Monthly Archives: August 2013

Hell or Heaven: What about those who have never heard the gospel?

“What about the unevangelized? What happens to those who have never heard the gospel?”  Some answer that such people are “without excuse” and reference Romans 1:18-32 and 2:14-15, Psalm 19:1-6, Romans 10:18. However… Being without excuse only means that Gentiles, like Jews … Continue reading

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Groothuis’ "Christian Apologetics" ch.25: The Problem of Evil

This chapter of Groothuis’ Christian Apologetics tackles the problem of evil.Related are the appendices dealing with hell and Old Testament issues.Groothuis tackles this issue last because one problem should not defeat the entire cumulative case for Christianity and against atheism–it doesn’t exist in a philosophical … Continue reading

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Defining the good: The Golden Rule

http://www.pflaum.com A major argument for God’s existence is that, if there is no God, there is no “true” good, because truth is that which corresponds to reality, to real being. A common counter-argument heard from atheists, agnostics, and skeptics is … Continue reading

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Bible Study Methods

I panned Rick Warren’s “Bible Study Methods” for nuggets which can be used in this Bible Narrative Project study. The emphasis will be on observing, asking questions, interpreting and applying—recording everything in a journal, and sharing at least some of it at … Continue reading

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Groothuis’ "Christian Apologetics" ch. 24: The Challenge of Islam

This chapter of Groothuis’ Christian Apologetics covers the truth claims of Islam and its objections to Christianity.My Background in Islam (skip this to discuss the chapter) I’ve noticed an odd fascination with Islam in the U.S. post-9-11, a sort of national Stockholm syndrome…the way … Continue reading

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Groothuis’ "Christian Apologetics" ch. 23: Religious Pluralism

This chapter of Groothuis’ Christian Apologetics covers the objection that all roads lead to God.The Blind Men and the ElephantThe famous “elephant and the blind men” parable is introduced and, later in the chapter, dismantled. The contradictory claims of differing religions are more … Continue reading

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