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Lawrence Kuhn Interviews William Lane Craig

Is God Temporal or Timeless? pt 1

Closer to Truth with Robert Lawrence Kuhn • William Lane Craig

Closer to Truth (PBS) host Robert Lawrence Kuhn asks William Lane Craig about God's personal relationship with time. Questions explored: If God is timeless how can He be active in the temporal world? Who is Soren Kierkegaard? Does it makes sense to talk about a timeless person? Does time affect God? Or does God affect time? Does God have a future? How does Evil and time effect one another? How does God work in time if He were in time? How does God work in time if He were timeless? How would God be in a tensed theory of time? How would God be in a tenseless theory of time?

Is God Temporal or Timeless? pt 2

Closer to Truth with Robert Lawrence Kuhn • William Lane Craig

Closer to Truth (PBS) host Robert Lawrence Kuhn asks William Lane Craig about God's personal relationship with time. Questions explored: If God is timeless how can He be active in the temporal world? Who is Soren Kierkegaard? Does it makes sense to talk about a timeless person? Does time affect God? Or does God affect time? Does God have a future? How does Evil and time effect one another? How does God work in time if He were in time? How does God work in time if He were timeless? How would God be in a tensed theory of time? How would God be in a tenseless theory of time?

Is God All Knowing?

Closer to Truth with Robert Lawrence Kuhn • William Lane Craig

Closer to Truth (PBS) host Robert Lawrence Kuhn asks William Lane Craig on God's omniscience. Questions explored: What does it mean for God to be omniscience? What is meant by proposition? What is meant by non-propositional knowledge? Does God have propositional or non-propositional knowledge? What is the difference between natural knowledge, free knowledge, and middle knowledge? Who is Luis de Molina?

How is God the Creator? pt 1

Closer to Truth with Robert Lawrence Kuhn • William Lane Craig

Closer to Truth (PBS) host Robert Lawrence Kuhn asks William Lane Craig on the nature of God as creator of creation. Question(s) explored: What is creation witih respect to God? How does God's providence work into creation? What is the difference between efficient and material causes? What is God's conservation of the world? If something is created does it need to be sustained? What is meant by God's creation and God's annihilation of an object?

How is God the Creator? pt 2

Closer to Truth with Robert Lawrence Kuhn • William Lane Craig

Closer to Truth (PBS) host Robert Lawrence Kuhn asks William Lane Craig on the nature of God as creator of creation. Question(s) explored: What is creation witih respect to God? How does God's providence work into creation? What is the difference between efficient and material causes? What is God's conservation of the world? If something is created does it need to be sustained? What is meant by God's creation and God's annihilation of an object?

How Free is God?

Closer to Truth with Robert Lawrence Kuhn • William Lane Craig

Closer to Truth (PBS) host Robert Lawrence Kuhn interviews William Lane Craig about God's omnipotence. Questions explored: What can God do? What can God not do? What is an omnipotent God? How is God "limited"? Can God do a self-contradiction? Is God free to not make a creation? Is God free to make multiple universes? What else can God NOT do? Who is St. Anselm? Can God sin? To be worthy of worship must God be morally perfect? What is meant by counter-factuals of freedom? What is the "limitation" of God's freedom?

Did God Create Time?

Closer to Truth with Robert Lawrence Kuhn • William Lane Craig

Closer to Truth (PBS) host Robert Lawrence Kuhn interviews William Lane Craig on time in relation to God. Questions explored: How do you deal with God and time? What is the tensed (aka A-Theory or dynamic theory) and tenseless (aka B-Theory or static) theory of time? How do they deal with past, present and future? Who is John Ellis McTaggart? How do scientists use the 4-dimension of time? How does special relativity deal with the A-theory and B-theory of time?

Did God Create Multiple Universes?

Closer to Truth with Robert Lawrence Kuhn • William Lane Craig

Closer to Truth (PBS) host Robert Lawrence Kuhn aks William Lane Craig about the multiverse. Questions explored: Does the multiverse contradict theism? Could God have created the multiverse? What is "branching" and "planck time" in quantum mechanics? Did God in fact create a multiverse? What would a multiverse look like?

