Monthly Archives: July 2012

Michael Crichton on “Consensus Science” – Christian Apologetics UK

“I regard consensus science as an extremely pernicious development that ought to be stopped cold in its tracks. Historically, the claim of consensus has been the first refuge of scoundrels; it is a way to avoid debate by claiming that … Continue reading

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U.S. Still Religious, But Trust In Institutions Wanes : NPR

If people are trusting more in God and less in organized religion, that’s a good thing! “Although among young people, belief in God is declining,” Hagerty tells weekends on All Things Considered host Guy Raz. “But generally polls show that … Continue reading

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Have the Remains of Jews Killed by the Romans in Jerusalem in 70 A.D. Been Discovered | Zwinglius Redivivus

Jim West thinks “This may be an exceedingly important discovery,” although he says it may be more “archaeology as politics” in a subsequent comment. From the post: Veteran journalist Benny Liss releases movie he filmed of underground cave on Temple … Continue reading

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Infographic of Herod’s Temple (The Second Temple) | Near Emmaus

Here’s a graphical representation of the temple in Jerusalem that was destroyed by the Romans in 70 AD:  Herod’s Temple. | Near Emmaus.

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Antony Flew on Multiverse Theory – Apologetics 315

Anthony Flew was a philosopher and atheist who, in his later years, changed course with regard to the existence of God. “Some have said that the laws of nature are simply accidental results of the way the universe cooled after the … Continue reading

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Triablogue (Steve Hays): A Token Grief (about Ben Witherington III)

I wasn’t so much interested in this post by Steve Hays as I was a quote he used in it.  Here’s the quote I liked (he didn’t give a source for it): Application is the whole purpose of biblical interpretation. … Continue reading

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Chick-fil-A gay fallout: Chicago ban, Facebook gaffe, Malkin blog – latimes.com

Our defiantly promiscuous generation has turned its wrath on Dan Cathy because he dared suggest that we have no right to redefine what God has defined.  It’s a sign of how corrupt our times and our country have become. Chick-fil-A … Continue reading

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The “Did Jesus Exist” Controversy and Its Precedents « Larry Hurtado’s Blog

In a blog post, Larry Hurtado weighs in on Jesus Mythicism, including the Bart Ehrman book Did Jesus Exist? Hurtado comes to the same conclusion as Dale Tuggy did:  he’s glad he doesn’t feel the need to write a book about … Continue reading

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Jesus: not an entirely fictional character (Dale Tuggy) » trinities

Regarding Jesus Mythicism, Dale Tuggy says in this post, “Honestly, don’t spend too much time on this – it is at bottom a conspiracy theory.” He also offers this quote from Ehrman taken from an interview by Ben Witherington: What … Continue reading

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Joe Paterno and Marion Jones Are Warning Us About Our Own Undeserved Reputations

Joe Paterno and Marion Jones are examples of “how the mighty fall” when moral revelation and judgment are brought to bear on a great person’s life.  This is a precursor to what we’ll see in abundance in the afterlife.  As Jesus … Continue reading

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