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The spectrum of Judaism in the 1st century AD

Posted: July 31, 2013

Most of the sects of first century Judaism have their roots in the intertestamental period. Every one casts light on the New Testament. In this article we will explore seven… Read More

Strength in Weakness First Ever “Live Webinar” Only 1 Week Away!

Posted: July 31, 2013

Strength in Weakness First Ever "Live Webinar" Only 1 Week Away!   Press Release For Immediate Release Strength in Weakness Partners with the Canadian School of Missions to Bring You… Read More

Unmasking Muhammad

Posted: July 31, 2013

Despite its vitriol and writing errors, this free book, in pdf form, sheds tremendous light on the character of Muhammad and the religion he launched in the 7th century. Click… Read More

Christianity Today Article – The Problem with Pizzazz

Posted: July 31, 2013

Click here for an interesting article from Christianity Today.  (Music, worship, hype…)

New Worship – by Dr. Peter Masters

Posted: July 31, 2013

Click here for an interesting article by Dr. Peter Masters.

Easter evidence (from Tyndale House)

Posted: July 31, 2013

As the Easter season is upon us, want to learn more about some of the evidence for Jesus’ crucifixion? The 2nd-4th videos on this page are very interesting, and have… Read More

Francis Chan on baptism (21 Feb 2011)

Posted: July 31, 2013

Click here to watch a 5-minute video on baptism.  Chan’s view sees baptism as salvific, in the sense of a pledge and an appeal (combining the best of both translation alternatives,… Read More

Bible Survey results (May 2011)

Posted: July 31, 2013

Typical age of person taking survey:   15 years in Christ(48% indicated 10-20 years as Bible readers, and 100% were in the 1-40 years age group) Number of times completely read… Read More

EGYPT

Posted: July 31, 2013

I will share about my recent trip to Egypt and other Middle Eastern countries in Newsletter 2 (February 2011).  Very encouraging trip!  Thanks for all your prayers.  Please consider having… Read More

Jacoby PUBLICATIONS

Posted: July 31, 2013

BOOKS & AUDIO Books Advanced Christian Training (1986) Shining Like Stars (1987, 1990, 2000, 2006). Also available in Vietnamese. The Powerful Delusion (1987) I Was Hungry! The Christian Response to… Read More

Biblical Study Tour and International Teachers Seminar

Posted: July 31, 2013

ITS 1995, London, UK 1996, London, UK 1997, London, UK 1998, Herzliya, Israel 1999, Tiberias, Israel 2000, Paris, France 2001, Wittenburg and Berlin, Germany 2002, Athens and Corinth 2003, Chicago,… Read More

For the Record: The Foster Report

Posted: July 31, 2013

Excerpted from Christian Counseling Connection, a publication of the American Association of Christian Counselors (www.aacc.net), Vol 17, Issue 3, p.15. I came across these interesting facts in the most recent… Read More

Prayers needed for Mexico (danger)!

Posted: July 31, 2013

Greetings from Mexico. We really need your prayers for the safety of the innocent people and the church. We need to add those 8 killed today [13 Feb 2011] in the… Read More

The New Testament comes to remote peoples (Papua New Guinea)

Posted: July 31, 2013

Check this out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9dpmp_-TY0 Posted 20 February 2011

Human testing, End-times Earthquakes, Muslim College, Civil partnership

Posted: July 31, 2013

All the following, adapted from the Jan/Feb 2001 issue of John Clayton’s Does God Exist, are used with permission. HUMAN TESTING IN THE PASTEinstein said it best: “Religion without science… Read More

We cannot walk the path alone

Posted: July 31, 2013

Here are some cool quotes that pepper the history of the church. Each shows and awareness that one-another relationships, and in fact mentoring, play a useful role in spiritual maturity…. Read More

The Fruit of Religious Faith (2011)

Posted: July 31, 2013

http://blog.heritage.org/2011/03/14/familyfacts-org-the-fruit-of-religious-faith-in-america/

Intriguing archaeological discovery

Posted: July 31, 2013

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1372741/Hidden-cave-First-portrait-Jesus-1-70-ancient-books.html

Man’s Sinfulness, by Michael Cameron

Posted: July 31, 2013

My Current View of Man’s Sinfulness, by Michael Cameron (2010)

Bauckham, The Gospels and Eyewitnesses

Posted: July 31, 2013

GOSPELS AND EYEWITNESSES — Professor Richard Bauckham of Cambridge, England, one of the world’s most highly respected scholars on the New Testament, the early church, and Second Temple Judaism, has… Read More

New book from Douglas Jacoby!

