Archive for May, 2016

1. Ehrman–Licona Dialogue on the Historical Reliability of the New Testament

Bart Ehrman, professor of religious studies at University of North Carolina at Chapel Bart D. Ehrman and Michael R. LiconaHill and author of Misquoting Jesus, has an online debate/dialogue with Michael Licona, professor of theology at Houston Baptist University and author of The Resurrection of Jesus.  It is quite extensive but worth the effort.  It was hosted by thebestschools.org and lasted February 19, through May 6, 2016. It is in-depth dialogue on the historical reliability of the New Testament between biblical scholars Bart D. Ehrman and Michael R. Licona.

 

2. The Best Apologetic Resources for Students

Sean McDowell, providing a guest blog for crossexamined.org, answers the question, “What are the best apologetic resources for students?”  Here is a taste:

When I first wrote my book Ethix in 2006, the reviewer for the Christian Research Journal said its one of a few, but growing number of apologetics resources for students. It’s amazing how much has changed in a decade. Now we have tons of good apologetics resources for students, and the challenge is to highlight the best ones. The purpose of this post is simply to highlight some of my personal favorites.

 

3. Sean McDowell Video Library

Sean has provided a great social media resource with these quick videos answering common questions that everyone has at least thought.  They include “Can we sin in heaven?”, “Are all sins equal?”, and “Are Christians narrow-minded?”

 

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Another great Christian Thinkers 101 post by Kenneth Samples

Reflections

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Can faith and reason be compatible? Does reason support the truth claims of Christianity? Many people today believe in a false dichotomy that forces faith and reason into separate categories—but thinkers like St. Anselm, a medieval Italian, have offered compelling arguments for integrating faith and reason. St. Anselm’s ontological argument for God’s existence was a significant, though controversial, contribution that still impacts Christian apologetics. Here’s your crash course on the life and accomplishments of St. Anselm—and why he matters today.

Who Was St. Anselm?

After joining the Benedictine order as a monk, St. Anselm (1033–1109) became a high-ranking ecclesiastical figure serving in church leadership in France and England. Ultimately he became archbishop of Canterbury. Throughout his adult life, St. Anselm sought to reform the church and monastic life. He was a major Catholic theologian and philosopher and made important contributions to Christian doctrine, philosophical theology, and apologetics. Though an Augustinian…

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