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Dr. Timothy Paul Jones: How We Got the Bible

By Apologetics, Podcast

As Christians, we claim that our Bibles are God’s inspired word. Yet how did we get our Bible? God didn’t just drop those 66 books down from heaven to your local publisher. Are these ancient documents filled with error, giving us wrong information about Jesus? In today’s podcast  we are going to talk to Dr. Timothy Paul Jones, a professor at Southern Seminary about his book How We Got the Bible. I once had a seminary professor say to our class, “There are two doctrines that are always under attack by the devil – the doctrine of the cross and the…

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A Short Answer to the Objection of Suffering in the World

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I was talking to a friend at school about God, and she responded that a God who is all-powerful and good couldn’t exist because of the evil in the world. She says that hurricanes and earthquakes prove that God does not exist. I didn’t know what to say to this. What do you think? The problem of evil and suffering is often a reason that people dismiss the existence of God. Our children will run into this question and will probably have the question themselves. How would you give a short answer to the fictional question as a pastor or…

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Seven Thoughts on Apologetics in a New Age

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I recently had the privilege of presenting several workshops at the First Baptist Church of Jacksonville’s annual Pastor’s Conference. In particular, I was asked to speak on How Apologetics Can Strengthen Families and Youth. I chose to focus on what I believe are seven new realities from when I grew up. The Ubiquity of the Cell-Phone and the Arts. A Change in Values in Our Country. A New Minority Status. A Need for a Clear and Compelling Christian Sexual Ethic. We Need to Think Clearly about the Inoculation Theory. We Need to Think Clearly about our Goals. We Need to…

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The Most Important Event in History: Six Proofs for the Resurrection of Jesus Christ

By Apologetics, Podcast

If the resurrection of Jesus Christ really happened, then it is the most important event in world history. It is the foundational rational proof that Jesus was who he said he was. Make sure you can articulate the six reasons that Christians know that this event really happened. What are they? 1. The evidence of the empty tomb. 2. The evidence of the appearances. 3. The evidence of the changed lives. 4. The evidence of Jesus’ predictions. 5. The evidence of the OT predictions. 6. The LACK of any compelling counterevidence. This is a great episode to listen with your tween…

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How Did Jesus View Scripture?

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How did Jesus view his Scriptures? I have been thinking about this question recently. In this age of the Internet when I am distracted more than ever (after all you are reading this on the Internet), how did Jesus view the Scriptures? Having a high of Scriptures might help me make them a priority. If I want to have the mind of Christ, then it will be helpful to know how he thought about his Scriptures – our OT. Below you will find Scriptures that I found useful. His high view challenges my own heart. What would you add? 1….

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Wayne Grudem Critiques Theistic Evolution

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I recently had the chance to hear Wayne Grudem present at the Evangelical Theological Society. His presentation focused on how Theistic Evolution directly attacks the inerrancy of Scripture. It is the outline of his contribution to the book Theistic Evolution: A Scientific, Philosophical, and Theological Critique. Your children will face teaching about evolution. He does his usual methodical and persuasive job. I think this is going to become the goto resource for smart Christians. The following is from his handout: What this book is not about? 1. Age of the earth. We take no position. 2. Whether supporters of theistic…

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President Obama, Islam and the Crusades – A Teachable Moment

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No doubt you have heard about President Obama’s recent remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast. In his speech, he compared the horrible deeds to ISIS with the misdeeds of past Christians. Believers are understandable outraged by this misunderstanding and mischaracterization. I have been collecting articles that are helpful. Click on the links to read the whole thing. We have a teachable moment here for the next generation. Debatable – Was President Obama Right About the Crusades? Yes, people have done terrible deeds in the name of Christ, but they were against the teachings of Christ. Some of the Crusaders committed…

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Are We Raising Good Kids or Great Kids?

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We and our children are assaulted by the self-absorption of American culture. We are insulated and isolated from the needs of this world and the kingdom. This message will challenge you and your children to think about the needs of the world. I believe one of the ways to fight the worldliness of our kids is to “ruin” them by thinking about the needs of the world. David Platt: SBC Pastors Conference 2009 from Todd Thomas on Vimeo.

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Wayne Grudem’s Lectures Online

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Wayne Grudem has gone through his systematic theology book in his Sunday School class in Scottsdale, Arizona. These excellent lectures would be helpful for my apologetics class or to redeem your commute. This is also a good time to recommend any of his three works for purchase. They are viewable at The Apollos Project bookstore. Enjoy.

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