Saturday, January 4, 2014

Near Death Experiences and Christianity





Some links to resources that directly or indirectly deal with Near Death Experiences from a Christian
perspective. Sometimes the discussion is in the comments section rather than main body of a blog.

Non-Christians who believe in the genuineness of the NDE as indicating the reality of the persistence of consciousness after death and to an afterlife often argue that the NDE data disproves Christianity. As a Christian I have to ask the following: Does the data point away from Christianity? Or does the data merely not point toward Christianity? The latter is consistent with the truth of Christianity, while the former would seems to militate against the truth of Christianity. Even if some (or most) of the evidence points away from Christianity, that would not necessary disprove Christianity since what is actually going on in NDEs isn't clear. At the most, what the data does seems to clearly demonstrate is that human consciousness is not tied up with the human brain. And thus suggesting the reality of something like the concept of the soul or spirit of human beings.


Links from Triablogue
(listed chronologically)


Apocalypse redux
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2004/11/apocalypse-redux.html

Unreasonable reasons
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2006/11/unreasonable-reasons.html

Sense And Nonsense About Heaven And Hell
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2008/08/sense-and-nonsense-about-heaven-and.html

Bell, book, & candle
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2009/02/bell-book-candle.html

Why Would A Non-Christian Have A Positive Near-Death Experience
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2009/02/why-would-non-christian-have-positive.html

Drain bamage
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2010/08/drain-bamage.html

Unexpected Miracles
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2011/04/unexpected-miracles.html

Near-Death Experiences
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2011/04/near-death-experiences.html

Evaluating NDEs
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2011/04/evaluating-ndes.html

Hellish Near-Death Experiences
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2011/05/hellish-near-death-experiences.html

Dream-Like Aspects Of Near-Death Experiences
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2011/05/dream-like-aspects-of-near-death.html

The Credibility And Commonality Of Near-Death Experiences
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2011/08/credibility-and-commonality-of-near.html

The Moral Dimension Of Near-Death Experiences
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2011/10/moral-dimension-of-near-death.html

An Evangelical View Of Near-Death Experiences And Related Phenomena
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2011/12/evangelical-view-of-near-death.html

Suppression Of The More Dream-Like Aspects Of Near-Death Experiences
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2012/01/suppression-of-more-dream-like-aspects.html

Further Thoughts On The Moral Aspect Of Near-Death Experiences
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2012/02/further-thoughts-on-moral-aspect-of.html

Beauregard on NDEs
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2012/05/beauregard-on-ndes.html

Luke 16, 2 Corinthians 12, And Near-Death Experiences
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2012/06/luke-16-2-corinthians-12-and-near-death.html

Susan Blackmore's OBE
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2012/07/susan-blackmores-obe.html

People Raised From The Dead In Modern Times
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2012/07/people-raised-from-dead-in-modern-times.html

Following Breadcrumbs Through The Woods
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2012/07/following-breadcrumbs-through-woods.html

A Neurosurgeon’s Near Death Experience
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2012/10/a-neurosurgeons-near-death-experience.html

NDEs and the argument from religious experience
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/02/ndes-and-argument-from-religious.html

Suicide: "You've got to go back"
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/02/suicide-youve-got-to-go-back.html

Déjà vu
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/03/deja-vu.html

Erasing death
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/04/erasing-death.html

Be Honest About Your Life
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/07/be-honest-about-your-life.html

Be Prepared To Address Paranormal Phenomena
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/07/be-prepared-to-address-paranormal.html

The gay part of "gay marriage"
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/10/the-gay-part-of-gay-marriage.html

Interpreting Old-Hag syndrome
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/08/interpreting-old-hag-syndrome.html

Near-Death Experiences In The News
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/08/near-death-experiences-in-news.html

A Fundamentalist Makes A Rare Appearance
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/08/a-fundamentalist-makes-rare-appearance.html

Reporting miracles
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/08/reporting-miracles.html

J. Steve Miller on Near-Death Experiences
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/08/j-steve-miller-on-near-death-experiences.html

Rat nirvana
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/08/rat-nirvana.html

"Heaven is for real"
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/01/heaven-is-for-real.html

Hellish NDEs
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/02/hellish-ndes.html

When heaven is hell
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/02/when-heaven-is-hell.html

"90 Minutes in Heaven"
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/02/90-minutes-in-heaven.html

I Disagree With John Piper About Near-Death Experiences
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/03/i-disagree-with-john-piper-about-near.html

Interpreting NDEs
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/04/interpreting-ndes.html

