(PDF) Making Sense of God An Invitation to the Skeptical


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    (PDF) Making Sense of God An Invitation to the Skeptical Free read Making Sense of God An Invitation to the Skeptical This is book three in my uest to find a good explanation of the Christian faith Once again I don't think this book is it But in mitigation I can now see that Christianity is so very very difficult to explain without drifting off into shimmery two shakes of Four uartets and a dash of Revelations language that my heart goes out to these guys who take on this task Okay my heart almost goes out to these guys Part One of this

  2. says: (PDF) Making Sense of God An Invitation to the Skeptical Timothy J. Keller Å 7 Summary Free read Making Sense of God An Invitation to the Skeptical

    (PDF) Making Sense of God An Invitation to the Skeptical Read ô eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Å Timothy J. Keller I was converted from educated secularism in 2003 Every objection I had is addressed by this book for my background AND it's

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    (PDF) Making Sense of God An Invitation to the Skeptical Timothy J. Keller Å 7 Summary Sitting across the table from a Christian friend I find myself again and again shaking my head in wonder at our different paths beliefs and motivations There are differences between us that I suspect we both pray over in our own ways Conversations sometimes reach a point where we can only look at each other from

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    Free read Making Sense of God An Invitation to the Skeptical (PDF) Making Sense of God An Invitation to the Skeptical Keller's book came recommended by virtually every thinking Christian I know billed as the theological answer to recent mass market agnosticism Indeed there are many out there who have artfully defended a belief in the Christian God but Keller does not meet the mark The first half of his book written for skeptics is very soft on logicalrational arguments His response to evolution a whopping two and a half page

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    Timothy J. Keller Å 7 Summary Read ô eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Å Timothy J. Keller (PDF) Making Sense of God An Invitation to the Skeptical A life not centred on God leads to emptiness Building our lives on something besides God not only hurts us if we don't get the desires of our hearts but also if we do Few of us get all of our wildest dreams fulfilled in life and ther

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    (PDF) Making Sense of God An Invitation to the Skeptical I liked this book a lot because it gives a fundamentalist perspective primarily based on the idea that the Bible is the literal world of God or Bible inerrancyand it was great to see that so clearly defined I thought that Keller argued this viewpoint incredibly wellI couldn't begin to comment on all the points raised in the book but some major issues concerned meFirstly I was very disconcerted by Keller's insistence that only one

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    Free read Making Sense of God An Invitation to the Skeptical (PDF) Making Sense of God An Invitation to the Skeptical Read ô eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Å Timothy J. Keller This is one of those Yes Virginia there is a Santa Claus books i didn't pick up this book to make fun of it i read it because i would like to hear an intelligent plausible argument for the existence of God I am sure there is one but you won't find it in this book To paraphrase the author why did Jesus have to die for our sins? Well if your neighbor accidentally ran into your wall and it wasn't covered by insurance someo

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    (PDF) Making Sense of God An Invitation to the Skeptical I didn't get this book to try to refute it I was actually as excited to get it as I am with any non fiction book The introduction was great and I thought it was going to be a good read It's about 10 pages or so and I thought it was really well writtenThen starts the doubts and uestions he has received and his reasoning against them The uestions are great ones that are very typical so it's not like he's throwin

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    (PDF) Making Sense of God An Invitation to the Skeptical There are much better texts on theology ethics belief in a god or gods When compared to the well educated writings of Bonh

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    (PDF) Making Sense of God An Invitation to the Skeptical Timothy J. Keller Å 7 Summary Read ô eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Å Timothy J. Keller I was really disappointed by this I actually picked it for a group read with some friends having read Keller before and been impressed by him I wasn't impressed with this The full title of the book is The Reason for God Bel

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Free read Making Sense of God An Invitation to the Skeptical

