The Muslim Jesus

Muslim Jesus

There seems to be no lack of Jesus movies but a new one has come out that should capture some attention. It is called the Messiah and it was made by Iranian filmmaker Nader Talebzadeh. […]

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The Jesus Myth

One of my interests is the claim that Jesus was not a historical figure but rather just another myth.  Despite my interest, I must confess a certain level of frustration.  In many ways it is a […]

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Origen of the Problem

Apologetics and Theology

When writers attempt to revise the meaning of Christianity, imposing their own radical views, one of the ancient authors that they are often drawn to is the Alexandrian scholar Origen. Origen lived 185-254 AD, was […]

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What is a Cult?

Apologetics and Theology

It was commented that my use of the category ‘cult’ for Christian Science is not the most helpful for dialogue.  I must confess that in the past I have been uncomfortable with that term as […]

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Matter Matters

First of all, I want to say that I am not on an anti-Christian Science crusade.  People are free to believe whatever they want to believe.  But I am enjoying our conversation so I am […]

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Christian Science and Jesus Christ

My post on Christian Science seemed to gather a lot of interest, so I thought I would dig a little deeper.  Since my previous post relied on the writings of an author critical of sectarian […]

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Divinity By Decree: Part One

One of the things that I have encountered from time to time is the claim that Jesus received his divinity by vote at the Council of Nicaea (325 AD).  For many Christians it seems preposterous […]

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The Wright Stuff

One of my favourite authors and scholars is N.T. Wright.  He is more of a New Testament scholar and historian than an apologist, but his work often has an apologetic tone.  He has some great […]

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Community of Christ

A year ago or so, I received a phone call at the church from a young couple looking to get married.  They wanted to rent our church but they would supply their own minister.  I […]

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Emerging Ideas about the Emerging Church

As previously mentioned, I have been reading Emerging Churches: Creating Community in Postmodern Cultures by Eddie Gibbs and Ryan K. Bolger.  Since some Christians are very concerned about the emerging church, some even considering it […]

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Christian Science is Not Christian

Apologetics and Theology

We are very fortunate in our area to have a very high quality Christian radio station called Life 100.3.  I enjoy the station but I was shocked this morning.  At the end of their news […]

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Standing Up for the Truth

Should people care about defending the truth?  Should we not just accept our differences and embrace our diversity?  Actually, I am all for respecting differences and embracing diversity, inside and outside the Church.  There are many […]

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Ravi Zacharias

One of the great things about the age we live in is the incredible amount of information that is available on the Internet.  That is true when it comes to apologetics as well.  Unfortunately, there […]

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Paul and the Historical Jesus

One of the things that I get frustrated with is the claim that the Apostle Paul never spoke of the historical Jesus.  If this is true, it leaves wide open the claim that the early […]

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The Tomb of Jesus

The claim last year that archaeologists discovered the tomb of Jesus, including His remains, keeps coming back up.  Scholars have clearly proven that the Talpiot tomb may have contained a Jesus (one of the most […]

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Apologetics and the Emerging Church

Apologetics and Theology

As part of my studies with the Arrow Leadership Program, I am doing some reading on the emerging church, specifically the book, Emerging Churches: Creating Christian Community in Postmodern Cultures by Eddie Gibbs and Ryan […]

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