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Cross Examined | 06/06/15

June 29, 2015

Professor of Mathematics at University of Oxford, and internationally renowned speaker on the interface of science, philosophy and religion Dr. John Lennox talk about his new book titled Against the Flow: The Inspiration of Daniel in an Age of Relativism

Source: Cross Examined | 06/06/15

Nullification is the answer to Obama/SCOTUS lawlessness – Honolulu Church & State | Examiner.com

June 28, 2015

“One may well ask: ‘How can you advocate breaking some laws and obeying others?” The answer lies in the fact that there are two types of laws: just and unjust. I would be the first to advocate obeying just laws. One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws. I would agree with St. Augustine that ‘an unjust law is no law at all.'” — MLK Jr.

At least three jaw-droppingly unconstitutional decisions have been rendered in the past two days by The Supreme Court of the United States.

Source: Nullification is the answer to Obama/SCOTUS lawlessness – Honolulu Church & State | Examiner.com

Have We Been Interpreting Quantum Mechanics Wrong This Whole Time? | WIRED

June 24, 2015

Interesting article:

A droplet bouncing on the surface of a liquid has been found to exhibit many quantum-like properties, including double-slit interference, tunneling and energy quantization. John Bush For nearly a century, “reality” has been a murky concept. The laws of quantum physics seem to suggest that particles spend much of their time in a ghostly state,…

Source: Have We Been Interpreting Quantum Mechanics Wrong This Whole Time? | WIRED

The B-Theory of Time, Rationality, & Knowledge | FreakEng Ministries

June 23, 2015

In my last article I demonstrated that if a committed atheist rejects the logical conclusion of the Kalam Cosmological Argument by appealing to the B-theory of time, then they must also reject Darwinian evolution as an explanation of primate complexity. It follows that if one thinks evolution is true, they must reject the B-theory of time and deal with the conclusions and rational inferences of the Kalam. That is to say, if one affirms evolution, they must also ultimately affirm the existence of God! This is scientific reason to reject the B-theory of time and the eternal block universe. If that’s not enough, there are other reasons to reject this theory of time as well. There are also philosophical reasons to affirm the A-theory of time (which is also the common-sense view of time). In fact, in this article, I will specifically point out what I think is the best reason to reject the B-theory of time as it is ultimately self-refuting. The main focus of my master’s thesis at Biola

Source: The B-Theory of Time, Rationality, & Knowledge | FreakEng Ministries

06/06/15

June 22, 2015

Professor of Mathematics at University of Oxford, and internationally renowned speaker on the interface of science, philosophy and religion Dr. John Lennox talk about his new book titled Against the Flow: The Inspiration of Daniel in an Age of Relativism

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Truthbomb Apologetics: J.P. Moreland on Culture

June 20, 2015

“It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to recognize that our entire culture is in trouble.  We are staring down the barrel of a loaded gun, and we can no longer afford to act like it’s loaded with blanks.  The guidance counselor at a public high school near my home confessed to a parents’ group that the teenagers who have attended the school during the last ten years are the most dysfunctional, illiterate group he has witnessed in close to forty years at the same school…”

Source: Truthbomb Apologetics: J.P. Moreland on Culture

Evidence for God | FreakEng Ministries

June 19, 2015

A few weeks ago I wrote an article discussing why there isn’t more evidence for God’s existence. Why we don’t see Him floating around everywhere we go. But many an atheist will say there is no evidence whatsoever, therefore one should not believe in Him. But before we fall for this claim, we need to understand more about evidence, especially for God’s existence. Once we’ve done that, we’ll see that this isn’t the knockdown objection the skeptic thinks it is. The nature of evidence Suppose there were an elephant in your room. How would you know it? Well, elephants are pretty big, so you’d probably see it. I think you’d hear it. You could touch it. You could definitely smell it! If you wanted, you could taste it too (but, um, eww). The evidence would be pretty clear. You could easily use any one of your five senses to determine whether or not there is an elephant in your room. But what if I told you there were a flea in your room? Not so easy to determine, right? You probably couldn’t

Source: Evidence for God | FreakEng Ministries

In BIO-Complexity and Biological Information: New Perspectives, Granville Sewell Defends his Arguments on the Second Law of Thermodynamics – Evolution News & Views

June 16, 2015

Granville Sewell is one smart cat:

Evolution News and Views (ENV) provides original reporting and analysis about the debate over intelligent design and evolution.

