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Contemporary Philosophy of Religion and NCEA Religious Studies: Part one

October 17th, 2017 No Comments

This is a talk I gave to the New Zealand Association of Philosophy Teachers annual conference at St Cutherberts College in September this year. Several people have asked me to make this talk available. I have broken my talk up into four parts. Part One introduces what philosophy of religion. In part two I will […]

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Come Let Us Reason: New Essays in Christian Apologetics – Available on Kindle or Pre-Order the Book, Feat. William Lane Craig, Paul Copan, JP Moreland, Gary Habermas, Matthew Flannagan et al.

March 22nd, 2012 12 Comments

The kindle edition of Come Let Us Reason: New Essays in Christian Apologetics, published by B&H Academic, edited by William Lane Craig and Paul Copan and featuring Craig, Copan, JP Moreland, Gary Habermas, Craig Keener, Mary Jo Sharp, this blog’s Matthew Flannagan, and others, with the foreword written by Rick Warren, is now available at the […]

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Comparing the Old & New Teleological Arguments

October 20th, 2011 78 Comments

The “New Teleological Argument” is a theistic argument which attempts to show that theism is more probable than the postulate of an “atheistic single universe”[i]. There are number of reasons why this argument is termed the “New” teleological argument. Chief among these reasons is that its explanandum i.e. the incredible fine tuning of the laws […]

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Hear John Lennox in New Zealand UPDATED

February 15th, 2011 6 Comments

Professor John Lennox of the University of Oxford will arrive in New Zealand in a fortnight for a brief public speaking tour in the centres of Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. His New Zealand speaking itinerary of public events is below; all public events are free. Auckland Sunday 27 February 9:30 – 11:00am Preaching at Howick Baptist […]

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Moving Beyond CS Lewis?

January 6th, 2011 28 Comments

CS Lewis still provides a great read and he has been an important figure in my own journey of working out my faith. But I cringe a little when, as repeatedly happens, Christian people hear I’m into philosophy and science and such and they recommend I read the author of the Narnia books. I’ve been reading […]

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The Separation of Church and Self: Rethinking Separationism

December 16th, 2010 119 Comments

Is it just for a pluralistic society to ground its public policy on religious premises? What role should religion play in such a society? Debate over questions like these has figured in theology, philosophy, political science, jurisprudence and popular culture for centuries. In contemporary Western pluralistic society the debate continues. Even for those unfamiliar with […]

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Gary Gutting on Richard Dawkins’ Atheism

August 15th, 2010 126 Comments

The New York Times has an accessible and excellent critique of Richard Dawkins’ argument for the non- existence of God, written by University of Notre Dame Philosopher Gary Gutting entitled, “On Dawkins’s Atheism: A Response.” Enjoy. RELATED POSTS: Fairies Leprechauns, Golden Tea Cups and Spaghetti Monsters Richard Dawkins and Open Mindedness

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