Bart Ehrman, a prolific agnostic author and professor poses a question to his students each semester he begins his course over the Bible at the secular university at which he teaches. Ehrman has summarized the routine as follows: "So, part of the deal of teaching in the Bible Belt is that lots of my students … Continue reading What Is the Bible?
Why can I trust my Bible? In 2013, Macklemore released Same Love, a song with a political plea for the neutrality of gender and the propagation of “love.” In the song, Macklemore does two things. First, he attacks the authority of Scripture, “America the brave Still fears what we don't know And God loves all … Continue reading Why Can I Trust My Bible?
How do I choose a translation? The question listed above is a good question, but it is one among many. Why are there so many translations? Which translation is best? How do I know which translations are reliable? This list of questions can go on and on and on, but our goal is to answer … Continue reading Are All Bible Translations Created Equal?
What books belong in the Bible? How do we know we have the right books in the Bible? Do we have an authoritative list of books, or a list of authoritative books? With so many today (even pastors) questioning the authority of the Bible, this question is more valuable than ever. The questions we will … Continue reading Which Words Are God’s Words?
Know why you believe what you believe. What seems to be such a simple statement can bring about complicated implications. In order to know the why, we must also know the what; and in order to know the what, we must also know the why. Everyone believes something. An atheist believes, though it be in … Continue reading Know Why You Believe What You Believe
For you, the word “evolution” may stir emotions of anger, for others, it may stir emotions of excitement. Either way, evolution is a matter that has been and continues to be hotly debated. In recent years, there were discoveries of what certain scientists would state to be various stages of evolutionary development. A Neanderthal being … Continue reading Does God Exist? Evolution
As I spoke with an atheist one day who struggled to comprehend the possibility of the existence of God, he posed a few questions. He did not pose these questions in order to “stump” me, but out of a genuine curiosity and difficulty on wrapping his head around the idea of a divine being. As … Continue reading Does God Exist? Faulty Accusations
A few months back, while on a road trip with my dad and brother, we began to talk about the advance of technology and got on the subject of technology in cars. Some of you may remember the day when technology was almost nonexistent in the car world. Some of you may remember 8-track players, … Continue reading Does God Exist? Moral Standards
Where did we come from? Who created the world? Was the world even created? Or did it just appear out of nowhere? Many years ago, atheists held that the universe did not need an explanation. Bertrand Russell was known for claiming, “The universe is just there, and that’s all.” Not only is there a lack … Continue reading Does God Exist? Foundations of Creation
Science and faith are so often pitched as opposites and enemies, while they are complementary to one another and should be seen as partners in the course of life. I love the wonderful task of apologetics because it robs the skeptic of his skepticism, the doubter of his doubt, and unbeliever of his unbelief, and … Continue reading Does God Exist? The Reason For Apologetics