Monthly Archives: November 2014

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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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.

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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.

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

Excerpt: Usage Trumps Etymology: Avoiding the Root Fallacy Scholars Are Necessary: Avoiding the Cult of the Amateur Context Is King: Avoiding the Overload Fallacy (7 min read; 1,795 words) 3 Ways Not to Use Greek in Bible Study | TGC … Continue reading

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