Ten Misconceptions Examined + Bibliography

Ten Myths About Christianity

~by Gordon Carkner, Herbert Grunning, J. Richard Middleton and Bruce Toombs

~audio by Gordon Carkner

Myth 1. Jesus Was Just a Good Moral Teacher (Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis; Two Dozen (or so) Arguments for God)


Myth 2. Christianity Stifles Personal Freedom (Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Scepticism by Tim Keller)


Myth 3. Christianity is Just a Crutch for the Weak and Helpless (Running from Reality: Is Christianity Just Another Escape? by Michael Green)


Myth 4. Conversion and Religious Experience are the Result of Social Programming or Conditioning (The Call to Conversion by Jim Wallis)


Myth 5. Christians are Other-Worldly and Irrelevant to Life in the Twenty-first Century (The (Un)Common Good by Jim Wallis; When Peace & Justice Embrace by Nicholas Woltersdorf)


Myth 6. Science is in Conflict with the Christian Faith (Where the Conflict Really Lies by Alvin Plantinga; Evolution or Creation: Do We Have to Choose? by Denis Alexander)


Myth 7. The Bible is an Unreliable Set of Documents and Cannot be Trusted (The New Testament and the People of God by N.T. Wright; Seriously Dangerous Religion: what the Old Testament really says and why it matters by Iain Provan )


Myth 8. There is no Evidence that Jesus Actually Rose from the Dead (The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus by Gary Habermas)


Myth 9. The Presence of Evil and Suffering in the World Proves that there is No God (Making Sense Out of Suffering by Peter Kreeft)


Myth 10. It Does Not Matter What You Believe, Because All Religions are Basically the Same. (Christian Faith & Other Faiths by Stephen Neil)


See also Apologetics Resources https://ubcgcu.org/apologetics-resources/

Tim Keller, The Reason for God, is one of the most popular tough questions books about the Christian faith and life. There is also a beautiful poster series that is used to spark discussions on campus, created at University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada).

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