Did God Create From Nothing? pt 1

Closer to Truth with Robert Lawrence Kuhn • William Lane Craig

Closer to Truth (PBS) host Robert Lawrence Kuhn asks William Lane Craig how God created from nothing. Questions explored: What is meant by God creating from nothing? What did Aristotle mean by efficient causes and material causes? What is metaphysical dualism? What is the initial singularity? Has Christianity always held to the idea of creation out of nothing? What are the two basic views theologians hold to about creation out of nothing? What are the steady state models, oscillating models, vacuum fluctuation models, chaotic inflationary models, quantum gravity models, ekpyrotic models, and cyclic models of the universe? Have these theories been falsified? Is the prevailing thought from contemporary scientists is that the universe is not eternal in the past? What is brain cosmology and string theory? What is the Vilenkin Borde Guth Model?

Did God Create From Nothing? pt 2

Closer to Truth with Robert Lawrence Kuhn • William Lane Craig

Closer to Truth (PBS) host Robert Lawrence Kuhn asks William Lane Craig how God created from nothing. Questions explored: What is meant by God creating from nothing? What did Aristotle mean by efficient causes and material causes? What is metaphysical dualism? What is the initial singularity? Has Christianity always held to the idea of creation out of nothing? What are the two basic views theologians hold to about creation out of nothing? What are the steady state models, oscillating models, vacuum fluctuation models, chaotic inflationary models, quantum gravity models, ekpyrotic models, and cyclic models of the universe? Have these theories been falsified? Is the prevailing thought from contemporary scientists is that the universe is not eternal in the past? What is brain cosmology and string theory? What is the Vilenkin Borde Guth Model?

Did God Create From Nothing? pt 3

Closer to Truth with Robert Lawrence Kuhn • William Lane Craig

Closer to Truth (PBS) host Robert Lawrence Kuhn asks William Lane Craig how God created from nothing. Questions explored: What is meant by God creating from nothing? What did Aristotle mean by efficient causes and material causes? What is metaphysical dualism? What is the initial singularity? Has Christianity always held to the idea of creation out of nothing? What are the two basic views theologians hold to about creation out of nothing? What are the steady state models, oscillating models, vacuum fluctuation models, chaotic inflationary models, quantum gravity models, ekpyrotic models, and cyclic models of the universe? Have these theories been falsified? Is the prevailing thought from contemporary scientists is that the universe is not eternal in the past? What is brain cosmology and string theory? What is the Vilenkin Borde Guth Model?

Considering God's Existence? pt 1

Closer to Truth with Robert Lawrence Kuhn • William Lane Craig

Should believing in God be the product of one's own thinking? Should we avoid simply following the traditions or norms of the society or social group in which we were born? In assessing God's existence, what are the kinds of issues to address, problems to solve, questions to answer? What are diverse and optimal ways of considering God's existence?

Considering God's Existence? pt 2

Closer to Truth with Robert Lawrence Kuhn • William Lane Craig

Should believing in God be the product of one's own thinking? Should we avoid simply following the traditions or norms of the society or social group in which we were born? In assessing God's existence, what are the kinds of issues to address, problems to solve, questions to answer? What are diverse and optimal ways of considering God's existence?

Can God Change?

Closer to Truth with Robert Lawrence Kuhn • William Lane Craig

Closer to Truth (PBS) host Robert Lawrence Kuhn interviews William Lane Craig about God's omniscience. Questions explored: Can God change His mind? Is it possible for an omniscient being to change His mind? Isn't there instances in Scripture where God changes His mind?

Arguing from First Cause?

Closer to Truth with Robert Lawrence Kuhn • William Lane Craig

Closer to Truth (PBS) host Robert Lawrence Kuhn asks William Lane Craig about God being the first cause of the universe. Questions explored: What is the cosmological argument for God's existence? What are the subsets of the cosmological argument? What is the Leibnizian argument (aka Contingency argument) for God's existence? How is God the explanation of the universe? What is the first temporal argument (Kalam Cosmological argument) for God's existence? What is the history of the cosmological argument? When did the cosmological argument "resurface" in the philosophical world? Has science affirmed the beginning of the universe? How does astrophysics give empirical evidence for the beginning of the universe? What are the philosophical and scientific argument for the beginning of the universe?

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