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The newly revised and expanded 2005 edition of Avery Dulles’ book A History of Apologetics (first published in 1971) is arguably the most substantial of its kind (see part 1). Last week, I … more
Welcome to part 2 of my review of the 2005 edition of Avery Dulles’ book A History of Apologetics. First published in 1971, Dulles’ work is arguably the most substantial of its kind (see … more
What can present-day Christian apologists learn from the apologetics masters of the past? Undoubtedly quite a lot, but works that carefully catalogue the history of Christian apologetics are rare. … more
Eight years ago, a small group of scholars shocked the world when they announced data that could potentially make unbelievers reconsider their skepticism about Jesus (see Biblical Archaeology Review, … more
These days there’s a bewildering array of Bible translations to choose from. How do we know which one to choose? What difference does it make anyway? For most purposes, any translation will … more
Watching Ken Burns’s new documentary on PBS about World War II led to, of all things, an apologetics epiphany on my part.
I have been a student of the Second World War since my early childhood. … more
Arguably the greatest of the church fathers, Augustine of Hippo (AD 354-430) is widely considered one of the most influential theologians in Christian history. He is especially recognized as having a … more
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Archeological digs in the Middle East have provided more evidence that the Bible gives an accurate record of history. Although King David is … more
The best-selling novel, The DaVinci Code, is coming to the big screen in May. And it has some big-name talent behind it. Ron Howard directs the film, and Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks plays the lead. … more
The only known account of the wise men and of the astronomical event that spurred them to action is found in the book of Matthew. This dramatic story has generated numerous articles, books, songs, and … more
A History of Apologetics By Avery Dulles. Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock Publishers, 1999. 307 pages. Paperback.
Christian apologists can learn much from the apologetics masters of the past. Yet, … more
By Curtis Chang. Downers Grove, IL. InterVarsity Press, 2000. 187 pages. Paperback.
Shifting times with their accompanying norms have unsettled the Christian church. According to author Curtis Chang, … more
Books claiming to unlock secret codes embedded in the letters or words of the Bible have returned to the limelight.1-4 Such books are not new; they've appeared many times through the centuries. But … more
The Bible Code (BC) is an alleged detectable code numerically derived from the letters of the Hebrew Old Testament text (especially the Torah).
The biblical "code words" … more
The vast majority of the world's people recognize Jesus of Nazareth as a great moral teacher, perhaps even a prophet, but only a small percentage, as yet, accept Him as the Messiah, the "deliverer," … more