There is little to no debate among both Christian and non-Christian historians on the facts of Jesus’ empty tomb. By contrast, there is widespread debate as to what best explains those facts. The historical facts of Jesus’ death and empty tomb are these: Jesus was murdered and buried. Three days afterward, his body went missing. […]
This post continues a response to the July 30 CNN opinion piece article by Hemant Mehta, “The Friendly Atheist”, entitled “Why are millennials leaving church? Try atheism”. In Part 1, we looked at a number of arguments Mehta makes that I believe are either flawed or weak. Let’s now examine a few more.
It’s rare for me to get worked up anymore over statements that atheists make about Christianity. For many years now, I’ve debated and exchanged dialogs—both in person and over the Web—with many atheists and hatetheists (there is a difference) and have gotten pretty used to the primary arguments of the former group and the flawed […]
In the halls and classrooms of accredited universities and among scholarly historians—both Christian and non alike—the idea that Jesus of Nazareth never lived is ridiculous. However, in some internet atheist haunts, the claim is still very much alive. Is there good historical evidence for believing that Jesus existed? Absolutely. The seventh presentation of the free […]
The next presentation in the Essentials of Apologetics series I described in an earlier post is now available. Why Scripture: A Defense of the New Testament focuses on the trustworthiness of the Bible and uses standard historical methods to affirm the reasonableness of its reliability. You can find the latest presentation either on the PowerPoint […]
Theologian and Christian apologist Francis Schaeffer believed that the arts (music, paintings, drama, movies, etc.) reflected the true inner philosophy and beliefs of a society. This being the case, it was not uncommon to find him lecturing in his Swiss L’Abri community not only on the teachings of Christ but on topics such as the […]
Oftentimes atheists claim that the overwhelming majority of scientists are unbelievers and attempt to support their position by pointing to a number of polls that query the religious temperature of scientists, which have been conducted over the past decade or so. By offering such data, atheists try and argue that immersion in science dispels the […]
The next presentation in the Essentials of Apologetics series I described in an earlier post is now available. The latest PPT focuses on why, if God does not exist, objective moral values and duties do not exist. You can find the latest presentation either on the PowerPoint Apologist website or on slideshare. Enjoy.
A June 3rd article that appeared on Christianpost contained an interview with Dr. Bart Ehrman who is a noted author and professor of religion. Ehrman is most famous for his criticisms of the New Testament’s reliability, with various books he’s produced on the topic reaching the top of certain best seller lists. The Christianpost interview […]
One of the websites I maintain is The PowerPoint Apologist, which is designed to provide free, polished PowerPoints on various Christian apologetic topics. To date, there are over 150 presentations on the site that can be downloaded, modified, and used. The files can also be obtained on my Slideshare site as well. In the past […]