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Joel Furches

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Joel Furches is a writer and editor who has spent most of his writing career researching and writing on the subject of Christian Apologetics. Joel writes a column for Hubpages on Apologetics, has done research and articles for Bible Translation Magazine, writes news and reviews for CBS, and writes Christian content for Premier Christianity Magazine, Free Thinking Ministries, and Christian Media Magazine.
Joel has contributed material to "Basics of Biblical Criticism" and is author of "Christ Centered Apologetics."

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Joel Furches I start reading or listening to things I disagree with. It's terribly uncomfortable, however it DOES make me reconsider my views. This typically deepe…moreI start reading or listening to things I disagree with. It's terribly uncomfortable, however it DOES make me reconsider my views. This typically deepens my understanding of those views. And THEN I have something to write about. (less)
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For me, I suppose, it's the audience. There is very little more enjoyable than sharing your ideas and then interacting with like-minded (and occasionally very UN-LIKE minded) people about those ideas. I wrote on a subject area I was assigned for several years, and then I looked around, and suddenly I was seen as an expert and a visionary. That was a good feeling.(less)
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Lovecraft's "The Outsider" compared to Lovecraft's "The Tomb."

"The Tomb" is one of Lovecraft's earlier tales, but more famous than this is Lovecraft's "The Outsider."
Earlier in Lovecraft's writing career, he tended to lean on his fascination with Greco-Roman pagan lore as the basis for his horror, having his characters caught up in ancient mysteries - as with his story "The Temple," where it is the finding of pre-modern pagan mythos that cause the horror.
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“Atheism will appeal to psychology and sociology to explain human behavior, which is legitimate, but what explains human psychology? Atheism can only find explanatory power in evolution such that the mind is - paradoxically - a mindless organ that is forced to act according to its chemistry and cannot act otherwise.
The fact that humans are capable of recognizing depravity in others, are offended by it, seek to reform it, feel guilt, and are capable of redemptive behavior all speak against this explanation.
The fact that humans are capable of meta-cognition - thinking about thinking - and are therefore able to postulate their own mindlessness is counter-intuitive to say the least.”
Joel Furches, Christ-Centered Apologetics: Sharing the Gospel with Evidence

“Once again, it is difficult to start from the premise of mindless evolution and end with the idea that humans are anything more than organisms bent on preserving and passing on their DNA. The fact that humans not only pursue art, philosophy, and science, but also exult in those things more than reproduction cannot easily be explained through materialism.”
Joel Furches, Christ-Centered Apologetics: Sharing the Gospel with Evidence

“The primary audience for Christian Apologetics should be other Christians. The bulk of Christians in the world have not deeply, critically considered their reasons for believing with the result that they tend to hold a number of ungrounded and often damaging beliefs, and they are not able to defend what beliefs they hold.”
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“Even if one gives up the concept of God, there are quite a few recognized immaterial things that one has to struggle with. Things such as thought, truth, logic, morality, purpose, and justice become a real problem if the universe is simply material. One could say that these things are imaginary, but then they would have to explain the immaterial construct of imagination.”
Joel Furches, Christ-Centered Apologetics: Sharing the Gospel with Evidence

“The primary audience for Christian Apologetics should be other Christians. The bulk of Christians in the world have not deeply, critically considered their reasons for believing with the result that they tend to hold a number of ungrounded and often damaging beliefs, and they are not able to defend what beliefs they hold.”
Joel Furches

“...it is incumbent upon the Christian to be willing to listen as well as to talk. If the Christian wants to share their worldview and reasoning with others, they should be willing to pay others the same courtesy.”
Joel Furches

“Atheism will appeal to psychology and sociology to explain human behavior, which is legitimate, but what explains human psychology? Atheism can only find explanatory power in evolution such that the mind is - paradoxically - a mindless organ that is forced to act according to its chemistry and cannot act otherwise.
The fact that humans are capable of recognizing depravity in others, are offended by it, seek to reform it, feel guilt, and are capable of redemptive behavior all speak against this explanation.
The fact that humans are capable of meta-cognition - thinking about thinking - and are therefore able to postulate their own mindlessness is counter-intuitive to say the least.”
Joel Furches, Christ-Centered Apologetics: Sharing the Gospel with Evidence

“Once again, it is difficult to start from the premise of mindless evolution and end with the idea that humans are anything more than organisms bent on preserving and passing on their DNA. The fact that humans not only pursue art, philosophy, and science, but also exult in those things more than reproduction cannot easily be explained through materialism.”
Joel Furches, Christ-Centered Apologetics: Sharing the Gospel with Evidence




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