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CARM - Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry The 16 Best Apologetics Podcasts Over three years ago I posted my 16 Best Apologetics Podcasts. That list has changed a bit since then, updated twice along the way. Here's the new, updated list. (Previous version October 4, 2010; most recent update June 23, 2011). 1. And don't forget, you can podcast the audio from Apologetics 315 - get it. Enjoy. Strategies for Apologetics - Thinking Christian Book Review Brian Auten of Apologetics 315 has just posted a telephone interview we did together recently. Brian’s website is one of the best for an abundance of resources and training in apologetics. I really appreciate his taking time to do this interview. One of our main topics was strategies for apologetics. It seems to me that the apologetics enterprise (the apologetics industry, so to speak) is well advanced in its answers to questions about the faith, but that when it comes to connecting that to everyday needs of church and culture, it has some catching up to do. There are exceptions. There are others like these, more than I could list here. Better than that, he has published a very strategic book on how to do it. It’s also highly entertaining, readable, and informative. Tactics is strategic in that it makes practical apologetics accessible to any Christian. His advice is intensely practical for real-life situations. So what do you do?

N.T. Wright Page Question Suivante Bible History & Archaeology Published by the Biblical Archaeolog How I found God and peace with my atheist brother: PETER HITCHENS traces his journey back to Christianity Updated: 14:25 GMT, 16 December 2011 During his teenage years and early 20s, Peter Hitchens lost his faith and rebelled against everything he had been brought up to believe in. Here, in a moving and thought-provoking account from his controversial new book, he describes his spiritual journey back to God - and the end of his feud with his brother I set fire to my Bible on the playing fields of my Cambridge boarding school one bright, windy spring afternoon in 1967. I was 15 years old. Only after much blowing and encouragement did I manage to get it to ignite at all, and I was left with a disagreeable, half-charred mess. Most of my small invited audience drifted away long before I had finished, disappointed by the anticlimax and the pettiness of the thing. It would be many years before I would feel a slight shiver of unease about my act of desecration. In truth, it was not much of a Bible. But this was my Year Zero. Peter cycles through Normandy in 1982 I no longer avoided churches.

Criterion of multiple attestation The criterion of multiple attestation or independent attestation is a tool used by Biblical scholars to help determine whether certain actions or sayings by Jesus in the New Testament are from Historical Jesus. Simply put, the more independent witnesses that report an event or saying, the better. See Criteria of authenticity and the Historical Jesus. Examples of its use[edit] The gospels are not always independent of each other. Multiple attestation has a certain kind of objectivity. For example the "Kingdom of God" motif appears in "Mark, Q, the Gospel of the Hebrews, special Lucan tradition, and John, with echoes in Paul, despite the fact that 'Kingdom of God' is not Paul's preferred way of speaking." Limitations[edit] This criterion cannot be used for sources that are not independent. The criterion is one of a number of factors that have been developed by scholars to assess whether a tradition is likely to be historical; the widely-recognized criteria were distinguished by Stanley E.

Online Parallel Bible Got Questions? At Home With - Christian Resources JRCM :: Rebuilding A Nation TEXT: Matthew 5:13-16 "You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt has become tasteless, how can it be made salty {again?} It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled under foot by men. You are the light of the world. We have seen the evil government in Iraq fall and we have helped rebuild it to some degree. There is another nation that needs to be rebuilt spiritually, morally, militarily and economically—the United States. Donald R. Muhammad did not see a good example of a Jew or Christian, according to Dr. A. Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal among you, which comes upon you for your testing, as though some strange thing were happening to you; but to the degree that you share the sufferings of Christ, keep on rejoicing, so that also at the revelation of His glory you may rejoice with exultation. B. A. Those who reject Christ will spend an eternity in hell: B. C. A. Christians will serve as salt. B. We become the conscience of the nation.

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