Don't Take Offense. Make a Defense.

Cute title. But it is a good article. The disciples themselves, especially Paul, make good examples of how to engage skeptics. This transaction between Festus and the Apostle Paul is a good example for Christians to learn from. Don’t get offended. Stay rational, my friends. Don’t Take Offense. Make a Defense.

How Can I Trust the Bible When it Was Used to Justify Slavery?

Brandon Cleaver writes a fantastic article at RZIM on slavery in the Old Testament and New Testament in contrast with American antebellum slavery. Properly understood, the Bible not only does not condone the brutal slavery of the antebellum South, but strongly prohibits such treatment of human beings made in the image of God. How CanContinue reading “How Can I Trust the Bible When it Was Used to Justify Slavery?”

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”

27 Times Paul Proved He Knew About the Historical Jesus

Conspiracies abound on the internet. One that gives me a good laugh is the idea that Jesus didn’t exist. You won’t find it in academics, but for some reason it is pretty popular among uneducated atheists on the internet. These “mythicists” make the strangest claims like “Paul knew nothing about the historical Jesus.” Paul onlyContinue reading “27 Times Paul Proved He Knew About the Historical Jesus”

The Apologetics of Paul

One of the first apologists: The Apostle Paul. What can we learn from him? Paul travelled the known world defending and testifying to the Resurrection of Jesus. He preached Christ crucified both to Jews and to Gentiles. There is much that we can learn from him. A Look at the Apologetics of Paul

Paul on Predestination in Ephesians 1

In 2 Peter 3:16, Peter says that Paul’s writings are “hard to understand” and that “ignorant and unstable people” distort his writings just as they do to other writings. Peter touches on a few truths here that are worth noting before interpreting Paul or any “other writings.” Paul can be difficult to understand. It’s easyContinue reading “Paul on Predestination in Ephesians 1”