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TLblog- William Lane Craig and the Truth of Christianity- Rand Wagner
In this post I would like to highlight a leading Christian apologist and scholar as well as provide some resources for those of you who might not be completely convinced that Christianity is true. There are many many more resources than I can provide in this post that are helpful for those genuinely seeking to discern truth from falsehood. Many of the links on this Thoughtlife blog site are links to additional resources aiming to demonstrate the truth of the Christian message. Many of you who don’t follow God with your whole heart, soul, mind, and strength find it ridiculous that Christ followers (Christians) would assert that their notion of God is the only correct “Way” among the thousands vying for adherence in the marketplace of ideas. This is not really a new response from those outside the Faith but is especially typical I think in our increasingly post-christian/post-modern culture. However, you will find as you pursue Truth, that the Christian Worldview is indeed a belief system that can be known to be true, and not simply believed blindly. Faith in Jesus is a reasonable faith that is intellectually justified. For the sake of your soul, I encourage you to come to the Truth. If you are just beginning to seek, then Christianity is the best place to start because, unlike other religions, Christianity is historically verifiable. In other words, it is a matter of history that Jesus of Nazareth died on a Roman cross just as the Hebrew Scriptures predicted He would and then rose from the dead to “evidence” to the world that He was who He claimed to be… the Christ, the Son of the Living God. Please check out these resources defending the veracity of the Christian Worldview from leading Christian apologist and scholar Dr. William Lane Craig– on five main topics: God’s existence, God’s omniscience, God’s eternity, The Historical Jesus, and Christian particularism.
Who is William Lane Craig? Dr. Craig is Research Professor of Philosophy at Talbot School of Theology in La Mirada, California. He and his wife Jan have two grown children. At the age of sixteen as a junior in high school, he first heard the message of the Christian gospel and yielded his life to Christ. Dr. Craig pursued his undergraduate studies at Wheaton College (B.A. 1971) and graduate studies at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (M.A. 1974; M.A. 1975), the University of Birmingham (England) (Ph.D. in Philosophy,1977), and the University of Munich (Germany) (D.Theol. in Theology, 1984). From 1980-86 he taught Philosophy of Religion at Trinity, during which time he and Jan started their family. In 1987 they moved to Brussels, Belgium, where Dr. Craig pursued research at the University of Louvain until assuming his position at Talbot in 1994. He has authored or edited over thirty books, including The Kalam Cosmological Argument; Assessing the New Testament Evidence for the Historicity of the Resurrection of Jesus; Divine Foreknowledge and Human Freedom; Theism, Atheism and Big Bang Cosmology; and God, Time and Eternity, as well as over a hundred articles in professional journals of philosophy and theology, including The Journal of Philosophy, New Testament Studies, Journal for the Study of the New Testament, American Philosophical Quarterly, Philosophical Studies, Philosophy, and British Journal for Philosophy of Science.