Top Christian Resources on the Marriage Debate | Center for Strategic Apologetics

Opening excerpt:

It’s the most difficult and contentious issue facing Christians in the Western world today, and we all need the best possible information available. This is especially true in the U.S, now that the Supreme Court has made gay marriage the law of the land.

Source: Top Christian Resources on the Marriage Debate (Books, Articles, Videos, Podcasts on Gay Marriage/Same-Sex Marriage) | Center for Strategic Apologetics

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)

An Addendum to C.S. Lewis by Tom Gilson for the Sake of Bart Ehrman and Others

As C. S. Lewis dispensed with those who say Jesus was “a good moral teacher but not Lord” so Tom Gilson dispenses with those who say that Jesus was only a legend – that Jesus never made the statements attributed to him in the Gospels.  (This includes Bart Ehrman, the Jesus Seminar, and practically all of current liberal biblical scholarship.)

The essence of Tom’s point is that the figure of Jesus (a person of maximum power living in maximum love for others) is unmatched in the history of literature (fiction or non-fiction).  It would take a genius to invent such a character.  That he was defined in the way that “legend” believers suggest is simply not plausible.  It’s an argument worthy of addition to Lewis’ trilemma (“Lord, Liar, or Lunatic”).

(17 min read; 4,224 words)

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(New Testament scholar Daniel B. Wallace commends Gilson’s addition in A New Twist on the Quadrilemma: Lord, Liar, Lunatic, or Legend?)

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 young people leave the faith when they go away to college is that the church merely taught them instead of training them for the battles they would face on campus.

(3 min read; 774 words)

J. Warner Wallace’s surprising advice to stop apostasy among young Christians | Wintery Knight.

Ravi Zacharias tells us what’s bad about subjective moral reasoning

Here’s a link to a 5 min video showing Ravi Zacharias as he answers a question from the audience in what appears to be a post-debate setting about subjective morality.  The questioner asserts that subjective morality is not a problem; he sees no need for the sort of objective morality that Ravi thinks is critical.  Ravi makes clear that objective morality is the only true morality.

Only in Christ do we find an objective standard for moral decisions.  (Of course, I could have written “God” in place of “Christ” in that sentence, but, since God is Christ, they are one and the same.)

via Bob Perry at True Horizon Blog: The Reality of Subjective Morality.

A Case for Christian Theism

This is an outline.  It starts with all the possibilities for theism and then narrows down to Christianity.

It’s a 1,556 word outline that, of course, doesn’t read like fluid prose but is helpful for thought and study.

via A Case for Christian Theism | THINKAPOLOGETICS.COM.

HT: @jwarnerwallace (Cold Case Christianity)