Author Archives: Saints and Sceptics

Reasons for Hope 2017

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Leading Christian apologists William Lane Craig and John Lennox will be speaking at a number of different events in Cork, Dublin and Belfast in March/April 2017. Details of all the events – including debates with Michael Nugent and Daniel Came as well as public lectures – can be found here.

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Religious Faith in an Age of Intelligent Machines

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This talk was delivered as part of a course on Reality, Robots and Religion at The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion at the University of Cambridge. Here’s a brief overview:

Could a machine exhibit intelligence similar to that of a human being?

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Halloween: Posts that Go Bump in the Night

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We ought to acknowledge that folks tend to think a little bit more about superstition, evil and the supernatural at this time of year; and that does present an odd opportunity to talk about a Christianity. So we’ve gathered some articles, old and new, together on the theme of evil.

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Reflections on Ashers and the “Gay Cake” Ruling

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Few would have thought that it would cost £88500, freedom of conscience and essential religious liberties to make a simple iced cake. Yet that may be what the Equality Commission has just charged. In 2014, Christian bakers at Ashers Baking Company declined to make a cake for Gareth Lee because the cake was to carry the message “Support Gay Marriage”.

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Competing Worldviews

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This is a talk on Christianity and Atheism as competing worldviews that was given at a breakfast organised by Agape Ireland at the RDS in Dublin.

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