Jerram Barrs will be visiting New Zealand next month and City Presbyterian Church is hosting him for several public events. Barrs is Professor of Christian Studies and Contemporary Culture and Resident Scholar of the Francis A. Schaeffer Institute at Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. Before taking up his role at Covenant, Barrs helped found […]
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Dan Wallace (professor of NT Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary): “NT scholars face an embarrassment of riches compared to the data the classical Greek and Latin scholars have to contend with. The average classical author’s literary remains number no more than twenty copies. We have more than 1,000 times the manuscript data for the NT […]
A Shot of Faith (to the Head): Be a Confident Believer in an Age of Cranky Atheists by Mitch Stokes (Thomas Nelson, 2012). 272 pages. “. . . A Shot of Faith to the Head takes the best tools of top-notch apologetics and philosophy and puts them in the hands of every believer. Even better, […]
Paul Copan addresses the charge that the Christian God is egotistical and self-centered. The talk was given at Sanibel Community Church on April 15, 2012. Copan is Professor and Pledger Family Chair of Philosophy and Ethics at Palm Beach Atlantic University. For more on the topic see his book, Is God a Moral Monster? Making […]
William Lane Craig offers historical and Biblical evidence for the conclusion that Jesus Christ rose from the dead. Q&A follows the main presentation. The lecture was delivered at Southampton Civic Hall, on the 2011 UK Reasonable Faith Tour. The tour was sponsored by Damaris Trust, UCCF, and Premier Christian Radio.
Next month, Laidlaw College will be hosting Biblical Scholar, Dr Dirk Jongkind (Research Fellow in New Testament Text and Language at Tyndale House, Cambridge) for two lectures on the accuracy of the New Testament manuscripts and the make-up of the New Testament canon. Dr Jongkind is an international expert on New Testament manuscripts and both […]
Bridge 8 and animator James Hutson have created six two-minute animations on various aspects of critical thinking. The videos are designed for kids ages 8 to 10 but are also useful for grown-ups who might want an introduction to the basics of logic and the scientific method, as well as to psychological missteps like confirmation bias […]
Jeremiah Johnston talks to Peter Williams, warden of Tyndale House.
Over the coming weeks, we’ll be hosting a debate on the historicity of the resurrection here at the blog. The debate will take place between Malcolm Trevena and regular TM contributor Stuart McEwing. Stuart will be arguing in the affirmative and defending the resurrection, while Malcolm will take the negative position and argue against its […]
William Lane Craig and Peter S. Williams contend for the motion, “This House Believes that God is not a Delusion”. Arif Ahmed and Andrew Copson argue against the motion. The debate took place at the Cambridge Union Society on 20th October 2011, as a part of Craig’s Reasonable Faith 2011 UK Tour. HT: Brian Auten
In a talk at St Andrew the Great church, Cambridge, Craig outlines the weaknesses of the central arguments of Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow’s controversial book. His talk is followed by comments by Rodney Holder, an astrophysicist, and then Q&A with the audience. The lecture took place on the 19th October 2011 and was one […]
The Ahmanson Lecture Series is an annual apologetics seminar held at Saddleback Church in Southern California. This year’s topic was the trustworthiness of the Bible, with a great lineup of guests speakers including Sean McDowell, Paige Patterson, Frank Turek, and Douglas R. Groothuis. I’ve embedded the video from the talks below. If you’re having trouble […]
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