Defending Christ’s Death

It seems strange to me to have to defend the historicity of the death of Christ, but there are actually folks out there who make the claim that Jesus never died. This particular claim comes in two forms, which I dub the Swoon Lie and the Muslim Lie, respectively.  The Swoon Lie, made popular by…

Defending Christ’s Existence

There are some who say that Jesus Christ never lived or, at the very least, we can’t prove that He really ever lived. But of course He did, as we will demonstrate. I call this one the Skeptic’s Lie. A true Skeptic believes that we really cannot know anything for sure. One is tempted to…

Where Does the Bible Teach Millions of Years?

Old Earth Creationists often object to the idea that the observation that they are imposing millions of years upon a Bible which does not teach anything of the sort. But where in the Bible do you find any mention of the Earth being millions of years old? Nowhere. The Bible does not say this. Most…

Were You There, Karl Giberson? How Biologos Dismisses the Testimony of the Creator

Recently, I came across an article by Karl Giberson, Vice President of BioLogos, called Creationists Drive Young People Out of the Church. The title refers to his interpretation of the meaning of a Barna survey: Six Reasons Young Christians Leave Church. Reason #3 was “Churches come across as antagonistic to science.” In Giberson’s zeal to paint Bioblical Creationists…

Would Jesus Affirm Evolution?

I ran across a post from theistic evolutionist Paul Wallace that asks readers to tell him how Christ might answer the question, “Hey Jesus, Creation or evolution?” Paul doesn’t give his opinion directly, of course, but the way he frames the list of possible answers makes it pretty clear which way he might lean. In any case,…

Evolution Weekend 2012 Is Pretty Much A Bust Here In West Virginia

It just ain’t happening, folks. On a whim, I decided to call all of the congregations from right here in West Virginia who were slated to participate in atheist Dr. Michael Zimmerman’s infamous Evolution Weekend to confirm whether they were in fact participating. I hadn’t heard anything [at all] from the seven churches and synogogues…

Evolutionary Theology: Where Scientific and Biblical Illiteracy Go Hand in Hand

Joel Watts, the misguided theology student who would rather Kentucky open up a porn shop than the Biblically-affirming Ark Encounter, has recently commented on an exchange between Rev. Paul Wallace and Ken Ham of Answers in Genesis. Rev. Wallace made the following statement: “But there are other kinds of illiteracy. There is, for example, scientific illiteracy….

What Is The Gospel? What Must One Believe In Order To Be Saved?

Here’s the verse that usually comes to mind when I think of defining the gospel: 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 AV 1 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; 2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what…

Why Hitch Ain’t In Heaven

Recently, arch-atheist Christopher Hitchens, author of God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything, went home to meet his Maker. I’m not saying that Hitch went to heaven. Unless there was some sort of deathbed conversion [and no one’s saying that’s the case], Hitch definitely did not go to heaven. This is a point on…