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The Miracle of Easter

For Christians all across the globe – men, women and children of all races, nationalities and cultures – today concludes Holy Week, a week during which we remember the Passion, Death and Resurrection of our Savior. Adorning the buildings where Christians will [Read More]

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Why Demanding Extraordinary Evidence Makes Little Sense

Many skeptics approach “the evidence” for Christianity with a closed mind. Hobbled by a number of presuppositions, they typically end up where they begin: convinced that God simply would not have made himself so difficult to detect. Many will back [Read More]

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The Telephone Game and Christian Belief

When talking to a skeptic, it’s not uncommon to hear the challenge that what we have in the Bible is not particularly reliable. Making reference to the “telephone game,” the unbeliever will often claim that the Bible is probably much [Read More]

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The Probability of a Past Event is One

In recent posts, we’ve been discussing the difficulties inherent in defining and recognizing the miraculous. The skeptic usually approaches the issue with the set presupposition that miracles, however defined, are not possible. What the believer concludes is a miracle is [Read More]

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A Miracle Can Be The Best Explanation

Seeking the best explanation for a set of circumstances is something we all do intuitively. It’s called abductive reasoning. As Jim has pointed out on many of his podcasts, it’s what detectives do in solving a crime: putting the pieces [Read More]

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The Roots of Christianity

I attended a funeral recently. It was a sad affair, as the passing of a friend always is, but tempered by the fact that he had lived a full and vibrant life, dying peacefully in his sleep at age 90. [Read More]

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The Resurrection Is Not a Metaphor

Not long ago, I had the chance to interact with a college sophomore, the son of a friend of mine. The conversation turned to religion, and I asked him what his experience at college so far had done to the [Read More]

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Considering the Truth about Faith

Easter week tends to increase the opportunity to discuss matters of faith. Though my many secular friends and acquaintances have no use for matters “religious” and certainly not organized religion, they have had enough exposure over the years to know [Read More]

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The Miracle of Easter

For Christians all across the globe – men, women and children of all races, nationalities and cultures – this is Holy Week, a week during which we remember the Passion, Death and Resurrection of our Savior. Adorning the buildings where [Read More]

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Is the Resurrection “Physically Impossible?”

Critics of Christianity will often claim that the key event of the Christian worldview – the Resurrection – is “physically impossible.” Because physically impossible things can’t happen – by definition, of course – they feel quite justified in concluding that [Read More]

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