The Case For Christ Movie Review: Book Vs. Movie and Why Both Are Good

The Case for Christ debuted in theaters back in April. Immediately, it received an A+ Cinema score that first weekend, a title that Cinema gives to only two exceptional movies per year. That critically acclaimed movie releases to DVD this week (August 15). I read the blockbuster book The Case for Christ for the first time about 10 years ago – my first introduction to the field of apologetics, the defense of the Christian faith – and it left me wanting more. I am so happy to see that book translated into a movie! Here are my thoughts.
Based on a true story, the film begins with atheist Lee Strobel’s (Mike Vogel) investigative reporting earning him a promotion as the legal editor at the Chicago Tribune in the ‘80s. Soaring on that success, it seemed everything in Lee’s life was going perfectly… that is, until his wife, Leslie (Erika Christensen) became a Christian due to a traumatic event in her life. This was completely against everything Lee believed as an atheist. Thinking that he is…

Answers In Genesis and Ron Rhodes: World Religions Conference

Answers in Genesis is hosting the World Religions Conference next week, July 24-27, in Florence, Kentucky. Speakers include Ken Ham, Ron Rhodes, Todd Friel, and Emeal (“E.Z.”) Zwayne (President of Living Waters), among others. Details can be found here. Of this event, Answers in Genesis CEO Ken Ham says,
More than ever, Christians need to know what other religions believe and then learn how to reach the lost souls mired in them. This unique conference will reveal how and why so many religions have become so prominent today and show where they differ from Christianity in various ways, from what they teach about origins to what they believe about having a relationship with God.
—Ken Ham, AiG President
Each ticket includes discounts on products at the event and a "7-day pass to both the Ark Encounter and Creation Museum."

One of the conferences speakers, Ron Rhodes, teaches cult apologetics at well-known seminaries. In His book, Reasoning From the Scriptureswith the Catholics, …

Dissecting the Christmas Story: Part 1

In reading the Gospels I have become increasingly fascinated with the names, places, dates, and history of the world surrounding Jesus. While I am by no means a historian or a scholar, for Christmas this year I wanted to put forth some interesting facts (a dissecting of the Gospel accounts) surrounding the birth of Christ.

Luke's Gospel is the best place to start for he says that, "having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first," he is writing "an orderly account." That is, Luke was painstakingly accurate -- down to the most minute detail, as one scholar says.

Adam Clark's Commentary says this of Luke's accuracy:
Having accurately traced up-entered into the very spirit of the work, and examined every thing to the bottom; in consequence of which investigation, I am completely convinced of the truth of the whole. Though God gives his Holy Spirit to all them who ask him, yet this gift was never designed to set aside the use of those facu…

The Resurrection, the Cross, and Trusting Jesus: 3 free ebooks

If you haven't noticed, this blog has been on an extended hiatus.... I don't know how many of my readers are still here in this corner of the Internet, but I wanted to let you know that I am still here. Life has been a rollercoaster ride of the good, the bad, and... the busy. :) And while I do have some ideas for content for this blog,  the time to write it out has been challenging.

But on to the point of this post.... we all like freebies, right? And if you're a bookworm like me, you LOVE free books!!

I recently received a kindle fire and I've been searching for free books to upload to it. Some of  the books have been worthwhile, but I particularly love it when they are apologetics related. Below are three such books -- for free (for a limited time; please be sure that the price is still listed as free before purchasing)!

Did the Resurrection Happen... Really? by Josh McDowell and Dave Sterrett

The Coffee House Chronicles are short, easily devoured novellas aimed at answe…

FREE ebook: SEAL of God by Chad Williams

In honor of Veteran's Day, Chad Williams, a former Navy SEAL, is offering his book, SEAL of God (ebook format),  FREE of charge on amazon! You may remember that I did a review of this book a few months back. It is an excellent read, and I highly recommend that you go download yourself copy. You can read my full review of the book here. And if you want a taste of what the book is about, you can listen to this interview with Chad done by The Poached Egg.

Reasonable Faith Launches New TV Program

Reasonable Faith is launching a new TV program on NRB Network! The program description is as follows:
Apologist and author Dr. William Lane Craig joins NRB's primetime lineup in Reasonable Faith! Each week, Dr. Craig will equip you with the tools needed to win skeptics and defend biblical truth with maximum effectiveness. Series premieres on Monday, Oct. 1 at 9p ET (re-airs at 1a ET).  NRB Network already has several other good programs available from such Christian organizations as Answers In Genesis, Cross Examined (Frank Turek), and Ravi Zacharias International Ministries. Now, Reasonable Faith is a delightful addition! Tune in, if you can, because this is sure to be a viewer-favorite program!

Objections 101: Can God Make A Rock So Big He Can't Lift It?

Welcome to the first in the new series, Objections 101, where we will take a look at some misconceptions and objections commonly brought up by the skeptics. Today, we will take a look at the question, "Can God make a rock so big He can't lift it?"

-------- Q. Can God Make A Rock So Big He Can't Lift It?

A. This is a common question that that skeptics bring up in order to suppress the idea that God may actually exist as the Theist claims and believes. It questions God's omnipotence by claiming that if He were all-powerful He could do anything -- even make a rock so large He couldn't lift it.

However, it is important to realize that there are some things that God cannot do: He can’t do anything contrary to His nature. Greg Koukl from Stand To Reason explains it very simply in the following video:

D. James Kennedy summed it up well in his book Skeptics Answered when he stated, "To me, this is like asking, 'Did you drive to work today or did you pack a lun…