Joel Furches's Posts

Sharing the Christian Worldview: Creativity

On January 6th of 2018, I asked my readers to assign me an article, and I would write it. I received a response from a reader, Ann Carlton, who said: “How can creativity in shared interests with others (not necessarily spiritual) lead to conversations about God?” This is the article in which I respond to your request, Ann. Aware, I am sure, that I myself am an artist, this may be Ann&#... »

Sex Replaces Religion

The culture has elevated sex into a distinctly spiritual dimension such that it is the ultimate end. This is evidenced by the fact that one is encouraged-nay-mandated to find one’s personal identity in one’s sexual pursuits. As a thought experiment, imagine a person falls somewhere on the LGBTQ spectrum and DOESN’T find their fundamental personal identity in that fact. It’s... »

Book Review: Christ-Centered Apologetics

Christ Centered Apologetics is a new book from Crosslink Publishers which presents arguments for the historic Jesus. The book defends the claim that the New Testament is accurate in what it says about Jesus.  Christian Apologetics – the defense of Christianity which uses science, philosophy, and scholarship to support the truth of Christian beliefs – has, of recent years, become more and more phil... »

Answering “Questions Christians Can’t Answer” #50 THE FINAL QUESTION!

This is the final question in this fifty question series – posted one-a-day over the course of the last 50 days. It’s been quite a ride answering the “Top 50 Questions Christians Can’t Answer” article. This last question serves as a perfect wrap-up for the series thanks for sticking to the series! Why have logic if you’re not going to use it? 50 – Why woul... »

Answering “Questions Christians Can’t Answer” #49 Why do Christians Evade Questions?

Over the course of this ten-article series, this column has examined a list of questions leveled by skeptic R. E. Puckett in his Yahoo Voices segment entitled “Top 50 Questions Christians Can’t Answer“. Once a believer himself, Puckett became convinced that Christianity does not hold up under the light of intellectual scrutiny, and that when the curtain is pulled back, the basis ... »

Answering “Questions Christians Can’t Answer” #48 God as Mass Murderer?

Christianity is a pretty questionable religion, right? That’s what Thomas Neil thinks, and expresses in his Bukisa article, “Top 50 Questions Christians Can’t Answer“. This article series takes a look at each of the 50 questions – one question at a time. It’s fair to mention at the outset that Neil isn’t particularly interested in a debate so much as shutt... »

Answering “Questions Christians Can’t Answer” #47 Long Lives In The Bible?

This is the 47’th entry in the article series which examines the “Top 50 Questions Christians Can’t Answer“. The nature of these questions isn’t so much what might be seen in a professional Christian/atheist debate as it is the kind of thing the office atheist might pester the office Christian with. Even so, such questions deserve to be addressed, as they are the type... »

Answering “Questions Christians Can’t Answer” #46 Permission for Evil?

Over the course of this fifty-article series, this column has examined a list of questions leveled by skeptic R. E. Puckett in his Yahoo Voices segment entitled “Top 50 Questions Christians Can’t Answer.” Pucket’s article was eventually removed from Yahoo and re-published on bukisa under the name Thomas Neil. Once a believer himself, Puckett became convinced that Christiani... »

Answering “Questions Christians Can’t Answer” #45 Early Incest?

With the publication of this article, we only have five more questions to review in this series examining another article titled “Top 50 Questions Christians Can’t Answer“. The questions in this series are not titanic intellectual quandaries that truly threaten to squash religious belief. Instead, they are the sorts of “gotcha” questions that the office atheist might ... »

Answering “Questions Christians Can’t Answer” #44 Garden of Eden?

This article continues a series examining R.E. Pucket’s article “Top 50 Questions Christians Can’t Answer“.  R. E. Pucket was a faithful Christian for much of his life. However, as he began to expand his reading and investigate arguments against faith, he became convinced that faith was irrational. This impression was strengthened by the fact that Christians with which he i... »

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