Today, we welcome a guest from northern England, programmer and software author Andy Thomas (kuiper.zone), to discuss his new article titled 'Was Nietzsche Premature in Declaring the Death of God.' It's a sophisticated philosophical discussion today about science, God, the nature of free will, and the essence of reality. So why bring this up? He writes in his article that modern science demolishes any reason that we've had for thinking any one of three things: that God wasn't needed anymore, that God didn't exist, or that God couldn't exist. We're going deep on today's podcast!
You are going to confront two things during your life: reality and God. Those confrontations are assured, whether we like it or not, so with that in mind, it's important to know what life is all about. John flies solo today, taking a look at those two confrontations amid the avalanche of lies and blizzard of ignorance we see in the West today. Caught up in the blizzard and the avalanche are many young people who are being taught to embrace a narrative or a truth claim, regardless of whether it's actually true or not. John illustrates how Marxist thought is completely antithetical to Christmas: one has to be true while the other has to be false. John reads from the Gospel of John showing how Christmas definitely wins that battle.
In 1992, John interviewed Elisabeth Elliot on the topic of suffering. Her first husband, Jim Elliot, was among five missionaries who were killed in Ecuador in 1956 by members of the Auca tribe.
Ms. Elliot discusses her story of tremendous faith after experiencing tragedy and gives her answer to the age-old question: how could God allow suffering? In searching for meaning in times of trouble, instead of questioning God's motives or if He's paying attention, we should trust Him and believe that he is sovereign.
Elizabeth Elliot passed away on June 15, 2015 at the age of 88. The story of her life (including her incredible trip back to Ecuador to live among and minister to the people who killed her husband) and a repository of her writings can be found at elisabethelliot.org.