Archive for September, 2012

Friday Fun: Worst Movie Death Scene Ever

Posted: September 28, 2012 by Brett Kunkle in Just for Fun

Here’s my response to the challenge that abortion wins souls for Christ.

Here’s an objection I’ve heard surprisingly often:

If you do believe that children are innocent in the eyes of God, wouldn’t it be reasonable to suggest that abortion doctors are winning more souls for Christ than Christian missionaries? Why not bomb a pre-school? That would surely win a lot of souls for Christ.

So what do you think? Is it reasonable to suggest that we should kill people into the Kingdom? I’ve heard people (utterly despicably) use this question to try to lessen opposition to abortion among Christians, saying that killing unborn babies is in the babies’ best interest. But I think this particular formulation of the question is being used as a “taking the roof off” tactic—that is, it’s trying to show that the Christian worldview is absurd and that we’re not living consistently within it. In this formulation, the asker is assuming we’d be opposed to missionary killing, but he’s challenging us to explain how we reconcile our actions and our beliefs.

To answer this challenge, you’ll need to think through some theology—what we know to be true about God, man, and the role God has given us. We’ll hear Alan’s answer on Thursday.

Challenge Response: Only Tyrants Demand Worship

Posted: September 22, 2012 by Brett Kunkle in God is Real, Weekly Challenge

We’re wrapping up our New Zealand speaking tour, but were still able to answer this week’s challenge!

STR in New Zealand

Posted: September 21, 2012 by Brett Kunkle in Events

Friday Fun: Apple iPhone 5 Practical Joke

Posted: September 21, 2012 by Brett Kunkle in Just for Fun

Challenge: Only Tyrants Demand Worship

Posted: September 18, 2012 by Amy Hall in God is Real, Weekly Challenge

I found this challenge in “Top 50 Questions Christians Can’t Answer.” Can you answer it?

God wants everyone to worship and follow him and, if they don’t, they burn in hell for all eternity. What does this type of attitude say about his character? By definition, he would be described as a tyrant.

Is God a tyrant? What do you think? How would you respond? Leave your ideas in the comments below, and we’ll hear from Brett on Thursday.

With all the violence going on in the Middle East, people believe Muslims are justified in this behavior. But they also point out that Christianity has its own form of jihad. I responded to this claim last year.

Don’t forget if you’re in the Southern California area that you can attend a free intelligent design conference tomorrow. Speakers from the Discovery Institute will be teaching. Get more details here or register here.

I’m going!

I respond to this week’s challenge that claims Leviticus 17:11 teaches that life begins only after blood is in the human embryo. This challenge is intended to undermine a Christian’s pro-life view.