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God Behaving Badly? – Introduction

By Timothy Fox “The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully.” – Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion Christians maintain that God […]

Can God Balance Mercy and Justice?

By Al Serrato   In a recent post, I addressed the issue of whether Christ’s death constituted a sacrifice. For many skeptics, Christ’s death, resurrection, and atonement for our sins constitute a major stumbling block. In response to that post, one challenger commented that he could not understand “why the death of Jesus was that big […]

¿Quién Escribió Las Cartas De Pedro?

Por Brian Chilton En los últimos meses, hemos estado investigando a los autores y los antecedentes de los libros del Nuevo Testamento. En este artículo, veremos las cartas atribuidas a Pedro. Hacia la parte posterior del Nuevo Testamento, uno encontrará dos cartas asociadas con Pedro, la mayoría pensaría que este sería el mismo Simón Pedro […]

Resentment Tests Worldviews

By Luke Nix Introduction A few months ago, an article on Lifehacker with some financial advice caught my attention. In today’s materialistic (financially speaking, not philosophically speaking) society, resentment towards those who spend more than we do is a real problem. Whether the source of the money is hard work, financial responsibility, a gift, a […]

Objections to the Existence of the Soul

By Jacobus Erasmus In a recent blog post, Professor Keith Parsons offers three reasons for why (he thinks) the soul does not exist. (You might recall that Parsons debated William Lane Craig in 1998). Since Parsons’ objections to substance dualism (for simplicity, I will hereafter refer to substance dualism simply as ‘dualism’) seem rather common among lay atheists, his objections […]

¿Quién Escribió El Libro De Hebreos?

Por Brian Chilton A lo largo de las últimas semanas, hemos estado explorando quiénes fueron los autores de los libros del Nuevo Testamento. Ya hemos visto que hay buenas razones para apoyar la visión tradicional de que los apóstoles Mateo y Juan escribieron los Evangelios atribuidos a ellos; Juan, Marcos escribiendo el Segundo Evangelio que […]

Who Wrote the Book of Revelation?

By Brian Chilton As a teenager, I remember being a bit frightened of the book of Revelation. The smell of acne face cleanser filled the room as I dove into mysterious depictions of four-faced angels, beasts from the sea and land, of massive angels, and 100-pound hailstones being hurled to the earth. While Revelation holds […]

Finding Purpose in Faith

By Al Serrato   Many skeptics maintain unquestioned faith that science will solve the world’s problems. Seeing the evidence of chaos throughout the world, often the product of religiously-inspired violence, they conclude that religion is somehow the problem. Authors like Christopher Hitchens capitalize on such assumptions, writing best-selling books that explain how “God is not great” […]

¿Quién Escribió El Evangelio De Juan?

Por Brian Chilton Durante las últimas semanas, hemos investigado a los autores de los Evangelios y el libro de Hechos. En este artículo, examinamos la evidencia del Evangelio de Juan. ¿Quién escribió el Cuarto Evangelio? Como hemos visto en artículos anteriores, este artículo examinará al autor propuesto, las evidencias internas y externas de la autoría, […]

Can Religion Be Tested for Truth?

By Luke Nix Most of the time, I’m not too fond of using the term “religion”. I normally prefer to use “worldview” because it is more clear about what all a belief-system entails. However, for this post, I will use the term common for the question posed in the title: Can religion be tested for […]

Why We Should Get To Know the Bible

By Al Serrato   Is there a way to use the Bible to get someone interested in knowing more about the Bible? I’ve thought about this question for many years. As I learned more about the Word, and spoke more with people who called themselves Christian but knew little or nothing about what the Bible teaches, […]

Are You Thinking Like an Atheist?

By Adam Tucker As anyone who attends the Southern Evangelical Seminary National Conference on Christian Apologetics knows, SES does its best to offer well-rounded apologetics training that meets the needs of the novice while also challenging those who are more advanced. Our goal is to challenge the status quo of popular Christian thinking about apologetics […]