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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Atheists in the Pulpit?

A great article by Al Mohler. “It is hard to think of any other profession which it is so near to impossible to leave.” That is the judgment of Richard Dawkins, perhaps the world’s most famous living atheist, as he welcomes unbelieving pastors to join the Clergy Project, a group designed to help unbelieving pastors […]

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Atheism and Ridicule

Steve Kryger has written a great little article that’s been published in The Punch, “God I’m sick of comedians laughing at religion” My question for atheists today is this: do you think the incessant mockery and smug ridicule benefits your cause? I’ve been to more than my fair share of Christian conferences. I’ve never attended […]

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Racism that Goes Clean to the Bone

More, this time from Doug Wilson, on the gross incongruity between evolutionary theory and people's (right and good) sensibilities: Given the fact that human beings evolved from primates, as you asserted earlier, is there any a priori reason why a consistent evolutionist wouldn't cheerfully agree that one race of human beings could certainly be lower […]

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Cranmer’s Law

Priceless. And oh so true. “No matter how decent, intelligent or thoughtful the reasoning of a conservative may be, as an argument with a liberal is advanced, the probability of being accused of ‘bigotry’, ‘hatred’ or ‘intolerance’ approaches 1 (100%).” to which I would add Ould's Law: “No matter how decent, intelligent or thoughtful the […]

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Oxygen Day 2 - Think and Preach Christ

Oxygen Day 2 from Sydneyanglicans.net on Vimeo. One thing is becoming increasingly clear to me as I attend Oxygen – God has been very, very good to us in giving us men like John Piper and John Lennox. Piper's 2 talks today were astoundingly brilliant. Again, there were individual elements that left me unpersuaded but the […]

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Answering the Atheists

Very very delayed from last year, we’ve dug out the audio of our “Answering the Atheists” session in May of 2010. Some visitors from Sydney Atheists came to last year’s PubChurch and then wrote to me with some detailed attacks upon the historicity of the New Testament. We thought that would be an excellent means of talking to church about the […]

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Humble Atheism, or anti-religious prejudice?

A fascinating little comment in this recent smh article which contains an edited version of Ian McEwan's acceptance speech for the Jerusalem Prize. Here in the middle of some really helpful comments on the current Israeli policies of enforced purchases and settlement he makes the following statement: To the humble atheist it seems clear enough – […]

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