Category Archives: History

Why is Christmas celebrated on a Pagan festival day?

Did You Know? … that the traditional date for Christmas (December 25th) can be traced back as far as 273 AD and was chosen precisely because it corresponded with several pagan celebrations? Advertisements

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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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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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Evil and suffering in a morally good world – objections 5

We continue on through our series of objections to my article claiming that evil and suffering in this world are necessary given the fact that God wanted us to fulfill our potential. In this article we consider whether God could … Continue reading

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