Really Recommended Posts

Really Recommended Posts: 11/09/2012

I have featured literary apologetics, apologetics to Muslims and Jehovah’s Witnesses, geocreationism, and more. Check out the posts. Let me know what you liked. Come back for more.

Elves, Orcs, and Freaks: The Shared Authorial Vision of JRR Tolkien and Flannery O’Connor- Garret Johnson has written a very interesting look into the works of Tolkien and O’Connor. He notes that they viewed fiction as reality from a different outlook. It’s a fascinating post, and there is a second part, which can be viewed here.

An Encounter with a Jehovah’s Witness- It is easy for Christians to slam their doors on those who come door-to-door. What if, instead, we engaged them? This post is a model for engagement and provides some ways forward to engage with Jehovah’s Witnesses.

The Day After: My Thoughts on the Presidential Election- Michael Licona, author of The Resurrection of Jesus: A New Historiographical Approach, one of the best books I’ve read on the resurrection of Jesus, offers his thoughts after the election.

Human Footprints in Dinosaur Footprints- Over at GeoCreationism (a highly recommended site), Mike addresses the notion that human and dinosaur footprints have been found together or side by side. Some argue that this supports young earth creationism. Mike explores the paleontological evidence.

Meet the Multiverse- Edgar Andrews, author of what I think is the best introduction to Christian apologetics with a scientific emphasis, Who Made God?, explores the notion of the multiverse and whether it offers a challenge to the Fine Tuning argument for the existence of God. Regarding said argument, I’ve written on it in my post on the teleological argument.

Did Jesus Claim to be Divine? (Answering Islam)- I found this look at answering Muslim objections to the deity of Christ refreshing. It offers an essentially presuppositional approach, which I have found to be very useful when engaging with Muslims. Check it out.

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About J.W. Wartick

J.W. Wartick has an MA in Christian Apologetics from Biola University. His interests include theology, philosophy of religion--particularly the existence of God--astronomy, biology, archaeology, and sci-fi and fantasy novels.

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4 thoughts on “Really Recommended Posts: 11/09/2012

  1. As a diversion from the more serious reading above, let me recommend to you Hubby’s book, “Knox’s Irregulars.” To mark its one year anniversary, it is available for free download from Amazon through 11/15/12. http://www.knoxsirregulars.com

    Posted by TulipGirl | November 14, 2012, 12:32 AM
    • What is that book about? Normally I don’t approve random links but I’m interested, and your site looks legit so I don’t think you’re spam :).

      Posted by J.W. Wartick | November 14, 2012, 8:20 AM
      • *grin* I understand. It’s a Christian military sci-fi book. . . a fun read. Thought you’d like it because of one of the essays of yours I read on science fiction. With your heavier philosophical and apologetics reading, thought you might want something lighter, while still exploring some of the consequences our ideas have.

        Posted by TulipGirl | November 14, 2012, 8:48 AM
      • Nice! I grabbed it! I appreciate the link :)

        Posted by J.W. Wartick | November 17, 2012, 10:16 PM

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