Christian Thinkers 101: A Crash Course on Mortimer Adler

Originally posted on Reflections:
“It is man’s glory to be the only intellectual animal on earth. That imposes upon human beings the moral obligation to lead intellectual lives.”1 –Mortimer J. Adler Mortimer Adler was one of the most influential philosophers and educators of the 20th century, but what exactly did he believe and what did he…

Biblical Archaeology: 50 [update: 53] People in the Old Testament Confirmed Archaeologically

Bible History Daily has an updated list of 50 [update] 53 people in the bible who have been confirmed archaeologically.  It is not an exhaustive list.  It does not include Caiaphas or Pontius Pilate or anyone from the New Testament because it focuses on the Hebrew Bible.  The list of 50 53 comprises mainly kings, pharaohs, and officials.  It isContinue reading “Biblical Archaeology: 50 [update: 53] People in the Old Testament Confirmed Archaeologically”

Former Atheist William Murray, Son of the Founder of American Atheists, Converts to Christianity.

Originally posted on Bishop's Encyclopedia of Religion, Society and Philosophy:
Now deceased Madalyn, once known as the most hated woman in America and a title she apparently took great pleasure in (1), fought a war against school prayer and won. It was further ruled in her favour that official Bible-reading in American public schools…

To Read This Week: Around the Apologetics World Wide Web

1. Rapid Response: “You Can’t Be Certain About the Claims of Christianity” J. Warner Wallace, author of Cold-Case Christianity and God’s Crime Scene, continues his Rapid Response series, in which “we tackle common concerns about (and objections to) the Christian worldview by providing short, conversational responses. These posts are designed to model what our answers might look likeContinue reading “To Read This Week: Around the Apologetics World Wide Web”

Post-Truth: Word of the Year

The Oxford Dictionary has elected “Post-Truth” as the word of the year.  Closely associated with “post-truth politics,” especially after Brexit and the U. S. election, they have seen a spike this year in the use of the word: Post-Truth. “Post-Truth” means “relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shapingContinue reading “Post-Truth: Word of the Year”

Ryrie’s Bibles and Manuscripts Auctioned Off

Originally posted on Daniel B. Wallace:
On 5 December 2016, Sotheby’s had an auction of one of the world’s largest private collections of Bibles and manuscripts. The collection was Charles Ryrie’s, former professor of Systematic Theology at Dallas Seminary. For many years I would take my students to visit his home and see the treasures…

Christian Thinkers 101: A Crash Course on St. Basil

Originally posted on Reflections:
Not many people are known as so-and-so “the Great.” But St. Basil the Great was one of the finest thinkers, writers, and preachers in Christian church history. What did this man believe, and what did he ultimately contribute to historic Christianity? Here’s your crash course on the life and accomplishments of…