I thought that I'd pass this on to y'all. Christianity Today has just released their cover story for the month by Dr. Craig entitled "God Is Not Dead Yet" (a play on the famous Time article). Craig goes through a bit of history here, explaining the roots of contemporary philosophy of religion and giving a nod to Plantinga's oft-ignored book God and Other Minds. Next Craig runs through the typical theistic arguments which is fairly straightforward and predictable:
*Cosmological Argument (two versions)
*Teleological Argument (he focuses on the fine-tuning version but makes note of Behe)
This last bit is fairly interesting in that Craig has long ignored the ontological argument and in some cases repudiated it. It appears he has had a change of heart, however, and now he endorses this controversial argument. The only reason I am making light of this development is the impact of Craig on apologetics and the relative avoidance of the ontological argument by apologists. Will that change now? I kinda think so.
I am disappointed that Craig has continued the trend of avoiding Plantinga's Evolutionary Argument Against Naturalism (EAAN) which I have heard him use before. I think this is one of the most powerful arguments against naturalism and for theism that is out there, but it has gone relatively unnoticed (it appears to be more of a web sensation than anything that has taken hold in academia). I plan to talk about this argument in the near future on this blog.
In other news, Christopher Hitchens was waterboarded.