An Awesome God

Driving during a cold sunset in December, I was overwhelmed with so many sublime intricacies in the landscape, natural and manmade both.  It beggars the imagination to think this could all be accidental, just molecules colliding.  But, one hesitates, does it not also beggar the imagination to think that this could all be known and … [Read more…]

Did God Concede Too Much to Abraham?

Any time we question God, it’s cheeky at best and can be dangerously disrespectful, so let me begin this blogpost by reassuring the reader that it will conclude with, well, whaddya know, He was right again. *** So I was thinking about the part of Genesis where God tells Abraham that He is going to … [Read more…]

Gary R. Habermas & Michael R. Licona, “The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus”

This is a good book, and an unusual one.  Its core idea is how to present a rather specific apologetic argument.  The first part lays out that argument in some detail, and the remainder focuses principally on responding to various objections.  Woven in throughout are pointers on effective, person-to-person evangelism. Hence the book’s epigraph:  “Be … [Read more…]

You Could Make This Stuff Up — But Why Would You?

I (and others) frequently note that one argument supporting the veracity of the Bible is that it contains much that is unflattering to the people who supposedly made it up.  The Jews in the Old Testament are complaining and ungrateful backsliders, the apostles in the New Testament are uncomprehending and cowardly, to give just two … [Read more…]