In today’s podcast we are joined by apologist and philosopher, Dr. Paul Gould, author of “A Good and True Story: Eleven Clues to Understanding Our Universe and Your Place in it.” We will look at 11 features of the universe that point us to the true story of the world. We will examine if the Christian story offers the best explanation for the origin of the universe and of life, and if it provides the most satisfying answers to existential questions on meaning, beauty, identity, love and happiness.
We will explore questions such as:
Is the Universe fine tuned by a fine tuner?
Is there an uncaused first cause behind the universe?
How do we ground our intuition that human life is valuable?
Are there objective moral values and duties? If so, what grounds them?
What is true happiness? Can we make sense of our yearning for happiness on an atheistic/naturalistic story?
What is love? What explains our deep longing for love?
Are there aesthetic facts? Is beauty an objective feature of the world?
What is the meaning of life?
Sam Raju is the Founder and President of Engage International. He served as an Itinerant Speaker with RZIM for several years. He has spoken extensively in several countries on a wide range of topics such as, “Does God Exist?” “Why Suffering,” “Has Science Buried God?” etc.
Jon Topping is a speaker with Engage, and is also a speaker and writer for Power to Change, and an adjunct professor with Master’s College and Seminary where he teaches Philosophy, Ethics, and Apologetics. Check out www.jontopping.com