Disability and the Way of Jesus – Review

Disability and Faith

Two of the biggest interests in my life are biblical studies and disability theology. Disability and the Way of Jesus by Bethany McKinney Fox satisfied both those needs. This is a very important book for developing […]

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What is the Kingdom of God?

Apologetics and Theology

Although the Kingdom of God is not often talked about in churches today, it was the main topic of Jesus’ preaching. I believe that an understanding of the Kingdom is essential for Christians. Some people […]

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Was Nazareth Inhabited During the Time of Jesus?

Apologetics and Theology

I regularly hear skeptics claim that Nazareth was not inhabited during the first century, thus creating a major problem for the Gospel accounts about Jesus. This claim has been repeated so many times that people […]

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Did Jesus Ever Do Apologetics?

Apologetics

Awhile back, I got into a conversation with someone on Twitter about apologetics. This person, who had a seminary education and was involved in ministry, was pushing back on a tweet I wrote about the […]

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The Reliability of the Gospels – Part Two

Reliability of the Gospels

If you have not already, make sure to read part one of this guest post by Wesley Huff. An Embarrassment of Riches… The Number of New Testament Manuscripts In 1631, a printing of the King […]

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The Reliability of the Gospels – Part One

Reliability of the Gospels

This is the first of a two part series on the reliability of the Gospels by Wesley Huff. Wesley is a Canadian apologist and student of the New Testament. You can find his blog here.  […]

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Bart Ehrman and Richard Bauckham on the Reliability of the Gospels

Apologetics and Theology

Bart Ehrman has made a second career out of trying to demolish confidence in the New Testament. Because he is a respected scholar and a talented writer, he is someone who must be taken seriously. […]

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The Gospels Are Reliable and the Gospel Jesus is a Historical Person

Apologetics and Theology

I recently came across a post called The Gospels are Unreliable and the Gospel Jesus is Not a Historical Person on a blog named Academic Atheism. The author of the blog does not provide their […]

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Four Portraits, One Jesus

Mark L. Strauss, Four Portraits, One Jesus: A Survey of Jesus and the Gospels. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2007. 559 pp. Bible college and seminary students need to learn many things, but near the top of […]

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What is the Infancy Gospel of Thomas?

Apologetics and Theology

One of the highlights when I teach New Testament introduction courses is to have “story-time” with a reading from the Infancy Gospel of Thomas. Why would I read from such a book? Critics attempt to […]

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Aren’t the Gospels Merely Legends?

Apologetics and Theology

In this episode of “Short Answers to Big Questions,” Nathan Betts of RZIM Canada responds to the claim that the Gospels are merely legends.

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Were the Gospels Chosen for Political Reasons?

Gospels

Brett Kunkle of Stand to Reason responds to the claim that the Gospels were chosen for political reasons. Interested in learning more about early church history? Check out my History of Christianity Podcast.

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What About the Other Gospels?

The latest episode of my blog. Make sure to check out other episodes at the podcast website. Do we have the right Gospels in our New Testament? What about all those other Gospels that were […]

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Parables of Jesus Review

I will be soon teaching a course on the Parables of Jesus at Emmanuel Bible College. One of the most important decisions is choosing a textbook. Although I had not read it before (always a […]

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Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes

Not to boast, but I have read quite a few books on the New Testament in general and the Gospels in particular. To be honest, it can easily become more of the same. Not so […]

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5 Things to Remember When Talking About the Historical Jesus

Apologetics and Theology

Some Christians feel uncomfortable when discussions start about the historical Jesus. The fear is that historical Jesus studies may compromise Christian beliefs about Jesus. The truth is that many of the top historical Jesus scholars […]

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Devotions: Mark

A devotion based on Mark 8:33. The Apostle Peter is known for saying and doing the wrong thing but one of the worst experiences was that which resulted in Jesus calling him Satan. Not even […]

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5 Things You Need to Know About the Gospels

I am surprised at how little Christians know about the Gospels. Yes they know the stories and can recognize some of the parables but when it comes to what the Gospels are and why they […]

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10 Reasons Why There Really Was a Historical Jesus

Was there really a historical Jesus? Was there a religious teacher that started a new movement in the first century? I’m not even talking about whether he was the Christ or the Son of God. […]

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Embarrassment of Riches

“New Testament textual criticism suffers from an ’embarrassment of riches’ unparalleled  by any other piece of ancient literature. The manuscript copies of the New Testament are far more plentiful and earlier than any other Greek […]

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Robert Cara on the Gospels

I recently listened to the audio course on the Gospels by Robert Cara from Reformed Theological Seminary.  I thought it was a pretty good course.  I thought Cara was a little too critical of critical […]

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The Gospels as History

Gospels

There are some lectures available from the Reformed Theological Seminary by Richard Bauckham on the Gospels as history.  They are quite good.  You can get the lectures from iTunes here.

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Dawkins’ Bible

Richard Dawkins has a section in his chapter “Arguments For God’s Existence” that deals with “The Argument From Scripture.”  There were so many errors in this section, I decided to give it separate treatment. Dawkins […]

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What Are the Gospels?

We know that Paul’s epistles are letters and Revelation is an apocalypse, but what exactly are the Gospels?  Some scholars have claimed that the answer is easy: the Gospels are gospels.  That is they are […]

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Documents for the Study of the Gospels

It is very common to hear comparisons between the Gospels and other ancient literature.  Often those texts are not actually quoted.  The Documents for the Study of the Gospels is a collection of various texts […]

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Top Ten Problems With the Jesus Myth Theory

Jesus Myth

As I sit here watching the documentary on Tom Harpur’s Pagan Christ, I find myself reminded of all the problems that I see in the Jesus myth theory.  I will share my top ten problems […]

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Introduction to the Gospels and Acts

The very useful web-site www.biblicaltraining.org has a helpful course on the Gospels and Acts that you can find here.  The course is taught by Craig Blomberg who definitely has an apologetic interest to his New […]

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Synagogues and the Accuracy of the New Testament

One of the criticisms of the Gospels is that they reflect details of a later period rather than 30-33 AD that they claim to be describing.  One of these “errors” in detail is the description […]

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Introduction to the Gospels

One of the great resources I have found on the Internet is biblicaltraining.org.  They have great courses at seminary level by excellent instructors.  It is free, they just ask that if you are purchasing from Amazon […]

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