Christian Thinkers 101: A Crash Course on Blaise Pascal

Originally posted on Reflections:
Did you know that the first digital calculator was invented by a seventeenth-century French mathematician? In his brief time on Earth, Blaise Pascal (1623–1662) wore many hats and left an imprint on both modern science and Christian philosophy that lingers to this day. Here’s your crash course on the life and accomplishments of Blaise Pascal—and why he still matters today. Who… Continue reading Christian Thinkers 101: A Crash Course on Blaise Pascal

Christian Thinkers 101: A Crash Course on C. S. Lewis

Originally posted on Reflections:
In the last decade a slew of Narnia movies were released in theaters and, though C. S. Lewis has been gone more than 50 years, his books are still as popular as ever. He’s the famous atheist-turned-Christian, but what exactly did he believe and what did he contribute to Christianity? Here’s your crash course on the life and accomplishments of C.… Continue reading Christian Thinkers 101: A Crash Course on C. S. Lewis

Video: Did Jesus Rise from the Dead

Impact 360 Institute, which runs a gap year program and a two week worldview and leadership camp called Immersion, has released a short animated video on the resurrection. This is part of an online course they are offering ($39.99) titled Explore the Resurrection.  This looks really good.  9 sessions, just over 2 hours, with leading scholars such as John Lennox, William Lane Craig, Sean McDowell … Continue reading Video: Did Jesus Rise from the Dead

Risen

A new movie has come out this past weekend that is worth seeing.  Risen, released in theaters Feb 19, is “the epic Biblical story of the Resurrection, as told through the eyes of a non-believer. Clavius (Joseph Fiennes), a powerful Roman military tribune, and his aide, Lucius (Tom Felton), are tasked with solving the mystery of what happened to Jesus in the weeks following the crucifixion, … Continue reading Risen

To Read this Week: Christianphobia, Silly Statements, and Superbowl Ad vs. NARAL

“Debunking Silly Statements About the Bible” by Greg Gilbert | The Gospel Coalition Greg Gilbert, pastor of Third Avenue Baptist Church, responds to the silly statements we often hear about the Bible.  Such silly claims include: One American tabloid recently said this about the Bible: “No television preacher has ever read the Bible. Neither has any evangelical politician. Neither has the pope. Neither have I. And … Continue reading To Read this Week: Christianphobia, Silly Statements, and Superbowl Ad vs. NARAL

Biblical Archeaology: Hezekiah Bulla

A clay seal stamped with Hezekiah’s name was found recently (actually, it was excavated in 2009, but its significance was just recently discovered).  This royal seal, that would be impressed upon scrolls, is over 2,700 years old.  It clearly has the imprint of Hezekiah’s name upon it, measuring only about a centimeter across. Bible History Daily reports that:   The bulla, which measures just over … Continue reading Biblical Archeaology: Hezekiah Bulla

Moral Relativism: Limitations and Failings

I was once sitting in a graduate level seminar when the topic of morality and ethics came up.  One of the doctoral students stated that they believed that societies and cultures struggle through various issue of morality and through that cultural conversation and debate emerges the ethical norms for the community: thus morality is relative to culture.  I remember leaning in and asking, “So, you … Continue reading Moral Relativism: Limitations and Failings

The Paris Attacks: A Response from Nabeel Qureshi

Great video by Nabeel Qureshi, former Muslim and author of Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus. I posted about Nabeel before here when he debated on the Trinity. He is on staff with RZIM: Nabeel Qureshi is an itinerant speaker with Ravi Zacharias International Ministries and bestselling author of Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus. Since completing his medical degree in 2009, he has dedicated his life to spreading the gospel … Continue reading The Paris Attacks: A Response from Nabeel Qureshi

Distrubtive Truth with Dave Sterrett: “Speaking Up for God. Inspired by a 7th Grader. Learning Courage from Jordan Wooley.”

Here is a new video from my good friend David Sterrett from Disruptive Truth.  I mentioned Dave before on this blog on Apologetical Fiction as the co-author of the Coffee House Chronicles. Continue reading Distrubtive Truth with Dave Sterrett: “Speaking Up for God. Inspired by a 7th Grader. Learning Courage from Jordan Wooley.”