Theology and apologetics
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I round off my series by reviewing Carrier’s analysis of what he calls “leading examples” of undesigned coincidences.
I discuss Carrier’s dismissal of coincidences involving the gospels and external secular sources, and his dismissal of undesigned coincidences in the book of Acts.
I review Carrier’s claim that “redaction is usually the better hypothesis.”
I continue my response by reviewing Carrier’s allegation that McGrew has fabricated some of her examples.
In this article, I will consider Carrier’s claim that undesigned coincidences can be adequately accounted for by scribal errors.
Dr. Richard Carrier is an ancient historian who is best known for championing the idea that Jesus of Nazareth is a mythical figure.
Messianic Convergence in the Gospels: A New Way to Frame the Argument from Old Testament Fulfillment
How useful is fulfilment of Messianic prophecy in the person of Jesus to the purposes of contemporary, twenty-first century apologists? In this article, I explore a way to frame the argument in a robust and objective way. First, I will summarise my argument and then I will dig into the details.
One way to frame the argument for the existence of God is to consider the evidence that we self-evidently live in what I call a moral choice arena. What is a moral choice arena? A moral choice arena is simply a community of persons, not necessarily humans, but persons in circumstances where they can engage in what we at least call moral decision-making, where they interact and mold themselves in what gets called morally significant ways.
Discoveries over the past couple of decades have served to underscore the thesis that biological systems are chock-full of complex and specified information content, even beyond the sequence of base pairs along the sugar-phosphate backbone of the DNA molecule.