Archive for April, 2009

Easter (and other) Apologetics Resources from Triablogue

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

Since I’m having so much trouble getting time to write (including the conclusion of my hypocrisy series), here are some links.

The good folk at Triablogue have put together a phenomenal collection of articles & reviews and the like, on the subject of the Resurrection:


While I’m at it, I’ll include some links to their interaction with Bart Ehrman, including his recent book, Jesus, Interrupted: Revealing the Hidden Contradictions in the Bible (And Why We Don’t Know About Them).

Or, if you’re done with that light reading, you could just browse through all of their Ehrman stuff.

Update:

When Your Church is Foundering: What are you doing?

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

This is why I love Frank Turk, aka centuri0n.

What can I do now that my church is foundering?

I’m going to give you a secret to my success in influence my church, and do with it what you want: people who know me, and live with me, and talk to me find out quickly that I love God and the Bible in more than just a theoretical and theological way. The Bible makes sense to them when they see how I live. The question of “how real is Jesus” is solved for them when they meet my family and have lunch with me. So when they show me a Nooma video, having never read my blog, and I say to them, “I’m not sure this fellow got the Bible right—can we check?” The context of that statement for them is that my life is actually getting the Bible right already.

I don’t have any kind of perfect life. If you could measure sanctification with scientific devices, to measure mine you would need something which measures angstroms and not cups or pounds. But I have sacrificed the time to demonstrate this to people because I love them and care for them. Have you done the same for these people for whom you are grieved, and troubled, and deeply, deeply concerned?

I’m feeling conviction and inspiration.