Royal Psalms album

Matt Searles latest album of psalms has just been released. From the River to the Ends of the Earth focuses on Jesus as King  and can be streamed and downloaded from here.  This album follows the previously released Now and Not Yet, which is well worth listening to.

The Royal Psalms and the ‘Lord is King’ Psalms speak of Christ’s matchless excellence, his just rule, his prosperous reign, his perfect character – painting in fresh colours our king in all his beauty. Through these settings of those (and other) psalms, may our hearts may be lifted to him, in renewed adoration of the one who will rule ‘from the river to the ends of the earth.’ (Ps 72:8)

Atheism has no car of it’s own

I’ve previously linked to Collision, the encounter between Christopher Hitchens and Pastor Doug Wilson in which they debate the question, ‘Is Christianity Good for the World?’

I recently came across a video of an event that was part of the Collision tour although not featured within the production itself.  It’s a 2 hour panel debate between William Lane Craig, Christopher Hitchens, Douglas Wilson, Lee Strobel, and Jim Dennison, and if you don’t have the time to watch it all the first and final 20 minutes frame things fairly well.

What’s particularly impressive is William Lane Craig’s summation in the last 5 minutes, where he lists 10 arguments for Christian Theism that he and the others have raised and which Hitchens’ atheism has failed to address.  Craig then suggests that rather than having a rational argument against Theism, it’s a dislike for the God Christian Theism presents that is Hitchens’ real issue.

Or as Wilson has said elsewhere of Hitchens and the New Atheism in general, it’s an attempt to crash and burn the Christian car, whilst having no car of it’s own.