Reasonable Faith Podcast: Flawed Foundations in Atheist Debates, Part 2

What pitfalls can we avoid when debating, especially online? [display_podcast]KEVIN HARRIS: Let's pick up where we left off last time on Reasonable Faith with Dr. William Lane Craig. We’ve been looking at a list of what Mike Manea says are some flawed foundations that show up whenever we get into debates with our atheist friends. He's listed a bunch of these. We'll pick it up at number 5. 5) Naturalism in science I think Mike is talking about methodological naturalism here. He says,I m … [Read more...]

The Briefing: Embryoids, Ethics, Islam and Pot

[display_podcast] I’m Albert Mohler and this is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.SCIENTISM AND ETHICS: SCIENTIST RAISES HOST OF ETHICAL QUESTIONS IN HUMAN EMBRYO, "EMBRYOID" RESEARCH At the forefront of biomedical ethics is controversy over the experimentation that is now being conducted and might in the future be conducted with human embryos. A really interesting report came out last week on National Public Radio’s morning edition program by scie … [Read more...]

The Summit Lecture Series: Making Sense of Your World with John Stonestreet, Part 17

So, over the past few weeks, we have examined Nihilism, Existentialism, Atheism, Scientism, Hedonism, Neo-Darwinism, Naturalism, Socialism, among other ideas that are competing for our attention each and every day. And, when we put together these various ideas, we derive (whether we mean to or not) certain worldviews.One such worldview is Secular Humanism.The publications that basically frame out Secular Humanism are known as the Humanist Manifesto (I, II, and III), the first of which … [Read more...]

The Summit Lecture Series: Making Sense of Your World with John Stonestreet, Part 14

Charles Darwin wrote On the Origin of Species in 1857. By 1870, it was the dominant understanding of how biological life came to be. I find this interesting, partly because Darwin wasn’t the first to propose this idea that all living things came from a common ancestor. However, Darwin was writing at a particular point in our world’s cultural history when ideological doors were more open than ever and it really caught on.This is partially why Darwinism is known as the “last nail in the coffin … [Read more...]

The Summit Lecture Series: I Don’t Have Enough Faith To Be An Atheist, part 2 with Frank Turek

To purchase the entire DVD set of the Summit Lecture Series, visit summit.org.All truth is absolute.  Something that is true is true for all persons at all times in all places.  There are no relative truths.You may be thinking, “I can think of a relative truth: It’s a little warm in here right now. In fact, I feel warm. Meanwhile, there are people in Alaska who feel cold. That’s relative.”In actuality, that’s not relative at all. The truth is that when we refer to you, and you feel wa … [Read more...]

The Summit Lecture Series: Scientific Naturalism Worldview with JP Moreland, part 4

There are some moral issues that are difficult, but there are very clear moral propositions that everybody universally knows, such as: being kind and honest are virtues not vices.  These two are good things, no matter what perspective of life or upbringing or geographic region of the world you hail from. Then there’s what is known as Knowledge of Our Own Consciousness.  Now, when I refer to “consciousness”, I mean what you are aware of when you introspect.  So, suppose someone just h … [Read more...]