Those of you who have been reading the blog know that the blog is split between Christian apologetics and policy analysis. Here’s a little list of the topics that I have touched on related to Christian apologetics, with topics yet to appear later in italics.
Scientific arguments for theism:
- the creation of the universe out of nothing (Warning: SNARKY)
- the fine-tuning of physical constants and ratios to support the minimal requirements for life (Warning: SNARKY)
- the origin of biological information in the simplest living organism
- galactic, stellar and planetary fine-tuning to support the minimal requirements for life
- the sudden origin of all animal phyla in the Cambrian explosion
- the natural limits of biological change
Philosophical arguments for theism:
- the moral argument
- the argument from evil
- the origin of non-physical mind, rationality and free will
Historical arguments for Christianity
- the minimal facts argument (Habermas/Craig/Licona)
- the best explanation of the changes in the concept of resurrection (Wright)
- what about the progress of science and God-of-the-gaps?
- doesn’t the Bible require the creation of the earth in six 24-hour days?
- didn’t aliens seed the earth with the first life?
- the problems of evil and suffering
- the problem of religious pluralism and religious truth claims
- the problem of postmodern skepticism (i.e. – the problem of wanting to be lazy and popular)
- the problem of rational morality and purpose on atheism
- the problem of moral relativism
- the fate of the unevangelized (what about those who never heard of Jesus)
- the hiddenness of God (why isn’t there more evidence for God’s existence?)
- isn’t the doctrine of the Trinity self-contradictory?
- can God make a rock so big he can’t lift it?
- did God create evil?
- who made God?
- isn’t faith is opposed to reason and evidence?
- memo to Christopher Hitchens: a sneer is not an argument
- a case for the pro-life position in plain English
- adult stem cell research is superior to embryonic stem cell research
- the importance of being able to argue both sides of a question
- why does talking about religion make people uncomfortable?
- how to talk to your co-workers about your faith