Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Houston RTB

I spent this past weekend in Houston, Texas. I was there as the guest of Larry Karasevich, president of the Houston chapter of Reasons To Believe. I took in an Astros game Friday eve (they beat the reigning world champion St. Louis Cards 5-4). On Saturday morning, I spoke to about 35 folks at the monthly meeting of RTB, taking them through all of the arguments and evidence offered in favor of macroevolution, showing them the fallacies of the arguments and abundance of contrary evidence. It was an ambitious task, but a sharp group (I'll share the audio here when I receive it). Saturday evening, I spoke about apologetics issues and tactics at a dinner meeting of some of the chapter leadership (and spouses) at The Black Labrador (an English pub, chosen to avoid the crowds at other Cinco de Mayo venues). Sunday morning, I preached--at the Fellowship of Champions--on the Resurrection and the role of evidence and reason in the Christian faith. After the service, I did a Q & A for a good number of folks who stayed. A whirlwind trip, but well worth my while.

3 comments:

Mike Caba said...

Keep up the good work Rick.

Debi Stangeland said...

Hi:

Thanks for taking the family out. The boys had a great time. Have you seen anything about Dr. Brad Harrub coming to Redmond in a couple weeks? Do you know anything about him?

Thanks!

Rick Gerhardt said...

Hi Debi:

Always a pleasure to be with your family.

Hadn't heard of Brad Harrub, but a quick Google search shows that his main schtick is teaching a whole lot of nonsense and calling it 'what the Bible teaches.' These include the idea that dinosaurs coexisted with humans, that Noah took dinos on the ark, and other similar twaddle. In short, he's one of those who make it so difficult for the rest of us to help people to consider the true claims of historic Christianity by muddying the waters with a lot of recent goofiness of the young-earth variety. Sorry to hear he's spreading his falsehoods locally.