My new video gives a twenty minute introduction to the themes of my book What’s So Confusing About Grace? Check it out!
“Imagine sitting at a table in your local bar or coffee shop and overhearing two smart, energetic, and creative thinkers go at it over the existence of the Jewish/Christian/Islamic god. Thanks to Rauser and Schieber, we don’t have to imagine: this book is that debate. Anyone who enjoys a hard-hitting but classy philosophical dustup will […]
When they are asked to provide their religious affiliation, they reply “none”. Religious free agents, free to be secular or spiritual. But they definitely aren’t religious. And their ranks are growing. Over the last two decades the numbers of people disaffiliating with any religious tradition has continued to rise. But what should we think of the […]
I first encountered existentialist philosophy in university. Thinkers like Sartre, Kafka and Camus had a big impact on me as they explored the seeming absurdity of existence with an unflinching bravery. Even if I didn’t accept their conclusions, I had to admit that there was an authenticity in their writing that was often absent from the Christianity […]
Do atheists hate God? Many Christians seem to think so. For the last three centuries Christians have widely assumed that atheism is always a result of a rebellious, sinful rejection of God. According to this view, at some level atheists really do know there is a God, but they sinfully suppress this knowledge because they […]
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 […]
You may have noticed that there aren’t any ads on my website. No promises of miracle weight loss or accelerated language acquisition. No links to Liberty University or new Bible software. In other words, with the exception of the very modest kickbacks I get from purchases made through embedded Amazon widgets, my website is a deadzone for revenue […]
Just over a year ago I did my first debate with Reasonable Doubts. The debate was on the nativity with Jonathan Pearce and is available for viewing here: That debate was such a smashing success 🙂 that I was invited back for another debate. The topic was the rationality of theism and my debating opponent […]
Back in May while I was visiting the University of Notre Dame I recorded a couple videos for the Center for Philosophy of Religion. In this short (2 minute) video I discuss whether one can prove that God exists.
On June 5, 2013 I met with John Loftus for the final night of debate on our God or Godless Tour of Alberta, Canada. The venue was Greenfield Baptist Church in Edmonton, Alberta. The event was moderated by Myron Penner, author of The End of Apologetics (Baker, 2013). Myron also offered a response to the debate. The […]
Randal (that’s me!) was interviewed last week by Brian Auten of the outstanding apologetics website Apologetics 315. The podcast is available on my home page, but I’ve included a direct link to the website here: http://www.apologetics315.com/2013/04/apologist-interview-randal-rauser.html Brian and I had a wide-ranging 36 minute conversation over a broad range of issues, so be sure to […]