mid-week apologetics booster (2/19/2015)

Good Morning Everyone,

Here are some items to help you fight the good fight and defend the faith – but remember, your ‘fight’ should look more like diplomacy than D-Day 🙂

  1. Welcome to Babylon Where Apologetics Must Come Before One Can Even Understand the Gospel: http://pastormattblog.com/2013/10/22/welcome-to-babylon-where-apologetics-must-come-before-one-can-even-understand-the-gospel/
  2. Another French Atheist Becomes a Christian (51 minute video): http://youtu.be/8MiuAtejqkE
  3. Top 3 Reasons the Bible is reliable (J. Warner Wallace – short video): http://youtu.be/F6R29xwgENQ
  4. “New” Atheism: 15 Reasons Why It Is Irrational: https://jamesbishopblog.wordpress.com/2015/02/16/new-atheism-15-reasons-why-it-is-irrational/
  5. 10 Christian Teachings That You Thought Were In the Bible, But Aren’t: http://ibitedge.blogspot.com/2015/01/10-christian-teachings-that-you-thought.html
  6. Deconstructing New Atheist Objections to the Arguments for God and Q&A (1 hour lecture by William Lane Craig, followed by Q&A): http://youtu.be/sm0hI2SUinQ
  7. Answering Common Objections to Hell: http://truthbomb.blogspot.com/2015/02/answering-common-objections-to-hell.html
  8. Does Science Argue for or against God? (5 minute 43 minute video from Prager University) – Why are we here? Literally. The latest science says we shouldn’t be. It says that the chance life exists at all is less than zero. So, is science the greatest threat to the idea of Intelligent Design or is science its greatest advocate? Best-selling author and lecturer, Eric Metaxas, poses this intriguing question and comes up with a very unexpected and challenging answer: http://youtu.be/UjGPHF5A6Po
  9. Why Don’t Christians Act Like Christ? http://blogs.christianpost.com/confident-christian/why-dont-christians-act-like-christ-24909/#more
  10. Is the Old Testament Still a Source for Theology and Spirituality for Christians? http://derekzrishmawy.com/2015/01/11/whatever-was-written-in-former-days-was-written-for-our-instruction-is-the-old-testament-still-a-source-for-theology-and-spirituality-for-christians/
  11. Tom Schreiner: A Biblical Meditation on the ISIS Execution of 21 Christians: http://www.thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/justintaylor/2015/02/16/tom-schreiner-a-biblical-meditation-on-the-isis-execution-of-21-christians/
  12. What ISIS Really Wants – this is a long article and I’ve only finished ½ of it so far, but still feel it is worth passing along.  Good insights about ISIS: http://www.theatlantic.com/features/archive/2015/02/what-isis-really-wants/384980/
  13. Shoot First, Then Ask: 3 Tips on How NOT to Talk With Someone About Jesus: http://www.churchleaders.com/outreach-missions/outreach-missions-articles/170042-derek-rishmawy-first-then-ask-3-tips-on-how-not-to-talk-with-someone-about-jesus.html?print
  14. Who Wrote the Gospels – Testimony from the Church Fathers: http://apologetics-notes.comereason.org/2015/02/who-wrote-gospels-testimony-from-church.html
  15. Answering Eleven Objections to the Resurrection of Jesus: https://chab123.wordpress.com/2015/02/15/answering-eleven-objections-to-the-resurrection-of-jesus-2/
  16. The Challenge of Islam: Does Early Testimony Matter to Muslims? https://chab123.wordpress.com/2015/02/15/the-challenge-of-islam-does-early-testimony-matter-to-muslims/
  17. Four Problems in Atheist/Theist Discussions: https://chab123.wordpress.com/2015/02/14/four-problems-in-atheisttheist-discussions-2/
  18. How to Get into Spiritual Conversations – Part 2: http://apologetics-notes.comereason.org/2014/08/how-to-get-into-spiritual-conversations.html
  19. Unbelievable and Inhuman: “Faith is Belief Without Evidence”: http://www.thinkingchristian.net/posts/2013/10/unbelievable-and-inhuman/
  20. 6 Meanings of the Word “Evolution”: http://www.thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/justintaylor/2015/02/16/6-meanings-of-the-word-evolution/
  21. 2 Things You Can Assume In Every Spiritual Conversation (10 minute audio podcast by Jonathan Morrow): http://impact360institute.org/podcasts/2-things-you-can-assume-in-every-spiritual-conversation
    1. “The Cosmic Authority Problem” (Rom 1:18-25)
    2. “The Cosmic Desire Problem” (Eccl 3:11)

Have a great week and enjoy this wonderful weather we’re having (in Phoenix)!

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