mid-week apologetics booster (3-26-2015)

Good morning everyone!

I trust you’re getting along fine this week.  Here are some things for you to read, watch and otherwise consider:

  1. The Moment of Truth – When you are faced with “the question”, here’s how you should respond: http://www.str.org/articles/the-moment-of-truth#.VRP4aeEsMVQ
  2. Text, Typos and Transmission: Why You Can Trust the New Testament: http://higherthings.org/myht/articles/catechesis/whyyoucantrust
  3. When Being a Christian Is Like Being a Californian (J. Warner Wallace): http://coldcasechristianity.com/2015/when-being-a-christian-is-like-being-a-californian/
  4. Five Things Your Worldview Must Account For: http://apologetics-notes.comereason.org/2015/03/five-things-your-worldview-must-account.html
  5. Essential DNA Required for Life: http://www.inapposition.blogspot.com/2013/11/essential-dna-required-for-life.html
  6. The convert: Why I left Islam to follow Jesus – Former Muslim Nabeel Qureshi explains how his search for the truth about Jesus in scripture led to his conversion: http://www.premier.org.uk/Topics/Church/Apologetics/The-convert-Why-I-left-Islam-to-follow-Jesus
  7. Nine Things Salon.com Gets Wrong About Jesus: http://www.jonsorensen.net/2015/03/23/nine-things-salon-com-gets-wrong-about-jesus/
  8. 5 Reasons Why the Resurrection of Jesus is Important: http://www.stephenjbedard.com/5-reasons-why-the-resurrection-of-jesus-is-important/
  9. ISIS: Loving Our Neighbors and the Judgment of God:  I’d never heard about the “imprecatory Psalms” before this…  Here is a quote: “When the totality of Scripture is examined, the God of the Bible emerges as a God who is loving, just, and holy. His holiness demands that He deal with sin. His love compels Him to pardon sinners who come to Him in faith. While the imprecatory Psalms highlight a crucial aspect of the attributes of God, the reader also needs to know the story line of the Bible which focuses on the redemptive work of Jesus Christ”: http://servantsofgrace.org/isis-loving-our-neighbors-and-the-judgment-of-god/
  10. William Lane Craig Q&A: What Is Hell? Is Hell Compatible with a Loving God? (4 minute 54 second video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CjSy9CWEeU
  11. Craig on the role of the Holy Spirit in unbelievers: http://choosinghats.org/2015/03/dr-craig-on-the-role-of-the-holy-spirit-in-unbelievers/
  12. Short Answers 10: Is Atheism a Religion? Andy Bannister of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries – 2 minute 52 second video: http://rzim.org/atheism-and-skepticism/short-answers-10-is-atheism-a-religion
  13. How Can Someone Start a New Life in Christ? https://answersingenesis.org/gospel/evangelism/how-can-someone-start-a-new-life-in-christ/
  14. 3 Things to Remember in Discussion with Doubters: http://www.thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/trevinwax/2014/02/18/3-things-to-remember-in-discussion-with-doubters/
  15. Is the Present the ‘Key’ to Our Past? For those with eyes to see, the volcanic eruption of Washington’s Mount St. Helens illustrates how sudden and drastic geological change can occur and why uniformitarian canyon-formation assumptions fail. Many eyewitnesses observed, and cameras recorded, how a 1/40-scale-model version of Grand Canyon was violently formed soon after Mount St. Helens’ 1980 explosion, disproving the notion that such canyons require “deep time” to form: http://www.icr.org/article/8165/
  16. Did Paul Stop Using Arguments After Leaving Athens? William Lane Craig – 10 minute 49 second video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78V59g4J-EY
  17. How Do I Share What I Believe? The Relationship Between Low Expectations and Lackluster Evangelism (J. Warner Wallace): http://coldcasechristianity.com/2014/how-do-i-share-what-i-believe-the-relationship-between-low-expectations-and-lackluster-evangelism/
  18. How Do I Share What I Believe? Ten Common Christian Expressions Requiring Translation (J. Warner Wallace): http://coldcasechristianity.com/2014/how-do-i-share-what-i-believe-ten-common-christian-expressions-requiring-translation/
  19. Privileged Species – Are humans the accidental products of a blind and uncaring universe? Or are they the beneficiaries of a cosmic order that was planned beforehand to help them flourish? Privileged Species is a 33-minute documentary by Discovery Institute that explores growing evidence from physics, chemistry, biology, and related fields that our universe was designed for large multi-cellular beings like ourselves. Featuring geneticist and author Michael Denton, the documentary investigates the special properties of carbon, water, and oxygen that make human life and the life of other organisms possible, and it explores some of the unique features of humans that make us a truly privileged species: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VoI2ms5UHWg&feature=youtu.be
  20. 2 Neglected Truths About Outreach: http://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/2-neglected-truths-about-outreach

Now my favorite bridge from a Christian song!  Now my debt is paid, it is paid in full, by the precious blood that my Jesus spilled.  Now the curse of sin has no hold on me, whom the Son sets free is free indeed! (Man Of Sorrows Acoustic – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3B4XrVF5rJQ ).

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