Paul the Apologist

Erik Manning commentates on seven passages from the book of Acts that demonstrate Paul’s use of reason and argumentation in evangelism. When evangelizing Jews, Paul argues from the Scripture. When evangelizing Greeks, Paul finds common ground and of course still quotes the Scriptures. 7 Powerful passages from the Book of Acts that show that theContinue reading “Paul the Apologist”

“Everyone whom the Father gives” John 6:37

I love passages of Scripture that interpret themselves. Sometimes we will read something “difficult,” or hard to understand, but the Bible itself will provide us with the correct interpretation. Perhaps, you have heard people say, “Let the Bible interpret the Bible.” The Bible Geek in me comes out when we find passages like this. IContinue reading ““Everyone whom the Father gives” John 6:37″

Arguments from Silence and Anonymous Gospels

An argument from silence is a logically fallacious argument that argues from the silence, or absence, of evidence. For example: “I cannot find my wallet, have you seen it?” I ask you. You remain silent and shrug your shoulders. “I knew you took it,” I say. “Where is it?” I just reached a conclusion basedContinue reading “Arguments from Silence and Anonymous Gospels”

Is Jesus’ prediction of the Temple destruction a good way to date the Gospels?

It is no secret that Jesus’ prediction of the destruction of the Temple is the driving force of the dating of the Gospels. There may be other factors that scholars consider, but this one data point seems to be the rudder guiding the ship. The argument goes, more or less, that the author of MarkContinue reading “Is Jesus’ prediction of the Temple destruction a good way to date the Gospels?”

Ep 51 Travis Dickinson: Apologetics and the Brilliance of the Gospel

Dr. Travis Dickinson, professor of apologetics and philosophy at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, joins the show to discuss his new book (link below). We discuss truth, faith, doubt, and a recent engagement Dr. Dickinson had at the atheist-christian book club with John Loftus and Aron Ra. Links Live Episodes/Bonus Segment: https://www.patreon.com/helpmebelieve Travis Dickinson: http://www.travisdickinson.com/ StandContinue reading “Ep 51 Travis Dickinson: Apologetics and the Brilliance of the Gospel”

The Cumulative Case for the Reliability of the Gospels

I ran into J. Warner Wallace this past weekend at an apologetics conference. It was great to finally meet him in person after having him on the podcast twice now. Here is an article he wrote on the reliability of the Gospels. People claim not to trust the Gospel accounts because of “bias,” but suchContinue reading “The Cumulative Case for the Reliability of the Gospels”

Pre-Pauline Creeds and Hymns

Some skeptics claim they can’t believe the Bible because it has been altered over the years. The stories have been changed and added-to by multiple authors over multiple centuries. In the case of Christianity, we have evidence that nearly all of our major beliefs were firmly established in creeds and hymns that were being spokenContinue reading “Pre-Pauline Creeds and Hymns”

North Korean Family Executed for Sharing the Gospel

A North Korean defector shared his experience of persecution with President Trump at the State Department’s religious freedom ministerial. It is hard to imagine some of the horrors described that the persecuted Church faces. Never forget them in your prayers. North Korean defector says cousin’s entire family executed for sharing Gospel

Ep 43 Matt Queen: Everyday Evangelism

Dr. Matt Queen joins the show to talk evangelism. He is a professor of evangelism at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary where he regularly leads teams of students into the community to share the good news of Jesus. Join us and learn how you to can conquer your fears and start evangelizing today! Links Bonus Segment/SupportContinue reading “Ep 43 Matt Queen: Everyday Evangelism”

Do the Gospels Borrow from Pagan Myths?

An often heard charge against Christianity is that early Christians made up the whole story by borrowing from pagan myths like the Mithras. These claims really reveal how little the accuser knows about Mithras or Christianity. Do the Gospels Borrow from Pagan Myths?