If you listen to some skeptics, you get the impression that the books of the Bible were chosen at some arbitrary church conference in the fourth century. I’ve even heard someone well-known say that Constantine chose the books of the Bible. In fact, all the books of the New Testament were being widely used byContinue reading “What Biblical Books are Included in the Earliest Canonical Lists?”
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What has Christianity ever done for us?
Atheist philosopher bites off more than he can chew when he asks a professional historian what has Christianity ever done for us? Tom Holland takes the question head on. Name just one thing that Christianity has ever done for civilization. What has Christianity ever done for us?
Purity Culture: Don’t Throw Out the Baby With the Bathwater
Sean McDowell gives a reasoned response to the current conversation around “purity culture”. The purity movement of the 90s and early 2000s seems to have had some negative, unforeseen consequences. This can be admitted and lamented while maintaining that a Biblical sexual ethic is still worth defending. We just have to go about it inContinue reading “Purity Culture: Don’t Throw Out the Baby With the Bathwater”
Why Believe the Bible?
How do you know the Bible is God’s word? Even if the history recorded in the Bible checks out, how do you know the miracles recorded actually happened? Here’s a great article by Dr. Doug Potter from Southern Evangelical Seminary. Why Believe the Bible? | Dr. Doug Potter
Did the early church create the biblical Jesus?
Perhaps the disciples, or someone else, made the whole story up. Maybe there was no Jesus or resurrection, after all. Healing the blind, casting out demons, rising from the dead; come on, it sounds made up. Maybe it was. Did the early church create the biblical Jesus?
How Ancient Christians Were Viewed as Dangerous to Society
Michael J. Kruger paints a picture of how Christians were viewed in ancient Rome. Celsus, the Roman author, describes how and why he viewed the early Christians as a threat to Rome. Kruger then shows the connection to our own time. How Ancient Christians Were Viewed as Dangerous to Society
How Sunday Schools are Raising the Next Generation of Secular Humanists
Natasha Crain writes a compelling article on the great need for Sunday School classes and children’s ministries to be more than places where kids have fun and learn how to be good people. “It’s not that it’s not possible; it’s that the church hasn’t woken up to the necessity. It’s easier to teach a lessonContinue reading “How Sunday Schools are Raising the Next Generation of Secular Humanists”
Can we construct the entire New Testament from the writings of the Church Fathers?
J. Warner Wallace makes the case that through the early Church Fathers we can see that the message of the New Testament has not been changed over the centuries. Some skeptics try to say that the New Testament has been altered over time. The problem is that we have the writings of Christians in theContinue reading “Can we construct the entire New Testament from the writings of the Church Fathers?”
The Gospel of Entertainment and the Exodus of the Next Generation
You’ve seen the statistics. Something like 70% of the next generation of Christians walks away from their faith once they leave their home and head to college. The specifics of the numbers and the reasons can be debated, but who can deny that the church has an “exodus” problem when it comes to the nextContinue reading “The Gospel of Entertainment and the Exodus of the Next Generation”
Why You Must Re-think How You Raise Your Kids – And Where You Can Begin
Tom Gilson of The Stream writes a concise article on the latest from J. Warner Wallace and Sean McDowell So the Next Generation Will Know which releases today. Also, J. Warner Wallace will be on the Help Me Believe Podcast next week to discuss! Why You Must Re-think How You Raise Your Kids – And WhereContinue reading “Why You Must Re-think How You Raise Your Kids – And Where You Can Begin”