Category Archives: Apologetics

Do the Biblical Accounts of Easter Contradict Each Other?

Is the Bible full of contradictions? At some point every Bible reader, whether they’re a skeptic or a believer, must come to terms with perceived differences and contradictions in the Bible text. And these questions naturally assume a particular urgency … Continue reading

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When a Bible Contradiction Isn’t a Contradiction

Last week’s guest post by Darrell Bock talked about the challenging issue of apparent contradictions in the Bible. One of the points Bock made was that many initially-confusing “contradictions” lose their force when they’re more carefully examined. I thought it would be fitting to follow up Bock’s post with a few specific examples of not-so-constradictory contradictions, as described by apologist Lee Strobel. Continue reading

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Differences, or Contradictions? Responding to Apparent Contradictions in the Bible

A list of apparent contradictions in the Bible is making the rounds again online. To help Christians think through this challenging but important issue, we asked Darrell Bock, Senior Research Professor of New Testament Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary, to offer his thoughts; he graciously agreed. Here’s his response. Continue reading

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Slavery, the Bible, and Our Need for Humility

Does the Bible condone slavery? As we mark the 150th anniversary of the turning point of the American Civil War, it’s a good time to think about the ways people have used, and mis-used, Scripture. Continue reading

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Bible Q&A: Was Jesus’ Resurrection Stolen From Mythology?

Earlier this week, Christians all around the world celebrated Jesus’ resurrection from the dead. It’s natural, upon hearing the resurrection story, to ask: Did that really happen? Here, author and apologist Lee Strobel responds to a common question about the Gospel accounts of Jesus’ resurrection. Continue reading

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Why Does God Allow Tragedy and Suffering?

It was the worst mass shooting in American history – 70 people shot by a gunman, 12 of them killed, while they were watching the midnight showing of a new movie just 21 miles from where we’re sitting. There are no words to describe the anguish being felt by those who are suffering today; our heart and prayers have – and will – go out to them. There are so many tragic stories, so much pain. And many people are asking the question, “Why? Why did God allow this?” Continue reading

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Bible Q&A: Did the Original Bible Manuscripts Claim Jesus Was God?

Does modern Christian teaching truly reflect what the Bible said? Is it possible that some of Christianity’s most central claims—like the belief that Jesus is God—were not present in the original Bible manuscripts, but rather were added after-the-fact by the … Continue reading

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The Best of Lee Strobel’s “Investigating Faith,” 2011

Have you ever had questions or doubts about God, the Bible, or Christianity? Here are the top five essays by Christian apologist Lee Strobel published in his “Investigating Faith” newsletter in 2011. Continue reading

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Is God a Moral Monster?

Is the God of the Old Testament barbaric and bloodthirsty? Does the Bible condone slavery, polygamy, or other violence against unbelievers? Lee Strobel interviews author Paul Copan about the nature of the God of the Old Testament. Continue reading

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“Questions Answered” Newsletter: Straight Answers to Tough Questions About the Bible

Even the most devout Bible reader would admit to running into confusion at points, or to harboring tough questions about Scripture’s reliability and accuracy. Next week, we’re kicking off a new Bible newsletter specifically for anyone who’s ever asked a tough question about Scripture: “Questions Answered.” Continue reading

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