Friday, September 21st, 2007

Time and Eternity: Exploring God’s Relationship to Time
by William Lane Craig

If you are interested in exploring the nature of time, and God’s relationship to time, this is an excellent read. Dr. Craig holds a Ph.D. in theology as well as philosophy, so he is well equipped to deal with this topic. In fact, he is one of the world’s premiere experts in the philosophy of time.

Craig argues that while Scripture is clear that God is eternal, it not clear on the nature of God’s eternality. Specifically, is God a timeless or omnitemporal being? In other words, does God exist outside of time, or does God exist throughout all time. Contrary to popular belief, both the Bible and philosophy tend to support the idea that God exists in and throughout all time.

The book is not an easy read, but it is an intellectually pleasurable read for anyone interested in this topic.

I summed up Craig’s argument in my

May 30th post if you want to check it out.


Defending Life: A Moral and Legal Case Against Abortion Choice
by Francis Beckwith


Beckwith is arguably the most able defender of the pro-life worldview. His new book is being branded as the most complete and persuasive pro-life work ever written. Beckwith’s legal, philosophical and theological education make him an excellent source for this topic.

He makes a scientific, philosophical, and legal case for pro-life and against abortion-choice. He tackles both the popular arguments and the sophisticated arguments offered by abortion-choicers in behalf of their position and against the pro-life position. He even tackles stem cell research and cloning toward the end of the book. Excellent read!

Apparently more than 80% of the French believe in evolution, demonstrating their intellectual superiority over us dumb Americans who largely believe in creation. I would venture to say the acceptance of evolutionary theory in France has little to do with their understanding of science. On the French version of Who Wants to be a Millionaire, 56% of the audience thought the sun revolves around the Earth! If you get a scientific fact as basic as this wrong, I wouldn’t trust you to open a science book, yet alone evaluate the veracity of a scientific theory!

Check out the video. Very funny, and yet very sad.

HT: Evolution News