Category Archives: Apologetics

DOUBTING THOMAS

Here are five of my favorite books which help me with “Doubting Thomas” syndrome:

The Skeptical Believer by Dan Taylor

http://www.amazon.com/The-Skeptical-Believer-Telling-Stories/dp/0970651155

Proper Confidence by Lesslie Newbigin

http://www.amazon.com/Proper-Confidence-Certainty-Christian-Discipleship/dp/0802808565

Longing to Know by Esther Meek

http://www.amazon.com/Longing-Know-Esther-Lightcap-Meek/dp/1587430606

How (Not) to be Secular by James KA Smith

http://www.amazon.com/How-Not-Be-Secular-Reading/dp/0802867618

Believing Again: Doubt and Faith in a Secular Age by Roger Lundin

http://www.amazon.com/Believing-Again-Doubt-Faith-Secular/dp/0802830773

 

 

SLAUGHTERING CANAANITES

I imagine you have had someone raise the question about God slaughtering the Canaanites.  Perhaps you have also struggled with it.

Usually, it is mentioned as one of the hardest things to accept about God.  I am not going to downplay how difficult it is to “make sense” of the slaughtering of the Canaanites, but I find something rather ironic, even some might say comical, about this particular objection.  

When someone mentions this objection as the thing to resolve before they will accept the Bible, I want them to look at my much longer list of problematic truths in Scripture!  Frankly, the Bible is littered with reminding me of my sin.  I don’t like that a bit, but there it is like gravity.  Am I going to leap from my spiritual twenty foot building and find reality on the ground?  Or am I going to trust that God being God is about things very different from me?

WISE EXCHANGE ON CHRISTIANITY’S GOODNESS

That title may cause you to pause a bit, but it shouldn’t.

I should say I am well aware that my schedule allows me to listen to many things most don’t have time for.  Then again, you might find that things like the treadmill allow you to double up a bit on things.  In any case, I really try to offer here the best of the best.  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgT3taiOf_M