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  • Why Ben Shapiro found William Lane Craig’s resurrection rationale ‘uninteresting’

    08/15/2023 6:11:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/15/2023 | Dan Delzell
    We are just six months away from the projected release date of The Passion of the Christ: Resurrection. Jim Caviezel said it will be the “biggest film in history.” And a columnist for The Washington Times recently highlighted Christ’s resurrection with this candid headline: “The Most Important News Story in Human History.”Ben Shapiro is a political commentator and an Orthodox Jew. William Lane Craig is a Christian apologist. The two men sat down a few years ago and discussed the resurrection of Jesus Christ.Dr. Craig presented “three great independently established facts which are supported by the historical evidence ... After...
  • North Wilkesboro Speedway ready for its NASCAR return (Thanks to Benny Parsons, his Widow-Terri, Dale Jr and many others.)

    05/17/2023 4:34:11 PM PDT · by mabarker1 · 41 replies ^ | May. 15, 2023 1:17 p.m. ET | Bob Pockrass
    NORTH WILKESBORO, N.C. — Among the list of things former NASCAR driver and television broadcaster Benny Parsons asked his wife to do prior to his death in January 2007 was to try to get North Wilkesboro Speedway to reopen for NASCAR racing. It took more than 16 years to get it done, but Terri Parsons — along with many others — can celebrate that achievement this week. The NASCAR All-Star Race this weekend will be the first NASCAR race at the historic 0.625-mile oval since 1996. The track was the place that nurtured the love of racing for the Parsons...
  • Identity and the Resurrection of Christ

    04/20/2023 6:34:07 AM PDT · by Carpe Cerevisi · 3 replies
    Ancient Faith Ministries ^ | April 20, 2023 | Fr. Stephen Freeman
    There is a strange moment described in the gospels regarding the resurrection of Christ (in fact, there are several such moments). When Mary Magdalen first encounters the risen Lord, we are told that she “took Him for the gardener.” But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb, and as she wept she stooped to look into the tomb. And she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had lain, one at the head and one at the feet. They said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?” She said to them, “They have taken away my Lord,...
  • "Alleluia! Christ Is Risen!" (Sermon for the Resurrection of Our Lord: Easter Day, on Matthew 28:1-10)

    04/08/2023 12:40:22 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 3 replies ^ | April 9, 2023 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Alleluia! Christ Is Risen!” (Matthew 28:1-10)“Alleluia! Christ is risen!” (“He is risen indeed! Alleluia!”) “He is risen indeed!” Why such a joyful response? Because of the glorious good news that Christ is risen from the dead. This good news of the resurrection of our Lord brings joy and gladness to troubled, weary hearts. His resurrection calls forth our joyous response. On this Easter Day, then, the whole church on earth--all across the earth--hears the good news, “Christ is risen,” and we respond, “He is risen indeed! Alleluia!” But first comes God’s word to us: “Christ is risen.” That’s what the...
  • Russian forces likely seized Bakhmut center, threaten supply lines

    04/07/2023 12:30:23 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 51 replies
    NY Post ^ | 04/07/2023 | Olivia Land
    Russian forces have likely seized the center of the hotly contested city of Bakhmut, where they are threatening an essential supply route for Ukrainian forces in the west, British intelligence said Friday. The eastern city is one of the last urban areas of Donetsk that has withstood Russian incursion. Now mostly reduced to rubble, the city center has been the focus of intense fighting for months. “Ukraine’s key 0506 supply route to the west of the town is likely severely threatened,” the British intelligence update warned. Ukrainian military expert Vladyslav Selezniov previously said that forces will have to retreat if...
  • The Morning that Changed the World

    04/06/2023 6:40:12 AM PDT · by Rev M. Bresciani · 9 replies ^ | April 6, 2023 | Dr. Jerry Newcombe
    The original Easter morning changed the world. Your birth year is in direct reference to the birth year of Jesus Christ. But we wouldn’t know anything about the itinerant rabbi, Jesus of Nazareth, had He not walked out of His own tomb. He would be a footnote to history.

