Apologie
Was Jesus Poor?
Was Jesus poor or wealthy when HE lived on earth? The common notion is that HE was poor. But the prosperity gospel preachers preach that Christ was wealthy. Before we seek an answer to the question about Jesus’ financial status, let us ask another question: Why is the question –...
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Who doesn't understand evolution? Part 3
5. You think it has anything to do with the origin of life, let alone the origins of the universe. This is like the king of all straw men, and it’s extremely common. It involves something like the thoroughly debunked theory of spontaneous generation (the idea that life can come...
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Are You A Member Of The Universal Church? (Conservative vs. Liberal Churches)
THE PROBLEM: As we continue to live our lives as Christians, the spiritual deterioration of the church is distressing. On the one hand, there is a church that is conservative in nature, which professes to the Lordship of Christ by worshipping HIM as the God who came to save the...
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Examining Hinduism
Hinduism Christian Philosophy And Presuppositional Apologetics Examine The Religion Of The Gods And Karma by Michael Robinson If you desire to find out how a philosophical, biblical, theological, and presuppositional analysis refutes Hinduism, New Age Thought, & Eastern Religions, then this book is for you. This book is simple, powerful,...
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Who doesn't understand evolution? Part 2
3. You think macroevolution is an inherently different process than microevolution. In his article, THE TOP 10 SIGNS THAT YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND EVOLUTION AT ALL, Tyler Francke said, “ At its core, “macroevolution” is simply the steady accumulation of the small changes we observe in “microevolution.” Francke has repeated one...
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Should Christians Judge Or Not?
How many times have we been shot down by someone saying, “Don’t judge…”? An article in Answers in Genesis elaborates on this point, “The claim that Christians are not to judge is often made when dealing with issues such as abortion, adultery, homosexual behavior, and same-sex marriage. When a Christian...
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Who doesn't understand evolution? Part 1
I came across an article the other day that listed THE TOP 10 SIGNS THAT YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND EVOLUTION AT ALL. It's written by Tyler Francke, who also wrote 10 THEOLOGICAL QUESTIONS NO YOUNG-EARTH CREATIONIST CAN ANSWER (all 10 of which I answered here). It seems Francke has a penchant...
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Killing Christ
Killing Christ: Contesting Trendy Skeptics Regarding the Death an Resurrection of Jesus By: Mike Robinson The death of Jesus stands at the very center of Christianity. Still, many are confused about the reasons for the killing of Jesus, for many deviant views are saturating the media.Killing Jesus Christ reveals the...
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Human Suffering - Should God Be Punished?
God created this world where evil is an existential reality. Evil is not an illusion. When evil attacks us with all its force, we do feel the pain and, at times, we succumb. Speak to anyone who lost their job for no fault of theirs or speak to those whose...
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Christianity's Bare Necessities: The Trinity
The Essential Trinity: Defending the Biblical Truth and Necessity of the Triune God By: Mike Robinson “The Essential Trinity” is a fresh look at the most important truth of the Christian faith. Too often Christians have been uninformed and even neglectful regarding the doctrine of the Trinity. Discover anew the...
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How Jesus Became God
How Jesus Became God in the Flesh: Refuting Bart Ehrman By: Mike Robinson No man in the past or the present has provoked such widely differing opinions as Jesus Christ. Some say He was merely a good and decent man, while others say He must be God in the flesh....
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Refuting Allah
Refuting Allah, Proving Jesus: Christian Truth and Presuppositions Critique Islam By Mike Robinson It’s difficult to find books that refute Islam using worldview criticism and Christian philosophy. But herein Robinson produces an innovative book that argues that Islamic thought fails the test of reason and that Christian theism is not...
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Notice how atheists who believe in real right and wrong make a massive intellectual leap of faith. They believe that somehow moral...
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Follow @ThePoachedEgg Making Apologetics Personal: A Quick Lesson from John 4 The Relationship Between Arguments and Persuasion The Fifth Way: Aquinas’ Argument from Design Book Review: Mere Apologetics by Alister E. McGrath UFO Interview with Biola Magazine The Argument from Reason (in 12 minutes) What is the Point of Apologetics?...
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Follow @Kindle4Christ Mouse over for pricing; click thumbnail for book description and ordering info; scroll down for full text listing: When God Goes to Starbucks: A Guide to Everyday Apologetics by Paul Copan $1.99 Reasons for Belief: Easy-to-Understand Answers to 10 Essential Questions by Norman Geisler $1.59 The 10 Most...
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Are there good reasons to believe that Paul, the most prolific writer (in the amount of separate ‘books’) of the New Testament, wrote of a historical Jesus? Here is a quote from a blog, “For being the founder of Christianity, Paul knew surprisingly little about Jesus.”[i] How true is this...
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(I’ve got a fascination with Natural Theology and how it can be used to argue for the existence of God. For the next few weeks I will be exploring many of these arguments and how we, even HillBilly Theologians, can use it to make good arguments for the existence of...
