Monthly Archives: June 2014

Arguing Against Evolution by Tom Gilson

This is the first of a series of three articles on this subject.  (Links for the other two will be found at the first one.) How Not To Argue Against Evolution – Thinking Christian. (HT: The Poached Egg of Ratio … Continue reading

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

(8 min read; 1,989 words) A world-famous chemist tells the truth: there’s no scientist alive today who understands macroevolution. (HT: The Poached Egg of Ratio Christi)

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The Reliability of the New Testament: Bart Ehrman and Daniel Wallace in Dialogue

This is a multi-author volume whose genesis lay in one of the three debates held over the last few years between Bart D. Ehrman and Daniel B. Wallace. This book was recommended by Andrew Pitts (who was interviewed at length … Continue reading

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Was the Bible Just A Big Game Of Telephone? by Josh Fults

Excerpts: Most of the works from antiquity are very limited in their number of manuscripts. For example, there is only 7 for Plato and 8 for Herodotus. The number of New Testament manuscripts is quite vast. It is the best … Continue reading

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Materialism is falsified when you think about it | Theo-sophical Ruminations

Materialists will tell you they don’t believe anything other than the material world exists, but seem oblivious to the fact that propositions – such as the proposition that only the material world exists – are not material.  That means materialism … Continue reading

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Did the Apostles Really Die as Martyrs for their Faith? by Sean McDowell

Sean McDowell writes in this post: [H]ow do we really know they died as martyrs? For the past couple years I have been researching this question as part of my doctoral dissertation. (3 min read; 773 words) Did the Apostles … Continue reading

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Justin Taylor Interviews Craig Blomberg on Jesus and the Reliability of the Gospels

(9 min read; 2,307 words) An Interview with Craig Blomberg on Jesus and the Reliability of the Gospels | TGC. (HT: The Poached Egg of Ratio Christi)

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The Canon of Scripture by Wayne Grudem

This is a chapter from Wayne A.  Grudem’s Systematic Theology. An Introduction to Biblical Doctrine. Grudem, editor of the ESV Study Bible, concludes that the New Testament canon is closed and correct.  He does not give the criteria for canonicity in an … Continue reading

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Craig Blomberg on the Authors of the New Testament

Matthew, John, and Peter were of course among Jesus’ twelve apostles. Paul rightly claimed apostolic authority because of the special resurrection appearance that Jesus granted him on the road to Damascus, and Mark and Luke derived their traditions predominantly, at … Continue reading

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The Canon and the Text of the New Testament by Craig L. Blomberg

This is a transcript of a lecture Dr. Blomberg has given.  (A recorded version is also available in the mobile app of www.biblicaltraining.org.  Go to the app>Foundations, >Biblical Content>Understanding the New Testament>The Canon and the Text of the New Testament.) … Continue reading

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