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Seekers of Truth Documentary Update

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Back in January, I heard about an awesome documentary in the works entitled "Seekers of Truth." In this documentary, apologist Sean McDowell and several other prominent figures -- including Sandra Tanner, expert on Mormonism; Greg Koukl of Stand to Reason; and Brett Kunkle also of Stand to Reason; and Lenny Esposito of Come Reason Ministries --take 22 high-schoolers to Utah on a missions trip to learn about Mormonism and share their faith. One of the students included independent filmmaker and student of Sean McDowell, Matt Champagne, who is responsible for this documentary!

Sean and the team recently returned from this trip, and another trailer was posted with a bit of extended footage (though it is basically the same as the original) AND the release date: JUNE 2011!!!

I am super excited about this documentary and I can't wait to see it! Here is the new trailer:


What do you all think?

Is Evolution a Scientific Fact?

I've heard it so many times before. Maybe you've heard it, too. When talking with an evolutionist, they will often bring up the objection that evolution is a "scientific fact," but creation is a "religion." I disagree; they are both religions. As Joe White and Nicholas Comninellis stated in their book Darwin's Demise, “the difference between a ‘philosophy’ like humanism and naturalism, and a ‘religion’ is not definable. Both describe a particular way of viewing the world, history, human nature, and morality. A ‘religion’ may or may not include reference to a supernatural being. Beyond this trait, however, ‘philosophy’ and a ‘religion’ are largely indistinguishable.”


Apologist Ron Rhodes agrees: "Too often the creation-evolution debate has been portrayed as a faith-based system (creation) in opposition to a fact-based system (evolution). But both systems are, in reality, faith-based," he says in his book The 10 Things You Should Know About the C…

Friday Apologetics Finds: Easter Edition ~and a GIVEAWAY! (closed)~

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Here are this weeks apologetics finds (on Saturday, this time)... Since Resurrection Sunday, commonly known as Easter, is tomorrow, this week's theme is on the Resurrection. Check out these links, and be sure to check out my FIRST giveaway at the bottom of this post! Happy Resurrection Sunday!

If one does away with the fact of the Resurrection, one also does away with the Cross, for both stand and fall together, and one would then have to find a new center for the whole message of the gospel. - Hans Urs von Balthasar


1) Confident Christianity has compiled a small list of resources on the Resurrection; you can check it out here. The website also has a post on the Day of Discovery's series titled "What Jesus Said About the Resurrection."



2) Lee Strobel talks about how the Resurrection impacted his life as an atheist; it's actually a follow up to Ricky Gervais' Easter Message. This article is based primarily on an interview which Apologetics 315 did with Lee; you…

Experts' Evidence for Jesus' Crucifixion

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I just saw this short video, and since Good Friday is fast approaching, I wanted to share it with you all. The description is as follows:
Dr Peter Williams and Dr David Instone-Brewer look at the Munich Talmud, which contains traditional Jewish teaching, and discover how even the deleted text provides evidence for Jesus' crucifixion!


"Ye know that after two days is [the feast of] the passover, and the Son of man is betrayed to be crucified." ~ Jesus (Matthew 26:2)

Inspiring Story: Raised From the Dead

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Welcome to this weeks Inspiring Story, where every other week, the DCF blog shares a story to inspire you in your walk with God.
Today, I wanted to present a fascinating story of a man who was raised from the dead. In today's world, many atheists claim that because no one has every risen from the dead, the Resurrection of Jesus did not really happen. Of course, they claim that if evidence of people being raised from the dead were documented and presented to them, they would believe it (and we do have that in the four Gospel accounts, by the way). 
Since we are approaching Easter --the day when we celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus -- that objection may be raised by someone you know. Therefore, I wanted to share the story of Daniel -- a documentary on one man who was miraculously raised from the dead. This is actually a six part documentary on his story, so I strongly advise that you go here to watch the whole thing. Please do not let the time allotment stop you from viewing; I prom…

Reasoning with the Jehovah's Witnesses

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Below is an article on Jehovah's Witnesses based on Ron Rhodes' book, Reasoning from the Scriptures with the Jehovah's Witnesses. All quotations are from that book unless otherwise noted. This article is in conjunction with the DCF blog's comparative religions series. If you have any questions, please feel free to comment or email me.



Jehovah God – it’s a name that any Jehovah’s Witness takes quite seriously. This name is so holy that it is the only name by which we are to refer to God, according to the Witnesses. Since Jehovah is the only name of God, then God cannot be synonymous with Christ (also known as Michael the Archangel, a lesser “god”), the Witnesses believe. This leads to all sorts of assumptions about Jesus. According to Jehovah’s Witnesses (or JWs for short), Jesus is not to be worshipped because He is just an angel; however many Scriptures indicate the contrary. They believe that He experienced a spiritual resurrection, as opposed to the Christian view of…

Sunday Quote: C.S. Lewis On Christianity and Arithmetic

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If you follow me on Facebook, you've probably already seen this, but I wanted to post it for the rest of you, especially since I've been doing a comparative religions study here on the blog. This is a quote from C.S. Lewis on the logic behind Christianity being the only true way: 

‎"Being a Christian does mean thinking that where Christianity differs from other religions, Christianity is right and they are wrong. As in arithmetic --there is only one right answer to a sum, and all other answers are wrong: but some of the wrong answers are much nearer being right than others." ~ C.S. Lewis

Friday Apologetics Finds: Craig vs. Harris debate and Objective Truth

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Here are this week's apologetics finds:

1) Yesterday evening, William Lane Craig debated Sam Harris on the topic "Is Good from God?"

Photo courtesy of Apologetics315
 Here are two reviews of the debate:

Wintery Knight's review of the debate: http://winteryknight.wordpress.com/2011/04/07/audio-and-summary-of-the-william-lane-craig-vs-sam-harris-debate/

Randyeverist's (Possible Worlds) review: http://randyeverist.blogspot.com/2011/04/review-of-craig-vs-harris-debate.html?spref=fb

Listen to audio of the debate here: http://apologetics315.blogspot.com/2011/04/william-lane-craig-vs-sam-harris-debate.html


2) Here is an awesome video that demonstrates the importance of objective truth in a humorous way:



That's all for now! Until next time, happy Friday!
Disclaimer: Due to the overwhelming amount of apologetics material being put forth almost daily, I cannot guarantee that I will cover everything in a single post. However, it is my objective to present a small handful o…

April Fools

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Today is April Fool's Day. While I am not too enthralled with the idea of playing tricks on people, I wanted to share a little story with you all (no offense meant to those to whom it refers):

An atheist complained to a Christian friend, "You Christians have your sacred holidays, such as Christmas and Easter. Jews celebrate their national holidays, such as Passover and Yom Kippur. But we atheists have no recognized national holidays. It's unfair discrimination." His friend replied, "Why don't you celebrate April first?"
On a more serious note, I would like to remind you all that we are called to be "fools for Christ" (1 Corinthians 4:10). This does not mean that we are to act stupid in the name of Christ; rather, it means that we are to go about God's business -- even if it makes us look like fools in the process. Today is as good a day as any to go out and spread the Gospel, to be a fool for Christ! 
P.S. Don't forget: The Online Apologe…