Aug 18, 2014

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The Necessity of Music: Flim & the BB’s

The Necessity of Music: Flim & the BB’s

In this post I am going to take a secular side trip. Given the content of the first two posts, I hope that does not shock. It was never my intent to suggest that the only music one should listen is Christian music, rather I simply want the reader to be aware of the effect can have on their spiritual and intellectual well being. It would be far more accurate to say I would argue...

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Aug 11, 2014

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The City Podcast: Science, God, and Debating the Value of Debate

  Science vs. God Featuring: Dr. Hugh Ross, Cate MacDonald, Dr. Holly Ordway, Dr. John Mark Reynolds What if I told you that science leads you to God instead of away from him? Astrophysicist Hugh Ross’ testimony is exactly that. His first encounter with Christianity was as a grad student at Cal Tech, and it was studying science that brought him to faith in God. The beauty...

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Aug 6, 2014

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Christianity in the Public Square

Christianity in the Public Square

As a Christian apologist I frequently find myself plagued by opposing motives. My highest aspiration is to encourage believers to think. There is a tag line that became a book title: “Challenging believers to think and thinkers to believe.” In this post, I am drawn to a different, more critical, motive that I believe is equally important: paying heed to our changing culture and...

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Aug 4, 2014

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The City Podcast: History and Politics (And the Berlin Wall)

Russell Kirk and the Roots of Conservatism Featuring: Dr. Barbara Elliott, Cate MacDonald, Dr. Holly Ordway, Dr. John Mark Reynolds Many of you may have a hard time caring about politics because it seems unintelligent, uncharitable, and irrelevant to how you live your day to day life. What if we told you that this was not always the case? Enter Dr. Barbara Elliott. She is the...

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Jul 30, 2014

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The City Podcast: Travel!

International Living Featuring: Dr. Marie Mater, Dr. Holly Ordway, Dr. John Mark Reynolds Dr. Marie Mater has lived or spent significant time in 31 countries and territories. From growing up raising steers for the rodeo in Kansas to studying rhetoric in Ireland to avoiding Peking Duck in Singapore, Dr. Mater brings her significant insights of intercultural communication to The...

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Jul 23, 2014

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Myth of Natural Evil, Part 3

Part 3 of a 3 part series. Part 1 can be read here. Part 2 here. In this post I will conclude by considering a Biblical critique to the idea that natural evil may be reversed and the existence of pain. Biblical Critique of Reversing Natural Evil The original presentation of the material found in this series did elicit a critique based on two passages in the Bible that deserve a...

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Jul 21, 2014

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Reflections on My Writing

My friend and fellow writer Kelly Belmonte invited me to contribute to a series of blog posts reflecting on writing practice (check out her contribution, and her new poetry book!) I always find it interesting to hear how fellow writers approach their work, so I was glad to put in my two cents, as follows: 1. What am I working on? My new book, Not God’s Type: An Atheist...

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