    03/21/2023 4:42:25 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 8 replies
    Grace Thru Faith ^ | 3/28/22 | Jack Kelley
    Note: Jack originally published this article in 2003. It remains one of the most popular on this site, and for good reason. It’s a great example of what we love about his studies: taking God at His Word and not relying on human logic or tradition. This study has been an eye opener for so many, but some have had a hard time reconciling the differences between the Jewish calendar and their own, in particular, that the Jewish day begins at sundown. I created the new image you’ll find at the bottom of the article, hoping that a visual representation...
  • 3 Realities Chance Can’t Explain About Life’s Origins That Intelligent Design Can

    05/17/2022 7:38:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 83 replies
    The ^ | May 17, 2022 | Granville Sewell
    The theory that the universe was crafted intentionally explains many essential realities that theories based on spontaneous chance do not.The scientific establishment is slowly beginning to allow scientists who believe in intelligent design to have a platform. Why? It may be because the theory that the universe was crafted intentionally explains many essential realities that theories based on spontaneous chance do not. Perhaps the simplest and best argument for intelligent design is to clearly state what you have to believe to not believe in intelligent design, as I did in my book, “In the Beginning and Other Essays on Intelligent...
  • Archpastoral Message: Hope Rises from the Tomb

    04/23/2022 6:17:44 PM PDT · by lightman · 5 replies
    Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Pittsburgh ^ | 23 April A.D. 2022 | His Eminene Metropolitan SAVAS
    As we bask in the glory of the resurrection and greet one another with a joy appropriate for this, the feast of feasts, we must always remember that our salvation is accomplished and completed when Christ rises from the tomb – but it is begun when He is lifted up on the cross. If it concludes in glory and triumph, our salvation originates in shame and pain. We should linger over this fact for a while, and not pass over it too quickly, because it reminds us that Christ has shared and endured all the worst of human suffering and...
  • Jesus Christ’s Resurrection Is Probably The Best-Documented Historical Event Ever

    04/16/2022 9:09:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 04/16/2022 | Scott Powell
    There are many religions with different founders, prophets, and teachers going back thousands of years. But only one of them, Christianity, has a founder who professed to be the Messiah—the son of God—who provided irrefutable proof of who he was by conquering death through resurrection. Easter is the celebration of Christ’s resurrection.Christ is also the only person in history who was pre-announced starting a thousand years before he was born, with 18 different prophets from the Old Testament between the tenth and the fourth centuries BC predicting his coming birth, life, and death. Hundreds of years later, the details of...
  • Historical Evidence for the Resurrection of Jesus

    04/16/2022 3:44:28 PM PDT · by grumpa · 17 replies ^ | 4/16/2006 | William Lane Craig
    Of course, during the last century liberal theology had no use for the historical resurrection of Jesus. But a remarkable change has come about during the second half of the 20th century. A new quest of the historical Jesus had begun. By 1968 the old skepticism was a spent force and began dramatically to recede. So complete has been the turnabout during the second half of this century concerning the resurrection of Jesus that it is no exaggeration to speak of a reversal of scholarship on this issue. What are the facts that underlie this remarkable reversal of opinion concerning...
  • From Dispirited Followers to Believers Unto Death

    04/16/2022 11:38:09 AM PDT · by OneVike · 11 replies
    The Reason For My Faith ^ | 4/13/22 | Chuck Ness
    Almost 2000 years ago, there were eleven men who had abandoned their leader in his time of need. Twelve men, if you count the one who betrayed him with a kiss for 30 pieces of silver. The rest scattered as HE was arrested, scourged and then lifted like a snake in the desert. For three years these men clung to their leader, absorbing HIS every Word as HE traveled around teaching and performing miracles. They watched as HE healed paraplegics, cured those with leprosy, gave sight to the blind, and untied the tongues of the mute. They even witnessed...
  • Christ’s Glorious Resurrection

    08/26/2021 8:58:48 AM PDT · by Teleios Research
    Teleios ^ | Teleios
    While Christ’s death dealt with our personal sins so we would be found innocent, the key to eternal life is His resurrection. Scripture states if there was no resurrection, we would remain dead in our sins (1 Corinthians 15:17). It is Christ’s resurrection that enabled several of the secure positions before God. It is Christ’s resurrection that allowed Him to ascend to heaven to send the Holy Spirit to seal us (Romans 8:9), to now head the family of God into which we are adopted (Ephesians 1:5) and to spiritually baptize us so we are identified with His new life...
  • He has RISEN, just as He said

