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Why the Ancient Christian Record About Jesus Is the Most Reliable | Cold Case Christianity

Why the Ancient Christian Record About Jesus Is the Most Reliable | Cold Case Christianity | Christian Apologetics | Scoop.it
While skeptics argue only non-biblical sources can be trusted for information about Jesus, the ancient Christian record about Jesus is the most reliable.
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Why Christians Need To Learn Debate Tactics

Why Christians Need To Learn Debate Tactics | Christian Apologetics | Scoop.it
I drew a lot of ire this week when I wrote that Ken Ham was not the right person to debate Bill Nye.  I was somehow misread to argue that I was personally attacking Mr. Ham (I wasn’t and I wr…
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Atheists Admit Their Disbelief Linked to Emotional Discomfort

Atheists Admit Their Disbelief Linked to Emotional Discomfort | Christian Apologetics | Scoop.it
Two new studies by the American Psychological Association confirm that disbelief in God for a significant percentage of atheists is not due to dispassionate reasoning, but the effect of emotional or relational discomfort with what they perceived God to be.
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Physicist George Ellis Knocks Physicists for Knocking Philosophy, Falsification, Free Will

Physicist George Ellis Knocks Physicists for Knocking Philosophy, Falsification, Free Will | Christian Apologetics | Scoop.it
Biologist Rupert Sheldrake, whom I interviewed in my last post, wasn’t the only fascinating scientist I hung out with recently at Howthelightgetsin, an festival hosted by the Institute of Arts & Ideas.
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Ten quick responses to atheist claims

Ten quick responses to atheist claims | Christian Apologetics | Scoop.it
Delusion, science and other gods... how to respond to some of the main claims against religion made by atheists.
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What is the Fine Tuning Argument? 12 Quick Points | Saints and Sceptics

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10 Reasons Why There Really Was a Historical Jesus | Hope's Reason

10 Reasons Why There Really Was a Historical Jesus | Hope's Reason | Christian Apologetics | Scoop.it
Did Jesus really exist? Here are ten reasons why we should believe that Jesus did exist.
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Tactics: the worst mistake a Christian can make when doing apologetics

Tactics: the worst mistake a Christian can make when doing apologetics | Christian Apologetics | Scoop.it
So, this is just an advice post for doing apologetics. Here are three situations I've run into while doing apologetics in the last month. First situation. I was talking with a lady who is an atheist. I had a copy of "God's Crime Scene" in my hand, and she asked me about it. I told her…
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A Case Study of a Christian Turned Atheist

A Case Study of a Christian Turned Atheist | Christian Apologetics | Scoop.it
Here is a "case study" of a Christian who left his childhood faith. It's an excellent example of the worldview competing for your child's heart and mind.
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Arguments and Evidence - Should an Argument Be Considered "Evidence"?

Arguments and Evidence - Should an Argument Be Considered "Evidence"? | Christian Apologetics | Scoop.it
Let me start this discussion with a conversation that I've had with a large handful of atheists. It goes a little like this: Me: "God exists" Atheist: "I want evidence" Me: "Define 'evidence' for me" Atheist: "Facts or information indicating whether or not a belief is true" Me: "I agree with that definition of evidence.…
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15 Arguments for the Existence of God

15 Arguments for the Existence of God | Christian Apologetics | Scoop.it
Why should one make an argument for the existence of God? Why, moreover, provide fifteen of them? Is it that the evidence for God is so weak, that believers need multiple arguments, working together in their persuasive power, to change the minds of unbelievers? Questions of whether or not these arguments are useful, or if…
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A Deeper Look at If the Bible Is Reliable

A Deeper Look at If the Bible Is Reliable | Christian Apologetics | Scoop.it
Millions of people consider the Bible a trustworthy source of guidance and advice for righteous living. But can the Bible really be trusted? Take a deeper look at if the Bible is reliable.
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Apologetic Nonstarters: Arguments to Avoid in Defending Christianity - Christian Research Institute