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IntroductionThe other day, I heard a podcast that I want to highlight for anyone who is a victim of the evil and suffering of life and questions God's purposes, His love, or even His existence. Whether our experiences are singular traumatic events, day-in and day-out pain, or a combination of...
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IntroductionThe time is coming soon for a new chapter of our children's lives to begin: college life. This can be quite an apprehensive time for both Christian parents and the teens. The parents are preparing to let their kids go out into the world, unable to be protected by Mom...
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IntroductionI was first introduced to Dr. Emerson Eggerichs' work about a decade ago when my wife and I were at the local Christian bookstore, and one of his books about communication in marriage was on sale. I picked it up and found that it was on target with what Scripture...
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IntroductionThose who have followed the Faithful Thinkers blog for a year or more know that I followed the case of Charlie Gard last summer. Gard was born with a rare disease that the medical facility that was treating him was ill-equipped to deal with. He died at the hand of...
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IntroductionA couple months ago I read an interesting article about a professor who made the case that today's education system is grossly overrated. If the article's author represented him correctly, his contention is that because a large portion of educational resources focus on credentials and self-esteem ("vanity" in the words...
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Twenty-five years ago, the U.S. Government had surrounded the compound of David Koresh and the Branch Davidians, embroiled in a stand-off that would last 51 days and tragically ended in gunfire with 75 of the 84 people inside dead, including children.I was recently interviewed by Brody Harness for a research...
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In 1996 the alt-rock band Dishwalla became a one-hit wonder with their catchy “Counting Blue Cars." The song isn't well known by its title as much as its chorus:We said, "Tell me all your thoughts on God'Cause I'd really like to meet her.And ask her why we're who we are."Tell...
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One of the first popular apologetics books released was Josh McDowell's Evidence That Demands a Verdict in 1972. But much has changed in the forty-five years since that initial publishing. Now, Sean McDowell has partnered with his father to release a completely updated and revised Evidence for the 21st century....
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It should be no surprise that The Last Jedi, the latest installment in the Star Wars franchise, is by all measures an instant success. I went to see the film and was optimistic based on the initial buzz and reviews. And while I didn't walk away hating the movie, I...
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January 1 marks the beginning of a new year and with it the promise of new opportunities to better ourselves. Of course the beginning of the New Year means many new laws begin to take effect. This has been true ever since Julius Caesar changed the calendars back in 45...
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Recently, the editors of GQ (Gentlemen’s Quarterly online) released its list of 21 Books You Don’t Have to Read. They boldly claimed, “…not all the Great Books have aged well. Some are racist and some are sexist, but most are just really, really boring. So we—and a group of un-boring...
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Not long ago, Brett Kunkle, Sean McDowell and I spent several days training students for a Berkeley Missions trip. These trips are fun but challenging. Brett still leads these trips regularly, helping Christian high school students engage young men and women on the UC Berkeley campus. Once there, the students...
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In this blast from the past, J. Warner Wallace examines the truth about truth. Does absolute, objective truth exist, or is all truth merely a matter of perspective and opinion? If objective truth does exist, can we ever really know it with any certainty? How are we supposed to determine...
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I am confident the Gospels were written early and were not corrupted or altered over time. As a new investigator of the claims of Christianity, I examined the case for early dating and became convinced the Gospels were written within the generation of the eyewitnesses. But how do we know...
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If you’re trying to determine whether or not the New Testament is historically reliable, archaeology and ancient non-Biblical records can provide “touch point” corroboration of the Biblical text. We took a similar approach when we examined the evidence corroborating the Old Testament. But these Biblical volumes claim to be much...
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J. Warner Wallace is interviewed by Brittany Valadezabout the complex relationship between God’s sovereign knowledge and man’s free agency. If God is in control, how can humans truly experience free will? Be sure to follow Brittany’s YouTube channel to see more interview videos. To see more interview videos with J....
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My friend James Warner Wallace wrote an article in 2015 called “Is Your Transformational Religious Experience Evidence Enough?” In it, he says “I just finished a wonderful weekend at Fellowship Bible Church in Little Rock, Arkansas. This is a large, active… Continue reading →
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How Should Christians View Israel? Part Three
This is the third post in our series on “How a Christian Should Israel?” Part One is here: Part Two is here. As I already mentioned, I will expand on R. Kendall’s Soulen’s The God of Israel and Christian Theology which has… Continue reading →
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The Relationship Between Arguments and Persuasion
Anyone who has done a fair amount of apologetics can easily end up saying to themselves “I don’t understand why this person doesn’t accept my argument.” Just yesterday, I spent a long time engaging a student who’s a Unitarian Universalitst… Continue reading →
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When it comes to the Christian faith, there is no doctrine more important than the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Christianity is not simply centered in ethical and religious teachings but on the person and work of Jesus Christ. From a… Continue reading →
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