BIBLE COURSES

How to Read the Bible? Why study it? How to Read the Bible With Your Head? This section explores these questions and more.

Religious and Philosophical Pluralism

Religious and Philosophical Pluralism

About every other week, I confront popular pluralist notions that have become a large part of the way Americans think. For example, pluralists contend that no one religion can know the fullness of spiritual truth, therefore all religions are valid. But while it is...

Atheists Play Their Hand – Probability

Atheists Play Their Hand – Probability

The news first broke last year, when atheists in Great Britain announced the intention to put their message on London’s famous city buses.  Atheist celebrities including Richard Dawkins and A. C. Grayling joined the campaign and enjoyed the publicity.  Now, the...

The Blind Faith of Atheism

The Blind Faith of Atheism

You may be thinking that this is a joke.  Surely atheism is not based on faith, let alone blind faith.  It’s Christianity that is based on an irrational unproven presumptuous faith.  Come let us reason together.  We will start by asking what atheism is.  According to...

Is Atheism viable?

Is Atheism viable?

Atheism is, essentially, a negative position. It is not believing in a god, or actively believing there is no God, or choosing to not exercise any belief or non-belief concerning God, etc. Which ever flavor is given to atheism, it is a negative position. In...

My Pilgrimage from Atheism to Theism

My Pilgrimage from Atheism to Theism

Dear Friends: The following is an exclusive interview that will be published in the Winter 2005 issue of “Philosophia Christi” the journal of the Evangelical Philosophical Society (www.biola.edu/philchristi). “Philosophia Christi” is one of the top circulating...

The Evidence for Christianity

The Evidence for Christianity

I.  The great atheist philosopher Bertrand Russell was once asked what he would say if he found himself standing before God on the judgement day and God asked him, ‘Why didn’t you believe in Me?’  Russell replied, ‘I would say, ‘Not enough evidence, God!  Not enough...

Why Darwinist Materialism is Wrong

Why Darwinist Materialism is Wrong

by ALVIN PLANTINGA November 16, 2012 I. ACCORDING TO a semi-established consensus among the intellectual elite in the West, there is no such person as God or any other supernatural being. Life on our planet arose by way of ill-understood but completely naturalistic...

Identity and self-worth

Identity and self-worth

Professor Glynn Harrison explores the concepts of self-worth and self-esteem, and explains why self-esteem ideology leaves us emptier than ever. In the first part of his talk, Professor Harrison explores how attitudes towards self have changed over the last few...

Why study the Bible

Why study the Bible

Why is Bible study so essential to the Christian life? Here three reasons. 1. Bible study is essential for spiritual growth. "Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation." (1 Peter 2:2) We need God's Word like a...

A brief introduction to the Bible

A brief introduction to the Bible

The Bible is the collection of books used by Christians. Christians believe that God speaks to men through His actions and words as they are written down in the Bible. The word “Bible” comes from the Greek word “biblia” which means “little books”. The Bible is...

Can Science Point to God?

Can Science Point to God?

I could have told you in one word why I was an atheist-science. Science seemed to explain the world quite handily without invoking some great big bearded grandfather in the sky. However, that didn't make me hostile to religion. If you had asked me whether I would have...

Why are there no Roman records of Jesus?

Why are there no Roman records of Jesus?

The silence of antiquity. The Roman empire kept extensive records, so why is Jesus’ trial and crucifixion not recorded. Why did Pontus Pilate not write about Jesus? Why didn’t Herod’s court make a record of Jesus? Often a string of ancient names (contemporaries of...

Hasn’t archaeology disproved the Bible?

Hasn’t archaeology disproved the Bible?

Here is a list of quotes from Archaeologists. Judge for yourself what you think.  "I know of no finding in archaeology that’s properly confirmed which is in opposition to the Scriptures. The Bible is the most accurate history textbook the world has ever seen." -...

Doesn’t the Bible contradict itself?

This is an unfounded objection because: Answers to every so called contradiction exist. The problem is that those who raise this objection either are unaware of the solutions, or are unconvinced by the solutions offered. Furthermore, the expectations of ancient...

Independent sources for the life of Jesus

Independent sources for the life of Jesus

What is multiple attestation, and why is it important? Independent attestation is a useful tool used by historians for trying to determine whether certain actions or sayings by Jesus, or a historical figure, can be established as historically probable. The more...

Isn’t the Bible just another book?

Isn’t the Bible just another book?

There is an objection that goes like this: "The world contains too many books to count, so how can one single book be the source of information about God? It's implausible to think that a book as far-fetched as the Bible, with all its miracle stories, could be unique...