Monthly Archives: September 2011

Peter Williams on how the Gospels get people, places and plants right

A very lively lecture including statistical analysis of the people, place and plant names used in the Gospels and the undesigned coincidences surrounding the feeding of the 5,000.  I like how Dr. Williams points out that the authors of the … Continue reading

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Undesigned Coincidences in the Bible by Tim McGrew

(Last published 9/23/11. Added 4/10/13: Video.  Also see Audio Resources by Tim McGrew and Internal Evidence for the Gospels by Tim McGrew on Apologetics315.) A few months back I heard an April 24, 2011 radio interview on this topic, by fellow Christian Apologetics Alliance member Tim … Continue reading

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Apologetics Bloggers Alliance collaborate for the tenth anniversary of 9/11

Apologetics Bloggers Alliance collaboration for the tenth anniversary of 9/11: Faithful Thinkers:  Atheism, Evil and Ultimate Justice Hope’s Reason: Where was God on 9/11? The Point: Christianity and 9/11: Guilt by Association? The Gospel According to Erik: Did God Allow the Attacks … Continue reading

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Why did the apostles go from being afraid to being bold?

Compare John 20:19 and Acts 2:14, and answer this question:  What explains the change in Jesus’ disciples, from being full of fear, to being full of boldness? Answer:  The early post-resurrection appearances (Mark 16:9-18; John 20:1-21:23; Matthew 28:9-20; Luke 24:13-32, … Continue reading

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It is okay and good to question our beliefs.

In “The Reason for God” Tim Keller points out “A faith without some doubts is like a human body without any antibodies in it.” He sees that all doubts emerge from a starting point of alternate belief and encourages skeptics to … Continue reading

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Undesigned Coincidences in the Gospels / McGrew

I first heard about these from Professor Tim McGrew: An undesigned coincidence happens when one part of the Bible is missing a detail that makes us ask a question, and another part of the Bible (a part authored by someone … Continue reading

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Three reasons we know the Gospels are telling the truth.

1.  The Gospels were written too early to be legend.  Tim Keller discusses this.2.  Hostiles would’ve busted ‘em and told everyone the disciples were lying. (F.F. Bruce**)3.  No-one dies for lies.  See how the disciples died. Easy to memorize.[Gleaned from the lecture … Continue reading

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Apologetics Toolbox

I am starting an apologetics toolbox for my sons and wanted to make it available to others.  The cool thing about a toolbox is you can add to it–consider this a starter kit. Many of these links will be revised, … Continue reading

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"Christian Apologetics" (Groothuis) Read Along with Apologetics 315

more info I currently just finished chapter ten on the ontological argument, but I am definitely joining this read-along and encourage all to do the same.  Starts September 9. :) Douglas Groothuis’ Christian Apologetics.

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