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Apologetics Videos File Sharing Service

I am hereby issuing an open invitation to Christian apologists to upload their video content to my new site:  http://www.apologeticsvideos.net

One of my chief goals in starting this site was to meet some of my own video sharing needs- namely, Youtube’s 10 minute video limit was killing me.  🙂

Henceforth, I will post all of my videos to Apologeticsvideos.net and if they are lucky enough to be under 10 minutes long, I will also upload them to Youtube.com.

Some questions you may be having:

Q.  Can Christians other than Christian apologists post videos?

A.  Sure.

Q.  Can atheists and nonChristians continue reading...

Should you care about the question of God’s existence?

Actual conversation from last night:

[having spotted me reading a book titled Introduction to Biblical Interpretation]

Him:  So, are you a religious nut?
Me:  A nut?
Him:  Yea, do you like really believe in God?
Me:  (to myself:  does mere belief in God make you a nut?)
Him:  Do you believe in Jesus?  The holy Mary…
Me:  Well, I’m not a Catholic.  I’m protestant, so I don’t go in for that Mary business…
Him:  I used to be a Catholic.
Me:  And now?
Him:  I’m an agnostic.
Me:  What happened?
Him:  Like I said, I was raised Catholic.
Me:  … continue reading...

New Pro-Life Book Aims to Persuade Parents of Disabled to Reject Abortion

Buy We Chose Life on Amazon.com

WE CHOSE LIFE: WHY YOU SHOULD TOO:

One father’s daring attempt to persuade you to keep your unborn child, even if it is diagnosed with a birth defect.

  • Web page: www.wechoselife.com
  • Author: Anthony Horvath
  • Pages: 84
  • Publisher: Athanatos Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 978-0-9822776-1-4

About two years ago my wife and I were informed at the twenty week ultrasound that our daughter very likely had a birth defect and it was very likely spina bifida.  This was devastating.  Another ultrasound was scheduled for that afternoon to get confirmation and in the hour or so we … continue reading...

Solving the Abortion Debate Through Radical Love

This is not the first time I’ve said as much, but I maintain that though legislative efforts are important, the abortion debate is to be won on grounds other than that.   I don’t think I am the only one to make the point.  It has been noted that even on a best case scenario, the overturning of Roe vs. Wade throws the issues to the states.  Finally, even if every state banned abortions there would still be women seeking them.  At the bottom, persuading women to keep their children and enabling them to do so is utterly necessary.

As pro-lifers … continue reading...

Response to Online Presentation and Archive Link: Tradition without Empathy, Contemporary without Foundation

Yesterday I presented at an online conference.  My topic was “Can Christianity Survive the Internet.”  Or, otherwise titled, ‘The Death of Christianity.”

I will at some point obtain a simple mp3 of the presentation but in the meantime if you want to listen and observe the chat conversation you may listen via the archive link.

This morning I woke up to a follow up question.  I thought I would answer it on my blog.  Here was the question:

I often see two groups of people.

One is are involved in a tradition rich church with head knowledge of rules

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A Christian Reflects on Atheist who Decides Africa Needs God

This article in the London Times where an established atheist states- reluctantly- that Africa needs God recently came to my attention.

First of all, Mr. Parris must be commended for his honesty and objectivity.  I find myself thinking that if he continues exhibiting that kind of honest seeking he will find himself a Christian!

You can read the story for yourself, but the essence of it is that Mr. Parris reflects on his actual observations of life in Africa and the impact of missionaries he witnessed.  He cannot deny that it has been positive which poses problems for his worldview.  … continue reading...

Should Christian Parents Encourage Children to Believe in Santa Claus?

I noticed that I was getting some traffic related to this question that is linked to my recent post comparing and contrasting Santa Claus with Jesus, arguing that in spite of atheistic pot shots about the difference between belief in Santa and belief in Jesus is that kids grow out of belief in Santa, the fact is that there is historical evidence for Santa- and even more evidence for Jesus.

But these searchers want to know if Christians should promote the belief in the commercialized myth of Santa.

Personally, I would answer as ‘No.  No, you should not.’  The … continue reading...

An Open Letter to Christian Muggles…

As an author that is a Christian, I have followed the discussion about Harry Potter’s relationship to Christianity with interest but have generally stayed out of it. I have long believed that there were Christian themes percolating in the books, a belief that led me to accurately predict the fates of Snape and Malfoy (apparently unredeemable characters in the books). How intentional and deliberate Rowling was when exploring these themes I won’t speculate upon because that is something that she herself is in the best position to answer. However, her explicit inclusion of two Scriptures “Where your treasure is, there … continue reading...