Posted: July 31, 2013

Check out my latest release, The Ultimate Bible Quiz Book. CLICK HERE

HELPING CHRISTIANS DEAL WITH HOMOSEXUALITY

Posted: July 31, 2013

For the 5-lesson audio set (MP3), just released from IPI, click here. This is a joint production of AIM and SWI, the Athens Institute of Ministry and Strength in Weakness… Read More

Thoughts on Inerrancy, by Lang & Lamoureux

Posted: July 31, 2013

1. General Revelation & The Doctrine of Scripture, by John Lang 2. Lessons from the Heavens, by Denis O. Lamoureux

Personal note from Eastern Europe (2008)

Posted: July 31, 2013

Note to my family from Eastern Europe, 2008. Nothing theological here, but some who follow the IBTM will appreciate it.I’m eating dinner. It’s 9 pm. Plate of salmon with olives.  Every… Read More

BIBLICAL STUDY TOUR, ISRAEL, October 2011

Posted: July 31, 2013

Full information in the attached file. Download the .doc file by clicking here.Registration details inside. To pay by credit card, click here. Previous BSTs: 2010: London & Oxford2009: Rome &… Read More

BANGLADESH AIM Scholarships sought

Posted: July 31, 2013

AIM, the biblical training wing of the international teaching ministry, has found sponsorship for many students in the developing world. Would you contribute to, or wholly underwrite, one of our… Read More

Beyond Muslim Hostility (parts 1 and 2)

Posted: July 31, 2013

  gracEmail®Edward FudgeBEHIND MUSLIM HOSTILITY It is shocking to hear, as we now do with increasing frequency, that millions of Middle-Eastern Muslims hate the West, and the USA in particular…. Read More

News from the AACC

Posted: July 31, 2013

The following has been adapted from For the Record: The Foster Report, in (Christian Counseling Connection, Vol.17, No.2 (2010). 78% of adults were married in 1970, vs. only 57% in 2008…. Read More

Resources for Counseling and Mental Health, by Dr Penny Cox

Posted: July 31, 2013

Common Symptoms of Anxiety and Depression — download the .doc file by clicking here. Why Caring for Others Can Get Tough — download the .doc file by clicking here. Some… Read More

Wrestling with an Angel, by Dana Hawkins (2010)

Posted: July 31, 2013

Description of Wrestling with an Angel, from the DPI website: A book for those who are wrestling with life — and need a reason to make it through to the… Read More

Communion lessons

Posted: July 31, 2013

Click HERE to visit a useful website from Mark Shaw, a teacher in Southern California. It will be especially handy if you have been asked to share some thoughts before… Read More

Contribution lessons

Posted: July 31, 2013

Click HERE to visit a useful website from Mark Shaw, a teacher in Southern California.  It will be especially handy if you have been asked to share some thoughts before… Read More

Hebrews: Back from the Edge (audio series)

Posted: July 31, 2013

Hebrews is a brilliant document bridging the testaments and exploring the life-giving Old Testament exposition of its anonymous author. We all know the experience of drifting, wandering away from our… Read More

Listen to chapter 2 of Compelling Evidence

Posted: July 31, 2013

Here you can listen to chapter 2 of my 2010 release Compelling Evidence: Finding Truth in an Age of Doubt. The file is 32 minutes in length. This is an… Read More

Maybe later: The phrase hectic parents use most for their children

Posted: July 31, 2013

“Maybe later” has become the phrase overemployed by a generation of hectic parents, new research revealed on Wednesday. Published: 7:30AM BST 20 May 2010, in The Telegraph (UK) It has… Read More

INDIA — unrestricted access to Premium site

Posted: July 31, 2013

Thanks to a generous donation from a family in the US, all Indian Christians now have access to the premium site. (This is at a 99% discount.) If you are… Read More

Compelling Evidence = e-book

Posted: July 31, 2013

My 2010 release is available as an e-book, if you like Kindle… Click here.

The Shack – podcast

Posted: July 31, 2013

Check out my podcast on Wm. Paul Young’s The Shack. Recorded 29 June 2010.

The Thirteenth Summer, by Elizabeth Thompson

Posted: July 31, 2013

Elizabeth Laing Thompson will be releasing her new (Young Adult) novel "The Thirteenth Summer" next month through Theatron Press (which is a secular imprint of Illumination Publishers). Go to her… Read More

Valuable website: Rock Ministry

Posted: July 31, 2013

Please visit the website of the Rock Ministry, spearheaded by Mark Shaw (Los Angeles). Think outside the box. Click here.

HAITIAN EARTHQUAKE SUPPORT (updated 18 Jan 10)

Posted: July 31, 2013

Scroll to the bottom for an update from Stanley Dumornay.    Note: Fred Haight (the Dallas areas dentist who is coordinating donations) and I will be visiting Les Cayes and… Read More

Peace Debate

Posted: July 31, 2013

Watch a lively debate between yours truly and Rabbi Shmuley. Click here to get your own copy of the DVD.

Homeschooling harmful?

Posted: July 31, 2013

http://www.nheri.org/Latest/The-Harms-of-Homeschooling-Where-Are-the-Premises.html

REQUEST: TEACHING MATERIALS (Central America & Jamaica) — Thanks!

Posted: July 31, 2013

Sought: JAMAICA$220 for teaching materials for Jamaican churches. Date: 14 Feb 2010. Recieved: $220, on 17 Apri; CENTRAL AMERICA (Feb 2010)San Jose, Costa Rica: $1368.  Received:  $1368. (Feb-Apr 2010)San Salvador,… Read More

More Abortion Problems, by John Clayton

Posted: July 31, 2013

There is a variety of social and health issues involved with abortion, but the mental and emotional problems of women who have had abortions are not made public by the… Read More

Active Infidelity Blossoms on the Web, by John Clayton

Posted: July 31, 2013

You can find anything you want online, but the availability of open immorality on the web has gotten to be a huge business. Craigslist has a plain-Jane listing, but a… Read More

Sermon: “Get Up!” (John 5:2-9), 3 January 2010

Posted: July 31, 2013

Click here to listen to the sermon, which was delivered in Jacksonville, Florida, on 3 January 2010.

