For those that attempted to watch the recent debate between popular YouTuber Dave Farina and chemist Dr. James Tour, it was a trainwreck. The debate topic was on the origin of life. Farina insulted and slandered Tour non stop and… Continue reading →
Pentecost, Messianic foundations and rabbinic Replacement Theology
The Jewish Feast of Shavu’ot is here (Deuteronomy 16:10). The fifty-day period between Pesach/Passover and Shavu’ot is drawing to a close. That period is described in Leviticus 23:16 as the counting of the Omer (a biblical peck measurement). Shavu’ot is the fourth of seven celebrations in YHVH’s divine Feast-calendar (Leviticus 23:2). Moses calls this holiday the […]
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Craig Blomberg on Misunderstanding the Gospels
“Can we speak of the Gospels as biographies!? If by that what we mean modern, Western biographies, then of course not. Jesus lived in the Middle East, not in the West, and he lived long before the modern era. It… Continue reading →
Did Moses Really Write About Jesus? A Look at Messianic Prophecy in the Torah
Introduction Anyone who has studied evidential apologetics will see that many apologists have laid a great emphasis on messianic prophecy as one of the keys to demonstrating Jesus is the Jewish Messiah. One thing that is left out of these… Continue reading →
Dr. James Tour to debate evolutionist on the origin of life this Friday
Wintery Knight has a post about an upcoming debate this Friday, May 19th. We hosted Dr. James Tour here at our campus apologetics ministry. I am hoping this debate will clear the air on many issues.
The Problems with Paradigms: Who Founded Christianity? Jesus or Paul?
Over the years, I have seen Muslims and even Jewish anti-missionaries attempt to pit Paul and Jesus against each other. The argument sometimes go like this: “Jesus was devout, Torah observant Jew, but Paul came along and perverted his teachings… Continue reading →
Telling the truth in the Days of Noah
Then YHVH saw that the wickedness of mankind was great on the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of their hearts was only evil continually . . . Now the earth was corrupt in the sight of God, and the earth was filled with violence. And God looked on the earth, and behold, it was corrupt – […]
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“And you are not to fear what they fear” (Isaiah 8:12)
It has been said, “Two Jews, three opinions!” Our Hebrew nation has a long recorded history of theological debate, especially regarding rabbinic law and related discussions. In the Talmud (the rabbinic commentary on the Bible, codified between 400-500 A.D.) multiple perspectives and differences of opinion are recorded regarding each and every issue discussed. This rhetorical […]
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Christianity & Origins of Life Research w/ Jim Tour and William Lane Craig
Most recently Capturing Christianity hosted one of the foremost synthetic chemists in the world (Dr. James Tour) and philosopher and theologian William Lane Craig to discuss origin of life research. Note that Tour isn’t advocating Intelligent Design or a “God… Continue reading →
What Can We Know? Epistemology 101 and Religious Belief
Here is a basic outline on religious epistemology. There is much more to be said. But I just wanted to point out some of the terms here. Hope it helps. I. Epistemology: Is the branch of philosophy concerned with… Continue reading →