Philosophy

The Definition of Forensic Faith and the Reason Why Christians Ought to Cultivate It (Video) – Christian Article

What is the true definition of “faith” from a Christian perspective? Why does the definition matter, and how can it help us to better make the case for Christianity? In this clip from J. Warner’s class on the Resurrection (offered at Southern Evangelical Seminary), J. Warner provides several tools and strategies for investigating and mastering the evidence for the Resurrection. To see more training videos with J. Warner Wallace, visit the YouTube playlist. For more information about the nature of…

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What Are Science’s Operating Limits? – Christian Article

  What Are Science’s Operating Limits? by Kenneth Samples Modern science has dramatically changed the world for the better. All of us have benefitted from medical and technological advances. Because of that success, some people have concluded that science can answer all of humankind’s ultimate questions. This philosophy, called scientism (science is the only or best path to discovering truth), is to be differentiated from science (the study of the natural world through observation and experiment) and is reflected by…

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A 1hr a day reading list to make 2020 a year of theology – Youth Work Hacks – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Did you ever wish you knew more about theology or wanted to brush up on the basics? Maybe you’ve been a youth worker for years, but you skipped training and now you feel like you’re playing catchup? If you start the year right, then you can work in some new reading habits that – with a little commitment – should help you exit 2020 with a firmer grasp on Theology, the Bible, and Youth Ministry. There’s so much you can read,…

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There’s a Difference Between a Fact and an Inference (Video) – Christian Article

In this video, recorded as part of the Cold-Case Christianity Course at Southern Evangelical Seminary, J. Warner Wallace describes the difference between evidence and inferences from evidence. Why do two people, when evaluating the same set of facts, come to two different conclusions? For more information about Southern Evangelical Seminary, please visit their website: www.ses.edu. To see more training videos with J. Warner Wallace, visit the YouTube playlist. For more information about the nature of Biblical faith and a strategy for communicating…

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What Are Science’s Operating Limits? – Christian Article

  What Are Science’s Operating Limits? by Kenneth Samples Modern science has dramatically changed the world for the better. All of us have benefitted from medical and technological advances. Because of that success, some people have concluded that science can answer all of humankind’s ultimate questions. This philosophy, called scientism (science is the only or best path to discovering truth), is to be differentiated from science (the study of the natural world through observation and experiment) and is reflected by…

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An open letter to a smart person who likes being a smart person from another smart person who also likes being a smart person. – Youth Work Hacks – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Dear smart person Hello smart person, I’m a smart person too. Isn’t that great? I have a high IQ, top marks, and regularly use the words ‘paradigm’ and ‘praxis’ in clever sounding sentences. I also own a fern. I really like being a smart person – it’s a significant part of my identity. When I was growing up, I was bullied for being ginger, skinny, and mostly ginger. I also knew, however, that I was smarter than the bullies. This…

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Book Review: Philosophy and the Christian – Christian Article

By Nathan L. Cartagena In high school, I rarely took classes with other Christians. This wasn’t intentional. It was the outcome of taking “advanced courses” in a school with “advanced students” who had rejected Christianity by middle school. So though I craved the presence of other Christians—a presence which Dietrich Bonhoeffer observes ‘is a source of incomparable joy and strength to the believer”—it wasn’t to be had. Worse still, my colleagues relished taking opportunities to bash Christians. I vividly remember their…

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Understanding the Value of the Maker Thesis – Christian Article

Melissa Cain Travis is an assistant professor of apologetics at Houston Baptist University and a PhD candidate at Faulkner University. She is the author of Science and the Mind of the Maker: What the Conversation between Faith and Science Reveals about God (Harvest House, 2018). Hank Hanegraaff recently dialogued with Melissa on the Hank Unplugged podcast — concerning “Women in Apologetics.” The following is adapted from the discussion on the “Maker Thesis.” Hank Hanegraaff: I want to talk a little…

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