2010 BIBLICAL STUDY TOUR (.pdf File)

Posted: July 31, 2013

The 2010 Biblical Study Tour took take place in London, May 2010. For the program file, which is in pdf format, just click here. Update: 95 participants, with 22 tasking part… Read More

Jeremiah class series, by Andrew Kitchen

Posted: July 31, 2013

Download the .pdf here.

Revised NIV to be published

Posted: July 31, 2013

http://nivbible2011.com/

Ministry update 29 Nov 09 — online

Posted: July 31, 2013

You can listen to my missions sermon at North River, 29/11/09, my visiting our church website. Click on www.nrcoc.com. (This is just the audio part of an audiovisual presentation, but… Read More

Priest outrages police by telling congregation: ‘My advice to poor is to shoplift’

Posted: July 31, 2013

Online article By Chris BrookeLast updated at 2:16 AM on 22nd December 2009 ‘Highly irresponsible’: Father Tim Jones has been criticised after advising his congregation to shoplift following his Nativity… Read More

David Bercot homepage

Posted: July 31, 2013

Click here for the link to the homepage of David Bercot (of Scroll Publishing). His expertise is in the area of early church history.

2012 — The End of the World (Mayan prediction)

Posted: July 31, 2013

By John Clayton, 2009 Reprinted with permission. Since the beginning of religion on this planet, there have been people who were predicting the destruction of the earth. It is pretty… Read More

Jacoby-Price Debate

Posted: July 31, 2013

Watch my opening statement from the June 2009 debate with "Christian Atheist" Robert Price.  (For the full debate, click on Books… and then Debates.)  Jesus: Man, Myth or Messiah? Part… Read More

Evolution Debate

Posted: July 31, 2013

Watch my opening statement from the November 2008 debate with agnostic Michael Shermer. This was our second debate.  (For the full debate, click on Books… and then Debates.) Science, Man… Read More

Who Is An Elder?

Posted: July 31, 2013

Click here to read a stimulating paper charging older men to grow in the spiritual qualities of an elder.

Great book on Divorce & Remarriage

Posted: July 31, 2013

Rubel ShellyDivorce and Remarriage: A Redemptive TheologyAbilene, Texas: Leafwood Publishers, 2007ISBN  978-0-89112-519-8 This is a very gracious and thoughtful treatment of a complex subject. It is also a good complement… Read More

Great book in Islam and Holy Way. (Most Christians will be rocked by this book.)

Posted: July 31, 2013

Check out Alone With a Jihadist: A Biblical Response to Holy War.  This book by Aaron D. Taylor is very thought-provoking indeed, and resonates with my Jesus and Islam, esp…. Read More

Persecution in Somalia

Posted: July 31, 2013

Seven Christians beheaded in Somalia Seven Christians were beheaded on July 10 in the town of Baidoa, Somalia by the al-Qaeda-linked group, al-Shabaab — a militant group that controls much… Read More

Nigeria, Belize, Russia, etc… teaching materials

Posted: July 31, 2013

$115 in teaching materials were given to Belize, Central America.  8/09. Donations were received to match. Also, I gave $259 in materials to Vladivostok (Siberia), India, European Russia, etc 9/09 Gave $336 in… Read More

Papua New Guinea — new HOPE website

Posted: July 31, 2013

http://www.hopewwpng.org.pg/

ORDER THE SEMINAR ON PREJUDICE/SEPARATION

Posted: July 31, 2013

Order the new audio series (August 2009) on Gospel Solutions to Prejudice and Separation.  Frank discussion, biblical messages, food for thought…  Click here. 

Review of Angels & Demons (Jacoby)

Posted: July 31, 2013

A Christian response to Dan Brown’s Angels and Demons29 August 2009 Dan Brown is a great writer, and knows what the average person will find intriguing. I really enjoyed his… Read More

Subscribe to DJ’s YouTube Channel

Posted: July 31, 2013

http://www.youtube.com/douglasjacoby  

Lying

Posted: July 31, 2013

Penn State researcher Dr. Nancy Darling reports 98% of teens reported lying to their parents. They lied about what they spent their allowances on, whether they’d started dating, what clothes… Read More

Interesting website

Posted: July 31, 2013

http://www.bibleandchurch.com/  

Illegal drugs: Marijuana Problems

Posted: July 31, 2013

Source: AP 18 Feb 2009, via Does God Exist? (John Clayton) The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center released a report on February 9, 2009, revealing that there is a high… Read More

Jacoby-Price debate, reported by John Oakes

Posted: July 31, 2013

Review of the Jacoby/Price debate, Jesus: Man, Myth or Messiah? A debate on the question “Jesus: Man, Myth or Messiah?’ was put on by the Apologetics Research Society (ARS) as… Read More

Bring your gun to church (?!)

