When God Goes to Starbucks: A Guide to Everyday Apologetics

When God Goes to Starbucks: A Guide to Everyday Apologetics

by Paul Copan
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When God Goes to Starbucks: A Guide to Everyday Apologetics by Paul Copan

More than ever, Christians are bombarded with tough faith questions from their pluralistic friends and neighbors. Many of these emerge as "anti-truth claims" and slogans we are all familiar with:
• Why not just look out for yourself?
• Do what you want—just as long as you don't hurt anyone
• Miracles violate the laws of nature
• Aren't people born gay?
Paul Copan has been answering questions like these for many years. In When God Goes to Starbucks, he offers readers solid and caring Christian responses to these and many other concerns that are being discussed in Starbucks, shopping malls, youth groups, and schools. Each chapter provides succinct answers and points for countering the cultural questions believers are faced with today.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801067433
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/01/2008
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 617,441
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Paul Copan (PhD, Marquette University) is the Pledger Family Chair of Philosophy and Ethics at Palm Beach Atlantic University in Florida. He lives with his wife and five children in Florida.

Table of Contents


Introduction     9
Slogans Related to Truth and Reality
Why Not Just Look Out for Yourself?     15
Do What You Want-Just as Long as You Don't Hurt Anyone     22
Is It Okay to Lie to Nazis?     28
Slogans Related to Worldviews
Why Is God So Arrogant and Egotistical?     41
Miracles Are Unscientific     53
Only Gullible People Believe in Miracles     61
Don't People from All Religions Experience God?     67
Does the Bible Condemn Loving, Committed Homosexual Relationships?     77
Aren't People Born Gay?     94
What's Wrong with Gay Marriage?     108
Slogans Related to Christianity
How Can the Psalmists Say Such Vindictive, Hateful Things?     121
Aren't the Bible's "Holy Wars" Just Like Islamic Jihad? Part One     136
Aren't the Bible's "Holy Wars" Just Like Islamic Jihad? Part Two     144
Aren't the Bible's "Holy Wars" Just Like Islamic Jihad? Part Three     149
Was Jesus Mistaken about an Early Second Coming? Part One     162
Was Jesus Mistaken about an Early Second Coming? Part Two     174
Why Are Christians So Divided? Why So Many Denominations?     191
Notes     203

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When God Goes to Starbucks: A Guide to Everyday Apologetics 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Paul Cohan's book When God Goes to Starbucks is as relevant for today as its title suggests Clearly, God goes to Starbucks each time a Christian enters Starbucks. The book addresses the reality of a society that seeks companionship or conversation in a coffee shop and outlines how God can be presented in conversations over coffee. The material is current and examples make reference to current movies, political realities when helping readers understand and respond to questions about warfare and jihad. The material in both readable and practical and is a guide to everyday experience in sharing convictions. The text outlines how to address logical errors in arguments in statments like "Do whatever you want as long as it doesn't hurt anyone". Copan draws on stories in scripture but also, previous experience and references to authors like C.S. Lewis or Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Information is presented in a clcar and logical way and summaries at the end of each chapter help the readers to remember and focus on ways to present a Christian worldview in a respectful way.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent