The Gospel Authors Knew Palestinian Geography

Talk to some skeptics, even skeptical scholars of the New Testament, and you will get the impression that the Gospels were written by non-eyewitnesses in distant lands by people who had never even met the historical Jesus. While there are a few ways to go about responding to someone like this, an interesting way toContinue reading “The Gospel Authors Knew Palestinian Geography”

What Biblical Books are Included in the Earliest Canonical Lists?

If you listen to some skeptics, you get the impression that the books of the Bible were chosen at some arbitrary church conference in the fourth century. I’ve even heard someone well-known say that Constantine chose the books of the Bible. In fact, all the books of the New Testament were being widely used byContinue reading “What Biblical Books are Included in the Earliest Canonical Lists?”

Stop Dismissing John's Gospel

The Gospel of John is often criticized for being written later. It is likewise criticized for having differences with the Synoptic Gospels. Since the Gospel is said to have a higher christology than the synoptics, it is said the Gospel of John is a later legend. Here’s why none of these critiques are valid. StopContinue reading “Stop Dismissing John's Gospel”

The Atonement and Rethinking Hell

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Chris Date from Rethinking Hell on the Help Me Believe Podcast. Chris is a Reformed (Calvinist) theologian that holds to a conditionalist view of hell. This view, also known as annihilationism, holds that unbelievers will not spend eternity in eternal torment, but will cease to exist after theContinue reading “The Atonement and Rethinking Hell”

10 Reasons to Accept the Resurrection of Jesus as a Historical Fact

Can historical study uncover the miraculous? Some say no. But as we study ancient historiography, we do arrive at a set of “bedrock facts”. These are facts that, although they are not known with 100% certainty, most scholars agree on. There are a set of historical “bedrock facts” that scholars agree on that can beContinue reading “10 Reasons to Accept the Resurrection of Jesus as a Historical Fact”

What has Christianity ever done for us?

Atheist philosopher bites off more than he can chew when he asks a professional historian what has Christianity ever done for us? Tom Holland takes the question head on. Name just one thing that Christianity has ever done for civilization. What has Christianity ever done for us?

Fun Facts About the Bible

Teri Dugan takes a look at the literary and historical aspects of the Bible. The Bible is a large book that has affected countless lives and nations. But what exactly is it? Is it really God’s word? How can we know? Can we trust what it says? A Case for the Old Testament: Bible ApologeticsContinue reading “Fun Facts About the Bible”

Three Ways to Ignite Your Teenager's Passion for God

J. Warner Wallace writes, “the biggest challenge to “theism” may not actually be “atheism.” Instead, the biggest threat to the future of the Church may be ‘apatheism.’” The many Christians that are apathetic about their faith are far more dangerous to the church than any evangelistic atheist. Apathy can be seen most clearly in teenagers.Continue reading “Three Ways to Ignite Your Teenager's Passion for God”

The New Psychology of Atheism

Andy Tix, from “Psychology Today” writes on the non-intellectual factors that are taken into consideration by non-religious people. It is often said by atheists that Christians just believe for emotional/psychological reasons. What we are finding out is that no matter what you believe, there are strong psychological forces at play. However, none of this tellsContinue reading “The New Psychology of Atheism”

Did the Apostle Thomas Die a Martyr in India?

In conversations concerning the resurrection, the fact that the apostles were willing to die for their belief is usually brought up. Now, you don’t need to defend the validity of every apostle’s martyrdom. In fact, I would just stick with Paul, Peter, Jame, and early church persecution in general. However, Sean McDowell explains some linesContinue reading “Did the Apostle Thomas Die a Martyr in India?”