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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 […]

Does God Know What I Will Freely Do? Part 2

| September 6, 2009

Post Author: Bill Pratt Yesterday, I posted on the issue of free will and God’s knowledge of of human free acts in the future.  This is an area the church has grappled with for centuries.  But how do other major worldviews deal with this issue? Most atheists think they can avoid the issue by denying […]

Does God Know What I Will Freely Do? Part 1

| September 5, 2009

Post Author: Bill Pratt Some people get hung up on the idea that God can know, for sure, what I will freely do in the future.  Their argument goes something like this:  if whatever God knows will certainly occur (as virtually all Christians agree), then either I am not free to act or God does […]

Should Catholic Apologists Be Invited to Speak at an Evangelical Apologetics Conference?

| September 3, 2009

Post Author: Bill Pratt In a recent post, I mentioned some of the speakers at an upcoming apologetics conference sponsored by Southern Evangelical Seminary.  One blog commenter noticed that Catholic speakers were being featured at the event and argued that they should not be.  He believes that Catholics are not Christians, and therefore cannot properly […]

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 […]

What is God's Will for You?

| August 30, 2009

Post Author: Bill Pratt Ronnie Jones, a commenter on our blog, recently sent me some insight from John MacArthur about discovering God’s will for our lives.  It is simple and right to the point of the matter.  You may not agree with his view, but you have to deal with it, because MacArthur is a […]

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 […]

Is God a Crutch?

| August 25, 2009

Post Author: Bill Pratt Critics of Christianity and of religion, in general, like to take a page from Sigmund Freud and accuse believers of forming their beliefs for purely psychological reasons.  Freud held that believers are projecting their need for a father figure on God.  God is merely a psychological projection of the ideal father.  […]

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 […]

What Movies Should Our Kids be Watching? Part 2

| August 15, 2009

Post Author: Bill Pratt Part 1 of this post discussed the use of Internet sites to help parents decide whether a movie is appropriate.  Today, we talk about how we know something is inappropriate. There are at least two kinds of appropriateness, which I think a lot of parents miss.  First, there is age appropriateness.  […]

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