Summit Lecture Series: Can We Be Moral Without God? with Frank Beckwith, part 7

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To purchase the entire DVD set of the Summit Lecture Series, visit summit.org.Moral Rules are a product of intelligence. That is, they need a Mind behind them.So what sort of intelligence could this be?It must be the sort of being Who could be the ground for natural moral law. That’s basically “fancy philosopher talk” for: If I believe that it is wrong to take people’s property from them without their permission, and you agree, to whom do I owe the duty not to steal? The answer is eac … [Read more...]

Real Stuff My Dad Says 76: Vanity Fair Is A Church Issue

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[display_podcast] Last week, I was able to enjoy one of life’s great pleasures: Dad and I went to a ballgame together. My poor wife and mom endured eight long innings of what they considered monotony, but what Dad and I considered pure joy! I say only eight innings, because I don’t care who you are, the ninth inning was a blast – tie game, bases loaded, five-man infield, capped off with a walk-off grand slam by the home team! (It was just a shame that Dad’s Pirates were on the losing end). … [Read more...]

Summit Lecture Series: Can We Be Moral Without God? with Frank Beckwith, part 6

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To purchase the entire DVD set of the Summit Lecture Series, visit summit.org.Imagine somebody holding a worldview rooted in an unguided evolution. Most often, people in this camp contend that morality is necessary for survival. So, our intuitions about the wrongness of adultery, murder, stealing, and so forth… are merely the consequences of eons of time combined with the survival of these traits which lead to these sentiments of guilt when we violate moral laws.Therefore, there is no mi … [Read more...]

Parent Like You Mean It 15: Should Christian Parents Do Yoga or Other “Normal” Things?

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[display_podcast] Hello and welcome to Parent Like You Mean It – the podcast where we examine healthy ways to stretch yourself beyond what is comfortable or convenient and into what is intentional and purposeful in regards to raising your kids. I’m Jefferson Drexler, and just like you, I want my kids to be accepted and viewed as “normal”, without compromising an inch of their integrity and values. Which brings me right to this week’s topic: should good Christian parents allow their kids to part … [Read more...]

Summit Lecture Series: Can We Be Moral Without God? with Frank Beckwith, part 5

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To purchase the entire DVD set of the Summit Lecture Series, visit summit.org.Moral rules have an incumbency to them. In other words, there’s a “force” that we feel prior to any behavior, which is sometimes referred to as your conscience.Also, violating moral rules results in deep discomfort, otherwise known as guilt.Now, the feeling of guilt is different than the reality of guilt. There are people who are literally guilty, though they may not feel it, and sometimes people feel guilt … [Read more...]

Summit Lecture Series: Can We Be Moral Without God? with Frank Beckwith, part 4

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To purchase the entire DVD set of the Summit Lecture Series, visit summit.org.Let’s talk about God and morality. When we talk about the moral law, we have to first talk about its characteristics.What do I mean by its characteristics? Well, when we talk about the characteristics of physical objects, such as a glass of water, we recognize that it takes up space, it has a certain shape, it’s somewhat transparent, and it’s wet just to name a few of its characteristics.However, moral law i … [Read more...]


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