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Richard Dawkins, Evolution, and Alvin Plantinga’s Powerful, Blasting, Book Review February 28, 2007

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In his most recent book review, world reknowned philosopher Alvin Plantinga has reviewed atheist Richard Dawkins book, The God Delusion. Eerily, he begins, “Richard Dawkins is not pleased with God.”

Plantinga closes powerfully, “The God Delusion is full of bluster and bombast, but it really doesn’t give even the slightest reason for thinking belief in God mistaken, let alone a ‘delusion.’

“The naturalism that Dawkins embraces, furthermore, in addition to its intrinsic unloveliness and its dispiriting conclusions about human beings and their place in the universe, is in deep self-referential trouble. There is no reason to believe it; and there is excellent reason to reject it.”

You must read this review. Click Here.

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John MacArthur, Grunge Evangelicals, and Profane Preachers February 28, 2007

Posted by moverstreet in Bible & Theology, Church, Culture/Society, Missions/Evangelism/Apologetics.
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In this article, John MacArthur, pastor and leader among conservatives has spoken out against some elements that characterize the latest generation of evangelical leaders.

One lead to whet the appetite, “Driscoll ministers in Seattle, birthplace of “grunge” music and heart of the ever-changing subculture associated with that movement. Driscoll’s unique style and idiom might aptly be labeled “post-grunge.” His language—even in his sermons—is deliberately crude. He is so well known for using profane language that in Blue Like Jazz (p. 133), Donald Miller (popular author and icon of the “Emerging Church” movement, who speaks of Driscoll with the utmost admiration) nicknamed him “Mark the Cussing Pastor.”

Read the article here.

Jensen writes on Christian Unity and Bible February 28, 2007

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The Most Rev Peter Jensen MA (Hons) (Syd); BD (London); ThL (ACT); D. Phil (Oxford) is Archbishop of the Anglican Church, Diocese of Sydney, and Metropolitan of the Province of New South Wales.

In this article, he contends for the faith, explaining Christian unity. He says, “Practise unity, maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace; have the character and characteristics of a person who loves unity; serve one another; speak the truth in love; where discipline is warranted take any action with sadness and in love; where doctrinal division is to occur seek reconciliation in the long term based on truth as well as love.”

Read the article here.

Scholars, Clergy criticize Cameron Jesus Coffin Theory February 27, 2007

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See the Fox News coverage.

See the AP coverage.

Cameron said at his news conference Monday, “There’s a definite sense that you have to pinch yourself.”  Earlier in the week, he said that statisticians found “in the range of a couple of million to one” in favor of the documentary’s conclusions about the caskets, or ossuaries.

Really?  It may be helpful to disclose the raw data used to determine such a degree of reasonable certainty.

Ben Witherington on the Jesus Tomb February 26, 2007

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Ben Witherington III, Professor of New Testament Interpretation and balanced Bible scholar, has posted some helpful elements on the recent James Cameron Jesus Tomb Resurrection Debunking Theory. Read the Witherington post here. Read my previous posts on the issue here, here, and here.

More on the Jesus coffin, James Cameron style February 26, 2007

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In previous posts (here and here), I mentioned Cameron’s latest sensation on the silver screen.  This time, its the alleged discovery of Jesus’ coffin.  In this article, however, he is clear to emphasize that there were no bones in the casket.  Read the latest here.

CNP in NYT February 26, 2007

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The New York Times covers (here) the recent meeting of the Council for National Policy.  Out of Washington, the article explains, “A group of influential Christian conservatives and their allies emerged from a private meeting at a Florida resort this month dissatisfied with the Republican presidential field and uncertain where to turn. . . .  In a stark shift from the group’s influence under President Bush, the group risks relegation to the margins. Many of the conservatives who attended the event, held at the beginning of the month at the Ritz-Carlton on Amelia Island, Fla., said they were dismayed at the absence of a champion to carry their banner in the next election.” HT:DB

Movie, Children of Men, powerful and omenous February 25, 2007

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From the review:

“Alfonso Cuarón’s movie Children of Men, the name of Christ is anything but a throwaway expression. Echoes of the gospel—both subtle and obvious—occur at every turn, reminding us that God gave us hope by providing a vulnerable, miraculous child to a dark, dying, violent world. We watch as a man and a woman take enormous risks, seeking help among the humble, and fleeing from cruel and malevolent men in power.

“To borrow from a Bob Dylan song, Children of Men assures us that “it’s not dark yet, but it’s getting there.”

Read the review here.

Michael Jackson may convert to Islam February 25, 2007

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Read the article about the possibility of Michael Jackson’s conversion to Islam (here).

More on the Cameron Jesus Movie February 25, 2007

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Here is an interesting blog on my previous post (here).