Religion & Morality (or: Dead While They Live) (Hodge)

Jesus said the first and greatest commandment is this: Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind" (Mt. 22:37 NET). This commandment is echoed in the OT and in the NT. When discussing this great commandment, Charles Hodge related it to religion, morality, and Romans… Continue reading Religion & Morality (or: Dead While They Live) (Hodge)

Charles Darwin’s “Horrid Doubt” (Sickler)

One very strong argument against naturalistic evolution goes like this: if we evolved from a tiny inorganic molecule, how can we trust our own minds? How can non-cognitive, non-rational matter evolve into cognitive, rational matter? And if that is the case, why should I trust my own thoughts and reasoning? Bradley Sickler discussed this dilemma… Continue reading Charles Darwin’s “Horrid Doubt” (Sickler)

The Problem of Evil in Atheism (Groothuis)

 In chapter 25 of Christian Apologetics, Douglas Groothuis discusses the problem of evil from a Christian perspective.  In this chapter he gives five unsatisfactory answers to evil.  The first one is atheism.  I thought this was quite helpful: Given the surfeit of evil, atheism advances itself as intellectually and morally superior to Christianity (and any religion).  Atheism is… Continue reading The Problem of Evil in Atheism (Groothuis)

The Blind Faith of Naturalism (Colson)

Growing up, I remember overhearing Chuck Colson's "Breakpoint" from my mom's kitchen radio.  Sometimes I would stop and listen.  I grew to appreciate his commentary, even though I didn't always agree with all of it.  Here's part of a previously unpublished memo of Colson's from around 10 or 15 years ago: It never ceases to… Continue reading The Blind Faith of Naturalism (Colson)

Robin Hood, History, and Neo-Atheists (Copan)

Some people have "issues" with aspects of the Old Testament.  In the OT you find stories of stoning, incest, polygamy, bloody warfare, and so forth.  Neo-atheists try to make hay out of these OT stories and argue that God is immoral, unjust, blood-thirsty, hateful, and sexist (etc. etc.).  What do Christians do in light of… Continue reading Robin Hood, History, and Neo-Atheists (Copan)