Tag: Bible

A Review of Patterns of Evidence

In his film Patterns of Evidence: The Exodus, documentary filmmaker Timothy Mahoney recreates his search for the historical truth behind the Jews’ exodus from Egypt. I previewed this film at a theatrical release in February 2015. The documentary is now widely available for rent and purchase, and I’ve noticed that it’s been getting some promotion within the Christian apologetics community…

I am persuaded that the Bible does endorse a form of what is called “body-soul dualism”—though certainly not the Cartesian kind, which stresses an easy separability of these two elements. The Biblical version of body-soul dualism stresses much more the intertwining of these two elements than it does their separability.

— C. John Collins, Did Adam and Eve Really Exist? (Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2011), 95.

This great impetus to intellectual advance came from the conviction that the Bible was indeed a written revelation of divine origin and authority. Christianity, a “religion of the book,” fostered literacy and education on the most comprehensive scale.

—John Jefferson Davis, Foundations of Evangelical Theology (Grand Rapids: Baker, 1984), 215.

Hold the Doomsday Predictions, Please

Harold Camping’s latest false prediction concerning the end of the world once again illustrates how important it is that Christians think carefully and critically about controversial issues like Bible prophecy. Below is an article I wrote about the challenging and often speculative field of Christian eschatology. (This article is part 7 of a 12-part series on eschatology; all 12 posts…