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Comparing Apples to Oranges Without Even Knowing it

This morning I read this article trying to diminish the strength for the evidence of Christianity by attacking the eyewitnesses at its core.

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 … continue reading...

Literary Apologetics Key to Turning the Tide

Hat tip to Charles for pointing this article out to me.

Recently ChristianityToday had an excellent article on the use of science fiction to communicate a distinctly secular and atheistic world view.  If you are a Christian that cares for the state of the Church today and our modern challenge, you should read the article.

The article correctly says:

… viewers don’t leave movies such as Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Hancock, X-Men, and Contact—or television programs such as The X-Files or Heroes—scratching their heads in confusion. We are intrigued, but

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New Archeological Find Proves Christianity is a Fraud. Again.

You hear about these kinds of things every now and then.  I’m blogging on an article I saw today on a tablet they are calling “Gabriel’s Revelation.”  Here it is.

This is the first that I’ve heard of this tablet and haven’t seen the text allegedly inscribed on it.  I only have what is in the article, so I’m going tread lightly on the stone’s implications as evidence for or against Christianity.  What I found really interesting was the glimpse into the scholarly community and its approach to research into the Historical Jesus.  Let me just issue some running commentary.… continue reading...

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 questioning by media personalities of people from the compound, or lawyers for them, etc. The idea that a man might have more than one wife and that this wife is ‘underage’ is self-evidently despicable to them. In some discussions I’ve seen on cable television, the … continue reading...

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 led me to ask a friend who I knew had been in Kenya for a time and who I knew was still receiving updates.  In fact, it was through these updates (from Christian missionaries) that I first became aware of the church burning.

At long … continue reading...

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 this was a Muslim attack on Christians, or at least, their facilities. In his article on Worldnetdaily.com taking the media to task for being silent on this affair, he includes a link to this blog: http://directorblue.blogspot.com.

On DirectorBlue I finally learn that Raila Oding … continue reading...

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

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(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. I think the father of that soldier shows that his son probably was a heroic warrior, as it is a battle all on its own to stick to a legal campaign, and acorns don’t usually fall far from the tree. Somebody had to slap … continue reading...