I’m bringing you this week’s theology post a day early, as tomorrow is release day for my new single so I’ll be posting about that instead of my usual Thursday Theology post.
Today I want to direct you to a fascinating discussion between two well-known atheists who are presenting arguments on a variety of matters related to Christianity and the reliability of the Bible. I will embed that discussion below, and then follow it up with a video response from Christian scholar James White.
I believe we can all learn a lot from these two videos, regardless of our beliefs. My Christian followers may think, “Why would I want to spend two hours listening to two atheists criticising the Bible?” but my answer would be that if you’re at all interested in apologetics (that is, defending the Christian faith), then these two discussions will add to your understanding and therefore your armoury.
This first video is an interview with Bart Ehrman on the Sam Harris ‘Waking Up’ podcast.
The second video I’d like to share, in the interest of balance, is a response to the Harris / Ehrman discussion by Calvinist Christian scholar James White. I have skipped the first part of this video (you’ll see it starts at 7.24) as prior to that White is discussing an unrelated subject.
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