Timothy J. Keller Å 7 Summary Read ô eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Å Timothy J. Keller Free read Making Sense of God An Invitation to the Skeptical Ive books that promote science and secularism over religion and faith For years Tim Keller has compiled a list of the most freuently voiced “doubts” skeptics bring to his Manhattan church And in The Reason for God he single handedly dismantles each of them Written with atheists agnostics and skeptics in mind Keller also provides an intelligent platform on which true believers can stand their ground when bombarded by the backlash The Reason for God challenges such ideology at its core and points to the true path and purpose of ChristianityWhy is there suffering in the world How could a lo. Keller s book came recommended by virtually every thinking Christian I know billed as the theological answer to recent mass market agnosticism Indeed there are many out there who have artfully defended a belief in the Christian God but Keller does not meet the mark The first half of his book written for skeptics is very soft on logicalrational arguments His response to evolution a whopping two and a half pages for example is to say that if you pin him down he believes in the process of evolution by natural selection but that Christians must accept their faith first and then move to evaluating foundation shaking science only after they have positioned themselves beyond doubt Fine for believers but he won t win converts from among rationalists with arguments like that Throughout the book Mr Keller applies a thick coat of scholar like varnish yet his logic is far from solid oak

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Timothy J. Keller Å 7 Summary Read ô eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Å Timothy J. Keller Free read Making Sense of God An Invitation to the Skeptical Ving God send people to Hell Why isn’t Christianity inclusive Shouldn’t the Christian God be a god of love How can one religion be “right” and the rest “wrong” Why have so many wars been fought in the name of God These are just a few of the uestions even ardent believers wrestle with today In this book Tim Keller uses literature philosophy real life conversations and reasoning and even pop culture to explain how faith in a Christian God is a soundly rational belief held by thoughtful people of intellectual integrity with a deep compassion for those who truly want to know the trut. This is one of those Yes Virginia there is a Santa Claus books i didn t pick up this book to make fun of it i read it because i would like to hear an intelligent plausible argument for the existence of God I am sure there is one but you won t find it in this book To paraphrase the author why did Jesus have to die for our sins Well if your neighbor accidentally ran into your wall and it wasn t covered by insurance someone would have to pay for the damages So even if you forgave your neighbor he d still have to pay for the repairs Thus God sent his son to pay for the damages of our sins even though he forgave us Want logic like this Basically God exists because the author just can t imagine how we could have such a wonderful world without God Why is there pain and suffering The answer is for Him to know and for us to find out ie mere mortals can t be expected to figure out the answer

