President Trump attended the annual National Prayer Breakfast once again this year, and plenty of evangelical voices have taken to the columns to give their opinions. I read two articles that gave their assessments, both were written by conservative evangelical Christians. One was written by David French titled “Will Somebody Please Hate My Enemies forContinue reading “Love Your Enemies, Don’t Assume Their Motives (David French Response)”
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Stop Dismissing John’s Gospel
The Gospel of John is often criticized for being written later. It is likewise criticized for having differences with the Synoptic Gospels. Since the Gospel is said to have a higher christology than the synoptics, it is said the Gospel of John is a later legend. Here’s why none of these critiques are valid. StopContinue reading “Stop Dismissing John’s Gospel”
The Atonement and Rethinking Hell
I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Chris Date from Rethinking Hell on the Help Me Believe Podcast. Chris is a Reformed (Calvinist) theologian that holds to a conditionalist view of hell. This view, also known as annihilationism, holds that unbelievers will not spend eternity in eternal torment, but will cease to exist after theContinue reading “The Atonement and Rethinking Hell”
Did the Apostle Thomas Die a Martyr in India?
In conversations concerning the resurrection, the fact that the apostles were willing to die for their belief is usually brought up. Now, you don’t need to defend the validity of every apostle’s martyrdom. In fact, I would just stick with Paul, Peter, Jame, and early church persecution in general. However, Sean McDowell explains some linesContinue reading “Did the Apostle Thomas Die a Martyr in India?”
The Source of Our Fear When it Comes to Evangelism
When was the last time you shared the Gospel with someone? Maybe it has been awhile. Maybe you never have. Ever wonder why that is? As Christians, we possess the greatest news the world has ever heard? Why do we seldom share it? J. Warner Wallace tackles our fears and offers a solution: The SourceContinue reading “The Source of Our Fear When it Comes to Evangelism”
Stop that Steamroller! A Practical Application of Matthew 7:6
Ever been bombarded by objections to your Christian faith? Greg Koukl gives 3 easy steps on how to deal with such a situation. It turns out that you do not owe everyone a response. You have to know when to walk away. Stop that Steamroller! A Practical Application of Matthew 7:6
Why Shouldn’t We Trust the Gospel of Philip?
Friend of the podcast and cold case detective, J. Warner Wallace, writes about the Gospel of Philip. Why is it that we find the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John reliable, but not Philip? Why Shouldn’t We Trust the Gospel of Philip?
Apocryphal Gospels, Conspiracy Theories, and the Mainstream Media
Dr. Michael J. Kruger, a friend of the podcast, writes about the Apocryphal Gospels and why they are so popular among the media. He also gives a quick answer as to why the Apocryphal are not in the Bible. And no, it isn’t because of someone with arbitrary power. Apocryphal Gospels, Conspiracy Theories, and theContinue reading “Apocryphal Gospels, Conspiracy Theories, and the Mainstream Media”
Kanye West, Celebrity Conversions, and the Prodigal Son
Featured Image Credit: Kanye West Rich Fury/Getty Images for Coachella It is not uncommon for a celebrity in our culture to have a “road to Damascus experience” and place their faith in Jesus. Plenty of examples come to mind, but as of late, none is more prominent than Kanye West. I do not keep upContinue reading “Kanye West, Celebrity Conversions, and the Prodigal Son”
Jewish views about the Kingdom of God
Michael F. Bird writes about the kingdom of God and how it was understood in the Old Testament and Second-Temple literature. It is always helpful to understand how a text was first understood. Then we can get at what was originally intended. Jewish views about the Kingdom of God