Posts By: Peter Byrom

Digging For Evidence

Peter S Williams says: ‘I’m glad Christian Evidence are publishing this book because it’s one way of calling the bluff of influential but ignorant New Atheists who assert that there’s no evidence for the historical reliability of the Bible. Some so-called “sceptics” make rhetorical demands for evidence while turning a blind eye to relevant data… Read more »

In Defence Of Arguments From Desire

 In Defence of Arguments from Desire Re-Defending Arguments from Desire: A Second Response to Gregory Bassham Peter S. Williams (September 2016) In C.S. Lewis’s Christian Apologetics: Pro and Con (Leiden: Brill Rodopi, 2015), Gregory Bassham and I debated the argument from desire (AFD). As with all of the debates in this volume (which Dr Bassham… Read more »

Cardiff University “Does God Exist?” opening speech

download PDF   Cardiff University Debate on ‘The Existence of God’ (February 2013)   Opening Speech by Peter S. Williams     My opening speech will offer a cumulative case of four arguments for theism.   1) A Moral Argument   Coming to know that the earth goes around the sun was a matter of… Read more »

Five Arguments for Theism

download PDF   Five Arguments for God – by Peter S. Williams     1) A Kalam Cosmological Argument   At a recent conference honouring physicist Stephen Hawking’s 70th birthday, atheist cosmologist Alexander Vilenkin affirmed that ‘All the evidence we have says that the universe had a beginning.’[1] A New Scientist editorial on the conference… Read more »

Terror from the skies and the Existence of God

download PDF   Terror From the Skies and the Existence of God (2001) by Peter S. Williams     On Tuesday 11th September 2001, terrorists flew two hijacked jumbo jets into the World Trade Centre (and one into the Pentagon) causing death and destruction on an incomprehensible scale, on live TV. To consider the philosophical… Read more »

Christianity Explained

download PDF   Christianity Explained – what, how, what does it cost you, and what do you get?   By Peter S. Williams   Christianity isn’t about what you believe or what you do, but who you know. Being a Christian is about being in an exciting friendship with God by trusting Jesus. Christians believe… Read more »

God in the Old Testament

download PDF God in the Old Testament   By Peter S. Williams     Many people are sometimes unsure what to make of certain portrayals of God in the Old Testament. One either accepts the reality of the events described or not, and one either accepts the reality of their divine cause or not. If… Read more »

The Skeptic’s Skeptic

download PDF The Skeptic’s Sceptic: Carl Sagan’s The Varieties of Scientific Experience: A Personal View of the Search for God (Penguin, 2006) Reviewed in Four Parts by Peter S. Williams     Part 1   Carl Sagan (1934-1996) – ‘the world’s best-known scientist in the late twentieth century’[1] – was Professor of Astronomy and Space… Read more »

Intelligent Designs on Science

download PDF Intelligent Designs on Science: A Surreply to Denis Alexander’s Critique of Intelligent Design Theory   Peter S. Williams (MA, MPhil)     I am gratified that my paper ‘Theistic Evolution & Intelligent Design in Dialogue’[1] has initiated a real life dialogue between these two fallible human attempts to understand origins. In ‘Designs on… Read more »