Archive for February, 2008

Consider Christianity Week 2008

Elgin Hushbeck -

Listen to the MP3 This year’s Consider Christianity Week is March 9th – 15th and is rapidly approaching. The recent release of the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life’s U.S. Religious Landscape Survey shows that it is definitely needed as much now as ever. According to the report, “Religion in the United States is [...]

Read More..>>

McCain’s Leadership

Elgin Hushbeck -

Besides the issues on which McCain and I differ, there is another aspect about a McCain Presidency that greatly troubles me.   This is the issue of leadership, which has troubled me since the first Bush Presidency.  Presidents are more than simply Chief Executives; they function as both the leader of the country, and the leader [...]

Read More..>>

Is Christianity A Religion

Elgin Hushbeck -

Listen to the MP3 Make reference to the “Christian Religion” around other Christians and you are likely to be told something to the effect that ‘Christianity is not a religion is it a relationship.” Now there is some truth in such statements as a key element of Christianity is one’s personal relationship with God. But [...]

Read More..>>

A Review of Richard Dawkins’ The God Delusion – Summary

Elgin Hushbeck -

The following is an outline of my review of Richard Dawkins’, “The God Delusion” Part I – Chapter One Three major problems with Dawkins’ approach Part II – Chapter One Discussion of the “educated elite,” and how it is a negative term. How the errors of the educated elite are similar to the errors of [...]

Read More..>>

A Review of Richard Dawkins’ The God Delusion Part XVII

Elgin Hushbeck -

  Listen to the MP3   The latter part of the Richard Dawkins’, “The God Delusion”  becomes increasingly speculative as he applies his view of atheism and religion to topics such as homosexuality, abortion, and children and these issues would be better treated in more general discussion of the individual topics than a specific review of Dawkins’ [...]

Read More..>>

A review of Evidence for the Bible

Elgin Hushbeck -

Christopher Smith,a Master’s student in Christan History at Wheaton College, has written a review of my book,  here is my response to his first installment: Let me first thank you for both your review, and for the kind introductory remarks. As for your more critical comments, I think they somewhat miss the mark, for a couple [...]

Read More..>>

A Review of Richard Dawkins’ The God Delusion Part XVI

Elgin Hushbeck -

 Listen to the MP3   In the last installment of my review of Richard Dawkins’, “The God Delusion” I looked at Dawkins’ arguments for why we can’t use the Bible as the basis for our morality. But if we cannot use the Bible then where should we get our morals? For Dawkins, the answer to this [...]

Read More..>>

The Problem with McCain

Elgin Hushbeck -

There is a lot of silliness on the part of McCain supporters when it comes to why conservatives are having such trouble with McCain. It is because they are don’t’ control him, or because they don’t like his style, or because he isn’t pure enough,  implying that he has only minor deviations from core conservative [...]

Read More..>>

A Review of Richard Dawkins’ The God Delusion Part XV

Elgin Hushbeck -

Listen to the MP3    In chapter 7 of his book, “The God Delusion” Richard Dawkins, turn the issue of morality and the Bible.  Dawkins lays down his goal pretty clearly in the opening paragraph when he says that the Bible, “encourages a system of morals which any civilized modern person whether religious or not, would [...]

Read More..>>