Posted: July 31, 2013

http://www.usatoday.com/news/religion/2009-06-27-guns-church_N.htm?loc=interstitialskip

Online Ancient Bible — Codex Sinaticus

Posted: July 31, 2013

The sensational news: Codex Sinaiticus (c.325 AD) is now available online. All the news networks have picked up the story. For example, click here. It is being stated that the… Read More

Article on Angels & Demons

Posted: July 31, 2013

http://www.baptistpress.org/bpnews.asp?id=30530

Gospel Harmony

Posted: July 31, 2013

If the Gospels were written chronologically (which they are not) and you wanted to see how all the events in these four documents might dovetail, the harmony would look something… Read More

ANGELS & DEMONS (review by Jason Goble)

Posted: July 31, 2013

Movie Review and Musings on Angels & Demons By Jason Goble After the storm of controversy surrounding Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code and the movie that followed, the first… Read More

Pagan origin of Christian Ichthys (fish) symbol?

Posted: July 31, 2013

Click here for the article from Tektonics.org.

TV Health Risk

Posted: July 31, 2013

Cynthia Minkovitz of Johns Hopkins University reports children from ages two to six who watch two hours or more of TV a day "show signs of bad behavior, lower social… Read More

Pagan Christianity, by John Oakes

Posted: July 31, 2013

To read the article, click here.

Truth and the Disciple’s Worldview – Goble.doc

Posted: July 31, 2013

To read the article, click here.

Interesting…

Posted: July 31, 2013

Interesting article from the UK about son of major Conservative Party leader… http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/faith/article6077236.ece 

End of Stem Cell Funding Ban (United States, 9 March 2009)

Posted: July 31, 2013

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7929690.stm has the story… For more on this topic at this website: Stem Cell Breakthroughs Claify Issues Stem Cell Fraud Cloning Stem Cell Research

JERUSALEM: More Bible proof: Temple relics unearthed

Posted: July 31, 2013

Archaeologists discover official seals from Kingdom of JudahFROM WND’S JERUSALEM BUREAUWorldNetDailyFebruary 23, 2009 Click HERE for the article (text below). Israeli archaeologists yesterday announced the discovery of a large building dating… Read More

How tithing came into the Christian church

Posted: July 31, 2013

The Ancient Rise and Recent Fall of Tithing: Is yet another time-honored Christian practice fading from view? — Collin Hansen | posted 8/08/2008 12:33PM Original link During the first few… Read More

JESUS DEBATE!

Posted: July 31, 2013

A debate addressing the historical identity of Jesus between Dr. Douglas Jacoby and Dr. Robert Price, of the Jesus Seminar, took place Saturday June 13, 2009, at Houston Baptist Seminary…. Read More

The Centrality of the Gospel, by Tim Keller

Posted: July 31, 2013

Read the pdf file.

Challenging Men & Women of Faith to Think (Tennessee notes)

Posted: July 31, 2013

Here are the class notes from “He Said We Could: Teach – CHALLENGING MEN & WOMEN OF FAITH TO THINK,” Murfreesboro, Tennessee, 21 February 2009 Introduction * Teaching ministry complements… Read More

Interesting articles from the UK

Posted: July 31, 2013

JOHN SENTAMU: The intolerance towards Christians in the public sector is an affront   MELANIE PHILLIPS: Alfie, Chantelle and the sheer madness of sex education that teaches nothing about morality… Read More

No martyrs here — persecution in the Christian west?

Posted: July 31, 2013

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/belief/2009/feb/25/religion-christianity-orissa-persecution

Eugene Peterson on Lectio Divina (Bible reading)

Posted: July 31, 2013

Click for the interesting article from Christianity Today. Note: This can never take the place of solid exegesis. If it could, then any text would do. We could just as… Read More

Ancient Syriac Bible Discovered (Cyprus)

Posted: July 31, 2013

Click here for this late-breaking story (6 February 2009).  

2 Afghans Face Death Penalty for Translating the Qur’an!

Posted: July 31, 2013

Click here to read this disturbing article.

Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, by John Piper

Posted: July 31, 2013

Click here for Piper’s book online and in its entirety. This volume is a response to the challenge raised by feminism.  

Alexander Campbell’s Address on War

Posted: July 31, 2013

Says C. W. Rardin, "As we continue to share the teaching of non-resistance with our Church of Christ friends, whether Mainline, ICOC, Reformed ICOC, Disciples of Christ or the Christian Church,… Read More

Gospel Solutions to Prejudice & Separation

Posted: July 31, 2013

WHY DO THE NATIONS RAGE? Gospel Solutions to Prejudice and Separation 2009 International Teaching Seminar, August 14-16 Atlanta, Georgia  by Steve Staten Can the gospel that is proclaimed for “every… Read More

Radiometric Dating

Posted: July 31, 2013

Radiometric dating is important for determining the age of the earth, as well as for reconstructing ancient scenarios in cosmology and biology. If you lack understanding about radiometric dating, or… Read More

Review of Lamoureux’s Evolutionary Creation, by John Lang

Posted: July 31, 2013

http://www.douglasjacoby.com/wp-content/uploads/1970/01/review_of_evolutionary_creation.pdf

Trip insurance ideas

Posted: July 31, 2013

www.tripinsurancestore.com www.travelguard.com www.insuremytrip.com www.travelsafe.com  http://www.squaremouth.com/  — for comparisons.

NEXT BOOK TO BE PUBLISHED

Posted: July 31, 2013

Jesus & Islam is slated to ready in March 2009, and includes a postscript by Aziz Abu Sarah, a Christian convert from Islam.  I hope you like it!

