This post is going to be self-referential in a way that I swore to not indulge when I started this blog, but because this issue came up on a recent Every Thought Captive podcast and because I didn't answer the question very well I decided to write something up. Yes, from time to time, I have … Continue reading why talk to atheists on twitter?
Sometimes I tweet silly things. But those of you who follow me already know that. Yesterday, after reading a brief article related to intelligent design, I excitedly tweeted thusly... Granted that the Trinity is mysterious. It should also be granted that naturalism has far greater mysteries to account for. #apologetics — Chad Ragsdale (@caragsdale) June … Continue reading the mysteries of naturalism
"I can't believe in God. There isn't enough evidence. If he would just broadcast his existence in the clouds, then maybe I'd believe." Versions of this objection to the existence of God are ubiquitous. This objection has the advantage of making the skeptic seem to be open-minded and scientific. "I just follow the evidence, and … Continue reading the fact that you’re reading this proves that there’s a God
First, a quick life update. I'm currently in California catching some baseball games and also in my free time taking some classes at Talbot School of Theology beginning my long slog through the DMin process. It's been fun and challenging so far. I've learned so much about how truly dumb I am. It's been great! … Continue reading oh, ricky
Pascal said in Pensees: The heart has its reasons, which reason does not know...It is the heart which experiences God, and not the reason. This, then, is faith: God felt by the heart, not by reason. Time for a confession. I've always felt a tension at the heart of apologetics. Yes, I can make what I think … Continue reading a more effective apologetic?
If the resurrection happened, nothing else matters. If the resurrection didn't happen, nothing at all matters. The whole world turns upon the audacious claim of the resurrection. There is simply no truth as critically important as the truth celebrated at Easter and on every Lord's Day. Without the physically embodied resurrection of Jesus from the … Continue reading a minimal facts approach to the resurrection
It's 9:19. 19 minutes past bedtime. 19 minutes into daddy time. But still she won't calm down. Something had her wound up tonight; excited, slaphappy, crazy, adorable. I don't know what. My mind is in another place, occupied with strategies to get the seven-year-old to finally lay down. Maybe laying down in her bed will … Continue reading a love observed
The first post of virtually every blog begins sort of like this: “Well, I guess I’ll try this again.”