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Deborah Haarsma on BioLogos, God, and Evolution

Posted on 12/18/14 1 Comment

For many people today, the relationship between science and religion or theology can be summarized in one word: “conflict”. While conflicts inevitably do arise, there are many Christians who believe that a more helpful framework for conceiving the relations between science and theology is one of harmony. In this episode of the Tentative Apologist Podcast […]

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My heaven interview with a Bold Cup of Coffee

Posted on 12/17/14 7 Comments

I recently had the opportunity to sit down with the folks at boldcupofcoffee.com to talk about some of my recent work on heaven, apologetics, and dialogue. This is the first of three interviews and it focused on the topic of my book What on Earth Do we Know About Heaven? You can visit the accompanying Bold Cup of […]

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Then We Shall See Face to Face: Some reasons for divine hiddenness

Posted on 12/15/14 144 Comments

In this article I pick up the thread of a conversation with philosopher Jason Thibodeau in response to my podcast “The 59-Second Apologist: The Argument from Divine Hiddenness. First, the background. Jason began by outlining what he called a “reciprocal affection tendency” (henceforth RAT): “Suppose, then, that a significant percentage of humans have reciprocal affection […]

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Is Citigroup the Anti-Christ? You might be forgiven for thinking so.

Posted on 12/14/14 35 Comments

This past Friday  Elizabeth Warren, the Democratic senator from Massachusetts, delivered a powerful speech in the manner of the prophets of old in which she identified the role that Citigroup is playing in the undermining of democracy in favor of corporatocracy. In the speech Warren takes on the Quaker mantle of speaking truth to power as […]

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Why the Friendly Atheist is Wrong. Or, for goodness sake, just thank goodness

Posted on 12/12/14 13 Comments

Jeff Lowder pointed out to me that The Friendly Atheist has posted another article today (by Rachel Ford) about the infamous prayer discount. It is titled “The Daily Show Was Wrong to Imply That Addressing a Minor Act of Discrimination Was Petty“. I begin with a key passage from the article: “discrimination is discrimination. It doesn’t […]

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Overly Uptight Atheist Activists?

Posted on 12/11/14 40 Comments

This week Jon Stewart’s Daily Show featured a segment on Mary’s Gourmet Diner in North Carolina with the (hilarious) correspondent Jordan Klepper. The controversy arose because Mary’s offers a 15% discount to those who pray before their meal. This was enough to raise the ire of  Dan Barker, author of Godless, and co-president of the Freedom from Religion […]

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What happens after we die?

Posted on 12/10/14 8 Comments

This past Sunday (Dec. 7th) I was invited to give a talk (aka a “sermon”) at St. Albert Alliance Church on the topic “What happens after we die?” (Thanks to Matt Garvin for inviting me and to the church for being a great host.) The talk was part of an extended series the church did […]

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The 59-Second Apologist: The Argument from Divine Hiddenness

Posted on 12/08/14 30 Comments

The Argument from Divine Hiddenness, first developed by philosopher J.L. Schellenberg, seeks to argue that God doesn’t exist based on the existence of reasonable non-belief. In this episode of the 59-Second Apologist Randal offers a quick summary of the argument along with two replies. Click here to read J.L. Schellenberg’s forthcoming paper “Divine Hiddenness and Human […]

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Is God like Buckley’s cough syrup?

Posted on 12/06/14 13 Comments

Buckley’s Cough Syrup was first marketed in Toronto in 1920 and quickly became known for its bad taste and great effectiveness. Indeed, Buckley’s website has a page on the history of the concoction appropriately titled “A History of Bad Taste.” It has proven to be a brilliant marketing strategy, for it seems natural to associate good medicine with bad […]

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Does the Trinity make sense? A conversation with Michael Rea

Posted on 12/04/14 133 Comments

A.W. Tozer once said, “Love and faith are at home in the mystery of the Godhead. Let reason kneel in reverence outside.” And why are we obliged to leave reason outside? Well the doctrine of God brings with it many conundrums, but there is probably none greater than that posed by Trinitarian doctrine, that is, […]

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