Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Upcoming Event: A Helluva Conference - The Defenders Conference



These are all questions that our friend, Dr. Kurt Jaros will be exploring at his annual conference this weekend in southern Wisconsin.  If you have friends in the Chicagoland or Milwaukee area, or anywhere in the Midwest, tickets are still available for this 2-night, 5-meal event hosted on the lakeshore of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.  There are attendees registered from states across the Midwest, including student groups from public universities.  It'll be a great weekend for growing in our understanding of the Christian faith, and having answers for some objections to Christianity.

You won't want to miss the apologetic event of the year! Seriously: We can't think of another apologetics ministry like Veracity Hill that brings different view points head-to-head on stage like this with Dr. J moderating and interviewing.

Learn more here.

Register here.

I hope to see you there!

Courage and Godspeed,

Monday, March 13, 2023

Video: The Judeo-Christian Origins of Modern Science by Dr. Stephen Meyer

In this featured talk, "[b]estselling author Stephen Meyer explores how three key Judeo-Christian presuppositions encouraged the rise of modern science, and he explores the influence of faith on the life and work of Sir Isaac Newton.  Meyer is Director of the Center for Science and Culture at Discovery Institute and author of Return of the God Hypothesis."

This talk was presented at the 2022 Dallas Conference on Science and Faith in January 2022.

To learn more about Return of the God Hypothesis here.

You can learn more about Dr. Meyer here.

Finally, checkout our interview with Dr. Meyer on the Apologetics315 Podcast here.

Courage and Godspeed,

Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Free E-book: What If Christianity is True?


Today's post features a free e-book from Ratio Christi entitled What if Christianity is True?

This resource features a 12 point argument that Christianity is true that is as follows:

1. Truth about reality is knowable.
2. The opposite of true is false.
3. It is true that the theistic God exists.
4. If God exists, then miracles are possible.
5. Miracles are acts of God to confirm a message from God.
6. The New Testament is historically reliable.
7. The New Testament says Jesus claimed to be God.
8. Jesus proved to be God via His resurrection.
9. Therefore, Jesus is God.
10. Everything Jesus, who is God, teaches is true.
11. Jesus taught that the Bible is the Word of God.
12. Therefore, the Bible is the Word of God.

You can checkout the arguments and evidence offered for each step here.

This is a helpful, concise resource to share with others!

You can learn more about the wonderful ministry of Ratio Christi here.

Courage and Godspeed,

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Sunday, January 22, 2023

Flooded with Floods


The following vignette was taken from the January/February Solid Ground edition which can be found here.  

In a debate on the existence of God, well-known skeptic Michael Shermer attempted to discredit the biblical account of the flood by citing a similar Sumerian account written much earlier than Moses’ record. Many other cultures have flood stories in their mythologies, Shermer pointed out. Therefore, he reasoned, all are myths.

It made me think of winter in Chicago, where I grew up. When the snow begins to fall, kids might hear their grandfathers talk about the great blizzard of ’67. Some will hear about four days of storm with drifts five feet high. Others will hear of a snowstorm that lasted a week and buried whole houses.

When boys compare their grandfathers’ tales, do you think they conclude that old timers just have a habit of making up yarns about blizzards? I suspect not. They probably figure their grandads ramble on about the blizzard of ’67 because it snowed pretty hard that winter. It did. I was there.

It’s true that virtually every major culture has a flood story in its folklore. It’s curious, isn’t it, that there aren’t any worldwide fire myths or global hailstone tales mixed in. Everybody talks about the flood, though. Maybe the best explanation is that there really was a flood of such magnitude that it kept people talking for thousands of years, even though some of the details got mixed up in the retelling.

I think we owe thanks to Michael Shermer for pointing out all the corroborating evidence for a worldwide flood.

God Bless,

Monday, January 02, 2023

What Do Christians Mean by "God the Son?"- STR University

In this video, Tim Barnett addresses two of nine objections to Jesus' deity in this excerpt from his Stand to Reason University course, "Son of God: Answering Nine Challenges to Jesus Deity."

God Bless