    04/04/2021 2:14:16 AM PDT · by SheepWhisperer · 40 replies
    God's Word ^ | first century | Matthew
    After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb. There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men. The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was...
  • A Chronology of the Resurrection Appearances

    04/06/2021 2:42:50 AM PDT · by Cronos · 6 replies ^ | 6 March 2021 | Msgr Pope
    Each Easter, I post this “chronological account” of the resurrection appearances, tough I tweak it as others offer insights I might have missed. It is helpful to try and weave the many strands together for the reasons I state below. When we encounter the resurrection accounts in the New Testament, we face a challenge in putting all the pieces together in such a way that the sequence of events flows in logical order. This is due to the fact that no one Gospel presents all or even most of the information. Some of the accounts seem to conflict. I have...
  • Running Toward the Empty Tomb

    04/04/2021 9:20:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | April 4, 2021 | Rev. Samuel Rodriguez
    We live in a dark hour of human history. The COVID-19 pandemic demands we distinguish between that which is essential and that which is not. With that being said, I am reminded that more than 2,000 years ago, a woman named Mary ran, while it was still dark, towards an empty tomb. She ran not when things were pristine or perfect. She ran while things were still dark. It's what we do in the darkest hour that truly defines us. The darkness of depression cannot impede us from running towards the empty tomb of joy. The darkness of despair cannot...
  • How the Death of a 20th Century Rabbi Helps Demonstrate the Reality of the Resurrection of Jesus

    04/04/2021 9:06:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | April 4, 2021 | Michael Brown
    For many years, scholars and skeptics and psychologists and sociologists have told us that the disciples experienced a form of cognitive dissonance after Jesus died. It so rocked their world and crushed their expectations that they went into deep denial to the point of believing that Jesus really rose from the dead. To be sure, other scholars have attacked this theory from a number of powerful and persuasive angles, but my book Resurrection tackles it from a different angle. Specifically, I focus on a modern-day, parallel test case that completely demolishes this argument. To give the relevant background, in 1994,...
  • He Is Risen

    04/04/2021 7:54:20 AM PDT · by OneVike · 6 replies
    The Reason For My Faith ^ | 4/4/21 | Adam Lustig
    From the day Mary Magdalene met Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane after Jesus arose from the dead to her pounding on the door of the upper room where Jesus’s disciples were hiding from the Jewish leaders and Roman authorities these three words “He is Risen” have been the heartbeat of every Christian.Jesus’s promise of His resurrection to His followers while He was alive came crashing down when he died on the cross. For 3 1/2 years of Jesus’s ministry, He engrained into His disciples “destroy this temple,” speaking of himself, “and in 3 days I will raise it up”...
  • I Know I Will See Christ Face to Face

    04/04/2021 7:47:28 AM PDT · by OneVike · 6 replies
    The Reason For My Faith ^ | 4/4/21 | Jose Barajas
    We all gathered as a family the day we celebrated the life of our father with friends and people who had known my dad. That day was beautiful as the sun shone and I had spent the morning crying and admittedly even had a few shots with my brother in law. I was chosen to be one who would speak to the crowd that gathered and really didn’t know what I was going to say. I remember talking about each of my siblings and making people laugh because that’s what my dad would have wanted but I know I was...
  • Isaiah, The 5th Evangelist

    04/04/2021 6:51:32 AM PDT · by OneVike · 10 replies
    The Reason For My Faith ^ | 4/4/21 | Chuck Ness
    I would like to broaden your understanding of the book Jesus read from while in the synagogue of His home town, Luke_4:16-30 so that you may better appreciate the book written by the Fifth Evangelist.Isaiah is the most often quoted prophet in the New Testament, yet his book can be as obscure as it is interesting. Even many Christians will admit they know very little about the book and what it has to offer for their walk with Christ. Other than being familiar with a few famous passages that foretold the advent of Christ Isa_9:6 and his suffering Isa_53:1-12, most...