This evening (Sunday, November 3) I’m scheduled to do a two hour interview on the radio program Amplify with Father Ron Lengwin on KDKA News Talk Radio in Pittsburgh. The interview will run from 9-11 pm eastern standard time and anybody who is so inclined should be able to listen online here.
Blogger Mark Hamilton has reviewed What on Earth Do We Know About Heaven? Mark provides an interesting review which is well worth reading. In it, he contrasts my book with Randy Alcorn’s much larger book Heaven. This is an interesting and instructive contrast because I view my book as complementary to the work of Randy […]
The blog Cooling Twilight (great name, by the way) has reviewed What on Earth Do We Know About Heaven? You can read the review here. The closing of the review summarizes matters nicely: “In this slim volume Rauser tackles important and intriguing issues in a robust and engaging way, providing a reasoned alternative to so much of […]
I’ve been on The Bob Dutko Show several times now. Radio is a fast-paced medium as you gallop to make your points before the next commercial break. At the same time, it is a noble challenge because the medium forces you to state each point in what is little more than a glorified elevator speech. […]
In this episode of The Tentative Apologist Podcast I break with my usual practice of an interview / conversation. Instead, I’m featuring a talk I delivered at the OnWord Conference at Steele Heights Baptist Church in Edmonton, AB on September 28, 2013 titled “Does Heaven Need a Makeover?” In this talk I argue that common objections to heaven […]
If you’re a blogger in North America and are interested in a free review copy of my new book on heaven you can request a review copy by emailing me here: randal.rauserATtaylor-edu.ca. [Replace AT with @] I’ll forward the requests on to Baker as I receive them.
When I wrote a book on heaven I expected that my atheist readers would be skeptical. Given that atheists believe there is no god and typically believe there is no life after death, it is no surprise that they will be dubious about truth claims pertaining to an afterlife. But Christians are a different story. So […]
Last fall I interviewed myself upon the release of The Swedish Atheist, the Scuba Diver, and Other Apologetic Rabbit Trails. The interview was such a success that I determined I had to have myself back. It took awhile, but I finally managed to secure an interview with myself upon the release of my new book on […]
You can check it out by clicking the Amazon widget for What on earth do we know about heaven? on the right side of the screen. The preview has the table of contents, introduction, and excerpts from some of the chapters. I can say without a doubt that this is the best book on heaven […]
Eben Alexander, M.D., Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2012. Since its publication in October 2012 Proof of Heaven has sold over two million copies in English alone. Consider as an example of its success the fact that it has amassed over five thousand reviews at Amazon.com in […]
In answer to the question “Why were we created here and not just directly into heaven?” I argued: “that there is intrinsic value in undergoing the personal history that brings you to a particular place or makes you into a particular kind of person which is simply not retained by creating the end product without […]
In “Why were we created here and not just directly into heaven?” I explained that there is value in a moral history, and this is one reason why human beings were created as finite, imperfect creatures who can grow into the perfection toward which we’ve been called. Jason Thibodeau responded with, gulp, sarcasm: “Babies who […]
This is the question as posed by Counter Apologist. The question is basically this: if we will get to the point where we don’t sin any more as a precondition for entering heaven, then why didn’t God just create us at the point in our history where we would not sin and get heaven started thereby […]