Have Christians Given Up?

Have Christians Given Up?

Apologetics, Atheism, Christianity, Evidence, Youth Apologetics
By Brace E. Barber July 11, 2016 Christian Apologetics Speaker The plane arrived in the early evening on cold day exactly seven days before the Championship. The players stepped off of the plane as the favorite to win the big game. Somehow their faces weren’t those of champions, they were downcast and distant. The look wasn’t that of determination. The players almost looked scared. After a week of game-preparation, the unimaginable happened. The players from both teams met in the middle of the field for the coin toss. Our team towered over the other boys in a way that made people wince at the tromping that they would give the opposing team. But instead of flipping the coin, the umpire waved his hands above his head and made the announcement…
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Atheism’s Evidential Bankruptcy

Atheism’s Evidential Bankruptcy

Apologetics, Atheism, Christianity, Evidence, Youth Apologetics
Atheist Beliefs and Absence of Evidence By Brace E. Barber Christian Apologetics Speaker Our Assumptions About Atheist Beliefs are Wrong The bankruptcy of the atheist position is critical for Christians to grasp. If we as Christians know that those with counter ideas have no evidence to back up their positions, then it encourages us to find the evidence that supports our position. We've assumed for too long that atheists have a lock on scientific evidence to back atheist beliefs, when the truth is that their lock is rusting on an old fence and they've lost the key. However, just because they don't have evidence to support their beliefs doesn't mean that it's going to support God. We need to look at all of the evidence and see where it leads.…
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The Atheist’s Plea

Atheism, Christianity, Evidence, Youth Apologetics
In his recent address to the 2016 Reason Rally, Richard Dawkins claims and I'm quoting, that “You and I and every other living creature are machines of ineffable (overwhelming) complexity. This complexity and its powerful illusion of design is why so many people succumb to the God temptation. The temptation to evade, by invoking a designer, the responsibility to explain.” Is he right?! Are Christians closing their eyes to the evidence and seeking an evasion from the responsibility to explain the cause of the apparent design? It seems that the only explanation that would be satisfactory is one of total chance. The question presumes that at some deeper level of scientific inspection there will cease to be an apparent design and then science can conclude that life was really caused…
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