March 14, 2014

“When someone places faith in the Bible, they place it in the direction of evidence, not against the evidence.” D.M. Johnson and I are back in this second-to-last podcast on the authenticity of the Bible. Today, we discuss undesigned coincidences. Undesigned coincidences are events or things in the Bible that could be coincidental, but there are just so many that they add up to real, compelling evidence. As D.M. explains, “It becomes a little bit ridiculous to insist that all… Read more

March 10, 2014

Critics and skeptics have long attacked Jesus’ Resurrection. Why so?? Well, in short, if the Resurrection can be disproved, all the other claims about Jesus Christ can also be dismissed. Christianity would crumble. In this cast in the I Believe Podcast series on the Authenticity of the Bible (its reliability, not its perfection), guest D.M. Johnson and I will review much of the evidence which shows that the Resurrection of Jesus Christ is a validated, critical, wonderful historical event. We’ll use the… Read more

February 25, 2014

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 consistent; Differences between the… Read more

February 7, 2014

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… Read more

February 5, 2014

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 thought to… Read more

January 29, 2014

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 4th in a series of 9 interviews, D.M. Johnson, author and Bible scholar, and I discuss the archaeological evidence for the Bible. We’ll discuss the following archaeological evidence: The Dead Sea Scrolls Ossuaries and inscriptions which corroborate Biblical figures Archaeological sites, including the Western Wailing Wall, the Parthenon, and Mars Hill The Cyrus Cylinder Clay… Read more

January 21, 2014

Special Guest D.M. Johnson “When someone places faith in the Bible, they place it in the direction of evidence, not against the evidence” This third interview in a series of nine with guest D.M. Johnson discusses the manuscript evidence for the Bible. Karen and Dave go more in-depth on the wealth of manuscript evidence that exists for the Bible, particularly the New Testament. They discuss the following topics: Criteria the ancients used for placing a book or epistle in the… Read more

January 14, 2014

In this second interview in a series with DM Johnson, we discuss extra-Biblical evidence, or evidence of the Bible’s truthfulness from sources outside the Bible. Dave and I talk about the following points: New Testament figures who are attested in outside sources Writers who chronicled the events surrounding Jesus’ death and the darkness which followed Evidence from Josephus The methods and norms of historical documentation Early Christian writers Similarities between these outside sources and events within the Bible I hope… Read more

January 9, 2014

All of us have felt, at one time or another, forgotten and alone. We feel that everyone–even God–has abandoned us. This is not so! God, our Heavenly Father, loves us with an infinite love. No matter where we are in life, no matter how many friends we have or how many mistakes we have made, He knows us and cares about us. Please find the video, audio, and transcript of “Unabandoned by God” here. Faith Quote:  Wherever you are, whatever… Read more

January 6, 2014

There’s a lot at stake when it comes to believing or not believing in the Bible. If Christianity weren’t true, then the truthfulness of the Bible wouldn’t matter at all. But if Christianity is true–and we hope to show you that it is–then it’s vitally important for us to seriously consider the Bible. In this, the first of 9 podcasts, I talk with DM Johnson, an author, Bible enthusiast, and amateur scholar about 8 reasons that the Bible is a… Read more

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