Category: Christian Apologetics

Michael Jones and the Exodus: The Real Problem with Pop-Apologetics

The real problem with Michael Jones’ recent documentary on the exodus.

What Jairus Said to Jesus: One Attempt to Reconcile the Matthean and Markan Accounts and Why It Doesn’t Work

Yes, Matthew’s version of the raising of Jairus’ daughter contradicts Mark’s account of it.

Evangelical Eisegesis: A Dalliance with Daniel #3 – Belshazzar, Nebuchadnezzar, and Nitocris

A look at a recent post by pop-apologist SJ Thomason on Belshazzar in the book of Daniel.

Paulogia Takes on J. Warner Wallace over “Lame” Explanations for the Resurrection

To say that I’m not a fan of J. Warner Wallace would be an understatement. As far as I’m concerned, he and I are equally qualified to talk about the Bible and history. That is to say, not at all. (So, why are you… Continue Reading “Paulogia Takes on J. Warner Wallace over “Lame” Explanations for the Resurrection”

Contradictions in the Empty Tomb Narratives: A Response to Erik Manning, Part 4

Part 1: Series Introduction and Contradiction #1 – “How Many Women?” Part 2: Contradiction #2 – “Was the Stone Already Removed?” Part 3: Contradiction #3 – “Angel or Angels?” Part 4: Contradiction #4 – “The Ending of Mark” and Series Conclusion 1 THE ENDING… Continue Reading “Contradictions in the Empty Tomb Narratives: A Response to Erik Manning, Part 4”

Contradictions in the Empty Tomb Narratives: A Response to Erik Manning, Part 3

Part 1: Series Introduction and Contradiction #1 – “How Many Women?” Part 2: Contradiction #2 – “Was the Stone Already Removed?” Part 3: Contradiction #3 – “Angel or Angels?” Part 4: Contradiction #4 – “The Ending of Mark” and Series Conclusion 1 ANGEL OR… Continue Reading “Contradictions in the Empty Tomb Narratives: A Response to Erik Manning, Part 3”

Contradictions in the Empty Tomb Narratives: A Response to Erik Manning, Part 2

Part 1: Series Introduction and Contradiction #1 – “How Many Women?” Part 2: Contradiction #2 – “Was the Stone Already Removed?” Part 3: Contradiction #3 – “Angel or Angels?” Part 4: Contradiction #4 – “The Ending of Mark” and Series Conclusion 1 WAS THE… Continue Reading “Contradictions in the Empty Tomb Narratives: A Response to Erik Manning, Part 2”

Contradictions in the Empty Tomb Narratives: A Response to Erik Manning, Part 1

Part 1: Series Introduction and Contradiction #1 – “How Many Women?” Part 2: Contradiction #2 – “Was the Stone Already Removed?” Part 3: Contradiction #3 – “Angel or Angels?” Part 4: Contradiction #4 – “The Ending of Mark” and Series Conclusion SERIES INTRODUCTION It… Continue Reading “Contradictions in the Empty Tomb Narratives: A Response to Erik Manning, Part 1”

Is the “Nazareth Inscription” from Nazareth?

If you’ve spent any amount of time online perusing Christian apologetics websites, you’ve no doubt come across the Nazareth Inscription, an edict from Caesar found on a slab of marble that prohibits grave robbing under penalty of death.[1] It is called the “Nazareth Inscription” because it… Continue Reading “Is the “Nazareth Inscription” from Nazareth?”

Book Review: ‘Why Christianity Matters’ by SJ Thomason

Author: S.J. ThomasonBook: Why Christianity Matters: Historical, Sociocultural, and Moral Reasons to Follow Jesus Christ (1st edition [out of print])Publisher: Kindle Direct PublishingYear: 2020Total Page Count: 410Price: $14.49 (print) I. INTRODUCTION From the time I was a teenager to just prior to my deconversion, I was an avid reader of Christian apologetics.… Continue Reading “Book Review: ‘Why Christianity Matters’ by SJ Thomason”