Humanity

What does mean to be human? How do we determine our source of identity? Is there purpose to our existence? This section explores these questions and more.

The Grand Design?

The Grand Design?

Professor Edgar Andrews reviews The Grand Design by Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow (Bantam Books, September 2010). Cosmologist Stephen Hawking sold over nine million copies of his book A Brief History of Time. Now, 22 years later, he has co-authored The Grand...

Religious and Philosophical Pluralism

Religious and Philosophical Pluralism

About every other week, I confront popular pluralist notions that have become a large part of the way Americans think. For example, pluralists contend that no one religion can know the fullness of spiritual truth, therefore all religions are valid. But while it is...

Atheists Play Their Hand – Probability

Atheists Play Their Hand – Probability

The news first broke last year, when atheists in Great Britain announced the intention to put their message on London’s famous city buses.  Atheist celebrities including Richard Dawkins and A. C. Grayling joined the campaign and enjoyed the publicity.  Now, the...

The Blind Faith of Atheism

The Blind Faith of Atheism

You may be thinking that this is a joke.  Surely atheism is not based on faith, let alone blind faith.  It’s Christianity that is based on an irrational unproven presumptuous faith.  Come let us reason together.  We will start by asking what atheism is.  According to...

Is Atheism viable?

Is Atheism viable?

Atheism is, essentially, a negative position. It is not believing in a god, or actively believing there is no God, or choosing to not exercise any belief or non-belief concerning God, etc. Which ever flavor is given to atheism, it is a negative position. In...

My Pilgrimage from Atheism to Theism

My Pilgrimage from Atheism to Theism

Dear Friends: The following is an exclusive interview that will be published in the Winter 2005 issue of “Philosophia Christi” the journal of the Evangelical Philosophical Society (www.biola.edu/philchristi). “Philosophia Christi” is one of the top circulating...

The Evidence for Christianity

The Evidence for Christianity

I.  The great atheist philosopher Bertrand Russell was once asked what he would say if he found himself standing before God on the judgement day and God asked him, ‘Why didn’t you believe in Me?’  Russell replied, ‘I would say, ‘Not enough evidence, God!  Not enough...

Why Darwinist Materialism is Wrong

Why Darwinist Materialism is Wrong

by ALVIN PLANTINGA November 16, 2012 I. ACCORDING TO a semi-established consensus among the intellectual elite in the West, there is no such person as God or any other supernatural being. Life on our planet arose by way of ill-understood but completely naturalistic...

Identity and self-worth

Identity and self-worth

Professor Glynn Harrison explores the concepts of self-worth and self-esteem, and explains why self-esteem ideology leaves us emptier than ever. In the first part of his talk, Professor Harrison explores how attitudes towards self have changed over the last few...

What Is Love, and How Do I Find It?

What Is Love, and How Do I Find It?

We look far too many places and to far too many things to find love, figure out what exactly it looks like and experience what it feels like. We do this time and again because, frankly, where it actually can be found seems boring, out of date and not all that sexy....

What is Apologetics?

What is Apologetics?

The word apologetics can be a little confusing, it doesn’t mean to say sorry although you should if you’ve done something wrong. It comes from a Greek word used several times in the New Testament (NT) such as 1 Peter 3:15  as well as Philippians 1:7,16 and means to...

Ontological Argument

Ontological Argument

The ontological argument is widely thought to have been first clearly articulated by St. Anselm of Canterbury, who defined God as the greatest conceivable being. Anselm’s reasoning was that, if a being existed only in the mind but not in reality, then a greater being...

The Purpose of Life

The Purpose of Life

Paul Rutherford looks at the purpose of life from his Christian perspective as well as Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam and Hollywood. On a warm day recently I visited my alma mater. And between the hallowed halls of old, a chance encounter reconnected me with an old friend....

Ethical Science

Ethical Science

Evidence for Creation From time to time, people ask why the Institute for Creation Research doesn’t use a particular line of evidence or a specific argument for creation. Often, the person asking is very fond of that piece of evidence and finds it convincing. Perhaps...

Infinite Time Won’t Rescue Evolution

Infinite Time Won’t Rescue Evolution

Evolutionists use a variety of imaginative analogies to make the spontaneous generation of life seem plausible. One of the more familiar is the typing monkeys scenario, also known as the infinite monkey theorem. It proposes that hordes of monkeys, randomly typing on...

Philosophers Want Back into Science

Philosophers Want Back into Science

They used to be called “natural philosophers” before William Whewell coined the term “scientist” in 1833. During the Victorian boom, it appeared that scientists could work on their own, applying their scientific method to all kinds of natural phenomena, and make great...

Do Our Genes Dictate Our Choices?

Do Our Genes Dictate Our Choices?

I have two older sisters, and I love them both, but I am often stumped by how very different the three of us are from each other. Although our ages are several years apart, I still find it astonishing that I am genetically more similar to them than to anyone else on...

Are Science and Faith Enemies?

German philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche, famously said, “God is dead.” He reached this conclusion because he held to a philosophy that grew out of the Enlightenment known as materialism or naturalism.  Naturalists, or materialists, believe all that exists is the...