A Year’s Worth of Writing

2015 was a good year for the Demolition Squad, the apologetics wing of Christian Vision for Men (CVM). Amongst other things, select highlights include: • The launch of our book ‘The Ultimate Survival Guide: How to talk about God, the Bible, and stuff‘ • The blog articles continuing to receive good attention • A good reception to our seminar at The Gathering (which in total saw …

Demolition Squad Update

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In November 2012 the Demolition Squad was set up at Christian Vision for Men (CVM). Since that time Andy and I have got to work, writing blogs and engaging in the debates that followed. As well as writing the blogs we had a great time at the annual summer conference, The Gathering (video coming soon!). Getting the opportunity to equip Christians …

Disillusionment and Discipleship

I am concerned that we are not prepared for such fights. I concerned that, in fact, we foster an over-protective intellectual environment that doesn’t prepare people for the bumps and knocks of honest exploration of reality. People who are unprepared for a rocky intellectual journey – people who are taught only to expect ease and triumph – will experience those …

Belief in God: It’s Just Wishful Thinking

“You only believe in God because you want someone to be there. You want your life to have meaning and purpose, you want the comfort of knowing someone is in control of it all. In short, your faith is simply a psychological crutch.” Have you come across some form of this argument? This common objection against faith in God seeks …

Trusting the Bible Without the Original Autographs

  Read Michael Kruger’s response to Bart Ehrman on the Gospel Coalition blog Michael J. Kruger on The Gospel Coalition has posted a response to a challenge presented by Bart Ehrman. The challenge is this: because we don’t have the physical, first copies of the books of the Bible, we can’t trust what the Bible says. Erhman states, What good …

It’s All About Winning

Read the full article on the Demolition Squad blog. There was something very satisfactory about watching the Lions blow away the Barbarians in Hong Kong this afternoon. It was an encouraging start to the forthcoming tour of Australia and I think it has provoked a few headaches both for the Lions selectors as well as Aussie defence coaches. The victory has settled …

You simply cannot argue anyone into the Kingdom of God, can you?

This post is a Demolition Squad post for CVM. Read the whole article here. We are a confusing country to many looking on from the outside. Our football pitches are measured in yards and our rugby fields in metres. We take our beer in pints and our petrol in litres. (Yet we measure vehicle efficiency in miles per (Imperial) gallon …

It’s In The Detail: Can we trust eyewitness accounts?

In the last Big Questions article we saw how well established Jesus is in the historical record. History indeed shows Jesus as a man whose life and death had a huge impact on the communities, governments, and religions around him. So what was it about Jesus that produced these momentous tremors on the historical seismograph? The answers can be found in …

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The Historical Jesus

The great, British philosopher Bertrund Russell once said, “Historically it is quite doubtful whether Christ ever existed at all, and if He did we do not know anything about Him.” Outside of the Bible – which incidentally is an incredibly reliable document – what kind of evidence is there that Jesus ever existed? Jesus Christ is arguably the most influential …