Monthly Archives: March 2012

Walk to the Cross (Easter Prep), pt.2: External/Internal Evidence

Back in February I posted part one of a lecture series on the Gospels by Tim McGrew entitled “Who Wrote the Gospels?”  Then, mid-March I posted Professor McGrew’s answer to my question, “Did Christians ‘reinterpret’ Old Testament passages to be … Continue reading

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Groothuis’ "Christian Apologetics" ch.4: The Christian Worldview

“Thus from a Christian perspective, we perennially face the dual temptation either to demote ourselves below what we truly are (despair) or to promote ourselves above our true status (hubris).  All in all, humans are unique among the living.” p. … Continue reading

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True Reason apologists not welcome at Reason Rally of atheists

Tom Gilson’s morning view of rally The Reason Rally of atheists and skeptics is gathering today upon the National Mall in Washington, D.C. to celebrate a common lack of belief in any particular faith and to demarginalize as a collective … Continue reading

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David Silverman of American Atheists: Reason Rally not about dialogue

Reposting from In Defense of the Christian Faith: With the secular Reason Rally only a few days away, I am featuring a guest post today from Tom Gilson titled, “REASON RALLY ORGANIZER TO REASONING CHRISTIANS: WE WANT NO DIALOGUE.” Tom … Continue reading

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Latest Christian Carnival is…

…here.

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Westboro invited to Reason Rally, Ratio Christi invited to email

I reported Thursday the invitations of Westboro Baptist Church and Ratio Christi to upcoming atheist Reason Rally in Washington, D.C. by the National Atheist Party.  I need to correct that report after hearing back from Ratio Christi’s Director of Administration, Blake … Continue reading

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Reason Rally vs. True Reason

As I write this I am downloading the e-book, True Reason, which is part of a response from the Christian Apologetics Alliance to the Reason Rally coming up March 24 at the National Mall in Washington, D.C.  Besides the book, … Continue reading

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Walk to the Cross (Easter prep): Jesus in the Old Testament

I asked Professor Tim McGrew for evidence that Christians didn’t “reinterpret” Old Testament passages to be prophecies fulfilled in Jesus.  As Easter approaches, it’s time to share his reply.  Material referred to is Maas (and here), Edersheim, and Miller (“NWNTI, JTM, BPM, … Continue reading

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The hand of God vs chance

You know the charge that the ancients naively interpreted all acts of nature to be by the hand of God? I just read 1 Samuel 6:9b: “But if not, then we will know that it was not His hand that … Continue reading

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Groothuis’ "Christian Apologetics" ch.3: Apologetics Method: Evaluating Worldviews

“…there is nothing impious in using arguments with unbelievers that employ their God-given reasoning abilities.  Good reasoning is not ‘autonomous’ or ‘apostate,’ but rather a God-given way to discover truth.” p. 63 (Groothuis’ Christian Apologetics) “Simply put, if a worldview … Continue reading

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