Post tagged with apologetics
December 15th, 201409:37 AM ETWas the Virgin Birth a Real Event? What would you say if someone asked you if the story of Jesus' virgin birth was real, or if it was copied from other religions? In this post, you see how to think through a few challenges to the historicity of the Virgin Birth. First, we’ll answer the question “Was the Virgin Birth copied from myths?” Then,...
June 03rd, 201407:06 PM ETForgery in the Bible? Was the Gospel of Mark really just an old forgery? That’s something you might hear liberal scholars say about a lot of books in the New Testament. For example, Timothy Freke and Peter Gandy wrote this in a book called the Jesus Mysteries: In the first four centuries, every single [New Testament] document was at some time...
December 22nd, 201307:29 PM ETQurinius' Census Each Christmas, I hear the story of Jesus’ birth read publicly from the Gospel of Luke. And it often seems like the timing of Jesus' birth and the census under some guy named Quirinius gets read pretty quickly, almost like it’s an unnecessary interjection no one really cares about. For most people, it probably is. But here’...
December 20th, 201310:45 PM ETWhy History Matters I once heard a well-meaning Christian say something like, “Why study all this history stuff? The Bible says it. I believe, it. That’s the end of it!” But what about this? Reading what “the Bible says” is one thing. Getting “what the Bible means” is another. Case in point: Most people summarize the Christmas story...
May 05th, 201201:43 AM ETMaybe you’ve encountered well-meaning Christians who look down on the practice of providing evidence for Christian truth claims. I used to get that a lot. How should you respond? Just Point to Jesus What’s his example look like? Turns out, Jesus provided evidence—reasons to believe—in many different ways. For example, Luke said Jesus “g...
March 22nd, 201203:03 AM ETMany years ago, while I was in the Christian Apologetics program at Biola University, my wife and I attended a family gathering. A relative heard I was in grad school and asked me, “What are you getting your degree in?” I said, “Um… Apologetics.” She replied with a chuckle, “I’m SO sorry!” “It’s not really that bad,” I said...
March 22nd, 201202:53 AM ETAttitude Adjustment Is religion evil? A post on CNN's Belief Blog says: "Before 9/11, many atheists kept a low profile. Something changed, though, after 9/11. They got loud... Criticism of all religion, not just fanatical cults, was no longer taboo after 9/11." Indeed. In fact, this weekend, Richard Dawkins will be championing his message in ...
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- Virgin Birth - Was the Virgin Birth Story Fabricated?
- Forgery in the Bible: Was Mark's Gospel Forged?
- Did Luke Get the Timing of the Christmas Story Wrong?
- No Room in the Inn? Why the Traditional Christmas Story is Wrong
- Did Jesus Have a Wife? How to Respond to The Gospel of Jesus' Wife
- Why Share Reasons to Believe?
- The Resurrection of Jesus: An Unlikely Easter Conversation