Super Science Website

Posted: July 31, 2013

Please visit the website of the American Scientific Affiliation, a group who are doing a phenomenal job integrating faith and science. I have just returned from a very encouraging meeting… Read More

Strength in Weakness Ministries (same-gender attractions): Advisory Board

Posted: July 31, 2013

This new ministry, featured in one of our recent newsletters, reaches out to believers and unbelievers alike who struggle with same-sex attractions. There are several articles on homosexual issues at… Read More

Born Again : Baptism in the Early Fathers

Posted: July 31, 2013

What did the early church teach about baptism?  There is amazing unanimity.  If you are unfamiliar with the doctrine of the early Christians, you may be intereted in this article…. Read More

When Science Points to God (Dinesh D’Souza)

Posted: July 31, 2013

http://townhall.com/columnists/DineshDSouza/2008/11/24/when_science_points_to_god

Response to “Our Mutual Joy” (Newsweek cover story on gay marriage by Lisa Miller)

Posted: July 31, 2013

The following was written in response to the Newsweek cover story, “The Religious Case for Gay Marriage.”  While many will take on the substance of the argument, I wanted to comment… Read More

The Truth about Christmas

Posted: July 31, 2013

I remember the night. It was chilly, especially for Florida, and Dad had a fire burning in the hearth. Even as a seven year old, I realized that this spelled… Read More

The “Holiday Paradox”

Posted: July 31, 2013

Please read Luke 2:42-52. Jesus had the holiday spirit. This was a busy time. Yet his family literally forgot the Lord —  they were not on the same spiritual wavelength…. Read More

A Reaction to the Jacoby-Boteach Debate 11/15/08, by Phillip Lester

Posted: July 31, 2013

Note: Phillip Lester is a Jewish Christian residing in New Jersey. The debate took place at Safra Synagogue in Manhattan. “For the message of the Cross is foolishness to those who… Read More

ISV Translation and more

Posted: July 31, 2013

You can now download a nearly complete version of the ISV translation of the Bible (v2.0 preview) for the e-sword program at this link. Information about this translation may be… Read More

See Ancient Rome in 3-D!

Posted: July 31, 2013

Click here for a virtual tour of ancient Rome, thanks to Google Earth!

2009 AIM Schedule

Posted: July 31, 2013

February 5-9 OLD TESTAMENT SURVEY Goal: To comprehend the “big picture” of the OT and its world. OLD TESTAMENT INTERPRETATION Goal: Redefine how the Bible is read (context) and learn… Read More

U.S. Founding Fathers on Religion

Posted: July 31, 2013

Often the "Founding Fathers" of the United States are quoted in an effort (1) to make them appear to have been biblical Christians, and especially (2) to make the U.S…. Read More

Chronological Study Bible

Posted: July 31, 2013

Hot off the press: http://www.chronologicalstudybible.com/

CREATION DEBATE REPORT, by Jeff Chacon

Posted: July 31, 2013

CREATION DEBATE A SMASHING SUCCESS! by Jeff Chacon (Tampa), 10/29/08 The large ballroom at the University of Florida was buzzing with excitement and packed to overflowing Monday night as over… Read More

Archaeologists report finding oldest Hebrew text

Posted: July 31, 2013

Click here for the article.

London buses to promote atheism, courtesy of Richard Dawkins

Posted: July 31, 2013

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/7681914.stm

Could Paul have written Hebrews after all?

Posted: July 31, 2013

http://www.daveblackonline.com/origen_on_the_authorship_of_hebr.htm

SYNAGOGUE DEBATE IN N.Y.C.

Posted: July 31, 2013

Click here for the report on the debate of 11/11/ 08. UPDATE: The debate took place at Safra Synagogue in Manhattan, 11/11/08. The U.S. government denied Shabir Ally a visa,… Read More

Fist Fight in Jerusalem!

Posted: July 31, 2013

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDUkqiEz8dA&feature=email

Zagreb Report (2008)

Posted: July 31, 2013

Croatia, one of the republics of the former Yugoslavia, lies in south central Europe. In 1991, Croatia proclaimed independence by holding its first democratic elections. The land extends from the… Read More

The Foster Report (AACC) — marriage & family data

Posted: July 31, 2013

The following has been adapted from "For the Record: The Foster Report" in Christian Counseling Connection (American Association of Christian Counselors — www.AACC.net), vol. 15, issue 4 (2008). Cohabitation and… Read More

The Church and The World: Some Thoughts by Steve Staten

Posted: July 31, 2013

The following download contains Steve Staten’s response to the recent C-AIM weekend on Early Church History, "The Church and the World," at which David Bercot was the guest speaker. The… Read More

Reality and the Disciple’s Worldview, by Jason Goble

Posted: July 31, 2013

  Reality is the hardest thing to correctly perceive. To know reality is to know truth. (The terms can be used interchangeably). Or, reality is the state of things as… Read More

About Movements

Posted: July 31, 2013

http://www.unity-in-diversity.org/MissionMessenger/article.htm?mm34_09/mm34_09e.htm&34&9&1972

Interesting website on the Anabaptists

Posted: July 31, 2013

http://www.anabaptistfaith.com/

REGISTRATION FOR ROME 2009

Posted: July 31, 2013

Please copy and paste the following into the body of an email, and send to rome2009@ymail.com. Registration will be official only once deposit or full payment is received. Please COPY… Read More

2008 Science Image: the Bible (National Geograpghic)

Posted: July 31, 2013

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2008/09/photogalleries/2008-best-science-photos/photo6.html

On the translation of eis in Acts 2:38 (purpose of baptism)

Posted: July 31, 2013

I thought you’d appreciate this correspondence between Jeff Smelser (a Northern Virginia Centerville preacher) and Edward Hobbs, N.T. Greek professor. It’s great primary source material on the subject. I received… Read More

Interesting website (PreachingTheWord.com — Kent Hughes)

Posted: July 31, 2013

Click here for a website full of biblical messages.     

