Scientism And Secularism

Apologetics, Christianity, Contradictions in the Gospels, Evidence for Christianity, Is the New Testament True?, Jonathan McLatchie, Skeptics, theology, Theology and Christian Apologetics
By Luke Nix All scientific research, discussion, and education is affected by a series of underlying beliefs that include what one grants as sources of knowledge. It is quite common in today’s culture for people to accept “scientism,” which limits sources of knowledge entirely to the sciences to the exclusion of any other claimed knowledge source or places all other sources of knowledge under the authority of the sciences.  Both of these philosophies stifle scientific discovery, places knowledge of anything outside of the natural realm beyond reach and erects seemingly impenetrable barriers in discussions about ultimate reality (including morality, beauty, and theology). This has serious implications in the sciences, education, politics, and basic everyday life. In his book “Scientism and Secularism: Learning to Respond to a Dangerous Ideology” Christian philosopher…
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Are There Colossal Contradictions in the Gospels? A Reply to Rabbi Tovia Singer

4. Is the NT True?, Apologetics, Christianity, Contradictions in the Gospels, Evidence for Christianity, Is the New Testament True?, Jonathan McLatchie, Skeptics, theology, Theology and Christian Apologetics
By Jonathan McLatchie Rabbi Tovia Singer is an orthodox Jewish rabbi and the founder and director of Outreach Judaism. He is widely known for his counter-missionary polemics and his criticism of the New Testament presentation of Jesus as the Hebrew Messiah (see his two volume set, Let’s Get Biblical: Why doesn’t Judaism accept the Christian Messiah? [i]). In a recent series of videos published on Rabbi Singer’s YouTube channel, he responds to remarks made by Professor R.L. Solberg following their recent debate in Nashville, Tennessee on whether Jesus is the promised Hebrew Messiah. In this and subsequent articles, I want to address some of the claims made by Rabbi Singer in this series of videos that I hold to be in error. In this article, I will address the most recent video in this series, which is provocatively titled,…
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Dallas Conference: What Does “The Science” Really Say about Faith?

Andrew McDiarmid, Archaeology, Bible, Center for Science & Culture, Chemistry, Children, COVID-19, Culture & Ethics, Dallas Conference on Science & Faith, Darwinism, Exodus, Faith & Science, Geology, Howard Glicksman, human body, Intelligent Design, Irreducible Complexity, James Tour, Jonathan McLatchie, lockdowns, mandates, media, Nancy Pearcey, public health, scientists, Stephen Meyer, Steve Laufmann, Titus Kennedy, transgenderism, Vaccines
This year's conference, February 17 and 18, will tackle subjects we haven't explored before, including archaeology, transgenderism, and tech addiction. Source
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Stephen Meyer and Company Answer Questions about Science and Faith

Cambridge University, Chance and the Sovereignty of God, Culture, Darwin's Doubt, Discovery Institute, evolutionary biology, faith, Faith & Science, Intelligent Design, John West, Jonathan McLatchie, New York Times, Newcastle University, Podcast, Redeeming Mathematics, Redeeming Philosophy, Redeeming Science, Return of the God Hypothesis, Sattler College, science, Signature in the Cell, Stephen Meyer, Stuart Burgess, University of Strathclyde, Vern Poythress, Westminster Conference on Science and Faith, Westminster Theological Seminary
The conference was jointly sponsored by Discovery Institute’s Center for Science & Culture and Westminster Theological Seminary. Source
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Does Isaiah 9:6 Affirm the Deity of Israel’s Messiah?

Apologetics, Christianity, Isaiah, Isaish 9:6, Jesus, Jesus Deity, Jonathan McLatchie, Messiah, The Book of Isaiah, Theology and Christian Apologetics
By Jonathan McLatchie  This past weekend, I had the privilege of participating in a moderated panel debate with my friends Dr. Shabir Ally, Yusuf Ismail, and Samuel Green. The topic was focused around the question of whether Isaiah 9:6 affirms the deity of Christ. Isaiah 9:6-7 reads, 6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 7 Of the increase of his government and of peace there will be no end, on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time forth and forevermore. The zeal of the LORD of…
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Undesigned Coincidences in the Scriptures: An Argument for Their Veracity (Part 1) — Old Testament Examples

