The mantra “Don’t Think, Just Believe” isn’t limited to the church, as critics often contend. So writes Nancy Pearcey as she unfolds how to critique any worldview in her latest book Finding Truth: 5 Principles for Unmasking Atheism, Secularism, and other God Substitutes.
Are the New Atheists correct when they insist there is no “proof” for God?” In Mere Apologetics: How to Help Seekers and Skeptics Find Faith, theologian and scientist Alister E. McGrath addresses this challenge as he lays out an A to Z pathway for becoming a skilled apologist for the Christian faith.
Jim Holt’s new book Why Does the World Exist? begins with the prologue, “Suppose there were nothing. Then there would be no laws; for laws, after all, are something. If there were no laws, then everything would be permitted. If everything were permitted, then nothing would be forbidden. So if there were nothing, nothing would be forbidden. Thus nothing is self-forbidding. Therefore, there must be something. QED.” I will focus on this brief statement…
Part three in a three-part interview series with Paul Copan. Some of the “ground clearing” tactics often required today before the Gospel can be presented may be defending the right to speak at all. Paul Copan answers some objections often raised by those outside the Christian faith.