Problems of the Head
We have discussed many intellectual objections to Christianity, but what
is the place of reason in evangelism? Can we think our way to God? And if not, how should we go about telling the good news when people "demand wisdom"?
Among other things we discuss 2 Corinthians 4 and 5; Romans 1; Acts 17 and 1 Corinthians 1.
In previous episodes we have thought about:
1. Introduction. Six kinds of atheism
2. Six things that atheists get right
3. Six things that atheists miss
In this final episode on atheism we tie up some loose ends. In particular we address six hot topics in engaging with atheism:
Don't believers just believe in 'fairies at the bottom of the garden'?
Who made God?
Don't miracles break the laws of nature?
Doesn’t science rule out God?
What about Evolution?
Surely Christians reason in a circle?
Having discussed what atheists get right, here we talk about what atheists miss...
Atheists are believers too
A non-miraculous account of reality is impossible
Materialism undermines itself
There's goodness in the world
There's goodness in us
Atheism doesn't describe the world we live in
In this podcast we discuss 6 things atheists get right.
are all atheists with regard to the vast number of deities ever proposed A world with God
is very different to a world without God Being good in order to get heaven
is perverse Suffering
is real Religion
is a terrible slavery “God”
is a monster (Hitchens’ god anyway!)
In this episode we discuss the crucial questions:
Which Atheism? and Which God?
In future episodes, we'll cover "What atheism gets right", "What atheism gets wrong" and finally "Hot Topics".
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EPISODE 15: Doesn't the Bible Support Slavery?
What comes to mind when we mention Slavery? The African slave trade? ‘Upstairs Downstairs’? Imperialism/Colonialism. There are many ways in which we face slavery today. Some might say the Bible supports it. Is that right?
I'm somewhat rambly at times, but there are some raw materials here to help you answer the slavery question for yourself.
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If you're being suitably Christ-centred in your evangelism - and I hope you are - one question bound to arise is this: What about the Old Testament? If Christ is so important, how come he only showed up 2000 years ago?
As you might imagine, I have some thoughts on the matter...
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Christ in the OT blog series.
In our last episode, we asked
Hasn't the bible been changed? Have our modern bibles preserved what the original authors wrote?
In this episode we talk about the internal consistency of the bible. How can the bible be God's word when there are contradictions in it?
In the programme, we discuss these two infographics...
63,779 Biblical Consistencies
439 Biblical 'Contradictions'
Episode 12 of the Evangelist's Podcast
Has the truth of the bible been compromised? Has the text been changed? How can we trust it when there are so many variances in the manuscripts?
In the podcast we reference a fascinating debate between James White and Bart Ehrman here: