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Jesus Christ: Greater Than You Knew, Too Great Not To Be True

Posted on Apr 22, 2014

Today I’m announcing a new argument for the historicity of the Gospels, published just now through Touchstone Magazine.

The editors have titled it The Gospel Truth Of Jesus: What Happens to Apologetics If We Add “Legend” to the Trilemma “Liar, Lunatic, or Lord”?.

The main point of the argument: Jesus Christ is greater than you knew.

I say that with all confidence. I say it to atheists and skeptics, who doubt that his reality is great at all, or who even doubt …

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Seven Stanzas and a Stone at Easter

Posted on Apr 20, 2014

There are some who say that today, Easter, is a celebration of an excess of imagination. John Updike, never short on imagination himself, says no: the Easter reports were about what happened.

Make no mistake: if he rose at all It was as His body; If the cell’s dissolution did not reverse, the molecule reknit, The amino acids rekindle, The Church will fall.

It was not as the flowers, Each soft spring recurrent; It was not as His Spirit in the mouths and fuddled eyes …

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Happy Resurrection Day!

Posted on Apr 20, 2014

For your Easter reading, three posts from my series on What Christ Does For Us:

Death and Resurrection The Cross, Again Resurrection, Again!

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The Beauty of Jesus Christ (Reposted)

Posted on Apr 19, 2014

For Easter weekend, a reposted entry, originally published on May 2, 2009:

God is good, and his goodness is shown more clearly in the strong beauty of Jesus Christ than in any other way.

“Beauty” is not a word we generally apply to men, but this post (redated and reposted here) was originally an introduction to a series I did some time ago on the beauty of the entire Christian faith, and the Christian way of thinking. Mathematicians speak of and see beauty …

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Migration Complete (Again)

Posted on Apr 19, 2014

Commenting is available (again).

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Migrating Servers Again

Posted on Apr 17, 2014

For obvious reasons, I’m migrating to a new web host. During this period I will have to disable posting of new comments, because they wouldn’t be transferred to the new server.

I extend my sincerest apologies to you for the long downtime and the continue interruption in the discussion.

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Bluehost Downtime: How Not To Manage a Corporate Crisis

Posted on Apr 17, 2014

After 28 Hours of Bluehost Downtime

Bluehost-hosted VPS websites including this blog have just come up after having been down for more than a day. This is huge. Many of their customers—not me, but many—depend on their websites for their livelihood. Real people are being really hurt.

Bluehost’s response has been an interesting case study in crisis management, and how not to do it.

(I wrote this post around 3 pm, but I couldn’t post it, obviously, until the site came back up.)

One of …

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Some Serious Thinking On Evolved Morality

Posted on Apr 16, 2014

We’ve been discussing the moral argument for God here lately in a two-part short series, where I introduced this version of the argument:

AB1. We cannot know whether any action really is right or wrong unless right and wrong are real. AB2. We know that some actions really are right and others are wrong. AB3. Therefore (AB1 and AB2) right and wrong are real. AB4. If there is no God, then right and wrong cannot be real. AB5. Therefore (AB3 and AB4) there …

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Truth Revolution: Reasoning With the New Atheism (Podcast)

Posted on Apr 13, 2014

My interview with Jeff Piepho and Dave Waggoner of Truth Revolution was broadcast this morning, and is available now for listening live. We talked for more than half an hour on the book I co-edited, True Reason: Confronting the Irrationality of the New Atheism (see the sidebar) and on Ratio Christi. They’re great interview hosts, and it was a really enjoyable conversation for me. Check it out!

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