I had a strange experience a couple of weeks ago.
On May 9, stuff.co.nz and several of the nation’s major daily newspapers published an opinion piece that I wrote about Richard Dawkins’ visit to New Zealand. It was a rare chance to provide a Christian voice in the secular press, attempting to show that Christians aren’t content to believe things in the absence of evidence. Rather, I argued, our beliefs are based on solid historical evidence to support the claim that Jesus Christ rose bodily from death – verifying his outlandish claims to be the Son of God, and assuring us that he offers unique knowledge of and access to our Creator.
But while it was a special opportunity, that wasn’t the strange part. The strange part was what happened next.
Apparently, Richard Dawkins himself read my article and saw fit to comment on it publicly. Continue reading