Notepad Apologetics, Short Lesson #6 (part 5): Secular Humanism, My Meeting with Bart Campolo (continued)

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In my prior post I told how well-known Humanist Bart Campolo pressed me on the question of how a nonChristian spouse could live with the indignity of being thought “worthy of hell” by a Christian spouse. I have to admit, I’d never thought of the situation that way before. I said to Bart that I personally wouldn’t be insulted if …

Notepad Apologetics, Short Lesson #6 (part 4): Secular Humanism, My Meeting with Bart Campolo

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This is the fourth installment in my series on Secular Humanism (or simply Humanism), inside the larger series of “Notepad Apologetics.” My prior post offered four critiques of Humanism. Theorizing about these matters is one thing but live interaction with a true Humanist is another. I met well-known Humanist Bart Campolo recently at the University of Cincinnati, where he serves as …

Notepad Apologetics, Short Lesson #6 (part 2): Secular Humanism, My Responses

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In my prior post, I asked how Christians should respond to the claim of Secular Humanism, embedded in the title of the popular book, Good Without God, by Harvard/MIT Humanist Chaplain Greg Epstein. In the book Epstein names some famous figures who he claims were fellow Humanists, including Thomas Jefferson, Winston Churchill, Jean-Paul Sartre, and John Lennon. What they all …

Notepad Apologetics, Short Lesson #5 (part 1): What about Slavery and Polygamy?

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Recently at the University of Michigan, a grad student in a Stump the Chump* session asked me why the Bible condones practices we no longer consider ethical, such as slavery and polygamy. My answer to this and similar questions about aberrant practices in the Bible (divorce, rape, looting, concubinage, etc.) usually boils down to this: God is not in the …