Apologetics, Bible, coincidences, Jonathan McLatchie, Old Testament, Theology and Christian Apologetics, Veracity
By Jonathan McLatchie The principle of undesignedness was first identified by the famed Christian philosopher William Paley (1743-1805), in his book Horae Paulinae. Therein, he highlighted example after example of undesigned integrations between the epistles of Paul and the Acts of the Apostles. The principle of undesignedness refers to cases where two or more sources dovetail with each other in a manner that cannot be attributed to the design of the author. In 1850, J.J. Blunt published his book Undesigned Scriptural Coincidences, in which he took Paley’s argument further, documenting examples in the Old Testament, as well as between the gospels, and between the gospels, Acts, and Josephus. The principle of undesignedness is a forgotten but brilliant argument which can be used to corroborate Biblical history. In this article, I…
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Can a Christian Lose Their Salvation? An Analysis of the Warning Passages in Hebrews

Apologetics, Christianity, Gospel, Jonathan McLatchie, salvation, soteriology, theology, Theology and Christian Apologetics
A significant point of contention in regard to the book of Hebrews is whether a genuine believer can lose their salvation, or whether falling away from the faith merely evidences the fact that one had never truly come to share in Christ. At the center of this controversy are the warning passages, which are found in Hebrews 2:1-4, 3:7-4:13, 5:11-6:12, 10:19-39, and 12:14-29. The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the Biblical evidence on whether a professing Christian who walks away from the faith forfeits their salvation, with a particular focus on the book of Hebrews. A fundamental principle of Biblical hermeneutics is that the unclear passages should always be interpreted in light of clearer texts. This follows from the premise that the Biblical texts, being divinely inspired, though…
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Doubting Your Faith? Look No Further Than This New Free Resource

Apologetics, Arguments for Christianity, Christianity, Christians, Christians with doubts, Church, Jonathan McLatchie,, theology, Theology and Christian Apologetics
Are you a Christian who is struggling with doubts about your faith? A non-Christian seeker who has sincere questions about the Christian faith? Or have you recently lost your faith and want to explore whether your reasons for loss-of-faith were really rational? Have you ever wished that you could jump on a Zoom call and talk 1-on-1 with a leading Christian scholar who could help you navigate the minefield of arguments for and against Christianity, and help you think about your questions and doubts honestly and critically? This is now no longer something you need to wish for. This month, I launched a new ministry, I have assembled a team of Christian scholars (some of whom are among the leaders in the world in their fields) who are willing…
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Fox News Article Shows Why Evolutionary Solutions to Adam and Eve Fail to Satisfy

Ann Gauger, Bible, BIO-Complexity, BioLogos, Christianity, Discovery Institute, Faith & Science, Fazale Rana, Fox News, Francis Collins, Genealogical Adam and Eve model, Genesis, Homo heidelbergensis, Human Origins, In Quest of the Historical Adam, Jesus Christ, Jonathan McLatchie, Joshua Swamidass, methodological naturalism, myth, Nathan Lents, Ola Hössjer, Paul Nelson, reasons to believe, Salvo Magazine, scripture,, Terrell Clemmons, The Genealogical Adam and Eve, theistic evolution, theology, william lane craig
Is William Lane Craig’s book good news for Christians? I’m not so sure, and here’s one reason why. Source
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Una cuestión de días: interpretando el primer capítulo del Génesis

Apologética, Biblia, Cristianismo, Días literales, Español, Genesis, Jonathan McLatchie, Los días en Génesis, Teología, Tierra joven, Tierra vieja
He estado publicando una serie de artículos sobre la mejor manera de interpretar los primeros capítulos del Génesis y sobre cómo la ciencia puede iluminar los textos bíblicos y guiar nuestra hermenéutica. En este artículo, exploraré el texto del primer capítulo de las Escrituras, Génesis 1, en vista a determinar si este texto compromete a una interpretación de Tierra joven de los orígenes o, al menos, la medida en que el texto tiende a apoyar tal punto de vista, si es que lo hace. Es común que los creacionistas de la Tierra joven supongan que, si se puede demostrar que la interpretación del texto de la Tierra joven es el enfoque hermenéutico más valioso o más simple, entonces este es el punto de vista que uno debe preferir, y por…
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