Posts Tagged: apologetics

The Old Testament Is Embarrassing

  Original post by Sean McDowell here. Used with permission.   This summer, I have been studying the book of Exodus. As I have been paying attention to the story of Moses and details of the Mosaic Law, it has become clear to me that the Old Testament is embarrassing. It is chalk full of embarrassing material…. Read more »

Book Review: The End of Faith

    A few years ago, I worked through The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins, a popular atheist thinker who argued against a theistic worldview. I chose to read the book because I believe that it is important for Christians (and anyone, for that matter) to engage with viewpoints other than our own. Although I did not… Read more »

Student Blogs on “Hide ‘n’ Seek”

Mrs. Clark’s 7th Grade Bible Class Discusses:   Hide ‘n’ Seek: The Stolen Body Myth   When the chief priests had met with the elders and devised a plan, they gave the soldiers a large sum of money,  telling them, “You are to say, ‘His disciples came during the night and stole him away while we… Read more »

There’s no God? How boring!

  Original post by Sean McDowell here. Used with permission.   There’s No God? How Boring! SeanMcDowell.org Recently I showed my high school students the movie Expelled by Ben Stein, where he claims that intelligent design proponents have lost jobs, lost tenure and had their reputations smeared. One of the memorable scenes of the movie featured William… Read more »

Student Blogs on “Blind Man’s Bluff”

Mrs. Clark’s 7th Grade Bible Class Discusses:   Blind Man’s Bluff: The Wrong Tomb Myth The Resurrection of Jesus is the central point of the Christian faith. Those who do not believe in Christ often argue that the resurrection never happened. What if the women on Easter Sunday found the tomb empty, only because they… Read more »

Interview: How Does Christianity Fulfill our Deepest Aspirations?

  Original post by Sean McDowell here. Used with permission.   How Does Christianity Fulfill our Deepest Aspiration? Author Interview.   My friend and Biola colleague Greg Ganssle has written a fascinating new book called Our Deepest Desires: How the Christian Story Fulfills Human Aspirations. Professor Ganssle takes a unique approach to the apologetic task. Essentially, his goal… Read more »

Student Blogs on “Playing Dead”

Mrs. Clark’s 7th Grade Bible Class Discusses:   Playing Dead: The Swoon Myth   Popularized centuries ago, the swoon myth insists that after being brutally beaten, brutalized and crucified, Jesus… fainted, rather than died. If this myth were true, the central event of Christianity, the Resurrection of Christ, would be lost. But it takes a… Read more »

Student Blogs on “Truth or Coincidence”

Mrs. Clark’s 7th Grade Bible Class Discusses:   Truth or Coincidence: The Coincidence Myth     Many predictions (Nostradamus, fortune-cookies, horoscopes, etc.) are purposefully vague, allowing people to apply them pretty much no matter what happens. Many people assume the predictions of Scripture are the same–made-up and only accurate by accident or coincidence. But look… Read more »