In the last part of our report we looked at the part Old Testament prophecies and New Testament fulfillment played in supporting the Christian claim that Jesus of Nazareth is the Messiah God promised to Israel. As I looked at the evidence through the worldview … Continue reading Convince Me There’s A God: The New Testament Part 5
What is “science” and what are “arguments from science”? Science is defined as: the state of knowing : knowledge as distinguished from ignorance or misunderstanding (Merriam-Webster) the study of the nature and behavior of natural things and the knowledge that we obtain about them (Collins Dictionary) The intellectual and … Continue reading Arguments From Science – Part One
The IVP Pocket Reference Series is a great way to build an excellent reference library without having to spend a lot of money. The entire series of 13 books costs $130 ($117 through IVP) and individual pocket dictionaries retail for just $10 ($9 through IVP – less than on Amazon.com and Christianbook.com).
The series includes:
- Pocket Dictionary of Theological Terms
- Pocket Dictionary of Theology
- Pocket Dictionary for the Study of Biblical Hebrew
- Pocket Dictionary for the Study of New Testament Greek
- Pocket Dictionary of Biblical Studies
- Pocket Dictionary of Ethics
- Pocket History of the Church
- Pocket Dictionary of Church History
- Pocket Guide to World Religions
- Pocket Dictionary of Liturgy Worship
- Pocket Dictionary of the Reformed Tradition
- Pocket Dictionary of Apologetics & Philosophy of Religion
- Pocket Handbook of Christian Apologetics
Since FaithandSelfDefense is primarily an apologetics ministry, I’ll review the two IVP books about apologetics.
We are continuing to report about HOW atheist street epistemologists do what they do. If this is the first time you’ve read anything in this series, we invite you to read these articles when you have time. You may find the background helpful – Street Epistemology: Basic … Continue reading Street Epistemology: Basic Tactics, Part Five
“You cannot prove that Jesus existed!” Christians hear that often from atheists and agnostics. Should we ignore the comments or respond? If we respond, what should we say? During the week leading up to a Resurrection Sunday many years ago, I published a series of … Continue reading You Cannot Prove that Jesus Existed!
The Myth of the Non-Christian: Engaging Atheists, Nominal Christians and the Spiritual But Not Religious by Luke Cawley (IVP Books, 2016) addresses an important aspect of our Lord’s directive to “make disciples” – Contextual Apologetics. “The art of formulating appropriate and diverse ways of sharing … Continue reading Book Review: The Myth of the Non-Christian
We are continuing to report about HOW atheist street epistemologists do what they do. If this is the first time you’ve read anything in this series, we invite you to read these past articles when you have time. You may find the background helpful – Street Epistemology: … Continue reading Street Epistemology: Basic Tactics, Part Four