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Steve Jobs and the Problem of Evil

| July 23, 2014

Post Author: Bill Pratt  In Walter Isaacson’s Steve Jobs biography, we get a few paragraphs explaining Jobs’ thoughts about Christianity. Isaacson explains: Even though they were not fervent about their faith, Jobs’s parents wanted him to have a religious upbringing, so they took him to the Lutheran church most Sundays. That came to an end […]

The Comfy Cocoon of Knowing You’re Right

| May 30, 2014

Post Author: Bill Pratt Imagine a man named Charles. Charles is dogmatic about his beliefs concerning the origin of the universe, the existence of God, right and wrong. Charles is an evangelist who loves telling people about his beliefs. He writes a lot of blog posts and sometimes he comments on other people’s blog posts. […]

Is the World Becoming More Religious?

| September 13, 2013

Post Author: Bill Pratt  Reports like this must cause Dawkins foot soldiers massive indigestion. The standard atheist dogma is that religious belief is on the decline and will eventually die out altogether. According to the study titled “Christianity In Its Global Context, 1970-2010,” conducted by the Center for the Study of Global Christianity at Gordon Conwell […]

Is Science Going to End Religion?

| February 13, 2013

Post Author: Bill Pratt A common refrain among secularists is that as science advances, the need for religion continues to diminish, and eventually the need will disappear altogether. After all, the argument goes, the only reason religion exists is to answer questions for which science has yet to provide answers. Once all those questions are […]

Who Can We Worship?

| February 11, 2013

Post Author: Bill Pratt In every human institution, there are individuals who are at the top because of their athleticism, charisma, intelligence, personality, or physical appearance. The people who aren’t at the top often look up to those leaders, admire them, and in some cases, worship them. This phenomena takes place regardless of the particular […]

Can Secularists Survive Without Christianity?

| February 8, 2013

Post Author: Bill Pratt Most secularists would laugh at this question, but not one. I ran across an article written a few years ago (thanks to the link provided by J. Warner Wallace) by an atheist,  John D. Steinrucken, that goes beyond acknowledging the debt secularists owes Christianity. He actually castigates those secularists who attack Christianity […]

What Are the Roles of Faith and Reason in Christianity? Part 2

| November 29, 2012

Post Author: Bill Pratt In part 1 of this series Philosopher Edward Feser demonstrated that reason, not faith, brings us all the way to the conclusion that Jesus is divine.  Once we arrive here, where do we go? Feser explains: Suppose you know through purely rational arguments that there is a God, that He raised […]

Are Kids Born with Belief?

| September 5, 2012

Post Author: Bill Pratt That is the title of an interview with author Justin Barrett in the June 2012 issue of Christianity Today.  Barrett recently released a book, titled Born Believers: The Science of Children’s Religious Belief, which “builds upon previous research on cognitive development to show that children naturally intuit design—and a Designer—when exposed to […]

Is Atheism Transmitted from One Generation to the Next?

| July 2, 2012

Post Author: Bill Pratt In Bertrand Russell’s Why I Am Not a Christian, Russell quotes the famed philosopher John Stuart Mill writing about his father’s road to atheism.  The quote is instructive for Christians as it gives a small glimpse into the world of a famed atheist. My father [says John Stuart Mill], educated in […]

Are All Religions the Same?

| June 15, 2012

Post Author: Bill Pratt I have previously written a post on why all religions cannot be true, but I wanted to revisit this topic and add another perspective. Religions are commonly composed of three parts: code, cult, and creed. Code is the moral code that a religion teaches.  For Christianity, it would include “love your […]

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