mid-week apologetics booster (12/11/2014)

Good Morning,

Here are your weekly articles, videos, etc:

  1. Jesus Celebrates Hanukkah! Yes, He did… In John 10:22-26: http://www.biblearchaeology.org/post/2009/11/17/Jesus-Celebrates-Hanukkah!.aspx
  2. This newsletter describes what happened at a weekend Oprah “New Age” conference.  This is sad…  http://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/newsletters/2014/newsletter20141209.htm#abc2a
  3. Is the Watchmaker Argument Still Valid? http://www.reasonablefaith.org/is-the-watchmaker-argument-still-valid
  4. How Christians are Perceived – Bobby Conway (the One Minute Apologist ) is Family Life today (1/2 hour audio).  The site also includes a text transcript of the show as a PDF: http://familylifetoday.com/program/how-christians-are-perceived/
  5. US Entering Dangerous New Era in Religious Hostility (that is hostility toward Christians): http://www.cbn.com/cbnnews/us/2014/November/US-Entering-Dangerous-New-Era-in-Religious-Hostility/
  6. Who Was St. Nicholas? http://www.thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/kevindeyoung/2014/12/09/who-was-st-nicholas-2/
  7. The Fine Tuning of the Universe (~6 ½ min video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpIiIaC4kRA&feature=youtu.be
  8. “I Don’t Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist” – Frank Turek (2 hour 10 minute video).  The Q&A starts at about the 1 hour 45 minute mark and there are some good questions – especially the second questioner (Venkatta). His question starts at about 1:51:35 into the video and the interaction between him and Frank lasts about 8-9 minutes.  He’s challenging Frank regarding whether he’s correct that pantheism and atheism are wrong, absolute truth, pluralism, etc. This is the type of thinking we all need to be prepared to respond to…
  9. Five Steps to Help Your Child Remain a Christian Into Adulthood: https://beyondtm.wordpress.com/2014/11/24/five-steps-to-help-your-child-remain-a-christian-into-adulthood/
  10. 7 Reasons Why Apologetics Might Be Good: http://www.saintsandsceptics.org/7-reasons-why-apologetics-might-be-good/
  11. David Wood: Why I Am a Christian.  This video is both disturbing and amazing… I don’t know what to think about it and like a lot of the commenters wondering if it is all true, but apparently it is. 1/2 hour video testimony: http://www.acts17.net/2014/12/david-wood-why-i-am-christian.html
  12. Three ways to share the gospel in the midst of hostility: http://servantsofgrace.org/three-ways-to-share-the-gospel-in-the-midst-of-hostility/
  13. Why Christian Discipleship Is Critical to Christian Survival: http://coldcasechristianity.com/2014/why-christian-discipleship-is-critical-to-christian-survival/
  14. Can salvation be lost? (No): http://www.blogos.org/gotquestions/salvation-lost.php
  15. What Does It Mean to Love God With All Our Heart, Soul and Mind? https://chab123.wordpress.com/2014/12/08/what-does-it-mean-to-love-god-with-all-our-heart-soul-and-mind/
  16. Christianity Grounded in the Historical Fact of the Resurrection: http://townhall.com/columnists/davidlimbaugh/2014/09/12/christianity-grounded-in-the-historical-fact-of-the-resurrection-n1890432
  17. The Origins of Angel Tree: http://www.prisonfellowship.org/2014/12/the-origins-of-angel-tree/
  18. What does the Bible say about racism, prejudice, and discrimination? http://www.gotquestions.org/racism-Bible.html
  19. Teaching Apologetics at Home: Yes, You Can! http://www.thinkingchristian.net/friday-parent-focus/2013/06/teaching-apologetics-at-home/
  20. Amazing – a bunch of free online books – they come mainly in PDFs: https://chab123.wordpress.com/2014/12/03/free-apologetics-books-courtesy-of-truthbomb-apologetics/

Have a blessed week!

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