Anglican Bishop of Durham, NT Wright, is one of the most influential figures in Christian thinking today. His series of books on the Origins of Christianity have already played a major role in reshaping and re-invigorating theology in the areas of Christology, ecclesiology, eschatology and many other –ologies, too. On the 22nd March 2006 Bishop Wright gave a CASE public entitled ‘Resurrection and Beyond’ that was based on his 800 page book The
Are adults are too old to change their ways and embrace Christ as Lord?
Conversion to Christianity has long fascinated me. What is it that causes such a profound change in a person’s thinking and way of life that we say they have been ‘converted’ from one kind of person into another? The Gospel language for such a change is ‘born again’, a term now so politicised as to obscure its powerful evocation of a fresh start.
Here is a valuable article from Tim Keller, senior minister at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, on the kinds of beliefs which prevent people from hearing the Christian message. There are plenty of intersections here with the attractive apologetics approach of CASE.
Every culture hostile to Christianity holds to a set of ‘common-sense’ consensus beliefs that automatically make Christianity seem implausible to people. These are what
I live in Sydney, which means I am compelled to live and breathe real estate. My interest is piqued by special newspaper supplements, home improvement television and the headlining news of adjustments in interest rates. Even social conversation is frequently hijacked by concerns of who is looking for what, and who is doing up which so that they can sell it for something else. The ‘built environment’ has so filled our horizons that we cannot see past
What place does aesthetics have in drawing people to belief in Christ? This essay explores the place of impression in apologetics (PDF 212k).
There is a contemporary recognition that philosophy takes place within the body. This makes the realm of aesthetics—how we are affected by things—more important than has before been recognised. Contrary to popular belief, aesthetics is the most practical side of apologetics, because it pays attention to the
What is the place of logic in establishing the truth of Christianity? Philosopher Greg Restall explains.
What constitutes a good argument? And what does a good argument have to do with the truth of Christianity? A logician explains.
Dr Greg Restall is Associate Professor in Philosophy at the University of Melbourne.
I am a logician by trade. I spend time teaching and researching in the areas of formal and philosophical logic. I think that logic
Who can be held responsible for the death of Jesus? Paul Barnett revisits and ancient question in the wake of the Mel Gibson movie, The Passion of the Christ.
Mel Gibson’s film, The Passion of the Christ, has stirred fresh discussion over the role of Jews and Romans in the death of Jesus. What is the historical evidence for Christ’s death? Who was responsible for it? And how does this ancient story inform our self-understanding today, be we Jewish
Is there a Christian worldview? Greg Clarke’s editorial from a recent Case magazine.
Is there such a thing as a Christian worldview? Does the gospel of Christ so profoundly shape a person’s thinking that he develops something so intellectually coherent that it can fairly be called a philosophy, or a metaphysical system? Or is this a misunderstanding of what it means to call Christ your ‘lord and saviour’? non-religious conception of life. They
Michael Jensen’s essential verbs for those who wish to be apologists for the Christian faith.
What I would like to propose amounts (I hope!) to a strategy for apologetics informed by the Scriptures, theology, culture and the dynamics of human communication. Recognize that apology may be given in a range of settings: in a personal conversation, in a youth group or Bible study group to people who are mainly Christians, in a lecture, in an
Negative, positive, apologia, kategoria ... and something else. Greg Clarke introduces CASE’s approach to apologetics.
It is a good rule in life never to apologise. The right sort of people do not want apologies, and the wrong sort take a mean advantage of them. (P.G. Wodehouse)
It is tempting to apologise for the presence of the word ‘apologetic’ in the name of this new venture which I have been employed to direct, the Centre for Apologetic