Yearly Archives: 2011

Peter Williams on the Gospels as Eyewitness Accounts

Peter Williams gives this one-hour lecture on new and old evidence that the four gospels are eyewitness accounts.  He builds on the work of Richard Bauckham, whom I have referenced, and others.  Also, see this post on Craig Keener about … Continue reading

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“The God-Haunted Atheism of Christopher Hitchens”

Francis J. Beckwith writes on The God-Haunted Atheism of Christopher Hitchens. (Thanks for this link goes to Steve Hays at Triablogue.) Last year, I wrote Christopher Hitchens an open letter.  Earlier this month, I also commented at his passing on a … Continue reading

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“The Message of the Bible is Addressed Primarily to the Mind”

Let us never forget that the message of the Bible is addressed primarily to the mind, to the understanding. —D. Martyn Lloyd Jones Thanks to Tim Challies for this quote.

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Whatever Became of the Apostles?

We read about the apostles in the gospels, the book of Acts, and in the epistles that follow.  We know that James, the brother of John, was martyred by the sword.  But how did the rest of them die?  What … Continue reading

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Eric Reitan Reflects on Death of Osama Bin Laden, Enlightening the Concepts of Justice and Forgiveness

Eric Reitan is a professor of philosophy at Oklahoma State University.  He wrote for Religion Dispatches this essay entitled Beyond Retribution: Bin Laden’s Death in its Cosmic Context.  It helped me better appreciate how justice and forgiveness work together.  When it comes … Continue reading

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The Importance of Sheol in a Discussion of Heaven and Hell, and How It Informs the Argument Between Universalism and Particularism

I have written the post Everyone Is Going to Heaven , the book The Biblical Case for Everyone Going to Heaven, and the series of 21 Essays on the Implications of Everyone Going to Heaven.  The traditional evangelical Christian argument is, of course, that some … Continue reading

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Dialogue with TeamPryo (re: Christian Celebrities)

Pryomaniacs is a Christian blog produced by a group of writers including Phil Johnson, Dan Phillips, and Frank Turk – referred to as “TeamPyro.”  I commented on a recent post there titled Open Letter to John MacArthur. To give some context, … Continue reading

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Christopher Hitchens Made Such a Vivid Impression

Christopher Hitchens passed this week.  I’ve written about him before.  And I’ve written to him as well.  Though he was an outspoken and proselytizing atheist, he could say interesting things that would actually encourage believers, even if in unintentional ways – … Continue reading

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Dialogue with Angra Mainyu (re: The Morality of God)

This conversation began at The Secular Outpost blog, and I have previously referred to it. At this point, I am giving answers to some extended points and questions from Angra Mainyu (AM). AM:  But that will not bring guilt or … Continue reading

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Dialogues with Various at “The Secular Outpost” About Obeying God and the Truth of Jesus

Various exchanges have occurred beginning at this point on The Secular Outpost, the lengthiest being with “Angra Mainyu” who maintains that Jesus is immoral.  [Ed. note, April 18, 2014:  I’m sorry, but it appears that this page is no longer … Continue reading

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