Author Archives: Mark McCartney

Defending the Faith With Three Little Words

In just over 15 minutes, mathematician and historian of science Dr Mark McCartney discusses the relationship between Christianity and science and how he defends his belief in God with three little words

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Lawrence Krauss, Philosophy and the Demands of Physicists

‘You have to listen to me, but I don’t have to listen to you!’

When physicist Lawrence Krauss and philosopher of religion William Lane Craig debated each other in Australia in August 2013, I think it would be fair to say that they didn’t see eye-to-eye.

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Why Should I Believe that God Exists? Part Two

Q: OK, so why do you have two parts to your answer?

A: My answer is “there are laws.” There are the laws of nature we discussed in part one; but there are also moral laws.

Q: But scientists and philosophers have explanations for those, don’t they?

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Lewisophobia

 

Or Why We Should View the Christian Faith on a Broad Canvas

Social media, with the easy opportunity of quick- fire twitter feeds and Facebook walls, can bring out the worst in people. I remember once seeing a Facebook post from an atheist which read simply ‘Poor old CS Lewis- not the sharpest tool in the box’.

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Q: Why Should I Believe that God Exists? Part 1

A: I can give you a three word answer: “there are laws”.

Q: Can you clarify that a bit?

A: OK, but that will require more than three words. There are laws of nature; there are laws of morality; therefore, I expect a law giver.

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