May 23, 2012

Hank talks on the problem of creation and evil (0:35). Hank interviews Holly Ordway about her article in the current issue of the Christian Research Journal, “Truth in Darkness: The Hunger Games as an Unexpected Resource for Apologists.” Holly holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, an M.A. in English Literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and an M.A. in Christian Apologetics from Biola University. The discussion focuses on how we can use popular media such as The Hunger Games as a way of engaging the culture with the truth of the gospel. (3:30)

Questions / Comments

  • Explain what you mean that the Hunger Games depicts an atheist utopia? (27:14)
  • I do not think the author intended the Hunger Games to be an utopia but a dystopia. I think the book depicts a tyrannical and unchecked governmental authority. I do not see as an atheist how to connect the dots between the Christian religion being absent and a dystopia. It mistakes correlation and causation (28:24)
  • Proverbs 27:14. Why is blessing someone in the morning considered a curse? (38:48)
  • Why are some sins an abomination to God? Are these sins judged differently? Why are certain sins considered an abomination? (41:23)
  • Help me understand Hell and everlasting fire. I understand when we die, we are all asleep, but when we are judged we are sent either to everlasting life or hell. Is hell just a temporary punishment before the wicked are annihilated? (45:43)

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