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Entries from November 29th, 2010

God, Morality and Abhorrent Commands: Part III Philip Quinn

November 29th, 2010 5 Comments

In this three-part series I look at some different ways of adjudicating conflicts between apparent divine commands and moral beliefs. I started with Immanuel Kant, I then looked at Robert Adams’ defence of Kant’s position. Now I will complete the series by exploring Philip Quinn’s alternative view. In “God, Morality and Abhorrent Commands: Part II […]

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Back from Atlanta

November 27th, 2010 13 Comments

On Wednesday I arrived back in New Zealand after a full-on week in Atlanta. During this time I attended bits of four conferences: The Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS), The Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Philosophical Society (EPS), The Evangelical Philosophical Society Apologetics Conference “Set Forth Your Case” and the The Annual Meeting of […]

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Condolences for Pike River Miners

November 24th, 2010 14 Comments

New Zealand is a country in mourning tonight as news that the hopes we’d held onto over recent days for the trapped Pike River Miners were no more. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends and the community devastated by this tragedy.


News Headlines about the Flight your Husband is on that you DO NOT want to see!

November 22nd, 2010 No Comments

Matt and Rodney Lake of Thinking Matters Tauranga were both on the flight in this story tonight: “FAA: Delta Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Atlanta.” Matt wrote on Facebook of the first plane being scrapped because it was “not safe”, a second plane being organised in its place. An hour after takeoff the pilot announced there […]

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“Does the Universe Have a Purpose?” Dawkins, Ridley, Shermer v Craig, Geivett, Wolpe (in English)

November 22nd, 2010 30 Comments

Richard Dawkins, Matt Ridley, Michael Shermer debated William Lane Craig, Douglas Geivett, David Wolpe on the topic “Does the Universe Have a Purpose?” on Mexican television on 13 November 2010. This is the english version:

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Slides for “God and the Genocide of the Canaanites”

November 21st, 2010 23 Comments

I’m getting  a few requests for the PowerPoint slides Matt used for his talk on “God and the Genocide of the Canaanites”, which he gave this morning at the Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Philosophical Society (EPS) in Atlanta, Georgia, 2010. So here they are: Click on the image to download them or click here: […]

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Who’s Visiting?

November 20th, 2010 4 Comments

This is a first! So far today, US visitors outnumber New Zealand ones! I know it is not Matt looking in from Atlanta as he has barely been online since he left. I suspect it is Matt being in Atlanta. Maybe it is a sign that Matt and I reside in the wrong country… we […]