19 Questions to Ask Before You Give to Any Organization – Randy Alcorn (contribution)

Posted: July 31, 2013

Click here to download the article. Or just read it below. Introduction: Read 2 Cor. 8:1-9; 14-15 God has given more to us than we need, so that we may help others… Read More

Dead Sea Scrolls online

Posted: July 31, 2013

The Israeli Antiquities Authority plans to put the Dead Sea Scrolls online. Dead Sea Scrolls to go digital on Internet By Joseph Nasr Wed Aug 27, 9:37 AM ET JERUSALEM… Read More

Ally-Boteach debate (intro) at YouTube

Posted: July 31, 2013

Click here to watch the introduction to the debate. Click here to order.

Alexander Campbell on Preparing to Preach

Posted: July 31, 2013

Click here for a deeper look.

Second Temple Wall Unearthed (Jerusalem Post)

Posted: July 31, 2013

Wall dating to Second Temple unearthedSep. 3, 2008Etgar Lefkovits , THE JERUSALEM POST The remains of the southern wall of Jerusalem that was built by the Hasmonean kings during the… Read More

Excellent slideshow on Creation/Evolution, by Denis O. Lamoureux

Posted: July 31, 2013

Here you can watch Beyond the Evolution vs. Creation’ Debate, by Denis O. Lamoureux For an excellent lesson on the interface between creation and evolution, watch Professor Lamoureux’ interesting lecture. Click… Read More

Shocking Youth Message, by a Southern Baptist preacher

Posted: July 31, 2013

The following sermon is by a Southern Baptist (Calvinist, evangelical) preacher. His call is prophetic, and much needed.  Radical preaching! Click here for the lesson.

Iran’s parliament votes in favour of punishing apostasy with death

Posted: July 31, 2013

Update: Iran’s parliament votes in favour of punishing apostasy with death   Mahmood Matin-AzadPhoto from Compass Direct On September 9, Iran’s parliament voted in favour of a draft law that… Read More

ROME 2009!

Posted: July 31, 2013

Visit Rome (2009 Biblical Study Tour)  2009 BIBLICAL STUDY TOUR IN ITALY Highlights include the Coliseum, Catacombs, Sistine Chapel, Mt. Vesuvius and Pompeii, the Pantheon, the Roman Forum, and more…… Read More

Romans 9, by Michael Cameron, 2008

Posted: July 31, 2013

Click here to download the .pdf file.

Fear of Muslim backlash leads to cancellation of controversial novel

Posted: July 31, 2013

The following article is from the online version of the Wall Street Journal. Random House has cancelled a historical Muhammad novel deal, out of fear of repercussions. http://tinyurl.com/muhammadwsj

Free DVDs from Does God Exist (John Clayton)

Posted: July 31, 2013

Visit http://www.doesgodexist.tv for 24 free DVDs — to preview, view, or copy. (They may not be sold.) John Clayton is the one, more than anyone else, who trained John Oakes… Read More

Son of Hamas Leader Converts to Christianity!

Posted: July 31, 2013

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,402483,00.html JONATHAN HUNT: Why, after 25 years, did you change? MOSAB HASSAN YOUSEF: I believe that all those walls that Islam built for the last 1,400 years are not existing… Read More

Serious Call, by William Law

Posted: July 31, 2013

If you have never read William Law’s excellent 18th century work, A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life, you will find a .pdf version of the book by… Read More

How drugs affect driving behaviors

Posted: July 31, 2013

Click here to learn how use of alcohol, marijuana, tranquilizers etc affect driving on the road.

Man Sues Church after being Slain in the Spirit

Posted: July 31, 2013

Click here to read about this unusual story from Kentucky.

Christ’s Miracles!

Posted: July 31, 2013

Can you name a Miracle where Jesus… Chemically changed the molecular structure of a liquid. Altered the molecular bonds of hydrogen between H2O molecules toincrease surface tension Created something out… Read More

Flood Geology video, by Gordon Glover

Posted: July 31, 2013

If you haven’t seen Gordon Glover’s videos yet, I thought lesson #8 was particularly interesting (and funny).  Check it out at the link below. — John Lang  http://www.blog.beyondthefirmament.com/

A “Kinder, Gentler” Campbellite Baptismal Theology, by John Mark Hicks

Posted: July 31, 2013

Click on the link for the dialogue.

Dead Sea Tablet Discovered, Igniting Debate

Posted: July 31, 2013

Click here to read the article by Ethan Bronner, which appeared in the International Herald Tribune.

