Saturday, November 28, 2009

C.S. Lewis on Christianity

C.S. Lewis on the importance believing something because it's true:

"Christianity is not a patent medicine. Christianity claims to give an account of facts- to tell you what the real universe is like. Its account of the universe may be true, or it may not, and once the question is really before you, then your natural inquisitiveness must make you want to know the answer. If Christianity is untrue, then no honest man will want to believe it, however, helpful it might be: if it is true, every honest man will want to believe it, even if it gives him no help at all." [1]

Courage and Godspeed,

1. C.S. Lewis as quoted by Ken Boa in Passionate Living: A Devotional- Wisdom and Truth.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Free Video: Icons of Evolution

This video, titled after Jonathan Wells' ground-breaking book Icons of Evolution, addresses many of the problems with Darwin's theory and demonstrates how much of the teaching on the topic in our public schools is censored.

Using RealPlayer, you can watch it online for free here.

Other free videos such as The Privileged Planet, Unlocking the Mystery of Life, and The Incorrigible David Berlinski can also be found at the same link.

Courage and Godspeed,


Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Special Article: The Darkside of Darwin's Legacy- Q & A with Dennis Sewell

I found this Q & A with British political journalist Dennis Sewell, author of The Political Gene: How Darwin's Ideas Changed Politics to be very thought-provoking. Although I take issue with some of Sewell's points, I believe the brief interview is worth your time.

You can check it out on Time Magazine's website here.

Courage and Godspeed,

Monday, November 23, 2009

Thanksgiving Articles from Greg Koukl at Stand to Reason

We here at Truthbomb Apologetics want to wish all of you a happy and very blessed Thanksgiving!

Here are some great Thanksgiving articles by Stand to Reason's Greg Koukl to enjoy:

1. America's Unchristian Beginnings?

2. The Faith of our Fathers

3. What was the Faith of our Founding Fathers?

4. Thanksgiving

Courage and Godspeed,


Saturday, November 21, 2009

Essay: On Atheism by Francis Bacon

Essay excerpt:

"I HAD rather believe all the fables in the Legend, and the Talmud, and the Alcoran, than that this universal frame is without a mind. And therefore, God never wrought miracle, to convince atheism, because his ordinary works convince it. It is true, that a little philosophy inclineth man’s mind to atheism; but depth in philosophy bringeth men’s minds about to religion."

You can read the entire essay here.

Courage and Godspeed,

Friday, November 20, 2009

One Solitary Life

The following is an excerpt from a sermon entitled One Solitary Life. It's purpose is to underscore the tremendous impact of Jesus Christ's life:

"He was born in an obscure village, the child of a peasant. He grew up in another village, where he worked in a carpenter shop until he was 30. Then, for three years, he was an itinerant preacher.

He never wrote a book. He never held an office. He never had a family or owned a home. He didn't go to college. He never lived in a big city. He never traveled 200 miles from the place where he was born. He did none of the things that usually accompany greatness. He had no credentials but himself.

He was only 33 when the tide of public opinion turned against him. His friends ran away. One of them denied him. He was turned over to his enemies and went through the mockery of a trial. He was nailed to a cross between two thieves. While he was dying, his executioners gambled for his garments, the only property he had on earth. When he was dead, he was laid in a borrowed grave, through the pity of a friend.

[Twenty] centuries have come and gone, and today he is the central figure of the human race. I am well within the mark when I say that all the armies that ever marched, all the navies that ever sailed, all the parliaments that ever sat, all the kings that ever reigned- put together- have not affected the life of a man on this earth as much as that one, solitary life." [1]

Courage and Godspeed,


1. Adapted from "Arise, Sir Knight," a sermon by James Allen Francis, in the Real Jesus and Other Sermons (Philadelphia: Judson, 1926), 123-124; as quoted by Norman Geisler and Frank Turek in I Don't Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist, p. 324.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Special Feature: Dr. Gary Habermas's Dissertation Project

Dr. Gary Habermas, philosopher and resurrection expert, has released his 376 page Dissertation Project from 1976 entitled The Resurrection of Jesus: A Rational Inquiry. I love to read about the resurrection, so for me, this is exciting stuff!

You can get it here.

Courage and Godspeed,

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Thank you to America's Veterans

On this November 11th, 2009, Truthbomb Apologetics would like to take a moment to thank and remember all those who have lived and died to afford us the freedoms that we enjoy everyday.

