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by Sarah MacDonald—

Why are people so disrespectful? She didn’t understand why people couldn’t mind their own business and leave her alone. She was just trying to tend to her garden, and she didn’t need a bunch of people staring at her. People could be so self-centered. Just because she covered her head didn’t mean she was any less of a person. People would ask her why. Why? Why was her head covered? Submission! Tradition! They didn’t really care why, they were just judgmental, she thought. She would never act like 
they did. She was better than that.
  • 21 May 2019
  • Author: Guest Blogger
  • Number of views: 231
  • Comments: 0

Featuring: The Evolutionary Argument Against Naturalism, by Steve Schlichter

The Locke and Lewis Lecture series is a video project conducted during finals week at UM-Dearborn (April 22-25). This year it consists of 36 "micro-lectures" on various topics related to the intersection of faith and reason. Watch the Introduction by Scott Cherry.

Philosopher Alvin Plantinga argues that holding to both evolution and naturalism is self-defeating. You can have one or the other but not both. If evolution is the only input then we have no reason to trust in our ability to reason and no way to account for any interest in the truth content of any claim. 

Just one of 36 micro-videos in the series. Click here for the full playlist.

  • 16 May 2019
  • Author: Scott Cherry
  • Number of views: 319
  • Comments: 0

A Story of Ethical Perfection

by Tom Gilson—

If asked, "Who's ethics were unmatched in all of Western literature?" who do you think of? ...Socrates? Buddha? There is perhaps only one character portrayed as possessing perfect power while being perfectly other-oriented. This is one of 38 micro-videos in the all-new 2nd annual Locke and Lewis Lecture Series. Thanks to Tom Gilson for filming this exceptional talk at our request.

 

Click here for Part 2 of Too Good to Be False by Tom Gilson

  • 10 May 2019
  • Author: Guest Blogger
  • Number of views: 268
  • Comments: 1

by Scott Oliphint

Of all religions, Christianity is the one that has the most historical evidence, and therefore the least to hide, in what it purports. We should never hide from, or routinely dismiss, the historical aspect of Christianity. But if all we have are historical reasons for our belief in the resurrection, then it is possible to conclude, with a certain amount of probability, that the resurrection of Jesus Christ happened in history. However, we also recognize that, when we are thinking about the “why” question as it pertains to the resurrection of Christ, Christians should never be content to begin and end their belief in the resurrection of Christ with only historical data. Those data can support our belief in the resurrection. They can supplement what we believe and why we believe it. But historical data cannot be the center of our response to the “why” question. If the historical data are at the center, then the best we can say is that we believe the resurrection probably occurred. But that will not do; we do not believe in the probability of the resurrection. Instead, the center of our response to the “why” question of the resurrection is that, without the resurrection of Christ, there is, in fact, no Christianity at all.

Read the whole article here: https://zondervanacademic.com/blog/what-the-resurrection-means/

  • 21 April 2019
  • Author: Scott Cherry
  • Number of views: 381
  • Comments: 2

A Youtube Playlist Featuring 8 Excellent Videos Explaining Easter

This is a Youtube playlist. Click here to access.

Easter is so much more than bunnies, colored eggs, and jelly beans. Indeed, there is a much better name for this wonderful holiday—Resurrection Day. That's because the main focus of it is new life and victory over death accomplished by one particular figure of history who is famous for this. But of course there had to be a death before there could be a victory over it. The editors of Tao and Tawheed have produced this series of talks on the subject to capture the important events and details of this historical narrative from the four gospels of the New Testament. Its presenters include Ben EdwardsIsmail NemrWissam Yousif and Eddie Yousif (together), Steve SchlichterJon and Jayne Frazier (together)Jeff DavisScott Cherry, and UMD student Christian Ledford.

  • 15 April 2019
  • Author: Scott Cherry
  • Number of views: 562
  • Comments: 1
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