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May 2012

The Public Discourse

A Constitutional and Wise Way to Protect the Unborn

"We should pass Unborn Child Protection Acts and begin the conversation about the pain of the unborn."

 

Explaining Obama’s Evolution

"The electorate will often forgive—and can even embrace—a clean conversion story, where a politician honestly changes his mind and admits to it. But on marriage, such a story should not be available for the President, who was either alarmingly befuddled for several years or merely lying."

 

Judging Human Worth

"The failure to grasp the implications of intrinsic human worth plagues arguments for physician-assisted suicide and voluntary euthanasia."


Christ in the cause of Gay Marriage

From His Grace:

"Back in 2004, as a candidate for the US Senate, he said: “I’m a Christian. I do believe that tradition and my religious beliefs say that marriage is something sanctified between a man and a woman.” And this is the view he reiterated throughout his 2008 presidential campaign. Fair enough: he’s changed his mind. Unless you’re born with infallible theological insight, a reconsideration of some immature beliefs is inevitable as one matures: the milk is exchanged for meat. That is clearly the President’s latest view.

Yet it is to be observed that he invoked Christ and the Bible to his electoral cause in 2008, and he is doing so again in 2012. And it is the  name of Jesus which is dragged through the mud."

Also see:

President Obama is Wrong on Gay Marriage

Obama, Marriage, and the “Anti-Gay” Theme

Seminars on Homosexuality, Change, and the Gospel

The President, Jesus, and the Golden Rule

Marriage and the Presidency


Dr. Craig Debates

Can the Universe Exist Without God?  (Craig vs. Enqvist)

University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland – April 16, 2012

A discussion between theologian, philosopher William Lane Craig and cosmologist Kari Enqvist at the University of Helsinki, Finland on 16/04/2012. Moderated by Sami Pihlström.

 

Does God Exist? Craig vs. Kappel

Indre Mission, Copenhagen, Denmark – October 18, 2011

The debate on "Does God Exist?" between William Lane Craig and Klemens Kappel took place at Indre Mission in Copenhagen, Denmark.




Just Thinking

Just Thinking 20.2 (Opens PDF)

Features:

Why do people turn to God? Is it because of pain? Is from being weary of pleasure? The reality is that both leave haunting questions. As Ravi Zacharias observes, the struggle between pain and pleasure gives spirituality a more defined goal, and only God alone knows how we will respond.

 

When we come to Christ asking for help, we are offered a person, not a list that adds insult to injury. To the wounded, he simply offers his own wounds.

 

What is the meaning of suffering? Should God spare us from suffering when He didn’t spare his own Son? To be able to trust God even through suffering is a gift that is hard-won.

 

When questions you thought you had settled long ago rise again to the surface, it is easy to side with the skeptic in questioning the very goodness of God.

 


Solid Ground: May/June 2012

"On February 23, 2012, the Journal of Medical Ethics (JME) published an article written by philosophers Alberto Giubilini and Francesca Minerva. Its title was “After-Birth Abortion: Why Should the Baby Live?”

Yes, you read it right—“abortion” after the baby is born.

It’s a stunning title. It sounds like a straightforward appeal for infanticide (it is). But it also suggests the authors reject any argument defending even a newborn’s right to life (they do). But that’s not the really bad news. The more frightening reality is that Giubilini and Minerva’s argument was effectively ratified long ago. These philosophers are simply connecting the dots.

The premises were endorsed by virtually everyone in the pro-abortion world decades past when they argued that a fetus was human, but not a person. In this issue of Solid Ground [Download STR_May_June_2012], I chronicle how the deadly dominoes have fallen."