Posts Tagged by media

Comparing Apples to Oranges Without Even Knowing it

To begin with, Mr. Pulliam, the blogger, says, “even if the gospels do record eyewitness testimony, that is no guarantee of their accuracy.” Responding to a book on the subject, Mr. Pulliam says, “Bauckham maintains that the gospels are reliable history because the accounts contained in them are either from eyewitness testimonies or very close to eyewitness testimonies.”

If Bauckham really presents his argument in this fashion it will be the first that I’ve heard it that way. I would think that it is pretty foolish to infer that simply because the gospels are (or are derived from) eyewitness testimonies that makes them reliable. That would be pretty dumb. Eyewitness testimony needs to be checked out, just like we need to check out the information that comes to us by any other epistemological method.

Who has suggested otherwise? Bauckham? On Mr. Pulliam’s telling… but given the weakness of eyewitness testimony which Mr. Pulliam putatively has proven- Mr. Pulliam’s recounting of Bauckham’s position cannot be simply trusted since this recounting is, of course, eyewitness testimony: Mr. Pulliam’s.

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Literary Apologetics Key to Turning the Tide

Christians are not losing on facts, argument, logic, evidence, and reasoning. We are losing because we are not effectively transmitting the faith to the next generations and probably haven’t been doing so for some time. With more nonChristians in society, logically enough, this is manifested in pop culture. Fixing how we pass on the faith is one of the most important things Christians must do. With more informed and grounded Christians in pop culture, this will have its logical effect.

The second thing is we have to fight fire with fire. The author of the ChristianityToday article doesn’t make this point and I am at a loss as to why not. He does say, correctly:

“…the church needs to broaden its apologetics work to include serious analysis of and response to popular culture, now our most potent form of religious persuasion.

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New Archeological Find Proves Christianity is a Fraud. Again.

Things like the so called Gospel of Judas and the ‘Lost Tomb of Jesus’ face no ‘challenge’ because anything that undermines Christianity is accepted willy nilly but anything that supports Christianity is subjected to the most excruciating set of standards it isn’t silly.

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Mormon Polygamy And Secular Hedonism and Media Hypocrisy

So I bet all of my readers have been following the Texas raid of the Mormon ‘compound’ filled to the brim with raging polygamists and abused children. I am not great fan of Mormonism, don’t get me wrong, but the whole affair has done nothing more than make me scoff. You’ve probably seen the sneering […]

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The Kenyan Violence was NOT related to Islam?

In a few previous posts I have discussed the violence in Kenya, noting in particular the burning of a church with dozens of people purposefully trapped inside.   The news reported the burning and other violent acts but it was surprisingly quiet about who was engaging in the violence and precisely what the motives were.  This […]

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Update on Kenya: Muslims and Islam Behind the Madness?

Last week I posted some information about the Kenya church burnings. I wondered what the point was in burning down churches because of an election controversy, and in particular burning them with dozens of people trapped inside. I have sought more information and haven’t received it, but my friend Don Hank turned up information that […]

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Blog Round Up: A Christian Response to Westboro ‘Baptist’ Church, Court Decision and Christianity

 You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video (Thanks to this site for finding the Youtube video for me) I heard with satisfaction that the so called ‘Westboro Baptist Church’ had lost its court case and was penalized some 11 million dollars for protesting at the funeral of a fallen soldier. […]

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