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When God Goes to Starbucks: A Guide to Everyday Apologetics
     

When God Goes to Starbucks: A Guide to Everyday Apologetics

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by Paul Copan
 

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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

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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.

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Publishers Weekly

Copan, a professor of philosophy and ethics at Palm Beach Atlantic University, submits an excellent and comprehensive resource to help Christians contend with controversial questions about their faith. Copan writes eloquently and respectfully on social and moral themes: when is lying biblically acceptable? why does a sovereign god demand worship from humanity? how can Christians believe theirs is the only way to heaven? what does God have to say about homosexuality and same-sex marriage? Though each topic is approached with care, Copan does not flinch from a biblical stance and delineates each problem with exemplary thoroughness. Thoughtful readers will find great value in his approach to unpacking Christian slogans as related to truth and reality, worldviews and religious belief systems. He expertly unmasks the problematic "personal autonomy" philosophy that makes "sweeping relativistic claims, but then tacks on absolute, inviolable standards at the end." Copan's skillful approach to apologetics provides ample information on hot-topic themes, but some readers may not be up to the challenge of slowly digesting his thought-provoking, weighty explanations. (Aug.)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585589500
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/01/2008
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
761,661
File size:
2 MB

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Meet 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.
Paul Copan (PhD, Marquette University) is the Pledger Family Chair of Philosophy and Ethics at Palm Beach Atlantic University in Florida. He is the author of several popular apologetics books, including Is God a Moral Monster? and lives with his wife and five children in Florida.

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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 11 months ago
Excellent