I also encourage our readers to fervently pray for our men and women in uniform currently serving in the military.

May God Bless our Veterans!

"I think there is one higher office than president and I would call that patriot."

-Gary Hart

Courage and Godspeed,

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Research Materials for the Old and New Testament

This post is a continuation of a series offering research materials...

New Testament Resources


Archaeology and the Bible featured at; various questions

How Do We Know Who Wrote the Gospels by Timothy Paul Jones

The Historical Reliability of the Gospels by Craig Blomberg

Why I Believe the New Testament is Historically Reliable by Dr. Gary Habermas

The Historicity of the New Testament by Dr. J.P. Moreland

The New Testament Canon by Craig Blomberg


External Evidence for the Gospels by Tim McGrew

Internal Evidence for the Gospels by Tim McGrew

Interview with Dan Wallace on the Reliability of the New Testament Text

Interview with Craig S. Keener on the Reliability of the Book of Acts

Trusting the New Testament by Dr. Bill Cook

What do the Gospels really say about Jesus
by Darrell Bock

Veracity of the New Testament by Dr. Gary Habermas


Early Testimony for the New Testament (9:10) by Dr. Frank Turek

Eyewitness Testimony for the New Testament (8:01) by Dr. Turek

Is the New Testament True?
Part I (10:06) Part II (10:07) by Dr. Turek

What type of literature are the gospels?
(4:50) by Dr. William Lane Craig

Who decided what books became part of the New Testament?
(8:20) featuring various scholars

Flash Videos

Is the New Testament Reliable?

Where did it come from?

Free E-book

The Historical Reliability of the New Testament by Darren Hewer

The New Testament Documents: Are they reliable?
by F.F. Bruce

For other free e-books, please check out our free online Apologetics Library here.

Old Testament Resources


Archaeology and the Bible by John McRay

Archaeology and the Old Testament by Patrick Zukervan

How did Jesus view the Old Testament?
by Josh McDowell

Old Testament Reliability by Phil Fernandes

Was the Old Testament transmitted faithfully? by Wayne Jackson

What are the Dead Sea Scrolls? by Josh McDowell


Dead Sea Scrolls by Probe Ministries

Reliability of the Old Testament Documents by Peter Gentry

Flash Video

Are the Old Testament Documents Reliable and Where did they come from?
More materials will be added as they are found.

Courage and Godspeed,

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Research Material on Miracles

Hello; I have been facilitating a book study at my church and my goal is to begin offering different posts with articles, audio, and video for the group members to research the topics covered more in-depth. My hope is that our readers will also benefit.


Are Miracles Logically Impossible? by Lenny Esposito

Did Jesus Really Perform Miracles?
by Daniel Morais and Michael Gleghorn

Did the New Testament Authors invent the miracle stories?
by Glenn Miller

If God would just perform a miracle for me, then I would believe! answer by Greg Koukl

Miracles Cannot Happen by Matthew Slick

Miracles or Myths?
by Greg Koukl

Miracles by Rick Wade

The Miracles of Jesus: A Historical Inquiry by Christopher Price

Problem of Miracles: A Historical and Philosophical Perspective by Dr. William Lane Craig

The Reality of Miracles; a refutation of Anthony Flew's views by Malachi

Audio- many thanks to Apologetics 315 for the excellent audio!

A Lecture on Miracles by Dr. Walter Martin

Is God Active in the World Today? by Dr. Gary Habermas

by Ken Boa [4 parts]

Miracles (Part 1 and Part 2) by Doug Groothuis


Flash Video: Do Miracles Happen?

How Do We Explain Miracles?
by Dr. Frank Turek

Why Does God Do Miracles? by Dr. Frank Turek

Why Don't People Believe in Miracles? by Dr. Frank Turek

Other resources could possibly be added as they are found.

Courage and Godspeed,

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Featured Podcast: Author David Berlinski reviews Dawkins' The Greatest Show on Earth

In the most recent ID the Future Podcast, author and skeptic David Berlinski shares his thoughts on Richard Dawkins' latest book The Greatest Show on Earth.

Berlinski has also recently released The Deniable Darwin and Other Essays.

Check out the podcast here.

Courage and Godspeed,