Science Series: Warfare Myth-Science vs. Religion

Over at The Stream Dr. Sean McDowell has continued the discussion about the warfare between science and religion (which is a myth as I have discussed here).  He starts by stating, “the belief that Christianity is opposed to modern science is one of the top reasons young people cite for leaving the church.”  Tracing the myth back to Andrew Dickson White’s book A History of the Warfare … Continue reading Science Series: Warfare Myth-Science vs. Religion

Is Christianity Good?

Impact 360 has produced a new video titled “What Good Is Christianity?” It explores the question “Has Christianity been good for the world? Learn the truth about what the historical record really says.”  It can be viewed here:   It is part of the Explore Worldview online series training that Impact 360 provides which the first session is free online with a total of eight sessions. … Continue reading Is Christianity Good?

“Don’t Religious Beliefs Just Reflect Where One Was Raised?” article in Updated CSB Apologetics Study Bible for Students

My previous posts in the Updated CSB Apologetics Study Bible for Students included my article on the problem of evil and the Crusades. Today’s post includes my article about the objection that religious beliefs are merely reflections of where one was raised. The Apologetics Study Bible for Students provides answers to many of these perplexing questions from the Crusades, religious plurality, and the problem of … Continue reading “Don’t Religious Beliefs Just Reflect Where One Was Raised?” article in Updated CSB Apologetics Study Bible for Students

“What About the Crusades?” article in Updated CSB Apologetics Study Bible for Students

My previous post about the Updated CSB Apologetics Study Bible for Students included my article on the problem of evil. The article was published in the study bible which comes out July 1. Today’s post includes my article about the Crusades.  One of my most visited posts on this blog is “What About the Crusades? Myths and Facts” which includes a nice infographic, video, quotes from … Continue reading “What About the Crusades?” article in Updated CSB Apologetics Study Bible for Students

Biblical Archaeology: Tower of Babel

The Tower of Babel is recorded in Genesis 11:1-9.  Critical scholars have traditionally viewed this story as mythical and not historical. There just seemed to not be enough corroborating evidence. But, recently the Smithsonian Channel’s show titled Secrets aired its first episode of season four titled “The Tower of Babel” which seemingly supports the biblical record. The episode focused on the Tower of Babel Stele (i.e., stone tablet) from … Continue reading Biblical Archaeology: Tower of Babel

3 Videos on the Reliability of the Bible

Recently several bloggers, scholars, and apologists have posted videos on the reliability of the bible.  Three such videos are below, in order of lenght (shortest first, then longest) 1. Does the Bible Have Contradictions? Sean McDowell, Assistant Professor in the Christian Apologetics program at Biola University, earned a Ph.D. in Apologetics and Worldview Studies from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2014 and is the  author, co-author, … Continue reading 3 Videos on the Reliability of the Bible

The Benedict Option: Clearing House of Opinions and Reviews

“There are people alive today who may live to see the effective death of Christianity within our civilization.” -Rod Dreher (The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation) One commentator (highlighted below) states that The Benedict Option might be”The most important book for Christians in this decade.” If the death of Christianity occurs in our civilization (and Dreher means in Europe and America) … Continue reading The Benedict Option: Clearing House of Opinions and Reviews

Christian Thinkers 101: A Crash Course on John Calvin

Originally posted on Reflections:
? John Calvin was one of the great voices of the Protestant Reformation, but what exactly did he believe, and what else did he contribute to Christianity? Here’s your crash course on the life and accomplishments of John Calvin—and why he still matters today. Who Was John Calvin? John Calvin (1509–1564) was born in Noyon, Picardy, France, to a devoted Roman… Continue reading Christian Thinkers 101: A Crash Course on John Calvin

Christian Thinkers 101: A Crash Course on St. Bonaventure

Originally posted on Reflections:
St. Bonaventure was one of the great thinkers of the Middle Ages, but what exactly did he believe and what else did he contribute to Christendom? Here’s your crash course on the life and accomplishments of St. Bonaventure—and why he still matters today. Who Was St. Bonaventure? St. Bonaventure (c. 1221–1274) was born in the Tuscany region of Italy during the… Continue reading Christian Thinkers 101: A Crash Course on St. Bonaventure

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 is a nice list of names which also includes who they … Continue reading Biblical Archaeology: 50 [update: 53] People in the Old Testament Confirmed Archaeologically