Author: Dan

Your Weekend Worldview Reader

ere’s your Weekend Worldview Reader with links to articles, essays, reviews, and videos that I consider to be interesting or important from a biblical worldview perspective. Any work that I point to is not an endorsement, but rather an invitation for you to think deeply about your faith and the world around you. 

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The Genesis of Apologetics

he late agnostic scientist Stephen J. Gould thought that religion and science speak of, to, and from separate domains. He described religion and science as two ships passing in the night. “Science gets the age of rocks,” he wrote, “and religion the rock of ages; science studies how the heavens go, religion how to go to heaven.”[1] Both skeptics and Bible-believing Christians alike have rejected Gould’s description, as the Christian religion does make claims about the physical world and not merely about internal human values.[2]

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The Growing Divide

ew York expands abortion rights while lowering requirements for medical professionals administering abortion. Virginia Governor discusses infanticide as if he’s talking about what day of the week the trash is taken out. While on the other side of the aisle, Iowa makes it illegal to have an abortion once a heartbeat is detected. The divide keeps growing. It reminds me of Star Wars.

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What This Super Bowl Commercial Gets Wrong About Human Dignity

ia’s Super Bowl commercial aimed to humanize the automobile company through beautiful cinematography and dramatic script spoken through the southern accent of a young boy in a cowboy hat. It emphasized the small Georgian town that hosts a Kia assembly plant. There is a line in the commercial that should offend our deepest convictions about human dignity, particularly for those who hold a biblical worldview.

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Your Weekend Worldview Reader

ere’s your Weekend Worldview Reader with links to articles, essays, reviews, and videos that I consider to be interesting or important from a biblical worldview perspective. Any work that I point to is not an endorsement, but rather an invitation for you to think deeply about your faith and the world around you. 

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Apologetics as Concentric Circles

he believer’s personal apologetic can be illustrated with concentric circles[1]. A person’s testimony is the first circle in their personal apologetics. Like a pebble dropped in a pond, there will be additional circles expanding outwards. While a person’s account of the “hope within them” is where their apologetic begins, it should not be where it ends. Love for God and love for neighbor will require them to be able to explain, clarify, and defend an increasing amount of intellectual, philosophical, and historical real estate. Ignorance and inaction are not options for faithful Christians.

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The Glory of God & Other Christian Clichés

t was my first time to preach at the church in Nashville, TN, where I was serving as a student pastor. I won’t forget the man in the cowboy hat sitting in the audience, whom I later learned was country music singer Tim McGraw. Nor will I forget the letter a guy about my age gave me after the sermon.

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Your Weekend Worldview Reader

ere’s your Weekend Worldview Reader with links to articles, essays, reviews, and videos that I consider to be interesting or important from a biblical worldview perspective. Any work that I point to is not an endorsement, but rather an invitation for you to think deeply about your faith and the world around you. 

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Can Computers Be Moral?

hould a driverless vehicle, an iCar by Apple for example, be programmed to make moral decisions? That’s the question Robert Newman sets out to answer in his 2015 article ‘Can Robots Be Ethical?’ in Philosophy Now Magazine. Could an iCar decide, if only two options were available, between slamming into a broken down minivan filled with a family of six, or swerving to avoid them and consequently running over an individual pedestrian?

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