Did The Census Described By Luke Actually Happen?

Did The Census Described By Luke Actually Happen? As we begin our look at the Christmas story as related by the Gospel of Luke, we’ll start in chapter 2. Luke begins his account of the birth of Jesus with the following lines: And it came to pass in those days that a decree went out from […]

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Should We Celebrate Jesus’ Birth On December 25th?

Should we celebrate Jesus’ birth on December 25th? In my last post, we looked at the evidence for the census described in Luke 2:1.  As we continue looking at the birth narrative in Luke this Christmas season, the next section deals directly with Jesus’ birth: 6 While they were there, the time came for her to deliver […]

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Apologetic Resources

Want some practical first steps to better understand and defend your Christian convictions? Here is a Christian Tent Makers Basic Training list to get you started. Podcasts: Stand to Reason- Hosted by Greg Koukl, this one-hour call in style format show answers listener’s questions on a variety of topics.  Greg has a knack for making even complicated […]

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Quick Challenge Answer: Are Ghosts Biblical

Subtle Attacks From Nice Professors

What Do The Numbers Say? If you have been following Tent Making Christianity, you’re probably aware of why young people need apologetics training. Christian students are leaving their faith behind in massive numbers when they go to college. “Data from the Southern Baptist Convention indicates that they are currently losing 70-88% of their youth after […]

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Quick Challenge Answer: Did Jesus Claim to be God?

If it is such an essential part of Christianity, why didn’t Jesus ever explicitly declare that he was God? It is true that Jesus never said the words “I am God,” but he might as well have. This challenge is pretty easy to resolve if you simply know your Bible.

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Three Reasons God Might Allow Evil

We’ve been exploring the Problem of Evil over the last few posts. We’ve examined the problem of evil itself and described what evil actually is (a lack of good).  We have seen that there is no logical problem with both God and evil existing together. As much as these arguments might make sense, they probably […]

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Does The Twin Theory Explain The Resurrection?

In this series, we have been discussing the Minimal Facts approach to the resurrection of Jesus.  We began by explaining that certain facts about Jesus’ life and death by crucifixion were agreed upon by a majority of New Testament scholars. Even skeptical scholars who don’t believe that Jesus actually rose from the dead agree with these […]

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Can The Wrong Tomb Theory Explain The Resurrection?

In this series, we have been discussing the Minimal Facts approach to the resurrection of Jesus. We began by explaining that certain facts about Jesus’ life and death by crucifixion were agreed upon by a majority of New Testament scholars. Even skeptical scholars who don’t believe that Jesus actually rose from the dead agree with these […]

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Back to Basics: Making Sense of the Resurrection

Every Christian knows that the resurrection of Jesus is important. But the true significance of the resurrection can be lost in the repetition. It’s as if we’ve talked about it to the point that we assume everyone already gets it and we don’t need to explain any further.

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