Apologetic Nonstarters: Arguments to Avoid in Defending Christianity - Christian Research Institute | Christian Apologetics | Scoop.it
This article first appeared in the Effective Evangelism column of the Christian Research Journal, volume 30, number 04 (2007). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org/christian-research-journal/ Apologetics is a necessary discipline for the Christian faith. Jesus and the apostle Paul regularly defended their beliefs through rational arguments. The apostle Peter …
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Scientists Should Tell Lawrence Krauss to Shut Up Already

Scientists Should Tell Lawrence Krauss to Shut Up Already | Christian Apologetics | Scoop.it
Lawrence Krauss’s “argument” for atheism is like that of an artist who confines himself to using black and white materials and then concludes that, since color doesn’t show up in his drawings of fire engines and apples, it follows that fire engines and apples are not really red.
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Logic & Light | Has The New Testament Been Reliably Passed Down to Us?

Logic & Light | Has The New Testament Been Reliably Passed Down to Us? | Christian Apologetics | Scoop.it
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Science Will Never Explain Why There's Something Rather Than Nothing

Science Will Never Explain Why There's Something Rather Than Nothing | Christian Apologetics | Scoop.it
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The Muratorian fragment, dated 170 A.D., affirms 22 out of 27 New Testament books

The Muratorian fragment, dated 170 A.D., affirms 22 out of 27 New Testament books | Christian Apologetics | Scoop.it
I sometimes hear this odd objection that the books that were to be included in the Bible were not decided until the 4th century. I think it comes from some Hollywood movie, or maybe a TV show. Anyway, this post should help fix that myth. I'm going to quote from New Testament expert Dr. Michael…
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The Problem of the Nameless Gospels

The Problem of the Nameless Gospels | Christian Apologetics | Scoop.it
In the New Testament, there are four canonical “Gospels.” These are basically four different people writing about the life, death, and resurrection of Christ from differing perspectives and for their own purposes. We call these books “Matthew,” “Mark,” “Luke,” and “John.” The Problem You may not know this, but none of the Gospel writers give their …
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Crusades, Inquisitions, Witch-hunts, etc. | Clay Jones

Crusades, Inquisitions, Witch-hunts, etc. | Clay Jones | Christian Apologetics | Scoop.it
When I teach on why God allows evil, I include a lengthy discussion on the Crusades, inquisitions, witch-hunts, slavery, Nazi Christians, and the oppression of women (for the rest of this post I’m going to sum this up as “Crusades, … Continue reading →
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Was Christ a Copycat? | ReasonableTheology.org

Was Christ a Copycat? | ReasonableTheology.org | Christian Apologetics | Scoop.it
Did you know there’s a book that was written around the turn-of-the-last-century about a ship that was an unsinkable ship, which hit an iceberg on its maiden voyage and sank?  The name of the ship was the Titan.  This is remarkable because some 15 years later the Titanic sunk on its maiden voyage after hitting an iceberg.   Now what if you had read the novel and then later heard that a ship called the Titanic had actually sunk?  I’m sure you can see that rejecting the story of the Titanic on its face would be foolish only because you’d read a novel similar to the actual event.   Whether or not the Titanic sank is determined by the evidence for its sinking, unrelated to any other fictional stories that were like it.
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How a 29-Year-Old G. K. Chesterton Flipped 4 Arguments Against Christianity Upside-Down

How a 29-Year-Old G. K. Chesterton Flipped 4 Arguments Against Christianity Upside-Down | Christian Apologetics | Scoop.it
How a 29-Year-Old G. K. Chesterton Flipped 4 Arguments Against Christianity Upside-Down
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Just Give Me Evidence! EVIDENCE EVIDENCE EVIDENCE!

Just Give Me Evidence! EVIDENCE EVIDENCE EVIDENCE! | Christian Apologetics | Scoop.it
Hi everyone. As usual, yet another blog post is being inspired by twitter conversations. Twitter gives me such great #BlogFodder If you've spent any time discussing the existence of God or the truth of Christianity online, you'll know exactly what I'm talking about. This is how it might go: 1. An atheist (or group of…
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The Cosmological Argument: Some Fresh Insights | God Does Exist: Applied Apologetics

The Cosmological Argument: Some Fresh Insights | God Does Exist: Applied Apologetics | Christian Apologetics | Scoop.it
Reality and the Folly of Atheism
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