There are a ton of great Christian blogs out there. Here I’ve highlighted only a few great posts. Check out my blogroll for more excellent blogs! This week I’ve featured posts discussing Christian Memes (one extremely important post!), how some secondary issues can be extremely important in apologetics, a beautiful sculpture and a discussion about it, an apologetic comic, Richard Carrier, and more.
By the way, as you read these posts I’d like to know what you think of them, so feel free to drop a comment here or at the posts themselves and let bloggers know you’re reading. Our best encouragement is you!
What Memes Mean: Avoiding Scumbag Apologetics- I have seen this same problem occurring in many places. I really appreciated this relevant post about the use of memes (often pictures with captions) and Christianity.
Debate in Apologetics: Secondary Issues of Primary Importance- This thoughtful post notes how some issues, like Young Earth Creationism, can potentially be harmful to the faith and the defense of the faith.
‘Heart-rending': Young Slovakian sculptor captures post-abortion pain, mercy, and forgiveness- Beautiful artwork and pro-life discussion as we remember that it is not just one innocent life harmed by abortion.
Web Traffic for Reformed and Creationist Sites- A post which provides some insights into how people on the internet are consuming theology.
Constitution of the Divine Foot-in-the-Door Resistance Army- No Apologies Allowed constantly puts out great comics which allow for Christian engagement. This one is no different. Thought-provoking and insightful.
Compassion Wins: A Longtime Atheist Becomes Christian- Demonstrating a life like Jesus’ can be the best witness.
Richard Carrier on the Resurrection: Part 2- A lengthy and engaging post which shows some of the problems with Richard Carrier’s attacks on Christianity and miracles.
Did Jesus even exist?- the title is pretty self-explanatory. Rather than focusing on varied historical accounts, though, this post surveys several non-believers quotes on the topic.
Undesigned Scriptural Coincidences: The Ring of Truth- One of the old, forgotten arguments of historical apologetics is experiencing a major revival thanks in large part to the contributions of philosopher Tim McGrew. Christian Apologetics UK has this simply phenomenal post on the topic. Basically, the argument shows that without intending to do so, writers in the Bible omit and fill in each others’ details that they wouldn’t have seen as all that important. In doing so, however, they demonstrate the truth of the Biblical account. Check out this post!
Does the Bible teach that faith is opposed to logic and evidence?- Check out this post on the Biblical view of faith.
What if God were really bad?- Glenn Peoples is one of my favorite philosophers. He’s insightful, witty, and just plain interesting. In his latest podcast, he confronts Stephen Law’s “Evil God challenge” head on. Check it out!
William Lane Craig rebuts the “Flying Spaghetti Monster”- Self-explanatory. Check out Craig’s answer to a question about the FSM.
Nicolas Steno: bishop and scientist- I love posts that are mini-biographies of Christians who also did science. Check this one out, I bet you didn’t know about this guy!
Stephen Hawking: God Could not Create the Universe Because There Was No Time for Him to Do So- Jason Dulle provides an analysis of Hawking’s argument against creation. This is an excellent post and I highly recommend it.
Modal Realism, the Multiverse, and the Problem of Evil- Considerations of the multiverse with the problem of evil. Succinct and interesting!
One popular atheistic movie is “Zeitgeist,” a movie which purports (basically) to show that Christianity is made up , among other things.
As Peter Van Inwagen once said, it’s better to be right than original (irony? he wrote this in An Essay on Free Will), so I suggest anyone interested in refuting this farce of a “documentary” should go listen to Glenn Peoples’ podcast on the topic, found: HERE. Also, check out this great article which breaks Zeitgeist down point-by-point: HERE.
Those interested enough to check it out, I recommend watching the documentary, then listening to the podcast. Peoples really does an excellent job taking it down.