ThoughtLetters filed under 1997

The Season for Reason

Quote Forum on the Importance of Engaging the Mind In a takeoff on the sometimes overworked and wearied Advent aphorism, JESUS IS THE REASON FOR THE SEASON, this month we present another in a series of AIIA Quote Forums, focusing here on a theme that should serve to remind us that every season-including Advent-is certainly […]

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On Pluralism, Cults, & the Basis for Truth

An Interview with Robert T. Pardon This month we conclude a three-part series of never-before-published interviews with AIIA’s three Resource Associates, each of whom have training, experience, and expertise in a particular area of apologetics. Robert Pardon is the director of the New England Institute of Religious Research (NEIRR), which he founded with four others […]

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Relativism, Tolerance, & Christian Truth

An Interview with Richard B. Keyes This month we continue a three-part series of never-before-published interviews with AIIA’s three Resource Associates, each of whom have training, experience, and expertise in a particular area of apologetics. Richard Keyes is the director of L’Abri in Southborough, Massachusetts (49 Lynbrook Rd 01772 508-481-9101), which he and his wife, […]

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Archaeology and the Bible

An Interview with Dr. Bryant G. Wood First in a series of original interviews with AIIA’s three Resource Associates This month we begin a three-part series of never-before-published interviews with AIIA’s three Resource Associates, each of whom have training, experience, and expertise in some particular area of apologetics. Dr. Bryant G. Wood is currently Director […]

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Why Was the Ancient God So Cruel?

The following conversation is fictitious as presented here, but it is based on many actual conversations and exchanges in which I have participated over the years. Arnie’s responses would represent my own under similar circumstances. Arnie:  How’s it going, Joe? Where do things stand in your spiritual search since we last talked? Joe: Well, some […]

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Why Aren’t You a Christian? An Open Letter to Those Who Haven’t Yet Believed

Dear Friend, Could we begin by agreeing that it really doesn’t make good sense to just flat-out deny the existence of God? For one thing we don’t know everything. And because we don’t know everything, we really can’t ever be certain that God doesn’t exist. So that fact alone pretty much outrules atheism as a […]

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Internet-based Evidence for Christianity, Part 2 of a 2 Part Series

In the final analysis, Christianity cannot be proven. The truth about what Jesus taught, and who He was (and is) must be accepted by faith. But not blind faith.The preponderance of evidence has long afforded a persuasive and convincing case for the veracity of historic orthodox Christian teaching. Thanks to the Internet, that evidence is […]

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Internet-based Evidence for Christianity, Part 1 of a 2 Part Series

Can Christianity be proven? No. The Bible says that “…without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.” (Hebrews 11:6, NASB) But the preponderance of evidence has always built an overwhelmingly convincing case for […]

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Is the Crucifixion Account Credible?

Holy Week 1997 has come and gone, but what will surely continue throughout the year, and what has always persisted down through the years, is the speculation about whether the Biblical accounts of the crucifixion of Jesus of Nazareth are fully credible. The questions and the objections take many forms, but the bottom line is […]

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Twenty-One Questions About the Bible, Part 3 of a 3 Part Series

In very many ways the most basic questions of all about the Christian faith are questions about the Bible. For if the Bible really is an accurate and reliable revelation from our Divine Creator, then almost every other important question about life and truth (Is there a God? Who am I? How did I get […]

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