monkeyed with physics, as well as with chemistry and biology, and that there are no blind forces worth speaking about in nature. The numbers one calculates from the facts seem to me so overwhelming as to put this conclusion almost beyond question."

George Ellis (British astrophysicist): "Amazing fine tuning occurs in the laws that make this [complexity] possible. Realization of the complexity of what is accomplished makes it very difficult not to use the word 'miraculous' without taking a stand as to the ontological status of the word."

Paul Davies (British astrophysicist): "There is for me powerful evidence that there is something going on behind it all....It seems as though somebody has fine-tuned nature’s numbers to make the Universe....The impression of design is overwhelming".
Click here for the whole list. Enjoy.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

The Certainty of God's Existence - MP3 Audio by John MacArthur

John MacArthur recently offered a free talk on "The Certainty of God's Existence." Be sure to visit Grace to You for more resources.

Here is the MP3 audio.

Enjoy.

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