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A Summary of the Craig vs. Tooley Debate at UNCC – #8 Post of 2010

| December 22, 2010

Post Author: Bill Pratt On March 24, 2010, Christian philosopher William Lane Craig debated agnostic philosopher Michael Tooley about whether God exists.  I attended the debate and thought I would share a summary with you. Craig opened with 5 well-known arguments for the existence of God (some of which we’ve presented on TQA in the […]

Can Science Test for the Supernatural?

| June 24, 2010

Post Author: Bill Pratt Christians believe that a supernatural being can be reasoned to by working backward from effect to cause.  We observe ourselves and we observe the world around us (those are the effects) and we reason that a supernatural cause is the best explanation for the things we observe.  This is how almost […]

Are Christians Arrogant for Believing They Are Right?

| February 23, 2010

Post Author: Bill Pratt One of the most common accusations hurled at Christians is arrogance.  If Christians believe that only they are right about who God is, that is arrogant. Usually, but not always, I hear this accusation from atheists.  They say something like, “If you think that the Christian God is the only true […]

Can Science Answer the Most Important Questions of Life?

| September 19, 2009

Post Author: Bill Pratt Have you ever noticed that the most important questions in life cannot be conclusively answered by the scientific method of empirical observation and experimentation? We can use science to study the weather, to create wireless communication, to study the respiratory systems of whales, to better see the stars, to learn about […]

Does God Know What I Will Freely Do? Part 2

| September 6, 2009

Post Author: Bill Pratt Yesterday, I posted on the issue of free will and God’s knowledge of of human free acts in the future.  This is an area the church has grappled with for centuries.  But how do other major worldviews deal with this issue? Most atheists think they can avoid the issue by denying […]

Is God a Crutch?

| August 25, 2009

Post Author: Bill Pratt Critics of Christianity and of religion, in general, like to take a page from Sigmund Freud and accuse believers of forming their beliefs for purely psychological reasons.  Freud held that believers are projecting their need for a father figure on God.  God is merely a psychological projection of the ideal father.  […]

Is Historical Evidence Convincing to Skeptics of Christianity?

| July 15, 2009

Post Author: Bill Pratt Only if the skeptic is open to the existence of a God who can intervene in the affairs of the world. I have discussed the historical reliability of the New Testament with many skeptics over the years.  The skeptics I typically speak to inevitably dismiss or downplay much of the historical […]

Why Are You a Skeptic of Christianity?

| July 4, 2009

Post Author: Bill Pratt Apologist and author Bill Foster has just written a new book entitled Meet the Skeptic.  I was unfamiliar with Bill before reading this book, which was given to me by one of our church staff. I have read a truckload of books on apologetics, so I was a little bit dubious that there […]

How Would You Respond to a Miracle?

| June 27, 2009

Post Author: Bill Pratt  I just finished a detailed study of the seven miraculous signs Jesus performed in the Gospel of John.  If you don’t recall, they are: The Miracle of Turning Water Into Wine The Miracle of Healing the Nobleman’s Son The Miracle of Healing the Man at the Pool of Bethesda The Miracle […]

No Surprise: Brit Teens Don't Like God

| June 24, 2009

Roger Morris, on the Faith Interface blog, analyzes a recent study that finds British teens taking a decidedly negative view of religion.  The reason I say it’s no surprise is that I have interacted with many British adults during my career in the semiconductor industry, and the majority are apathetic or hostile toward religion.  They […]

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