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 (Free Bible Insert) | Cold Case Christianity.

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 authored or co-authored 489 scientific publications and his name is on 36 patents.

On Professor Tour’s Website, there’s a very revealing article on evolution and creation, in which Tour bluntly states that he does not understand how macroevolution could have happened…

(8 min read; 1,989 words)

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

(HT:  Greg West at The Poached Egg of Ratio Christi)

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 support than any other book in ancient history.

– There is no reasonable way that Luke/Acts could have been written by anyone other than someone living in the region in the first century.

(4 min read; 1,021 words)

Conclusions About Historical Accuracy of the Bible | Thomistic Bent
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HT: Greg West at The Poached Egg from Ratio Christi)

(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 superiority of the life to come.

And it’s hope-inducing to think of young people in droves singing out a credo so dear to my own heart.

Let us shun the lusts of the world and live for the pleasure of our Lord!

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)

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 books.

(3 min read; 798 words)

The Bible Is Not One Book | J.W. Wartick -“Always Have a Reason”.

(HT: Greg West of The Poached Egg at Ratio Christi)

What and When Were the Earliest Claims About Jesus? – J. Warner Wallace

Jim Wallace builds a timeline of events backwards from 70 A.D. to 33 A.D., relying on Acts, then Luke, then Mark, then 1 Corinthians 15 (per Gary Habermas).

What and When Were the Earliest Claims About Jesus? – YouTube.

How Heretics Help Establish the Historicity of Jesus | J. Warner Wallace

(3 min read; 822 words)

How Heretics Help Establish the Historicity of Jesus | Cold Case Christianity.

3 Ways Not to Use Greek in Bible Study | Justin Dillehay

Excerpt:

  1. Usage Trumps Etymology: Avoiding the Root Fallacy
  2. Scholars Are Necessary: Avoiding the Cult of the Amateur
  3. Context Is King: Avoiding the Overload Fallacy

(7 min read; 1,795 words)

3 Ways Not to Use Greek in Bible Study | TGC | The Gospel Coalition.