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ACM’s January Literary Journal Edition Released

This ministry’s literary journal January edition has been released and is ready for reading online or download.  A Kindle edition is also available.

A synopsis is below.  Go right on ahead to read the whole thing here:  http://literaryapologetics.com/

To download the January edition of Literary Apologetics.Mag in the format you prefer, please visit:  http://literaryapologetics.com/download-january-2011-edition/204.html

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What Mattered Most (Short Story)

By Derek Elkins

He wasn’t her regular sort of customer. Typically, they glanced around every few minutes like deer expecting a trap to thrust shut. And they always, without exception, had their mouths set in that wide leer while their … continue reading...

How many guards at Jesus’ tomb?

howmanyguardsEbookThis post has proved to be one of the most popular ones on this blog, drawing thousands and thousands of visitors or so each year.  I suspect that there are a lot of churches putting on Passion plays and they’re looking for some guidance on this topic.  This year, to enhance the service that this post has evidently provided, I have written a number of other essays that are meant to corroborate various claims made within the post.  This post, and these essays, is available as an ebook.  Use the menu at the end of this post to access the … continue reading...

The Growth of the Early Church: A Testimony Believed. Martyrs for what they saw not what they believed.

The Growth of the Early Church: A Testimony Believed.

This essay was written in response to challenges to demonstrate that the early Christians died because of their testimony, and their unwillingness to reject their testimony. In other words, they believed that they had actually seen certain events, and chose to die rather than deny what they had seen. Contrast with an event like 9-11, where we talk about 19 Muslims flying into the towers ‘because of their beliefs.’ I will contend in this essay that the early martyrs were driven on by what they witnessed with their own eyes- externally- continue reading...