Jim McGuiggan’s summary of Revelation

Posted: July 31, 2013

Adapted from Jim McGuiggan’s excellent Revelation. You can get the book from www.StarBible.com. … What have we seen in this book? The central thrust is comfort and assurance of ultimate… Read More

Islam/Judaism/Christianity DEBATE READY!

Posted: July 31, 2013

Click here to order my recent debate with Rabbi Shmuley Boteach and Imam Shabir Ally.

CHURCH HISTORY WEEKEND READING

Posted: July 31, 2013

For all attending the Early Church History seminar with David Bercot, a little advance reading will help you to get the most out of the weekend. Most of us will have read… Read More

Review of Three-way Debate, by John Oakes

Posted: July 31, 2013

Click for John Oakes’ review of the 7 June 2008 debate with Rabbi Shmuley Boteach and Imam Shabir Ally. Shabir and Shmuley and I are already planning a rematch in… Read More

New series by Gordon Clover

Posted: July 31, 2013

Check out Gordon Glover’s new video series that is available on his blog page, http://www.blog.beyondthefirmament.com/. Here are the lesson titles: Lesson 1:   Seeing Through a Glass DarklyLesson 2:   Science, Naturalism and MaterialismLesson… Read More

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

Posted: July 31, 2013

The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia is fantastic tool. Please explore all the resournces at this website.

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Posted: July 31, 2013

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The Florida Outpouring (Todd Bentley), by Mark Cahill

Posted: July 31, 2013

To read Mark Cahill’s take on the "Florida Outpouring," click on http://www.markcahill.org/news.html.

Fun Cartoons from Anthony Sisco (humor)

Posted: July 31, 2013

www.hickoryflats.net

The Extent of the Genesis Flood

Posted: July 31, 2013

Read the fascinating article by Carol A. Hill.

Photos of Earth from Space, by Sunita Williams

Posted: July 31, 2013

Download the mind-expanding Microsoft PowerPoint file by clicking here. (In order to see this file you must have Microsoft Power Point or the Microsoft Power Point Viewer.)

A Review of Ben Stein’s EXPELLED, by John Oakes, PhD

Posted: July 31, 2013

My friend John Oakes has reviewed Ben Stein’s Expelled and I think the review is fair. Of course I enjoyed the film immensely — just watched it with my son this… Read More

The Design of Life (website)

Posted: July 31, 2013

Check it out: http://www.thedesignoflife.net/.

Old Testament figure named on 2600-year-old tablet

Posted: July 31, 2013

By Dalya Alberge in London July 12, 2007 01:00am Tablet dating from 595 BC deciphered Names figure in court of Nebuchadnezzar Figure was ‘witness to turning point’ in history THE… Read More

52 BIBLE READING TIPS (31-52)

Posted: July 31, 2013

For tips 1-30, please click here. Bible Reading Tip 31: Hebrews This anonymous letter was written to Christians from a Jewish background. They were apparently tempted to return to Judaism, or… Read More

Docetism

Posted: July 31, 2013

It is vital to understand Docetic teaching if we want to understand the letters of 1 and 2 John. Docetism is a corollary doctrine to Gnostic teaching. Because, in their… Read More

Mechanisms of God, by John Clayton

Posted: July 31, 2013

Click here to read the article by Christian apologist John Clayton. 

Genesis and the Beginnings of Humanity, by William Golightly

Posted: July 31, 2013

Download Bill Golightly’s fascinating article by clicking here.

N.T. Greek Resources

Posted: July 31, 2013

Many of us seem interested in becoming familiar with N.T. Greek.  Here are some useful websites: 1. www.GreekBibleStudy.org 2. http://www.biblicalgreek.org/ 3. http://www.teknia.com/index.php?page=home  

Responses to the morning daily bible studies

Posted: July 31, 2013

"I’m a stay-at-home mother and these studies have helped me tremendously to continue to do what I love to do — which is to think for myself! I pray for… Read More

HOPE worldwide Bulletin Mar-Apr 08

Posted: July 31, 2013

Click here to download the Hope Worldwide Bulletin.

Does Science Make Belief in God Obsolete?

Posted: July 31, 2013

Does science make belief in God obsolete?  Here is the link for a most interesting series of talks: http://www.templeton.org/belief/index.html   

Como se Formo la Biblia – esp*

Posted: July 31, 2013

Descargue el archivo. Pdf haciendo clic aquí.

Virgen de Guadalupe – esp*

Posted: July 31, 2013

Descargue el archivo. Pdf haciendo clic aquí.

Articles in Spanish – esp* (articulos en espanol)

Posted: July 31, 2013

All articles in Spanish can be found at once by searching with keyword esp* — which has been entered into the title of each article. — DJ

Evolution of the Sinner’s Prayer

Posted: July 31, 2013

This link takes you to a series of seven videos explaining the evolution of Billy Graham’s formula for salvation. — from Nick Karastamatis   Note: Please keep in mind that the theology… Read More

Darwin Online

Posted: July 31, 2013

Of interest for those who like Mr. Charles Darwin. His complete works are now online. — Phil Spadaro

Helpful Resources on the Reliability of the Bible, by Phillip Eichman

Posted: July 31, 2013

http://doesgodexist.org/MarApr08/Helpful_Resources__Bible.html 

EASTER

Posted: July 31, 2013

Did you know that there are two dates for Easter? One follows the Jewish Passover and is lunar, the other determined by solar calculation. This disagreement dates back to at… Read More

Bogus Claims in Archaeology (Ron Wyatt)

Posted: July 31, 2013

In the opening words of the article at Wikipedia, "Ronald Eldon Wyatt (1933-1999) was an amateur archaeologist (he had no training in the discipline and held no professional position) and… Read More

Keeping Pets in Their Place, by Charles Colson

Posted: July 31, 2013

Why we can’t afford to treat animals like they’re humans, by Charles Colson with Anne Morse | posted at Christianity Today website 4/29/2008 08:27AM. Click here.

