Entries by Frank Turek

Over 2000 Attend "I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist" at ONU

Last week we launched our invasion of college campuses for the Spring with two major events at Olivet Nazarene University (ONU is a one-hundred-year-old Christian university about 80 miles south of Chicago, but it may be best known as the site for the Chicago Bears Training camp). I spoke to 1800 students and faculty at […]

New Stem Cell Discovery Not Pro-Abortion Enough

When President Bush announced in the State of the Union address his support for research on embryonic stem cells that are created without destroying life (by means of a new discovery), Republicans leapt to their feet and applauded.  Most Democrats sat with their hands folded.  Why?  Democrats have been criticizing President Bush for not using federal funds on stem cell research.  […]

An Apologetic against Christian Apologetics?

Last week I was taking questions during an “I Don’t Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist” seminar on the campus of Olivet Nazarene University.  One question challenged the legitimacy of Christian Apologetics.  It was half question, half critique and it went something like, “Why are you trying to prove Christianity?  We just need to love one another!”   […]

Temple seal found in Jerusalem

Here is another achaeological discovery just made in Jerusalem that affirms the reliability of the Bible.  Here is a quote from the archaeologist: “The seal of the Temech family gives us a direct connection between archeology and the biblical sources and serves as actual evidence of a family mentioned in the Bible,” she said. “One cannot help […]

Free Speech or Hate-Crime Laws: Can't Have Both

Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council points out in his January 9 email that so-called “hate-crime” laws are having a chilling effect on free speech in Canada (BTW, aren’t all crimes “hate” crimes?).  Mark Steyn is under attack for writing some unflattering things about Islam.  Notice, the issue isn’t whether Mark’s factually correct about what he wrote, but […]

Abortion, the Primaries, and the One Issue Voter

As the presidential campaign heats up (Obama? Clinton? Guiliani? Edwards? McCain? Romney? Huckabee? Thompson?), the media is likely to show disdain for what they call “one-issue voters.”  The disdain will be for those who are pro-life and will not settle for a candidate who is anything but (of course, if your one issue is to keep […]

The Case for the Real Jesus

I think The Case for the Real Jesus is Lee Strobel’s best book so far, and that’s saying a lot.  Josh McDowell claims, “Whatever Lee Strobel writes, God reads!” 🙂   David Limbaugh has posted a review of Lee’s book that challenges skeptics to take a fair look at the evidence.

The Bible Changed? What about the Ending of Mark?

Why do most scholars think the last twelve verses of the Gospel of Mark (Mk. 16:9-20) were not written by Mark?  Lee Strobel calls on manuscript expert Dr. Daniel Wallace to answer here.   Wallace, who thinks the last 12 verses were added later, has an interesting insight: One can easily see why scribes would want to add […]

The Seeker Church: Is Anyone Making Disciples?

Bill Hybels , the unofficial father of the seeker movement in the United States, recently admitted that seeker churches have done a very poor job of making disciples.  This is damning because making disciples is what Jesus commanded us to do!  Why has the seeker movement failed in the church’s central purpose? I attended a seeker church this past weekend.  As I […]

Romney and Huckabee Don't Want a Theocracy

In disussing Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee, Sam Donaldson makes the common mistake of confusing religion and morality.  Donaldson seems to think that anyone with traditional moral views (such as Romney and Huckabee) is trying to set up a Christian “theocracy.”   But this is nonsense as pointed out in the post below (“You can’t legislate religion, but […]

Nehemiah's Wall Found

Another in a long list of discoveries that affirm the historicity of the Bible: http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D8T7ORS00&show_article=1.  Archaeology so confirms the Bible, that it’s been  said that “every time a spade goes in the ground an atheist gets converted.” If atheism were just a matter of the mind and not the will, that would be true.   (BTW, […]

Suppressing the Truth on Stem Cells

If we could find a way to create embryotic stem cell lines without destroying human embryos, advocates of the old ESCR method would immediately embrace such new technology and the ethical debate would end, right?  One would think so– unless careers, money, and justification for abortion are connected to the old method.  Well, that’s exactly what some are […]

The New Testament was Written Early

The default position among NT scholarship is that most of the NT documents were written after 70 A.D.  I think the exact opposite is true– most, if not all, of the NT documents were written BEFORE 70 A.D.   Here’s why http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BhjJQciq-A.

Atheists Have No Way Out: Christians Do

Atheist Christopher Hitchens is morally outraged with the Christian belief that God created us and put us under Him without our consent.  (This is typical of atheists– they have moral objections to God while they have no objective grounds by which to make moral objections unless God exists.)  But as John Piper points out, even if God does not exist, we are […]

George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation

After reading this proclamation from George Washington and those from subsequent Presidents, we should realize that mention of God by our government is perfectly constitutional (despite what the ACLU says).   Have a blessed thanksgiving everyone! By the President of the United States of America, a Proclamation. Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, […]

Turning the Tables on the Atheist

Before I attended Seminary, I took a class in Constitutional law at The George Washington University.   The class was taught by a very liberal law professor who made it known she was an atheist. When we got to the so-called “separation of church and state” issue, the professor realized I was a Christian and began […]