Courtesy of the ever-clever Chris White.
As promised, below is my summary of J. Warner Wallace's most recent Please Convince Me podcast, and my comments.
J. Warner continues examining the Christian life in light of God’s desire for all of us to become Christian Case Makers. Jim reads listener email highlighting some of the typical frustrations involved in starting an apologetics ministry and then provides a template to help you become the Case Maker you’ve always wanted to be.
All sincere Christian apologist, I think, live in a constant, daily struggle for balance. We are blessed with a plethora of resources and data, which take time to go through and get a good grip of, yet we are commission not to be Bible hermits, but actively engaged in the world in which we live. So, personally speaking, at times I find it difficult to find the balance between the two — preparing myself to give reasons for the hope that is within me and actually interacting with people to hear them. The good news is that there are a few techniques I’ve found to help, like listening to Podcasts, and audiobooks, and watching videos. However, while you can listen to them while you do other things, it is possible to miss something important.
So, if you’ve got some methods you use to help you find some semblance of balance, feel free to share them!
Joshua / NAA
“If at the sight of a statue or painted picture you know that art has been employed, and from the distant view of the course of a ship feel sure that it is made to move by art and intelligence, and if you understand on looking at a horologe, whether one marked out with lines, or working by means of water, that the hours are indicated by art and not by chance, with what possible consistency can you suppose that the universe which contains these same products of art, and their constructors, and all things, is destitute of forethought and intelligence? Why, if any one were to carry into Scythia or Britain the globe which our friend Posidonius has lately constructed, each one of the revolutions of which brings about the same movement in the sun and moon and five wandering stars as is brought about each day and night in the heavens, no one in those barbarous countries would doubt that that globe was the work of intelligence.”
- Cicero, excerpt from “On the Nature of the Gods” (De Natura Deorum), Book 2.34 [written in 45 BC]
An enjoyable, short new film from Ray Comfort of Way of the Master, Evolution vs. God. Ray just asks some simple questions. You see the answers (or their absence).
Even ol’ PZ Myers shows up revealing that, contrary to rumor, he doesn’t really have fangs!
Note: Not all the views expressed in the video are my own. But I commend Ray and his staff for getting out there with a microphone and a camera and talking about this most important issue of origins. I only hope that the people in the film will listen to themselves carefully.
Why is it that many reported close encounters with aliens involve a preoccupation of disproving the claims about Jesus and the Bible?