The Catastrophe in Burma

Posted: July 31, 2013

I have been in contact with a church of 90 disciples in the former capital city of Rangoon (Yangon).  Rangoon city is doing okay, but the towns to the southwest… Read More

Cap Exposicion Biblica — esp*

Posted: July 31, 2013

Descargue el archivo. Pdf haciendo clic aquí.

Si tu hermano te hace algo malo – esp*

Posted: July 31, 2013

Descargue el archivo. Pdf haciendo clic aquí.

Francis Collins presentation at UC Berkeley, from John Lang

Posted: July 31, 2013

I found the host website to be an interesting source of apologetic thought.  Check it out: http://www.veritas.org/ — John ang

Genesis and Common Descent, by John Lang

Posted: July 31, 2013

Last year I shared with each of you two papers I wrote for John Oakes’ on-line apologetics course that preceded the 2007 Apologetics Conference (paper 1, paper 2.) These papers… Read More

Relics of Eden (Review), courtesy of John Lang

Posted: July 31, 2013

This blog author (Cliff Martin) is a friend of Gordon Glover, author of Beyond the Firmament. I think his brief review of Relics of Eden hits the proverbial nail square on… Read More

The Church of Oprah

Posted: July 31, 2013

FYI (for your information), this link takes you to the religious beliefs of Oprah Winfrey. Listen to the interview and see what you think…  

Interesting downloads, from John Lang

Posted: July 31, 2013

This link offers a host of interesting downloads: http://www.st-edmunds.cam.ac.uk/faraday/Multimedia.php John Lang

Evidence For Christianity Newsletter (the ministry of Dr. John Oakes)

Posted: July 31, 2013

Download Evidence For Christianity Newsletter (the ministry of Dr. John Oakes) by clicking here.

The Translation of Proverbs 22:6

Posted: July 31, 2013

Our interpretation of this passage of scripture hinges in part on the translation we are using. This article is a one-page study of Proverbs 22:6, as discussed in The Quiver, republished as… Read More

Beyond the Firmament, from John Lang

Posted: July 31, 2013

UPDATE: I read the book and have been in contact with the author. Excellent! -DJ   I just finished viewing the videos from the link below and I am going… Read More

Footage from La Paz, Bolivia

Posted: July 31, 2013

The following is from a Christian brother in Tampa, Florida. To view the video (length 3:30 mins), click here. I just returned from La Paz (12 March 2008).

NIV errors

Posted: July 31, 2013

I am often asked about the merits of various Bible translations. Like many of my readers, I was brought up on the NIV.  When I became a Christian (1977), the… Read More

New Release: Family Life

Posted: July 31, 2013

    According to 1 Timothy 3, how we build our own family is how we tend to build the church family.  This course covers everything the Bible teaches about… Read More

Instilling Humility in our Children

Posted: July 31, 2013

Pat Williams, author of Souls of Steel, shares his thoughts at Crosswalk.com. Click here to read the article.

DEBATE! Islam-Judaism-Christianity, 7 June 2008, Chicago

Posted: July 31, 2013

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach (www.shmuley.com) is the host of the National TV show, ‘Shalom in the Home’ airing on TLC (The Learning Channel), and the international best-selling author of 18 books. In Oxford,… Read More

The Size of the Cosmos, by John Clayton

Posted: July 31, 2013

From the Jan/Feb issue of Does God Exist? Vol 35, no. 1. Used by permission of John Clayton.   It is difficult to pick up a newspaper or a scientific… Read More

Earth-like planets?

Posted: July 31, 2013

Media Distortions of Earthlike Planets  If you read the newspapers and their description of new planets being found around other stars you might come to the conclusion that scientists are… Read More

Poverty!

Posted: July 31, 2013

Appalling Numbers Of the six and one-half billion people living on the earth, 1.2 billion live on an average of 23 cents a day and 2 billion have no electricity. … Read More

The Coming Religious Peace, by Alan Wolfe

Posted: July 31, 2013

In the March 2008 Atlantic Monthly, there is an intriguing article by a professor from Boston College. http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/200803/secularism

Willow Creek Apology

Posted: July 31, 2013

When a church realizes it has erred, an apology is in order. Read about a realization and change of direction in this large and famous congregation: http://blog.christianitytoday.com/outofur/archives/2007/10/willow_creek_re.html http://revealnow.com/story.asp?storyid=48    

Why Christians Read Their Bibles Poorly, by Gordon Fee

Posted: July 31, 2013

http://thebooksofthebible.info/resources/gordon_fee.php

Genesis: Literal History or Metaphor, from Honest Synopsis

Posted: July 31, 2013

http://honestsynopsis.blogspot.com/2008/02/genesis-literal-history-or-metaphor.html 

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