Horus Reads the Internet

harsh, but fair: … because … you’re … a … Biblically-illiterate buffoon who has never listened to a single Christian sermon on the issue, talked with a single Christian theologian about this subject, read a single one of the countless words that Christians have written on this subject and your only familiarity with the matter […]

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Those Ignorant Christians

Thanks to Gontroppo for this one. I hear regular criticism, most of all from the pop-atheists, as to how ignorant it is for Christians to argue for the existence of God. No seriously intelligent person would do such a thing! So what then do we make of this: The Nobel Prize is an annual, international prize first awarded in 1901 […]

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Parents! How to raise unbelievers…

There’s a wonderful interview with Don Carson over at ligonier. Lots of useful stuff including learning how Carson was called to the ministry. At the end he’s asked about preparing our children for college (university) and leaving home in general. Carson nails one particular aspect: First, the home should encourage vigorous Christian understanding. The most […]

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Six Surprising Ways Jesus Changed The World

A fascinating and, I think, uncontestable list from John Ortberg Both President Obama and Governor Romney have had to repeatedly address their views about an itinerant rabbi who lived 2000 years ago. But why does anyone care? Yale historian Jeroslav Pelikan wrote, “Regardless of what anyone may personally think or believe about him, Jesus of […]

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Inventing the Mythical Jesus

brilliant Let’s say we want to reform a religion in a new direction. We look for a founder who we can claim fits the kind of profile everyone is expecting. This leader, this messiah, is most likely to be a successful warrior, a general who wins battles of God’s own side. We can’t find one, […]

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By What Standard

I’ve gotten a bit of leverage out of my “Answering Dawkins” material in recent weeks. One of the arguments that people are engaging with is that of morality, and the consistent basis (or lack of it) for the New Atheists’ moral claims. Here’s a similar line pushed really well by Doug Wilson in the Collision […]

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Doubting Dawkins

Outreach Media have put up a great website in the run-up the Global Atheist Convention soon to be held here in Australia (again). Doubting Dawkins is a very full set of challenges to Richard Dawkins. Far more substantial than the trainwreck that was Cardinal George Pell on ABC’s Q&A last night (but more of that […]

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Oxygen Day 1

Have just spent the first day at Oxygen, a great big conference here in Sydney for pastors and others in ministry. Here's what the great and the good of Sydney evangelicalism/Anglicanism (and some squit at the end) thought about it… Oxygen Day 1 from Sydneyanglicans.net on Vimeo. The day started with John Piper setting out […]

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