To Read This Week: Online Debate, Student Resources, & Quick Videos

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 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, 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?”


By J. Steve Lee

J. Steve Lee has taught Apologetics for over a decade at Prestonwood Christian Academy. He also has taught World Religions and Philosophy at Mountain View College in Dallas. With a degree in history and education from the UNT, Steve continued his formal studies at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary w/ an M.A. in philosophy of religion and has pursued doctoral studies at the UT-Dallas. He is finishing his dissertation at South African Theological Seminary. He has published several articles for the Apologetics Study Bible for Students (B&H Publishing, 2010) as well as articles & reviews in various periodicals including Philosophia Christi, Hope’s Reason: A Journal of Apologetics, and the Areopagus Journal.

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