Staff favs from 20 years of Veritas! Updated Saturdays at 6am EST. Hosting hundreds of scholars at dozens of college campuses, The Veritas Forum is an opportunity to explore life's hardest questions in relation to the person and story of Jesus Christ.
Alister McGrath & David Helfand Discuss The God Delusion
www.veritas.org/talks – Christian academic Alister McGrath and atheist intellectual David Helfand discuss the new atheists and the meaning of life.
Tim Keller – How Could a Good God Allow Suffering?
http://www.veritas.org/talks - If God is all-powerful, why doesn't he end human suffering? How does the story of Jesus make sense of the fact that God allows such a great deal of pain? NY pastor and author of The Reason for God, Tim Keller responds at the Veritas Forum @ MIT.
Caroline Cox — Religious Freedom in the World Today
The right to religious freedom has been accepted by dozens of nations around the world, but how are we doing as a global community? Baroness Caroline Cox, a nurse, a Christian, and a cross-bench member of the House of Lords, provides an update on religious freedom, telling stories from around the globe that will challenge, shock, and hopefully inspire you.
Dallas Willard — Nietzsche vs. Jesus Christ
“I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life,” Jesus said. “God is dead,” claimed Nietzsche, thousands of years later. How can we make sense of these two prominent figures in intellectual history? Which really represents the path to the truth? Join Dr. Dallas Willard and explore two of history’s most influential people in the world of ideas.
Wolterstorff & Reidy — Good Without God?
What are human rights? What is it about human beings that give them the worth that grounds ineradicable and equal human rights? Must this dignity, worth, or excellence be given by God? Join in a discussion on the nature and origin of human rights with Dr. Nicolas Wolterstorff and Dr. David Reidy.
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John Polkinghorne — Science in the Public Sphere
Are science and faith friends or foes? Aren’t they at odds? Even if they aren’t belligerents, perhaps they are so different that they have nothing to say to each other. Rev. John Polkinghorne, theoretical physicist, writer, and Anglican priest, shares his thoughts on science and faith at The Veritas Forum at Cambridge. Join the discussion about how we come to credible knowledge about our world.
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Best of Audio >> The Veritas Forum ~ review by digheyseus
I was happy to stumble upon The Veritas Forum some years ago while surfing the net for sites related to Christian Apologetics. So you can imagine how awesome it was to find these podcasts on iTunes; which provides easy access (just a click) to these resources. I find that the great thing about the VF is how it demonstrates to the scholarly community that one need not commit "intellectual suicide" in order to accept the Christian Faith as a viable (and in my view the single most evidentially supported) worldview by which any thinking person would want to live his/her life.
The Forum offers its platform to men and women of higher education without discrimination as to their faith or creed - be it theistic, deistic, agnostic, or full blown atheistic. In open discussion in various universities, students and faculty alike show up to listen to their professors and peers in civilized discussion; sharing one with another the reasons (or lack thereof) for holding the particular philosophy, worldview, religious faith or ideas which are important to each of them personally. All of these folks are intelligent and have been endowed with diplomas of higher education from the respective institutions from which they have earned them.
So if you are interested in such questions as concerns origins (where we came from), purpose (what is the meaning of our lives; why are we here?), and ultimate destinations (is there life after death; does heaven exist?) I suggest you download some of these podcasts and listen to them with more than just a casual ear.
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