The Kalam Cosmological Argument, Part One

Introduction The kalam cosmological argument is both historically and currently significant. William Lane Craig, the leading contemporary advocate of the argument, has dubbed it the kalam argument in recognition of its origin in the work of Medieval Muslim philosophers such as al-Ghazali.[1] The argument continues to interest philosophers and theologians. Its structure is simple: Whatever … Continue reading The Kalam Cosmological Argument, Part One


Ep. 7 The Kalam Cosmological Argument (Part 3)

Finally, we’ve reached the conclusion of the Kalam cosmological argument. This is Tim’s favorite part, as there is so much we can learn about God merely from the conclusion that the universe has a cause. Tim walks you through all of the characteristics of the cause of the universe, which is like discovering God! The … Continue reading Ep. 7 The Kalam Cosmological Argument (Part 3)


Ep. 6 The Kalam Cosmological Argument (Part 2)

Listen closely to this one, as it’s very easy to get lost while defending the second premise of the Kalam. Fortunately for you, Tim takes you through exactly what you need to know for 95% of all of your interactions using this argument. This premise of the Kalam is a tough one for me to … Continue reading Ep. 6 The Kalam Cosmological Argument (Part 2)


Ep. 5 The Kalam Cosmological Argument (Part 1)

Yes, it’s the Kalam cosmological argument this week! It’s one of the simplest and most powerful arguments we as Christians can use. It also happens to be one of Tim’s “Mount Rushmore” arguments, so it’s definitely an important one to understand and have in your toolbelt. Tim gives a fairly comprehensive defense of the first … Continue reading Ep. 5 The Kalam Cosmological Argument (Part 1)


A Lesson on the Kalam Cosmological Argument

https://youtu.be/dgcv3gCzUuY

Special Pleading With the Kalam Cosmological Argument?

Experientially speaking, one of the most common reasons popular-level atheists give for their rejection of the Kalam Cosmological Argument (from hereon, KCA) is their belief that the argument relies on its defender committing the fallacy of special pleading. Special pleading occurs when an exception is given to a principle (or something roughly equivalent such as … Continue reading Special Pleading With the Kalam Cosmological Argument?


Destroying the Kalam Cosmological Argument!!!!! – Round 3

This is the third and final round of Destroying the Kalam Cosmological Argument!!!!! Tim Stratton has responded to four arguments in round 1 and four in round 2, surviving by the skin of his teeth. But here are four last objections that will own him for sure!!! Final round: Go! 9) Lawrence Krauss’s work has proved that the universe can come … Continue reading Destroying the Kalam Cosmological Argument!!!!! – Round 3


Destroying the Kalam Cosmological Argument!!!!! – Round 2

This is the second round of Destroying the Kalam Cosmological Argument!!!!! Last time Tim Stratton successfully fended off four arguments that could have totally annihilated him!!! Can he refute another four objections or will he be completely owned?!?!? Let’s see! Round 2: Begin! 5) Regarding infinite regress, we cross infinites all the time. Any distance or amount of time can … Continue reading Destroying the Kalam Cosmological Argument!!!!! – Round 2


Destroying the Kalam Cosmological Argument!!!!! – Round 1

The Internet is not subtle. When people attack others’ beliefs and ideas, they don’t just refute them; they utterly obliterate them!!!!! Because who wants a boring headline? “Christian debates atheist.” Lame! “Christian completely owns atheist!!!” “Apologist embarrassed by scientist!!!” That’s exciting! I’ve challenged my colleague, The FreeThinking Theist himself, Tim Stratton, to respond to 12 arguments spread over three rounds that completely destroy … Continue reading Destroying the Kalam Cosmological Argument!!!!! – Round 1


Logic, Science, & God: The Kalam Cosmological Argument

One of my favorite arguments for God’s existence is called the Kalam Cosmological Argument (KCA). It consists of two premises that lead to a logically deductive conclusion. The syllogism goes as follows: 1- Whatever begins to exist has a cause. 2- The universe began to exist. 3- Therefore, the universe had a cause. Premise One … Continue reading Logic, Science, & God: The Kalam Cosmological Argument