Mair helps us understand so clearly the struggles and contradictions at the heart of our culture’s relationship with truth
One of the mistakes the church makes is that we ignore this age-group. We think all they need is pizza and videos, rather than realising that these guys really want to engage with serious issues and big questions
by Vince Vitale If you were to lock a group of atheist philosophers who do not specialize in religion in a room with theist philosophers who do (don’t actually do this, but if you did) and listen to the ensuing debates, you “would have to conclude that the theists definitely had the upper hand in …
So I started to look (really look) for this atheistic evidence on Jesus. I trawled bookshops for books on atheism. I scoured atheist websites. I read detailed, hostile reviews of “The Case for Christ”. I listened to and read articles and interviews with well known atheists. I read the New Testament for myself. I read biographies and critiques of Jesus by non-Christians. I did this when I was an agnostic. I still do this today as a follower of Jesus.
Of course, I reject atheism because I believe Christianity to be true. But I also reject it because I am a scientist. How could I be impressed with a worldview that undermines the very rationality we need to do science? Science and God mix very well. It is science and atheism that do not mix.
a historian who had seen the damage the church has done when it has tried to manipulate society to enact the vision of some strange kind of theocracy. Understandably he recoiled from it
In conclusion, then, this is a great little book and should form part of an armoury of resources that will give Christians greater confidence in the reasonableness of their faith.
It was great to see the students really engaged, the lunch-bars full; and people coming to Christ – all the things we get really excited about.
I always get nervous when Christians just react to Islam, saying ‘Islam is to be feared’ or whatever, rather than seeing that Muslims are people who need Christ explained to them in a way that is compelling and compassionate.
Why bother with apologetics?.... The Bible commands it, the culture demands it, the Church needs it, and the results confirm it. By TIM BARNETT