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#7 Post of 2014 – Did Christians Steal from Egyptian Mythology?

| December 17, 2014

Post Author: Bill Pratt Generally I don’t post videos as I’m more of a fan of the written word, but sometimes I run across something that is just too good to not post. Check out this video from Lutheran Satire that does an accurate and funny debunking of the folks out there who claim that […]

How Important Was Memorization in Ancient Palestine?

| February 26, 2014

Post Author: Bill Pratt  Most historians agree that the four Gospels were not written until at least a couple of decades had passed after Jesus’ death and resurrection, if not more. Even the apostle Paul’s letters were written 10 or more years after Jesus died. Likewise with the other letters in the New Testament. If […]

How Is Apologetics Bringing Christians Together?

| February 10, 2014

Post Author: Bill Pratt One of the largest blemishes on Christianity is the number of different denominations. Just among Protestants, there are dozens of major denominations and hundreds of smaller denominations around the world. And, of course, there are Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox churches as well. What does apologetics (defense of the Christian faith) […]

#9 Post of 2013 – What Are the Earliest Christian Writings?

| December 11, 2013

Post Author: Bill Pratt Perhaps you’ve read or heard that the New Testament (NT) books were produced at the same time as other Christian writings, and that these other writings were unfairly  and unceremoniously kicked out of the NT canon. Is this true? New Testament professor Michael J. Kruger says no. In his blog post, […]

Were the Doctrines of the Trinity and the Dual Nature of Christ invented in the 4th and 5th Centuries?

| August 30, 2013

Post Author: Darrell (This post originally appeared on Darrell’s Thoughts and Reflections and is being reposted here for the benefit of TQA readers.) One of the charges I often hear leveled against Christianity today is that both the Doctrines of the Trinity and the Dual Nature of Christ were “invented” by the Church in the fourth […]

Why Should We Think That Mark, Luke, and Acts Were Written Before AD 62? Part 6

| August 2, 2013

Post Author: Bill Pratt In part 6, we conclude J. Warner Wallace’s case for the early dating of Mark, Luke, and Acts, as written in his book Cold-Case Christianity. In the previous 5 posts, we have seen 11 pieces of evidence with which Wallace builds his case.  Now it is time to see what we can […]

Why Should We Think That Mark, Luke, and Acts Were Written Before AD 62? Part 5

| July 26, 2013

Post Author: Bill Pratt  In part 5, we continue with J. Warner Wallace’s case for the early dating of Mark, Luke, and Acts, as written in his book Cold-Case Christianity. The eleventh piece of evidence is that Mark seems to be protecting key players. Wallace explains: In my years as an investigator, there have been many times […]

Why Should We Think That Mark, Luke, and Acts Were Written Before AD 62? Part 4

| July 24, 2013

Post Author: Bill Pratt  In part 4, we continue with J. Warner Wallace’s case for the early dating of Mark, Luke, and Acts, as written in his book Cold-Case Christianity. The ninth piece of evidence is that Luke quoted Mark (and Matthew) repeatedly. Wallace explains: Luke, when writing his own gospel, readily admitted that he was […]

Why Should We Think That Mark, Luke, and Acts Were Written Before AD 62? Part 3

| July 22, 2013

Post Author: Bill Pratt  In part 3, we continue with J. Warner Wallace’s case for the early dating of Mark, Luke, and Acts, as elucidated in his book Cold-Case Christianity. The seventh piece of evidence is that Paul reinforced the claims of the Gospel writers. Wallace explains: While some modern critics challenge the authorship of Paul’s pastoral […]

Why Should We Think That Mark, Luke, and Acts Were Written Before AD 62? Part 2

| July 19, 2013

Post Author: Bill Pratt  In part 1 we looked at three reasons that Mark, Luke, and Acts were probably written before AD 62. However, J. Warner Wallace, in his book Cold-Case Christianity, provides several more pieces of evidence. The fourth piece of evidence is that Luke said nothing about the death of James. Luke featured another important […]

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