A few months ago, an agnostic friend passed on this article to me. Even though it was written in 1894, most arguments against the inspiration of Scripture haven’t changed much, and I continue to hear these same arguments regularly. The Lutheran Church is not a cult. We’re not afraid of alternative viewpoints. In fact, we welcome them. That said, we’re not necessarily going to agree with them, but we’re happy to talk about what we do and don’t believe and why. At the same time, we can occasionally get caught off-guard by arguments we’ve not heard before and not know how to respond, since these arguments can come from many different fields, from ancient history to quantum theory. So with this discussion, we hope to examine these questions and see how valid they are and answer them from our perspective. We invite any atheists or agnostics who’d like to attend to come and discuss these questions. This study will last several weeks until we work through the entire document together.
We began this discussion a couple months ago on Sunday mornings, but by popular demand, we’re also starting it up with our Sunday evening class on November 15, 2009. Come join us Sundays at 7 PM in the All-Purpose Room (church basement), or listen online.
The audio is now available as a podcast.