Archive for March, 2010

Atheist Likes Stand to Reason

Posted: March 20, 2010 by Brett Kunkle in Etcetera, Just for Fun

Just having a little fun with my atheist buddy, David Fitzgerald, who really does endorse our work at Stand to Reason.

TrueU — Does God Exist?

Posted: March 19, 2010 by Brett Kunkle in God is Real

I’ve posted a new article at STR Place:  “Opiate of the Morally Corrupt.” The title is taken from Dinesh D’souza’s excellent chapter in What’s So Great About Christianity?

Alan answers two questions about old earth creationism that were submitted through the “Ask Anything” page on strplace.org.

The Berkeley Mission: Atheist Dialogues

Posted: March 16, 2010 by Brett Kunkle in God is Real

The Berkeley Mission: Conversational Surveys

Posted: March 15, 2010 by Brett Kunkle in Etcetera, Truth Matters

Hitchens & Koukl Almost Tangle

Posted: March 13, 2010 by Brett Kunkle in Just for Fun

Alan answers a question submitted at the “Ask Anything” page. This question is from Kevin. He asks about opposition to same-sex marriage and interracial marriage.

Social Justice Means Caring for the Unborn

Posted: March 8, 2010 by Alan Shlemon in Do the Right Thing

The unbornJanuary 22, 2010 marked the 37th year since Roe v. Wade gave the Constitution’s right to privacy a new meaning. Abortion remains legal in all 50 states, throughout all nine months of pregnancy, and for virtually any reason.

It’s strange, though, that as I speak on abortion in churches and schools, I find many students uncomfortable with it. They would rather talk about social justice: Human trafficking, poverty, and homelessness. Now, I think these causes are important. I care about them and have supported them.

But if what we believe about abortion is true (that it kills an innocent human being), then it becomes an important – if not the most important – social justice issue. There are 3,315 unborn children killed each day.

What upsets me even more is that unlike more trendy social justice issues, Christians are not just apathetic about abortion, some are having abortions. Alan Guttmacher (the research arm for Planned Parenthood) reports that 27% of abortions are committed by Catholics and 43% by Protestants. Christians are killing their own children.

The vast majority of these abortions are done by high school, college, and young adults. Fifty percent of abortions are done by women younger than 25, 33% by women aged 20-24, and 17% by teenagers.

The most dangerous place for a baby to be in America today is resting in her mother’s womb.

Sadly, many young Christians are pro-life, but do nothing to stop the killing. But we can all make abortion unthinkable in our sphere of influence. Besides not having an abortion yourself, you can help someone you know not have an abortion or do what you can to learn how to change minds on abortion. Yes, people do their change minds on this issue.

I suggest learning our tactics and using our tools because I know they work, but I’m happy if you use any effective method. Learning to persuade others on abortion is a small sacrifice for a social justice issue that’s well worth the effort.

If you can financially support a pro-life advocate, that’s great. It’s even better if you can become one – even part time. But never underestimate the power of a changed mind. A changed mind changes other minds. Many changed minds change public opinion. And public opinion eventually changes policy. That saves lives.

Berkeley Mission — Day Two

Posted: March 6, 2010 by Brett Kunkle in Etcetera

It was so cool to spend the morning with Dr. Phillip Johnson.  He is the Godfather of the Intelligent Design Movement and has had a huge impact for the Kingdom.