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Logic Is Bedrock

By Tim Stratton All philosophical conversation, scientific hypotheses, mathematics, and conclusions based on the historical method entail the reality of logical laws. It would be impossible to engage in any of these disciplines if there were not logical absolutes providing parameters to help us reach conclusions that follow from given premises. Here are three fundamental […]

65 Apologetics Questions Every Christian Parent Needs to Learn to Answer

By Natasha Crain In prior posts, I’ve talked about why parents have to care about apologetics (the reasoned defense of Christianity) and I’ve shared resources for getting started with apologetics. I realize, however, that it can seem pretty ambiguous to have a goal of “learning apologetics.” We need to know the specific questions we most […]

Examining Jesus by the Historical Method (Part 4–Early Testimony: Pre-NT Traditions)

By Brian Chilton In our first three articles which have examined Jesus by the historical method, we have seen that, thus far, Jesus of Nazareth stands up to historical scrutiny. However, this fourth article confronts an issue that many skeptics present concerning one’s knowledge of the historical Jesus: early testimony. Early testimony is important because […]

The Self-Refuting Nature of Naturalism

By Tim Stratton J.P. Moreland, in his book, “Scaling the Secular City: A Defense of Christianity,” claims that physicalism (often referred to as “naturalism”) is self-refuting for many reasons, but mainly because physicalism seems to deny the possibility of rationality. In making his rational case for rationality, he demonstrates that at least five factors must be […]

Examining Jesus by the Historical Method (Part 3–Embarrassing Admonitions)

By Brian Chilton Last week, I discussed the second way that historians examine the legitimacy of a historical event by researching enemy attestation. The article demonstrated that Jesus of Nazareth passes such a test. This week, we discuss a third historical method that helps historians determine the historicity of an event… embarrassing admonitions. Gary Habermas […]

You Don’t Understand the Old Testament

  By Timothy Fox Unbelievers rip its verses out of textual and historical context. Christians use expired laws as bludgeons and others’ promises as life-verses. Just admit it: You don’t understand the Old Testament. And that’s okay. The OT writings are thousands of years old. They consist of various literary genres like history, poetry, and […]

Examining Jesus by the Historical Method (Part 2–Enemy Attestation)

By Brian Chilton In our last installment of “Examining Jesus by the Historical Method,” we discussed the first aspect of the historical method. We examined how Jesus of Nazareth enjoys documentation by a variety of independent sources, something that is important for both the historian and the detective. This article will discuss the second method […]

Examining Jesus by the Historical Method (Part 1-Multiple Sources)

By Brian Chilton In a previous post “What Can We Historically Know about Jesus,” I discussed various ways historians identify an event or person as historically credible. I also discussed Gary Habermas’ 12 Minimal Facts Approach, which validate key events of the life of Jesus. Those 12 facts are:  “1) Jesus died by Roman crucifixion. 2) He […]

Yo solo creo en la ciencia

Por Chris Du-pond Frecuentemente tengo conversaciones con personas que afirman que la ciencia es el único medio razonable para obtener conocimiento y llegar a la verdad. Esta posición se denomina cientificismo y, mientras es cierto que la ciencia es maravillosa y nos puede proveer de todo tipo de información valiosa, también creo que la mayor […]