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Design in the Universe as Evidence of God – Peter Kreeft audio

| August 9, 2010

Post Author: Bill Pratt Philosopher Peter Kreeft gives a brilliant overview of the argument from design in the audio below.  The audio is excerpted from one of Kreeft’s podcasts where he lectures on five arguments for the existence of God.  I beg you to set aside just 7 minutes to listen to this audio.  You […]

What is Social Darwinism? – #4 Post of 2009

| December 26, 2009

Post Author: Bill Pratt Social Darwinism is the theory that persons, societies of people, and races develop and evolve in much the same way that biological organisms evolve due to natural selection.  It is frequently described by the phrase, “survival of the fittest,” which was coined by British philosopher Herbert Spencer just a few years […]

Update on Well-Known Young Earth Creationist – Post #10 of 2009

| December 14, 2009

Post Author: Bill Pratt GeoChristian posted an update on Kent Hovind (Dr. Dino), a well-known young earth creationist who is serving jail time for tax evasion.  I once saw Hovind on the John Ankerberg Show and thought he was extremely rude to Hugh Ross, whom he was debating.  If you are interested in Hovind and what […]

Is Extraordinary Evidence Needed to Prove the Resurrection?

| September 8, 2009

Post Author: Bill Pratt I sometimes hear skeptics say that they need extraordinary evidence to believe that Jesus rose from the dead.  The reason they need extraordinary evidence, they claim, is that the resurrection is an extraordinary claim. It is true that the resurrection is an extraordinary claim, but there are many extraordinary claims made […]

2009 National Apologetics Conference

| September 1, 2009

Post Author: Bill Pratt Southern Evangelical Seminary is hosting their annual apologetics conference on Nov. 13 and 14 in Charlotte, NC.  The conference will feature speakers such as William Lane Craig, Chuck Colson, Dinesh D’Souza, Greg Koukl, Gary Habermas, Hank Hanegraaff, and Peter Kreeft (click here for the full speaker list).  These men are all […]

The Case for Faith, the DVD

| August 29, 2009

Post Author: Bill Pratt Last night I watched the DVD, The Case for Faith, featuring Lee Strobel.  The video deals with two issues from the book that bears the same name: 1) How can Jesus be the only way? and 2) How can God exist and there be so much evil, pain, and suffering? In […]

How Should We Communicate the Truths of Christianity?

| August 23, 2009

Post Author: Bill Pratt Any serious student of the Bible knows that the biblical authors employed a large variety of written literary genres.  The Bible contains poetry, historical narrative, wisdom literature, personal letters, parables, theological and philosophical arguments, and much more. As an apologist, I have always been drawn to the theological and philosophical argumentation […]

How Do Textual Critics Choose Among New Testament Manuscript Variants?

| August 12, 2009

Post Author: Bill Pratt Textual critics are the scholars who study the manuscript evidence for the New Testament and determine which readings among the various manuscripts are likely to be the original (see previous post for background).  Although the vast majority of the variants are simple spelling or word order errors made by copyists, there […]

A Man Fell in a Hole

| August 5, 2009

Post Author: Bill Pratt Check out the interesting video at Roger Morris’ Faith Interface blog.  Well worth 3 minutes of your time.

Is There Evidence for the Empty Tomb?

| August 3, 2009

Post Author: Bill Pratt I have been having an interesting discussion with a gentleman on the issue of the empty tomb.  We’ve touched on some of the evidence, but I decided to present a brief synopsis of William Lane Craig’s arguments for the empty tomb (from Jesus Under Fire).  Here goes! The historical credibility of […]

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