Is The God Of The Bible Like The God Of Isis? W/ Q & A

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Is the God of the Bible like the God of ISIS? w/ Q & A: Is God Relevant? Series (www.relevantseries.com). Includes Free Lunch.

Perhaps what bothers us most about the atrocities of ISIS are acts of gratuitous (unjustified) evil, supposedly under the direction and command of their God. It has become quite popular to pick selected sentences out of the Bible and showcase them in an effort to portray God as one who orders gratuitous evil as well. It can be shown, however, that such conclusions often rest upon ignorance of other relevant passages, a lack of critical thinking, a light reading of the text, and unwarranted assumptions about how God ought to interact with humanity. If an effort is made to avoid these shortcomings, the God of the Bible emerges as quite different from first impressions.

SPEAKER:

DR. KIRK DURSTON is a scientist and a philosopher with a PhD in Biophysics (University of Guelph), an MA in Philosophy (University of Manitoba), a BSc in Mechanical Engineering, and a BSc in Physics (University of Manitoba). His work involves a significant amount of time thinking, writing and speaking about the interaction of science, theology and philosophy within the context of authentic Christianity. He has published peer reviewed articles in both science and philosophy journals.

Kirk has been married for 35 years to Patti and they have six children and three grandchildren. He enjoys landscape photography, antiques of various types, wilderness canoeing and camping, fly fishing, amateur astronomy, reading, and enjoying family and friends.

PANELIST:

LOGAN GATES recently received his Masters from the University of Oxford. Topics he regularly speaks on include “Has science buried God?,” “Aren’t all religions basically the same?” and “If God, why suffering?” Previously based in Central America with an NGO, Logan speaks Spanish and French and travels widely around the world as a speaker with RZIM. Logan’s passion is to help others see the beauty of a personal relationship with Jesus by responding to the toughest questions people ask about the Christian faith.

For a list of all the events happening in the weeklong Is God Relevant? Series go here: www.relevantseries.com.
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By: Power to Change - University of Toronto

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