The Kalam + Easter = Mere Christianity

Question: Hello Dr. Stratton, I just finished reading the section about the Kalam Cosmological Argument in your article about various arguments for the existence of God. I have been doing some very serious soul searching the past few months and have been questioning the validity of my own non-belief. While I wasn’t surprised to find … Continue reading The Kalam + Easter = Mere Christianity


A Half-Dozen of My Favorite Arguments for God

As a theologian and apologist who regularly offers a cumulative case for the existence of God, I am often asked to disclose my favorite argument in my repertoire. Indeed, near the end of a good Q&A session, where all kinds of questions and objections are raised, I can count on someone asking me what I … Continue reading A Half-Dozen of My Favorite Arguments for God


Ep. 61 Molinism & the Kalam

This week, we’re going to be talking about one of Tim’s papers that he presented at ETS. We’ll look at Tim’s argument as to why Molinism gives us as Christians the ability to better utilize the Kalam Cosmological Argument, and why other views, particularly exhaustively deterministic ones, do not. Enjoy! Relevant links: https://freethinkingministries.com/the-apologetic-significance-of-molinism-ets-edit/ https://freethinkingministries.com/a-god-problem-in-the-new-york-times/ Relevant … Continue reading Ep. 61 Molinism & the Kalam


Ep. 29 Jacobus Erasmus Talks Computer Science, Infinity, and the Kalam

We’ve got Dr. Jacobus Erasmus on the show for this episode, who is likely one of the smartest people we’ll have on the podcast. In this episode we talk about how he met Tim and the contributions he makes to Freethinking Ministries, including making Tim appear much smarter than he actually is. Not only that, … Continue reading Ep. 29 Jacobus Erasmus Talks Computer Science, Infinity, and the Kalam


El Kalam, Evolución, & La Teoría B del Tiempo

En mi último artículo yo discutí y expliqué uno de mis argumentos favoritos para la existencia de Dios conocido como El Argumento Cosmológico Kalam. [1] Este argumento está basado en la lógica y utiliza la ciencia para confirmar lo que podemos probar lógicamente. De las conclusiones deductivas del Kalam, podemos inferir racionalmente la existencia de … Continue reading El Kalam, Evolución, & La Teoría B del Tiempo


The Kalam’s Illumination of Molinism

In my lengthy essay entitled The Apologetic Significance of Molinism, I surveyed many arguments in the “cumulative case” that apologists possess in their repertoire supporting the truth of Christian theism. The focus of that project was to show how each of these arguments either presuppose a key ingredient of Molinism or are strengthened by this … Continue reading The Kalam’s Illumination of Molinism


My 5 Favorite Arguments for God’s Existence

A few months ago in a Facebook group (I think it was either Molinist – Official Page or The Christian Apologetics Support Group), someone made a poll asking what everyone’s favorite argument for God’s existence was. The poll creator exempted the historical case for the resurrection of Jesus from being among the options because, let’s … Continue reading My 5 Favorite Arguments for God’s Existence


Lógica, Ciencia, Y Dios: El Argumento Cosmológico Kalam

Por Tim Stratton | Traducido por Allan Sánchez Uno de mis argumentos favoritos para la existencia de Dios se llama el Argumento Cosmológico Kalam (ACK). Consiste en dos premisas que llevan a una conclusión lógicamente deductiva. El silogismo es el siguiente: 1- Todo lo que comienza a existir tiene una causa. 2- El universo comenzó … Continue reading Lógica, Ciencia, Y Dios: El Argumento Cosmológico Kalam


An Updated Contingency Argument

As the title suggests, what I’ll be presenting is an updated version of the argument from contingency. This version is heavily inspired by the work of Joshua Rasmussen, so, if this piques your interest, I recommend looking into his two papers on the subject. Why an updated version? Two reasons. First, this version utilizes weaker … Continue reading An Updated Contingency Argument


The Image of God: The Kalam & Freethinking Arguments

The Freethinking Argument was first crafted at Biola University in Scott Smith’s philosophy classroom. I had been playing around with the idea for some time, but it was Dr. Smith’s teachings that provided the catalyst to complete the argument.[1] The Freethinking Argument (FTA) has received much attention ever since — especially since freethinkingministries.com was launched not long … Continue reading The Image of God: The Kalam & Freethinking Arguments