10 Answers For Skeptics
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About "10 Answers For Skeptics"
:In 10 Answers for Skeptics, McFarland identifies the ten most common types of skepticism that plague doubters' minds and offers believers proven strategies for connecting intellectually and spiritually with those who are skeptical about the claims of Christianity. Today's skeptics are looking for authenticity, integrity, and straightforward truth. Readers will learn how to answer intimidating questions, identify the root issue behind those questions, and dismantle the "spiritual bombshells" dropped by atheists. Plus, they'll find encouragement to face hostility by persevering in love--the ultimate apologetic Christians can offer as witness to our loving God.
Meet the Author
"ALEX McFARLAND " is a speaker, writer and advocate for Christian apologetics. He serves as director of the Center for Christian Worldview and? Apologetics at North Greenville University, a leading Christian college in the United States. He has spoken in hundreds of locations throughout North America and internationally and has preached in more than 1,300 churches. Alex has been featured at conferences such as The Billy Graham School of Evangelism, Focus on the Family's Big Dig and California's Spirit West Coast, sharing the platform with Chuck Colson, Dinesh D'Souza, Josh McDowell and many ot
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First, the positives. Mcfarland provides a good overview of the various questions out there in today's world, and additionally focusses on how one should approach answering these questions rather than giving the reader answers alone. However in my humble opinion these answers don't cut it- particularly with regards to science. Mcfarland takes the borderline fundamentalist position (which the likes of Richard Dawkins associate all of orthodox Christianity with) ruling out of evolution (in it's wide variety of meanings) as a means of creation. Genesis makes no mention of human origins but the statement that man was made from the dust, which in the ancient near east meant to be a part of all creation. We don't consider the earth to be flat, as psalms would suggest, rather we rightly think of this as poetry. The position outlined by Mcfarland may satisfy the believer, but for the unbeliever this won't cut it. I would suggest that future apologetic books outline the variety of biblical options taken by evangelical theologians, rather than making assertions without being a scholar in OT.