Monthly Archives: April 2014

J. Warner Wallace Explains Why Training Is Better Than Teaching

In this post from Wintery Knight, cold-case homicide detective and Christian apologist Jim Wallace distinguishes training (as boxers do) from teaching (as in a classroom setting, but where no tests will ever be given).  He’s saying that the reason so many … Continue reading

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The Protestant Revolt – A Video Series About the Reformation

This series of 12 videos recounts the 16th-century Protestant Reformation from the 21st Century Reformed Presbyterian point of view.  Each episode lasts about 20 minutes.  It was produced by Westminster Theological Seminary of Philadelphia (in conjunction with a group called … Continue reading

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“The Word” by Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith

Psalm 119: 105 marks the starting point of meditation for this 1980’s song, revisted more recently by one of its composers, Amy Grant.  (Here are the lyrics.) The original version was edifying, but this slower and more contemplative version may … Continue reading

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“Great Is the Lord” by Michael W. Smith

Psalm 48:1 is the thought upon which Michael W. Smith expands in this song. It is a fine thought indeed that the greatness of our praise should be commensurate with His greatness.  That is, since God is great, our praise … Continue reading

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Christianity Is the World’s Most Falsifiable Religion according to Michael Patton

Michael Patton of Parchment and Pen (a blog) wrote “Christianity, the World’s Most Falsifiable Religion.”  (He means this description, by the way, as a compliment.)  Here’s how he begins the post: …[T]he more I research, the more I find it to be … Continue reading

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The Resurrection of Jesus and the Cognitive Dissonance Hypothesis by Eric Chabot

Eric Chabot demolishes the theory that earliest Christianity was spawned by cognitive dissonance in the disciples of Jesus. In the process, Eric quotes N. T. Wright who refutes the claim that Christianity arose in context of cultures filled with stories … Continue reading

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Where Is Jesus In The Old Testament? – Aaron Armstrong and Mark Driscoll

Aaron Armstrong (in a 2 min; 472 word post) and Mark Driscoll (in a 4:47 video clip) calll attention to the fact that the Old Testament is about Jesus. Where Is Jesus In The Old Testament?

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Are There Other Resurrection Myths? – William Lane Craig

One of today’s urban myths is that antiquity is filled with myths of dying and rising gods of which Christianity was just a copy-cat formulation.  In less than two minutes, Christian philosopher William Lane Craig sets the record straight. Are … Continue reading

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Early Church Growth – Justin Taylor

Justin Taylor reports: Robert Louis Wilken, emeritus professor of history at the University of Virginia: At the end of the first century there were fewer than ten thousand Christians in the Roman Empire. The population at the time numbered some … Continue reading

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