Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Hollywood Squares


Who made the following statement?

As for your two moral objections, the first is an objection to the doctrine of original sin. But once more, that doctrine is not universally affirmed by Christians and is not essential to the Christian faith. So don’t let that be a stumbling block for you.

a) Rudolf Bultmann
b) John Spong
c) Harry Emerson Fosdick
d) The Archbishop of Canterbury
e) William Lane Craig 


  1. It's William Lane Craig, but Tim Keller or N.T. Wright could have made a statement like this too. So can I have my prize now?

  2. WLC. On several occasions that I've listened to his stuff I've thought he went too far in trying to make Christianity acceptable to the unbeliever's unbelieving presuppositions.

    Paul Copan has a good book out, Is God a Moral Monster?, which tries to field moral objections to God. He does a good job, but the entire project also had this focus on making God's actions acceptable on the unbeliever's terms. That's fine, if it can be done legitimately, but in one or two places I thought it made his explanations a bit ad hoc. And I was surprised that there wasn't a chapter devoted to the issue of unbeliever's trying to measure God by a faulty standard. (Nevertheless, good book.)

  3. More sleight of hand! This time you use ejusdem generis to avoid arguing as to why your 3 sentences mean Craig is liberal.