Comments on the impact of Dr. William Lane Craig's work and the resources at ReasonableFaith.org
Dr. Craig and Reasonable Faith team,
I am a volunteer chat agent for Need Him, which operates chataboutjesus.com as an evangelistic website. Today I had a chat where I was able to put into use the Kalam argument (the best I understand it, I'm sure I made mistakes) to the person I spoke with. I am attaching a PDF of that transcript in hopes of blessing you, and thank you for giving me a tool to get past the intellectual objections to the gospel.
Hi there: I am a big fan of Dr. Craig's which has brought me from being a sort of agnostic deist to a confident Christian. So much so that I have taken on a theology university course. I am presently doing some work on Paul's letter to the Galatians and wondered if you could tell me if Dr. Craig has done any audio stuff on this in the defenders class? I cant see anything referring to this at present.Thanks for your time...
I just wanted to send a note of personal thanks to you for all the work and effort you have put in these many years using science and history to validate it being reasonable to have faith in God. You first impacted my own life when I read “the Case for Christ” (long before it was as popular as it has become). Even though I questioned parts of the book, I can still remember how powerful your words were.
And years later when I began my own study of what the secular arguments were “for” and “against” God – I was delighted to find your debates on YouTube! Admittedly, I had to do a lot of rewinding, look up definitions, and source-checking before I grasped the details – but wow, I cannot even begin to describe the courage you have given me to speak to the historical and scientific evidence about Jesus.
Now, I would like you to know that you are being used (well, your arguments anyway) in my teenage Sunday school classes. My students love the fact that you don’t back down from the tough arguments posed by secular/atheistic views and offer scientific evidence through logical deduction. These teens love being taught college-age material. Their confidence soars when they “get it”. They come in to class eager to talk about what they are reading school – everything from the big bang and evolution to morals and history. Their teachers range from intrigued to argumentative when their kids come back in armed with “outside” scientific evidence; complete with reputable sources! It has sparked some great conversations and interest from parents as well.
I am hoping to attend one of your live speaking engagements in the near future. After all, YouTube only goes so far! ☺ I’m going on vacation with my daughters in July (road trip from Wisconsin to Florida) and we are seriously considering detouring over to Ohio just to see you at Xenos. And please, if you are ever in the Midwest again, consider spending some time in Wisconsin!
Good job, thank-you, take care, and “keep on keeping-on”.
My name is Jahir and I am from Panama (the country) but live in the U.S. I cannot thank you enough for you ministry and the great growth it has provided me in my Christian Life. Keep the good work Doc!! Now as a Christian I take the bible to be authoritative and very important when talking about philosophical matters.
Hello! I am a graduate student studying history at Ohio University. I have been a Christian since I was very young but recently felt the Lord leading me to study apologetics in depth. I have been studying your arguments for a few months now. Cosmology was largely new to me, but I have found your arguments of the highest intellectual order. I thank you very much for this, but this is not the main reason I am writing.
I recently hurt my back severely and had been bed-ridden for a couple weeks. I went in for an MRI a couple days ago and ended up having emergency surgery that evening. I was at risk of paralysis if I did not have it done. I broke down after hearing the news. But then I remembered the story of the Apollo 8 astronauts that could only quote Genesis 1 after seeing the glory of the earth rising over the horizon of the moon. And as i pictured the earth rising, i felt the hand of the Lord coming over me as well. I felt a peace and assurance like never before and realized that everything was going to be ok. My surgery went perfectly and I am supposed to make a full recovery. I would like to thank you for showing me how wonderful God's creation really is. You helped me truly appreciate God's power and love, and this gave me assurance when I needed it most.
I wanted to let you know that you are always in my prayers. I thank the Lord for the work He is doing through you. You truly have the hand of God on you. No one could do the wonderful work you are doing without it. Thank you again for helping me through the hardest time of my life. God bless you!