Archives for February 2014

8 Points to Consider: The Authenticity of the Bible {Eyewitness Testimony} 6 of 9

Many scholars, skeptics, and Bible students alike may wonder about the authorship of the four Gospels: were they really written by Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John? How old are they really? How accurate are the versions we have today--after 2000 years? D.M. Johnson and I are back discussing these very issues relating to the eyewitness testimony in the Gospels. They talk about the following points: How ancient writers recorded biographies; Why it’s important to be intellectually c … [Read more...]

Parenting and Self-Government: Interview with Nicholeen Peck

With guest Nicholeen Peck, featured on BBC’s “World’s Strictest Parents” Is your home in crisis, or are you in crisis mode more than you care to admit?  Do your children do what they’re asked to do? Do you find yourself overwhelmed and overloaded or wanting to avoid interaction with a child or children?  Do your children treat you disrespectfully? Are you out of control as a parent in terms of your own emotions? If this applies to you or someone you know, please (!) stay with me here. I’m confi … [Read more...]

8 Points to Consider on the Authenticity of the Bible {Historical Method} 5 of 9

Special Guest D.M. Johnson When someone places faith in the Bible, they place it in the direction of evidence, not against the evidence In this fifth of nine podcasts with D.M Johnson, we’ll examine the various methods historians use when studying ancient texts. D.M. and I address the following methods: Multiple attestation: having multiple ancient sources talking about the same event Early attestation: having an ancient source or sources that date close to the time an event is t … [Read more...]