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On the Resurrection Hypothesis, part 1 of 5: Testing Historical Explanations

Published on March 20, 2016 By sirrahc

“The evidence for the resurrection is better than for claimed miracles in any other religion. It’s outstandingly different in quality and quantity.”  — Sir Antony Flew, distinguished British philosopher and renowned non-theist Last year around this time, some of you may recall that I did a 4-part series called, “On Jesus’ Death”, followed by a […]

What Was the Star of Bethlehem?

Published on December 21, 2014 By sirrahc

The Visit of the Magi (from Matthew 2 (NASB)): 1 Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem, saying, 2 “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we saw His star in the east and […]

What’s the Reason, Again?

Published on December 25, 2012 By sirrahc

Jesus is the Reason for the Season! At this time of year (in “the West”, at least), you see signs and bumper stickers and web images and all sorts of stuff that say this. Amidst all the Santas and snowmen and decorated trees and commercial hubbub, it’s a great reminder to all — Christian and […]

God’s Redemptive Act

Published on April 6, 2012 By sirrahc

“For God so loved the world…” In the spirit of the Easter season, allow me to present the following excerpt from the book Why the Universe Is the Way It Is by astronomer, pastor & apologist Dr. Hugh Ross. It’s a familiar story to many of us, but I found this to be a unique […]

Why the Gospels Differ

Published on March 30, 2011 By sirrahc

When reading through and comparing the four canonical Gospels, Christian and non-Christian alike will sometimes wonder why the books aren’t in the same format and tell the same stuff. True, they do follow the basic style for biography in the ancient Greco-Roman world (which can be frustrating to us ‘modern’ people who want more complete […]

Anne Rice Quits Christianity… or Does She?

Published on August 1, 2010 By sirrahc

She was a Christian. Then she wasn’t. Then she was. Now, she isn’t again? OK, that was the (very) short version. Popular novelist Anne Rice grew up in a thoroughly Roman Catholic home and community. She struggled with some doubts as she got older but stayed faithful. Once in college, though, a combination of factors […]

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