Category Archives: Bible reliability

Is the New Testament Historically Reliable? (Part One of Three)

Is the New Testament Historically Reliable? (Part One of Three) The question of the reliability of the New Testaments is a crucial one: If the documents are not what they were supposed to be, or if they have been tampered … Continue reading

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Craig Evans and Biblical Minimalism

This is a great, short, video outlining some very recent archeological discoveries that affirm the general reliability of the Bible in the Old Testament. Very interesting stuff, especially the comet that destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah! http://1peter315.wordpress.com/2014/02/07/craig-evans-on-the-death-of-biblical-minimalism/  

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Jesus – according to Life magazine

So I was in the grocery store and I saw that Life magazine has put out an entire issue (actually a “Life book”) on Jesus. The title? Jesus (who do you say that I am?) Ok, I’m cautiously optimistic. I … Continue reading

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Jesus and the Eyewitnesses – Part 9

It took me a while but I am finally wrapping up my review of Bauckham’s book. You can search the archives for the other 8 installments. In the final chapter Bauckham describes the importance of eyewitness testimony and he makes … Continue reading

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Can I Identify Myself as a Christian?

Two years ago I met with a young graduate physics student at the University of Calgary. We talked over coffee in a Starbucks and she asked me a question. “Can I identify myself as a Christian?” What she meant was … Continue reading

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Jesus and the Eyewitnesses – Part 8

My review of Richard Bauckham’s Jesus and the Eyewitnesses continues, albeit after a rather lengthy hiatus. Between my wife’s stay in the hospital and the fact that, frankly, Bauckham is a tough act to keep up on, I slowed down. … Continue reading

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Jesus and the Eyewitnesses – Part 7

I’m all the way to Chapters 12 and 13. It’s still maintaining the edge-of-your-seat interest (as much as can be expected from an academic book) despite the earlier slow part in the middle. The theme of these chapters relates to … Continue reading

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