Topics, Slides, and Audios

TOPICS

Below are some topics Peter has addressed recently.   The audios are about 45 minutes plus questions – but he often gives 30 minute talks.  We offer the longer versions so you can get a fuller idea of his presentations.  The slideshows (.pdf versions) and audios are usually from different talks and they do not match exactly – but we will work on that.

Send an email to Peter if you would like for him to speak on your university. 

•  The Reliability of Scripture  

Is the Bible historically reliable, and why does it matter?

       Scripture Slideshow

•  What is a Person?

The unique characteristics of personhood and consciousness, and the problem it causes for a naturalists

       Persons Slideshow

       Persons Audio (Not an exact match to the slides.)

      What Is a Person Paper

•  Doubt

Five misconceptions about doubt that make dealing with it more difficult than it needs to be

       Doubt Slideshow

•  Belief in ‘Somethingism’

How to help those who believe in “something,” but don’t like organized religion

       Belief in Somethingism Slideshow

•  Why Does God Allow So Much Evil and Suffering?

A different approach to the problem

Veritas Forum Lecture

Suffering Slideshow

Suffering Audio   – long version including Q/A

•  Why Does God Want to Limit Sex?

       Limit Sex? Slideshow

      Why Does God Want to Limit Sex?- Audio

•  Science and Christianity: Worldviews in Conflict?

The common assumption that the success of science gives strong support for naturalism

         Science and Christianity Slideshow

        Success of Science Paper

•  Free Will  

Does free will make sense either from what science tells or from the Bible?

       Freewill Slideshow   (includes the German translation) 

•  Atheism Vs Christian Beliefs: Where Does the Evidence Lie?

A critique of atheism and naturalism with alternatives

       Atheist/Christian Slideshow (includes the German translation)

•  Does Ethics Need a Foundation in God?  

What a naturalist perspective can and cannot provide, and why it matters

       Ethics Slideshow

       Ethics Debate Summary

•  Evidence for the Resurrection

The historical case for the resurrection of Jesus

       Resurrection Slideshow  (This version is a combination of evidence and the question of miracles – the Dead Men talk.)

      Resurrection Audio (Not an exact match to the slides.)

•  ‘But Dead Men Don’t Rise’

Miracles: Can one reasonably believe what is physically impossible?

       Dead Men Slideshow

      Dead Men Audio (Not an exact match to the slides.)

•  The Cost of Discipleship: Is It Worth It?

If I seriously seek to obey Jesus, what will that mean? Is it worth it?

       Is It Worth It Slideshow

•  Jesus and Muhammad: A Comparison

Similarities and dissimilarities using quotes from the Qur’an and the Gospel Accounts

       Jesus and Muhammad Slideshow

       Jesus and Muhammed Audio (Not an exact match to the slides.)

•  The Qur’an and the Bible

Comparisons with respect to their content and formation, and claims made about them

•  The Gospel for Skeptics

A guide to talking about the Gospel with skeptics

•  Speaking of Jesus

Tips on talking to friends about the gospel without being pushy

•  Design in the Universe

The apparent fine tuning of natural law and a response to the “multiverse” argument against it

Design Audio

        Design in the Universe Outline

• On the Origin of the Universe and God

Cosmological speculations and biblical faith

Origin Slideshow

•  Homosexuality: A Christian Perspective

A look both at research results and how we should respond as Christians

•  ‘What the … Hell?’

What the Bible teaches and wrestling with the hard questions surrounding the topic

‘Love Wins’: A Summary and Evaluation of Rob Bell’s Book

        Love Wins Slideshow

•  The Strong Promises of Prayer  

What is promised and what role does faith play?

•  What about the Canaanites?  

A discussion about God’s commands concerning the people of Canaan.

      Canaanites Slideshow

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