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by Doug Powell | Apologetics
In the 13th century, Thomas Aquinas gave three forms of the cosmological argument in his Summa Theologica as a part of his “five ways” of proving the existence of God. Aquinas’s thinking was this: “Since nature works for a determinate end under the direction of a higher agent, whatever is done...
by Jeffrey Burton Russell | Apologetics
One frequent misunderstanding of Christianity is that it is anti-environment. The misconception is based on a certain reading of the book of Genesis, on the alleged record of Christianity over time, and on the current beliefs of some Christians that the end of the world is at hand. In truth,...
by Sean McDowell | Apologetics
A few summers ago, I spoke at a camp in California. Topics for the week included intelligent design, the reliability of Scripture, and the historical resurrection of Jesus. On the last day of camp, a young Christian woman complained that proving the existence of God left no room for faith....
by Travis Kerns | Apologetics
Imagine the following situation: You’re talking to a group of people in a coffee shop, and the issue of religion comes up. Having just met them, you don’t know the religious beliefs of the others around you, so you bring up the teachings of Jesus. You make the claim that the teachings of Jesus...
by Kenneth A. Mathews | Apologetics
Biblical genealogies must be understood in the context of the ancient Near East. Typically, genealogies expressed more than family descent. They reflected political and socio-religious realities among people groups. For example, “Salma fathered Bethlehem” (1 Chron. 2:51) describes the founder of...
by Jason K. Lee | Apologetics
There are you in line at the mall department store. You normally do your shopping online, but during the Christmas season it’s different. You fight through the Christmas traffic and parking. You walk through the crowded stores decorated with Christmas wreaths, Christmas trees, and candy canes....
by Matt Bennett | Apologetics
In the final post of this series on engaging in gospel-directed conversations with Muslims, I want to respond to one of the most common questions we get from our friends in the US regarding ministry to Muslims: Where do we even start? Before offering some very practical ways to begin, I want to...
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America is changing fast, and not in the direction we’d like. In light of recent events, I don’t think I need to detail all the signs that point to an imploding society. We see it. We feel it. We fear it. Instead, I want to focus on our role as Christian parents within a society like ours. In...
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The Kalam argument tries to show that the universe is not eternal, that it have to have a beginning. This argument was first formulated by Christian philosophers, but it did not find its full force until medieval Islamic thinkers devoted attention to the argument. 'Kalam' is an Arabic word...
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The predominant superstition of our times is Progress. Belief in lower-case 'progress' is reasonable, for progress can be made toward definable goals in specific fields, such as electrical engineering, plumbing or surgery. But people often believe in upper-case Progress, as in “The Progress of...