Here is an interesting exchange between Christian philosopher William Lane Craig and atheist Dr. Bernard Leikind. When pressed about how he accounts for moral values and duties, Dr Leikind struggles to put together a cogent case.
The fact is, objective moral values and duties do exist. We all know that. And we know it because we’re created in the image of God.
When you deny the existence of God, you get caught up in the absurd and inconsistent circles of reasoning you find in this video:
Peter Hitchens is a conservative British columnist, author, and speaker. He is the only sibling of the late Christopher Hitchens, one of the world’s most hostile and perceptive atheists. Peter Hitchens also happens to identify as a Christian.
In this debate at Oxford University, which was attended by some of the world’s most famous atheist thinkers, Hitchens offers a fiery, raw defence of belief in God. While I personally wouldn’t take his approach to defending the existence of God, I did find his presentation to be fascinating.
Worth a few minutes of your time.
It’s been a while since we posted anything, so I thought it would be good to hit you with another short list of some interesting links. Check them out . . .
(1) To start with, here’s some disturbing news about the mass jailing of pastors in Vietnam. It’s something that’s definitely worth praying about.
(2) “Love is love” – it’s a catchy little phrase used by advocates of gay marriage to suggest that if two consenting adults love each other and wish to marry, they should be able to. At first glance this sounds pretty fair and reasonable. But you soon realise that “love is love” is really a slippery slope that obliges our society to celebrate all kinds of aberrant relationships – like incestuous ones. Find one such case of this here. (p.s. we don’t endorse all of the content on this link).
(3) At one time in the West, the opinions of conservative Christians were fairly respected, and protected. Not so any more. Presbyterian pastor Tim Keller has some thoughts about that.
(4) Australian-born New Testament scholar Michael F. Bird has some things he wants Christians to know about the Bible. Definitely worth a read.
(5) Another New Testament scholar, Craig Keener, has shared his journey from atheism to Christianity.
(6) Finally, here’s a short post about “why giving thanks gives you an edge.” Who would’ve thunk it?!
May God bless your internet meanderings!