ThoughtLetters filed under 2000

Six Tough Questions Answered

by Richard B. Keyes Dick Keyes is director of L’Abri, a residential study center in Southborough MA – one branch of an inter-national ministry founded in Switzerland by the late Dr. Francis Schaeffer in 1955. Keyes in also an author and lecturer. Since 1997 he has served as an AIIA Resource Associate for world-views. The […]

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Hypocrites in the Church!

On December 17, 1999, I received an e-mail from a man living in south London which said (in part), “I choose not to believe in the incredible hotchpotch of superstition which is Christianity… which is all the more understandable if you come from Northern Ireland, a place where religion has been the excuse for appalling […]

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Debunking Humanism, Responding to the Naysayers – Part 3 of a three-part series

by Daryl E. Witmer In the current series, AIIA is responding to three contemporary challenges leveled at the truth-claims of Christianity. This month we critique the doctrine of humanism and freethinking, as articulated by (and in) three of humanism’s own defining documents. One major proponent of humanist thinking today is the Council for Secular Humanism […]

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Presupposing Prophetic Failure, Responding to the Naysayers – Part 2 of a three-part series

by Daryl E. Witmer In the current series, AIIA is responding to three contemporary challenges leveled at the truth-claims of Christianity. This month we critique Bible Prophecy: Fulfillment or Failure?, by Tim Callahan, ©1997 Millennium Press, ISBN 0-9655047-0-0, 274pp. Tim Callahan impresses me as a rather reasonable and likable kind of guy. We probably couldn’t […]

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A Tragic Farewell, Responding to the Naysayers – Part 1 of a three-part series

by Daryl E. Witmer In this series, AIIA responds to three contemporary challenges leveled at the truth-claims of Christianity. This month we critique Farewell to God: My Reasons for Rejecting the Christian Faith, by Charles Templeton, ©1996 McClelland & Stewart, ISBN 0-7710-8422-6, 256 pp. In recent years a notable number of books have been released […]

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13 Q&As-to-Go, A Grab Bag of Reader- Questions and AIIA Starter-Responses

Each of the following questions were posed either by our readers (via mail or e-mail), or by those in attendance at one of a number of forums in which AIIA has participated this year. Does God change? Hasn’t He changed the way that He deals with mankind over time? “For I, the Lord, do not […]

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Biblical Inerrancy: Substantiating the Claim

by Daryl E. Witmer, AIIA Executive Director ALEX ASKS, ROGER RESPONDS So, Roger, as a Christian, your faith is based on the Bible, right? That’s correct, Alex. The Bible is the foundation for my faith, although I would actually prefer to say that the real base and object of my faith is Jesus Christ, not […]

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An Especially-for-Skeptics Archeological Tour of Ancient Jericho

An Especially-for-Skeptics Archeological Tour of Ancient Jericho Dr. Wood is Director of Associates for Biblical Research (ABR), headquartered in Frederick MD. He is adjunct professor at a number of educational institutions. He has been quoted in many national publications, including TIME magazine. He presently continues extensive archaeological field work. He and his wife Faith live […]

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Does God Feel Our Pain?

Volume 10 • No. 7 • April 2000Download PDF

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Who Knows What to Believe Anymore?

by Daryl E. Witmer One day in the early Summer of 1999 I was on my way from the Parsonage to the church when I came upon a smiling, middle-aged neighbor lady who greeted me pleasantly. I chatted with her for a bit, and then mentioned that I hadn’t seen her in church recently. Suddenly […]

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On Evil as Objective Reality

by Daryl E. Witmer, with Brandon Pustejovsky One year ago this month – on February 18, 1999 – in the Davies Auditorium at Yale University, the subject “Does God Exist?” was debated by two members of Campus Crusade for Christ and two members of the Yale Society for Atheists, Agnostics, and Humanists. One key element […]

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Is the Bible Reliable, Really?

by Daryl E. Witmer, with Sean Smith This month’s feature includes excerpts by Sean Smith of Methuen MA – the first place winner (worth $250 cash) in AIIA’s 1999 Spring Symposium essay contest. Guidelines, award details, and topic information for Symposium 2000 are now available by contacting our AIIA office. TO MAKE THE CASE FOR […]

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