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Evidence for God: Humanness and Personal Identity

Evidence for God: Humanness and Personal Identity

Part of the extended series Evidence for the Faith Are you the same person you were when you were two years old? Not entirely: you’ve changed in many ways since then. But are you the same person? I heard someone recently ask it this way: were you ever two years old? Of course you were. Whatever the differences between the you of today and the two-year-old you, there is something about you that has endured across the years, to make…

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It Takes More Than False Facts To Rattle Christianity’s Confidence

It Takes More Than False Facts To Rattle Christianity’s Confidence

A few weeks ago Harry H. McCall posted this challenge on John Loftus’s blog: Explanations for Luke Breuer and David Marshall (or Any Christian Apologist) to Answer: A. Apart from myth and superstition, please name at least one scientific discovery the Bible has given humanity. B. Please explain how theology is a valid approach to logic, especially in making the world a better place. C. Based on medieval monasteries, please explain why books in these libraries were organized by monks…

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Two Radio Interviews Today

Two Radio Interviews Today

Today I’ll have the privilege of taking part in two radio interviews, both of them focusing on my recent Touchstone article on the historicity of the Gospels. The first begins in less than an hour on Michael Brown’s Line of Fire radio. You can listen live or find the podcast afterward. The second begins about 5:15 pm EDT, with Mike Allen on Real Life Radio. If you can’t catch it live, go to that same link afterward and click on…

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“He May Well Be On To Something… This Argues for Historicity” — Daniel B. Wallace

“He May Well Be On To Something… This Argues for Historicity” — Daniel B. Wallace

Daniel B. Wallace, a leading New Testament scholar, responds to my recent Touchstone article on the historicity of Jesus: The May/June 2014 issue of Touchstone has come out. In it is a provocative and, I might say, Lewis-esque piece of writing by Tom Gilson, the National Field Director of Ratio Christi…. He may well be on to something. In turn, this argues for historicity.

“Is This a Powerful New Apologetic Argument?”

“Is This a Powerful New Apologetic Argument?”

Bob Seidensticker looks at my “Too Good Not To Be True” argument against Jesus-legend theory, asking “Is this a powerful new apologetic argument?” He finds it lacking. I find his assessment lacking. Here’s why. To begin with, he says, He would say that Jesus was God and therefore the creator of everything. Let’s ignore the fact that the Trinity was an invention centuries after the gospels and consider what God supposedly created. The doctrine of the Trinity doesn’t enter in…

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The Story of Jesus Is Unimaginably Great; Therefore It’s True

The Story of Jesus Is Unimaginably Great; Therefore It’s True

The story of Jesus is unimaginably great; therefore it’s true. That’s a new way I’ve just thought of to summarize my recent Touchstone article, : “What Happens to Apologetics If We Add ‘Legend’ to the Trilemma “Liar, Lunatic, or Lord”?. (Updated: see below.) For those who know the terminology (and others need not worry, since I won’t spend more than a moment on it), this is not some new kind of ontological argument, even though in that one-sentence form it…

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

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

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…

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Evidence for God: Humanism vs. Moral Knowledge (Moral Knowledge Part 2)

Evidence for God: Humanism vs. Moral Knowledge (Moral Knowledge Part 2)

Part of the extended series Evidence for the Faith I don’t know why anyone speaks of atheistic “humanism.” Atheism denies humanness. “‘Humanity is dead, and we are its murderers,’ says the Madman.” That’s a bold and controversial statement, I know, and I know that it’s up to me to explain why I would make it. It’s a conclusion that I draw from many streams of information, one of which has to do with moral knowledge. It seems to me that true…

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(Deprecated Post) Evidence for God: Atheism vs. Humanness (Humanness & Moral Knowledge Part 2)

(Deprecated Post) Evidence for God: Atheism vs. Humanness (Humanness & Moral Knowledge Part 2)

Part of the extended series Evidence for the Faith Update April 8: I left out some important context when I wrote this post, which you may find by jumping down to comments 136, 137, and 142. My apologies for the error and the confusion that resulted. I’m deprecating this post because of the errors, and asking you to read here instead. I don’t know why anyone calls it humanism: atheism denies humanness. “‘Humanity is dead, and we are its murderers,’ says…

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