Theology and apologetics
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Extraordinary Claims and Evidence: A Review of Jonathan Pearce’s Book on the Resurrection (Part 1)
Since the resurrection is intended, in Christian theology, to function as an authenticating sign, it is highly predicted that Jesus’ resurrection will deviate from the normal course of nature. That the resurrection does, in fact, deviate from the normal course of nature should not be taken as a cause for concern.
Does the Bible Support Sexual Slavery? An Analysis of Numbers 31:15-18
Though Numbers 31:13-18 is undoubtedly a difficult text, especially from the vantage point of our twenty-first century western culture, the text becomes, upon closer inspection, significantly less problematic than it appears at first impression.
Doubting Your Faith? Look No Further Than This New Free Resource
There is absolutely nothing for you to lose: Even if you still remain unpersuaded, at least you will be able to say that you gave the best arguments for Christianity a fair shake.
A Commentary on Romans — The Righteous Shall Live By Faith (1:16-17)
Romans 1:16-17 encapsulate the thesis of Paul’s entire treatise – the gospel of Jesus Christ – which will be further expounded and elaborated upon in the chapters that follow. Paul is never put to shame by the gospel, since when it is preached, people are saved. This is why he has been so eager to preach the gospel in Rome.
Book Review: Person of Interest by J. Warner Wallace
Wallace compares his examination of the historical Jesus to investigating an explosion caused by a bomb — just as every explosion has a fuse and a fallout, every important event has events that lead up to it (the fuse) and an aftermath resulting from it (the fallout).
Extrabiblical Evidence for the Veracity of the Gospel History
In this article I will consider incidental allusions in the gospels that are indirectly and undesignedly confirmed by extrabiblical secular sources.
A Response to Jim Mason’s Defense of Young Earth Creationism in Premier Christianity Magazine
I found Jim Mason’s defense of young earth creationism, despite his impressive scientific credentials, to be disappointing, in particular its simplistic perspective on scientific epistemology.
Is Jesus Mentioned Outside of the Bible? And Does it Matter?
Even aside from the issues and problems discussed in this essay, it is clear that the absolute strongest conclusion one can conceivably draw from these sources is that they attest to ministry of Jesus in broad outline.
Book Review: Jesus Christ Our Lord, by John Walvoord
John Walvoord (1910-2002) was a past president of Dallas Theological Seminary (1952-1986) and a prolific author. He was probably best known for his advocacy of dispensational theology and of pre-tribulation ‘rapture’ theology with respect to eschatology. In his book, Jesus Christ Our Lord, Walvoord offers a systematic presentation of the person and work of Jesus Christ.