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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He Gets Us, But Do We Get Him? The Case for Criticizing False Teachers

Apologetics, Bible, Christianity, Dr. Frank Turek, False Teachers, he gets us, Natasha Crain, theology, Theology and Christian Apologetics
I once got an angry email from a lady who didn’t like the fact that I criticized a false teacher on our I Don’t Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist podcast. “You shouldn’t criticize other Christians!” she scolded me. Do you see the problem with this? There she was criticizing me, another Christian, while claiming you ought not criticize other Christians. To paraphrase Elon Musk, if irony could kill, she’d be dead right now. Jesus Called Out False Teachers Apparently, she never considered that Jesus spent much of his time criticizing the false teachings and practices of the religious politicians known as the Pharisees whose hearts were far from God. He also warned people who led young believers astray, “If anyone causes one of these little ones—those who believe…
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Conference to Explore Cosmic Mind and Divine Action

Biola University, Bradley Center, Center for Science & Culture, Charles Taliaferro, cosmic history, Discovery Institute, faith, Faith & Science, Intelligent Design, J.P. Moreland, Joshua Farris, Michael Egnor, philosophy, soul, Stephen Meyer, Stony Brook University, theology
In the first plenary, Stephen Meyer will argue for the existence of an intelligent and transcendent God who has also acted in the course of cosmic history. Source
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Trying to Make Sense of Evil and Suffering

answering objections to Christianity, Apologetics, Bellator Christi, Christianity, Evil and Suffering, Justin Angelos, objections to Christianity, the problem of evil, theology, Theology and Christian Apologetics
By: Justin Angelos Have you ever been in the situation where you are trying to make sense of evil and suffering? At some point in a person’s life, there will be some sort of pain, or suffering, and some form of evil, either natural or moral evil. And then the question naturally arises, why? Why me? Why does God allow me to go through this? The question of evil and suffering can be a big stumbling block for people, in fact, this is why some people become atheists. In fact, atheists use evil and suffering as a weapon to discredit Christianity and say, there is no God. “How can an all-powerful all-loving God allow innocent people to suffer?” This is the type of question atheists will throw at theists. Trying…
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A Christian Apologist Responds to Sam Smith and Kim Petras’s Satanic Grammy Performance

Apologetics, Christianity, Culture,, Kim Petras, Legislating Morality, Culture & Politics, morality, Sam Smith, Satanic Grammy Performance, theology
By: John D. Ferrer If you watched the 2023 Grammys, then you probably saw Sam Smith and Kim Petras’s blasphemous pop hypnotic hit “Unholy.” This song has been buzzing. It has more than a hundred million views and earned a Grammy for “Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.” Musically, it feels a bit like R&B meets belly dancing. Its Middle Eastern lilt and thumping rhythm lend a dark allure, as the lyrics spin a sordid tale of excess and adultery. One philandering husband neglects his wife and kids at home, sneaking out to a gender-bending strip club — “Body Shop.” Sung from the perspectives of the club’s prostitutes, the story is laced with luxury name brands, product shots for condoms, and vivid descriptions of sexual deviance. Visually, the music video and live…
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Are you having a hard time dealing with your doubts?

Apologetics, Christianity, Doubts, Doutbs about faith, Jason Jimenez, Questions about Christianity, Stand Strong Ministries, theology, Theology and Christian Apologetics
By Jason Jimenez Have you ever doubted what you believe as a Christian? The truth is, we all have. Every Christian (including your pastor) has had doubts. Even legends like John the Baptist, John Calvin, C. S. Lewis, Charles Spurgeon, and Martin Luther all struggled with their own set of doubts. Perhaps you doubt because you have a misconstrued understanding of God. Or maybe you doubt because you underwent a traumatic experience and have never recovered from it. Whatever the reason, you will constantly battle with doubt until you genuinely give it over to God. However, many Christians don’t know what to do with their doubts. Some feel embarrassed to be questioning God’s love. At the same time, other Christians are confused by the number of challenges brought against Christianity.…
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Satan at the Grammy’s?

Apologetics, Christianity, Culture, FreeThinking Ministries, J.R. Klein, Legislating Morality, Culture & Politics, Satan at the Grammy, theology
J.R. Klein (Josh Klein) The Grammy’s have long been a cultural symbol of transgression. The goal of the Grammy’s used to be to celebrate the best music artists in the world. It was an awards night. Or, at least, it used to be. They have always been edgy and culturally progressive. For instance, in 1973 Helen Reddy thanked God for her award but referred to God as “she” while doing so.[i] The secular entertainment industry lends itself to this sort of subversive rhetoric. But recently the Grammy’s have become more than a shocking cultural display while recognizing the best secular artists of the day.  Long before 2023’s shocking performance by Sam Smith and Kim Petras[ii], they had shifted from shocking and transgressive to lewd and Satanic. This is not a conspiratorial…
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Appearances Of Mary Vs. Jesus’ Resurrection Appearances

Apologetics, Appearances of Mary, Christianity, Erik Manning, IsJesusAlive, Jesus’ Resurrection Appearances, theology, Theology and Christian Apologetics
By Erik Manning On the evening of April 2, 1968, a Muslim bus mechanic was working across the street from St. Mary’s Coptic Church in Zeitoun, a district of Cairo, Egypt. Suddenly, something on the roof of St. Mary’s got his attention: a figure that looked like a young woman. The mechanic pointed it out to a few people nearby who saw the same thing. Concerned that the young lady was about to commit suicide, they called the police. A crowd gathered around the church to watch. Then, after just a few minutes, the woman suddenly vanished. As you can imagine, this got people talking. At first the police tried to explain things away, saying it was just some light reflecting in a strange way from a street light – but…
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SES president: Heretical Cambridge sermon claiming Christ had a ‘trans body’ is sign of evil in world today

Apologetics, christ, Christianity, Evil in the world, Heretical Cambridge sermon, Judge Phil Ginn, Legislating Morality, Culture & Politics,, Southern Evangelical Seminary & Bible College Category: Theology and Christian Apologetics, theology, Theology and Christian Apologetics
By Judge Phil Ginn ‘I would much rather trust the true Christ than a blatantly false figment of someone’s misguided imagination’ CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Parishioners at Trinity College chapel, a constituent college of the University of Cambridge, were stunned and horrified when junior research fellow Joshua Heath preached a sermon claiming that due to select works of historical art, Christ had a “trans body.”[i] Despite the cries of heresy during the sermon, Dr. Michael Banner, the dean of Trinity College, said Heath raised “legitimate” speculation about the gender of Christ, claiming his sermon “suggested that we might think about these images of Christ’s male/female body as providing us with ways of thinking about issues around transgender questions today.” Judge Phil Ginn, president of Southern Evangelical Seminary (SES,, responded to this outlandish speculation, warning Christians against…
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