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Carson Weitnauer
Works at Ravi Zacharias International Ministries
Attended Rhodes College
Lives in Atlanta
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Experience excellence as a gift 
We live in a culture that habitually, even casually, assumes that excellence is a noble and worthy value. The famous CEO of Apple, Steve Jobs, told us, “We don’t get a chance to do that many things, and every one should be really excellent. Because this is our life.” The great football coach Vince Lombardi […]
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Yes, there is. Excellence is in the context of loving God, not as its own goal in itself.
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There’s no point in competing with someone else when you’re running entirely different races. 
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The Euthyphro Dilemma and the Triune God of love.

"The very great good news is that the Triune God of love requires us to love God and love others because God is love and we, as God’s image-bearers, are invited to know God’s love and become as loving as God is." #apologetics #God
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Knowledge and Christian Belief by Alvin Plantinga — A Book Review 
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Reality has consequences. The trivialization of ideas and even our lives is a disconcerting mood. 
Reality has consequences. This is a more important truth than the very popular (and important) saying “Ideas have consequences.” And it is far, far more important than the saying “…
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New book review! Delighting in the Trinity by Michael Reeves —
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My latest post at The Gospel Coalition -
'Certain theologians dispute original sin, which is the only part of Christian theology which can really be proved.'
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The Argument From Failure
In this post, I’d like to consider the following argument with you: Humans love success and winners. One common critique of Christianity is that it is a man-made religion. If Christianity is a man-made religion, it should promote success and winners. But the Christian God repeatedly seems to fail and value failures. Therefore, to the degree these […]
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All For Jesus
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Five Great Quotes from Knowledge and Christian Belief by Alvin Plantinga 
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Five great quotes, plus questions for reflection, from Michael Reeves book Delighting in the Trinity 
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The Challenge of Revelation
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Resolving doubts. Renewing purpose.
Why should you connect with me?

I am focused on the following topics:
  • the reasons and evidence related to the truth of Christianity (apologetics)
  • human flourishing
  • what it means to sincerely follow Jesus (discipleship)
  • how to serve our neighbors well
  • new technology with clear benefits
  • strategic thinking
I really enjoy opportunities to resolve people’s doubts, to clarify our purpose in life, and to encourage everyone to serve their neighbors.

My experience and background includes:
Are you looking for high-quality, focused, and engaging teaching at your church or ministry?

I've spoken to diverse groups at Harvard, Boston University, Boston College Law School, Rhodes College, Emory University, and multiple, regional gatherings of college students in New England and the Southeast United States. Please get in touch if you'd like to discuss opportunities.

Want to sample my writing?

Selected articles include:
I've also written many book reviews, developed free resource pages on the existence of God, and carefully recommended some books on Christianity.

Why not subscribe to my blog? It's free!

Want to participate in the best conversations on apologetics?

I invite you to join the Christian Apologetics Alliance.

On a personal note:
I'm happily married to the love of my life, Mo, and we greatly enjoy our two kids.

I thank God for all of the opportunities and experiences he has provided for me. My prayer is that any and all influence entrusted to me will be used to serve Him and bless others.

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I hope you'll connect with me on the following topics: #apologetics, #reason, #theology, #atheism, #Christianity, #God, #Jesus, #Lausanne, #evangelism, #discipleship, the #Bible, #technology, and #ultimatefrisbee.
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"We are unworthy servants; we have only done what was our duty."
  • Rhodes College
    Philosophy, 2003
  • Oxford University
    Philosophy, 2002 - 2002
  • Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary
    M.Div., 2006 - 2009
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Innovator, Online Community, Ravi Zacharias International Ministries
  • Ravi Zacharias International Ministries
    Innovator, Online Community, 2016 - present
  • Reasons for God
    Founder/Editor, 2011 - present
  • Christian Apologetics Alliance
    Executive Leadership Team (currently Business Manager), 2012 - present
    Previously served as Vice President and as President
  • Telos Ministries
    Director, 2010 - 2013
  • InterVarsity Christian Fellowship
    Campus Staff, 2003 - 2010
  • Ravi Zacharias International Ministries
    Associate Director, US Speaking Team, 2013 - 2016
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Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus by Dr. Nabeel Qureshi - A Book Review

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The Context of Apologetics

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On Guard by William Lane Craig - A Book Review

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Is God an Unknowable Mystery?

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Three (More) Common Evangelism Mistakes

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Two Common Evangelism Mistakes

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Paula Kirby: Are Humans Spiritual?

The word “spiritual” is a common, everyday word that many people use to describe a wide variety of apparently transcendent experiences. But

Is God a Moral Monster? by Dr. Paul Copan - A Book Review

About a year ago while I was at Harvard, talking with one of the students I regularly mentored, it happened that two of his friends walked b

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Each week I highlight some terrific resources to connect readers at Reasons for God with a wider selection of excellent content. Enjoy! Grea

Sam Harris and Determinism

On his blog earlier this week, Sam Harris argues for “Morality Without ‘Free Will.’” Sam Harris has become an influential public intellectua