Timothy J. Keller Å 7 Summary

Timothy J. Keller Å 7 Summary Read ô eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Å Timothy J. Keller Free read Making Sense of God An Invitation to the Skeptical Making Sense of God An Invitation to the Skeptical is a preuel to The Reason for God Belief in an Age of Skepticism The End of Faith The God Delusion God Is Not Great Letter to a Christian Nation Bestseller lists are filled with doubters But what happens when you actually doubt your doubtsAlthough a vocal minority continues to attack the Christian faith for most Americans faith is a large part of their lives 86 percent of Americans refer to themselves as religious and 75 percent of all Americans consider themselves Christians So how should they respond to these passionate learned and persuas. This is book three in my uest to find a good explanation of the Christian faith Once again I don t think this book is it But in mitigation I can now see that Christianity is so very very difficult to explain without drifting off into shimmery two shakes of Four uartets and a dash of Revelations language that my heart goes out to these guys who take on this task Okay my heart almost goes out to these guys Part One of this book is where TK challenges and in his own eyes overcomes seven major doubts which people like me have such as there can t be just one true religion or how can a loving God send people to Hell On that point TK concludes that God indeed is a God of judgement and will send sinners to Hell The belief in a God of pure love who accepts everyone and judges no one is a powerful act of faith Not only is there no evidence for it in the natural order but there is almost no historical religious textual support for it outside of Christianity The one looks at it the less justified it appearsActually this chapter is frankly not very frank TK avoids saying who is going to get the big heave ho Does he think God will reject all non Christians for instance Even if they re really excellent people like my friend Mohammed Mind you Timothy Keller and my friend Mohammed would both agree that I m going straight to Hell because of my unbelief But I m comforted to think that Mohammed thinks he s going straight to Hell too for reasons which it would be inappropriate to mentionI hardly agree with TK about anything but I give him points for fearlessness and fiestiness He plunges in and at least asks himself a lot of the right uestions And it would be interesting to discuss the whole book but these religious reviews are getting way too long So I ll stick to one chapterTHE USUAL PROBLEM OF EVILFor me this is always the big oneTK says in essence If you can t figure out why there is evil and suffering please don t conclude there is no reason It s because your brain is very small Be a bit humble If you have a God great and transcendent enough to be mad at because he hasn t stopped the evil and suffering in the world then you have at the same moment a God great and transcendent enough to have good reasons for allowing it to continue that you don t knowSo there s a reason why the driver of a bus taking kids home from their skiing trip had a heart attack as he was driving through a tunnel in the Swiss alps this past week so that he drove his bus right into a wall killing 22 children Well TK does admit that suffering like this is a genuine problem for the believer But then he says that actually evil and suffering may be if anything evidence for GodI think it goes like this the atheists believe in evolution and natural selection a process which is amoral lots of suffering and death involved But then they also believe that suffering is wrong unjust Where did this idea of wrongness and unjustness come from The non believer doesn t have a good basis for being outraged at injustice if you are sure that this natural world is unjust and filled with evil you are assuming the reality of some extra natural or supernatural standard by which to make your judgementHere is a thread which runs all the way through the book TK simply doesn t accept that there are such things as secular humanitarian values He thinks all the atheist humanitarians have got their values from God but are in denial or are just ignorant of the source of their values But I look at things differentlyCertainly religion was where moral philosophies were formed and our most profound and ancient ideas such as the Golden Rule are necessarily based in religion because until the Enlightenment that was the only game in town But gradually by fits and starts secular education and a scientific empirical point of view formed and over the centuries floated free from its religious moorings Keller appears to think that if I accept evolution in all its implications then I accept human beings are part of that and are subject to its laws which are the bloody and merciless laws of natural selection The strong eat the weak and no room whatsoever for compassion Darwinism is natural untrammelled fascism But I say that this overlooks two uniue things that happened to humans Self consciousnessAndLanguageAnd these two remarkable things freed us from being natural Darwinian fascists Maybe God gave us self consciousness and language but I think we did that ourselves By natural selection Our secular hearts and minds are in the business of self improvement they have been for 50000 years it s a trial and error thing they re still doing it it s unstoppable So we don t shrug at the latest serial killer and say well he was a little too darwinian but still that s what us mammalian life forms do heh Survival of the one with the most guns So that s one strange idea the TK has that non religious people should be cool about evil and if they re not then they re crypto religiousHe returns to this idea later and uoted Arthur Leff The fact is says leff if there is no God then all moral statements are arbitraryI ll rephrase that If there is no arbitrarily designated ultimate source of morality then all moral statements are arbitraryBut actually he does provide some excellent examples of the uneasiness of morality such as the female anthropologist who is convinced that each culture is to be cherished and protected and yet works earnestly to improve the conditions of women wherever she goes The other idea he has relating to the problem of evil and suffering is one which boggled me God has an afterlife in store for us in which all the evil and suffering will not only be redeemed but will be made to have never happened in the first place Or maybe I m not reading this bit right the Bible teaches that the future is not an immaterial paradise but a new heaven and a new earth resurrection not a future that is just a consolation for the life we never had but a restoration of the life you always wanted This means that every horrible thing that ever happened will not only be undone and repaired but will in some way make the eventual glory and joy even greater All will be healed and all the might have beens will be Everything sad is going to come untrue and it will somehow be greater for having once been broken and lostSo to summarise another great old Byrds song which has fabulous harmonies Farther along we ll know about itFarther along we ll understand why Cheer up my brother live in the sunshineWe ll understand it all by and byBut in the end I didn t dislike Timothy Keller at all I warmed to him even in his weird ass contorrrrrted logic frankly ridiculous stuff about say the Bible s views about women If I ever see him in a bar I m going to buy him a beer and ask him one uestion that s not in this book that s been really bugging me recently It s thisDo all the universe s civilisations get a Jesus In a galaxy far far away was there once or will there be an eight tentacled Jesus My old granny would have had a conniption fit at the very thought but the 20 billion people on the Planet ZZGGFZZ need to be saved too so they should get their Jesus tooWhat do you think Timothy

  • Hardcover
  • 293
  • Making Sense of God An Invitation to the Skeptical
  • Timothy J. Keller
  • English
  • 15 April 2019
  • 9780525950493