Yearly Archives: 2014

Do We Have the Original Text? Some Optimism in Textual Criticism | Michael J. Kruger

Mike Kruger’s closing words in this article: Although we can acknowledge that absolute certainty about every single variant is unattainable, we can also acknowledge that absolute certainty is not necessary.  We can recover a text so very close to the … Continue reading

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Were the New Testament translations corrupted? – William Lane Craig

Were the New Testament translations corrupted? – YouTube.

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Why You Can Trust Your Bible | Justin Holcomb

Excerpt: The earliest manuscripts of the works of first-century historians such as Josephus, Tacitus, and Suetonius are dated from the 9th to 11th centuries—more than 800 years after the originals were written. In terms of the number of surviving manuscripts, … Continue reading

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What the Earliest Non-Biblical Authors Say About Jesus | J. Warner Wallace

Jim Wallace quotes Ignatius and Polycarp (disciples of the apostle John) as well as Clement (disciple of the apostle Paul), and makes reference to other sources, too. (4 min read; 1,017 words) What the Earliest Non-Biblical Authors Say About Jesus … Continue reading

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A world-famous chemist tells the truth: there’s no scientist alive today who understands macroevolution | Uncommon Descent

Opening excerpts: Professor James M. Tour is one of the ten most cited chemists in the world…He is currently a Professor of Chemistry, Professor of Computer Science, and Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science at Rice University. He has … Continue reading

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Conclusions About Historical Accuracy of the Bible by Glenn Smith

This post is mainly about the historical reliability of Luke-Acts. Excerpts: – The best evidence shows that Luke and Acts were composed by 60 A.D. – Luke and Acts are so well attested historically and archaeologically that they have more … Continue reading

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(This Is Not) Where I Belong by Building 429

There’s definitely a sense in which a rock concert, a music video, and “cool-looking” musicians are incongruent with the message of this song.  Nevertheless, it’s a simple, memorable, and moving anthem to the transience of life down here and the … Continue reading

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Beyond Teachable Moments | Christian Parents Training up the Next Generation

Beyond Teachable Moments | Christian Parents Training up the Next Generation. (HT: Greg West at The Poached Egg of Ratio Christi)

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Did Jesus Really Exist? by Paul L. Maier

(6 min read; 1,476 words) Did Jesus Really Exist?.

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The Bible Is Not One Book | J.W. Wartick

When one part of the Bible confirms another part, it is not one book confirming itself – which would be circular reasoning.  Rather, it is one book confirming a different book.  This is because the Bible is a collection of … Continue reading

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