Source: In BIO-Complexity and Biological Information: New Perspectives, Granville Sewell Defends his Arguments on the Second Law of Thermodynamics – Evolution News & Views

Introducing BeliefMap.org – Cross Examined – Christian Apologetic Ministry | Frank Turek | Christian Apologetics | Christian Apologetics Speakers

June 14, 2015

This looks pretty good:

If you’re an apologist in training, I want to call your attention to a really neat resource. BeliefMap.org is a pretty neat Christian apologetics website, which is building online “pocket-apologist” for believers and nonbelievers to use. Imagine an encyclopedia that allows users to interact with academic material in a point-counterpoint debate format. That is to …

Source: Introducing BeliefMap.org – Cross Examined – Christian Apologetic Ministry | Frank Turek | Christian Apologetics | Christian Apologetics Speakers

Christians should be more accepting?

June 11, 2015

What is meant by the phrase “friendliness with the world is enmity towards Christ”? BIOLA professor Clay Jones elucidates how conformity is evil when it militates against Christ’s teachings:

We often hear that Christians should be more accepting of homosexual practice and transgender inclinations. Is that true? This isn’t so simple and the trut

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Why Is Bruce An Exception? – Deeper Waters

June 11, 2015

What do you do when a man’s very being says he’s a woman? Let’s plunge into the Deeper Waters and find out. My wife shared on her Facebook a meme of some soldiers going to say they were going to congratulate Bruce Jenner for his courage, obviously said in sarcasm. Some of her friends from … Continue reading Why Is Bruce An Exception?

Source: Why Is Bruce An Exception? – Deeper Waters

The Kalam, Evolution, & The B-Theory of Time | FreakEng Ministries

June 8, 2015

In my last article I discussed and explained one of my favorite arguments for the existence of God known as, the Kalam Cosmological Argument. This argument is based on logic and utilizes science to confirm what we can logically prove. From the deductive conclusions of the Kalam, we can rationally infer the existence of God. Be that as it may, there is one objection to the Kalam that needs to be taken seriously. This objection, and the Kalam itself, both involve metaphysical assumptions. I always tell my atheist friends that they need to be aware of their unexamined philosophical assumptions that their scientific claims are based on. If I had a dollar for every time an atheist dismissed logic, philosophy, and metaphysics, I would be a very rich man. I’m amazed at how many otherwise intelligent people make self-defeating statements such as: “Science is the only way of knowing.” One can immediately ask this advocate of scientism, “How do you know that?” This knowledge claim, stating that

Source: The Kalam, Evolution, & The B-Theory of Time | FreakEng Ministries

Professor explains how his study of the historical Jesus made him leave atheism | Wintery Knight

June 3, 2015

“Faith grew from seeds of doubt, and I came upon a whole new world that, for the first time, actually made sense to me. To this day, I do not find faith stifling or constricting. Rather, faith has been liberating and transformative for me. It has opened a constellation of meaning, beauty, hope, and life that I had been indoctrinated to deny.”

Source: Professor explains how his study of the historical Jesus made him leave atheism | Wintery Knight

Today’s Snake Oil Includes a Scalpel: The Damaging Treatment of Transgenderism | Come Reason’s Apologetics Notes

June 3, 2015

It’s because their lives are in danger that I will say the ACLU and the homosexual lobby are wrong to be pushing sexual reassignment surgery for people who feel uncomfortable with their body’s sex. It’s a dangerous falsehood that many times proves deadly to the patients that should have been helped.

Source: Today’s Snake Oil Includes a Scalpel: The Damaging Treatment of Transgenderism | Come Reason’s Apologetics Notes