Is Heaven is for Real a hoax?
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/04/is-heaven-is-for-real-hoax.html

Habermas on NDEs
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/04/habermas-on-ndes.html

Tom McCall on NDEs
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/04/tom-mccall-on-ndes.html

Potential Christian Explanations Of Near-Death Experiences
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/07/potential-christian-explanations-of.html

Patricia Pearson's Opening Heaven's Door
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/08/patricia-pearsons-opening-heavens-door.html

Why You Should Be Prepared To Address Paranormal Experiences
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/08/why-you-should-be-prepared-to-address.html

"Needing To Fend Off The Evangelicals"
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/08/needing-to-fend-off-evangelicals.html

Playing football with NDEs
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2015/01/playing-football-with-ndes.html

Sifting visions
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2015/01/sifting-visions.html

Blindsight
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2016/10/blindsight.html




Some other related links on Triablogue:

Apparitions and deadbed visions
http://www.triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/06/apparitions-and-deadbed-visions.html

Terminal lucidity
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/08/terminal-lucidity.html

Ayer's red light
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2017/01/ayers-red-light.html






Links from Apologetics315


Book Review: Near-Death Experiences as Evidence for the Existence of God and Heaven by J. Steve Miller
http://www.apologetics315.com/2013/09/book-review-near-death-experiences-as.html

 Interview: J. Steve Miller on Near-Death Experiences
http://www.apologetics315.com/2013/03/interview-j-steve-miller-on-near-death.html

 Near-Death Experiences: Evidence for an Afterlife? - Gary Habermas MP3 Audio
http://www.apologetics315.com/2009/07/near-death-experiences-evidence-for.html


Gary Habermas on Infidel Guy Radio Show MP3 Audio
http://www.apologetics315.com/2008/11/gary-habermas-on-infidel-guy-radio-show.html




Christians interviewed at the Non-Christian Skeptiko podcast show on the topic of NDEs

Gary Habermas

J. Steve Miller

Michael S. Heiser



Gary Habermas Audio on NDEs   (lectures and debates)

There's an ever growing list of resources on the topic at Habermas' website:
AUDIO
VIDEO

Here's a link to some of them:

Near Death Experiences: Empirically Verifiable Aspects
Radio Interview: The Sci Phi Show, Outcast #65 - Australia - Jason Rennie
Date: June 19, 2008
PART I (5MB) :|: PART II (5MB)


Near-Death Experiences: Evidence for an Afterlife?
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo | Veritas Forum
2003 | Also Available at http://www.veritas.org/media/talks/447
PART I (8MB) :|: PART II (9MB) [MP3 files]
By Permission: Veritas.org

 
Radio Dialog: Near Death Experiences, Dr. Habermas vs. Keith Augustine
(Executive Director, Internet Infidels)
PART I (3MB) :|: PART II (4MB) :|: PART III (4MB) [MP3 files]
From "The Things That Matter Most" live radio program
Interviewers Rick Davis and Aaron Edwards - 700 AM KSEV, Houston, TX


Near Death Experiences as Empirical Evidence Against Naturalism
PART I (6MB) :|: PART II (7MB) [wave files]
Lecture given at the Apologetics Interfaith Evangelism Conference
April 7, 2006, Woodland Hills Baptist Church, Asheville, North Carolina


Death, the Afterlife, and Near Death Experiences
PART I (3MB) :|: PART II (3MB) [MP3 files]
From the "Big Questions" live radio program provided by Winsome Media





Non-Christian Links

The Science of Near-Death Experiences
http://www.theatlantic.com/features/archive/2015/03/the-science-of-near-death-experiences/386231/





Recommended Links:

Evidence and Arguments Against Materialism and Naturalism
http://misclane.blogspot.com/2014/01/evidence-and-arguments-against.html

Sleep Paralysis, Old Hag Syndrome and Alien Abductions
http://misclane.blogspot.com/2014/03/sleep-paralysis-old-hag-syndrome.html

UFOs and Christianity
http://misclane.blogspot.com/2013/08/ufos-and-christianity.html

Alleged Visions, Dreams and Visitations of Jesus to Muslims
http://misclane.blogspot.com/2013/04/alleged-visions-dreams-and-visitations.html

Links on the Subject of Miracles in the Context of Craig Keener's Recent Book
http://www.gospelcrumbs.blogspot.com/2012/11/links-on-subject-of-miracles-in-context.html

Charismata Matters
http://charismatamatters.blogspot.com/

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