ThoughtLetters filed under 1996

Responding to the Jesus Seminar

About once or twice a year newspapers and magazines all across America explode with headlines that seem to place a huge question mark over the historicity of Jesus Christ – Who was He really? What did He really say? Such speculation has enjoyed particular popularity and credibility since 1985 because of the work of the […]

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Kiwi Migration & Biblical Perspicuity

On the evening of April 20, 1996, nearly 2000 people gathered on the campus of the University of Maine (Orono) for a public debate on the scientific evidence for creation vs. evolution. The debate, featuring Dr. John Anderson of the College of the Atlantic (Bar Harbor ME) and Dr. Gary Parker of Answers in Genesis […]

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Why Does a Good God Allow Evil?

I don’t get it. You don’t get what? 1) God is all powerful. 2) God is good. 3) Terrible things happen. I can match any two. But I can’t match all three. What do you mean? Explain. Well, let’s suppose that God is good but not all-powerful. Things have gotten out of hand, way beyond […]

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On Baha’ism

An Open Letter – by Robert T. Pardon The following original piece was written for the Proclamation by AIIA Resource Associate Robert Pardon. Rev. Pardon  is founder and executive director of The New England Institute of Religious Research (NEIRR). He holds an earned Master of Divinity degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and an earned Master […]

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On Roman Catholicism: When Is Too Much Not Enough?

An Open Letter – by Robert M. Zins The following original piece was written especially for the Proclamation by Rob Zins, director of A Christian Witness to Roman Catholicism. Rob is a graduate of Alma College, BA; Springfield College, M.Ed.; and Dallas Theological Seminary, Th.M. He has published numerous articles on the Roman Catholic religion, […]

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On Applied Kinesiology

Early this year I received correspondence from a good friend in North Carolina. About one month earlier it seems that he had received a letter from an individual suggesting that he try an Applied Kinesiology (AK) experiment. My friend decided to forward the letter here, along with an accompanying paper distributed by Computer Central Clearinghouse […]

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The Wealth of Evidence for Christianity

This month I’m writing with a special word to those of you among our readers who, to date, remain skeptical about the unique claims of Jesus Christ. Some of you are presently uncertain just what you believe. Others of you remain rather firmly committed to a non-Christian worldview. But either way, if you have been […]

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More Convincing Evidence in Defense and Confirmation of the Christian Faith, Convincing Christian Evidence for Kids

Actual excerpts compiled by Daryl E. Witmer, AIIA Executive Director James R. Spencer once wrote that apologetics are only needed when dealing with hard cases. Then he said, “If they are over 18, they are all hard cases.” Having pastored three churches and raised three sons through most of their teenage years, I can guarantee […]

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Concise Answers to Your Crucial Questions Part 3 of 3

Last June (1995) we asked our readers to submit examples of the kind of tough questions that they are typically asked about Christianity. We received a good sampling of questions on a wide variety of topics from all across America. In this issue we are publishing the second in a series of those questions, along […]

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Concise Answers to Your Crucial Questions Part 2 of 3

Last June (1995) we asked our readers to submit examples of the kind of tough questions that they are typically asked about Christianity. We received a good sampling of questions on a wide variety of topics from all across America. In this issue we are publishing the second in a series of those questions, along […]

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