The books of the Bible were selected in the year 325 at the Council of Nicaea, right? That’s what a lot of Christians seem to think. But is this story true? And, if it isn’t true, how did the tale of a council that created the canon begin in the first place?[Read More...]
J. Warner Wallace: What Could We Know About Jesus If Every Bible in the World Disappeared?
What if every single copy of the Bible went fluttering away, never to be seen again? If that happened, surely all of our knowledge about Jesus would be gone as well, right? Not so fast, says cold-case detective J. Warner Wallace.[Read More...]
Jarvis Williams: Redemptive Kingdom Diversity and Apologetics
For the first time ever, Three Chords and the Truth: The Apologetics Podcast reveals the future! It’s the last episode of season 2, and it’s quite possible that your mind won’t be able to handle everything that takes place in this thrilling season finale. Your intrepid cohosts turn out to be not only pastors and […][Read More...]
Robert Plummer: Do the Gospels Tell the Truth? + “Truth, Goodness, and Beauty” (The Cure)
What does it mean to say that the Bible tells the truth? Do the Gospels tell the truth? And what should Christians do when they find a claim in the Bible that looks like a contradiction? Do the Gospels Tell the Truth? New Testament scholar and Daily Dose of Greek mastermind Rob Plummer joins Garrick […][Read More...]
Apologetics: How Can the Bible be Inerrant if Copyists Made Mistakes?
How can the Bible be inerrant if there are variations among the manuscripts and even between different accounts of the same events? That’s the question we’ll explore together in this post. How Can We Have the Word of God If Some of the Words Are Different? I slumped in an unpadded pew, half-listening to the morning […][Read More...]
Church History: Macrina and the Supreme Authority of Scripture
Two years after the Council of Nicaea in AD 325, Macrina the Younger was born. She—as Coleman Michael Ford has pointed out— lived between two worlds. One world was the age of Christian persecution by the likes of emperor Diocletian and others. For many Christians in the three centuries before Macrina’s birth, persecution leading to […][Read More...]
Church History: How William Tyndale Changed the World
On October 6, 1536, William Tyndale was burned at the stake. He was only forty-two years old or so at the time, but the work he had already accomplished in those four decades of life would change the world. You’ve probably seen the bumper sticker: “If you can read, thank a teacher.” Another bumper sticker—or […][Read More...]
Family Ministry: Teaching Your Children How We Got the Bible
This week, 480 years ago, William Tyndale was strangled to death and then burned. One of his offenses was the translation of the Bible into English from Hebrew and Greek—a capital crime at that time. Not even death, however, could stop the impact of Tyndale’s translations. The words that Tyndale left behind would reshape not […][Read More...]
Giveaway: Win a Free How We Got the Bible Timeline
This week, 480 years ago, William Tyndale was executed and burned at the stake. Tyndale, perhaps more than any other individual, helped to make the Bible accessible to English-speaking people. And so, I’m giving away three timelines this week to help you to understand how we got the Bible! You’ll need a Twitter account and […][Read More...]
Church History: Jan Hus, John Wycliffe, and the Word of God for Every Person
In 1415, a church council gathered in the city of Constance. One of the items on their agenda was a heresy trial. In addition to ending a decades-long multiplicity of popes, the Council of Constance concluded that two particular priests had turned into heretics and that both of them must be burned. There was, however, […][Read More...]
Apologetics: Dealing with Discrepancies in the Biblical Text
The content that I present in this video may also be found in my book Misquoting Truth. (c) 2008 Coral Ridge Ministries. Used by permission. Click here to purchase full DVD.[Read More...]
Apologetics: Can We Trust a Copy of a Copy?
I slumped in an unpadded pew, half-listening to the morning Bible study. I wasn’t particularly interested in what the Bible teacher in this small Christian high school had to say. But, when the teacher commented that the Gospels always reported word-for-word what Jesus said, I perked up and lifted my hand. This statement brought […][Read More...]