• The City Summer 2016

    Science and Faith

    By John Bloom Perhaps the biggest problem today in the area of “science and faith” is that discussions of this topic quickly turn into a “science OR faith” standoff.  Certainly this is the attitude conveyed by the popular media, which a century ago adopted and still perpetuates the so-called “warfare model” for the relationship between …

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    Responding to the Nonempirical Case for Atheism

    By Hugh Ross Today, the physical and historical evidence for the existence of the God of the Bible is so extensive and compelling that unbelieving skeptics are increasingly resorting to nonempirical arguments to defend their unbelief. That is, they appeal to what we do not yet know or cannot possibly know about the universe and …

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    And We Believe in the Resurrection of the Dead

    By Louis A. Markos Frank Capra’s holiday film It’s a Wonderful Life has consistently remained on my top ten list of best movies ever made. I never tire of watching it and have even had the chance to teach it several times to my college students. And yet, for all its cinematic brilliance, its enduring …

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    Martyrdom and the Resurrection

    By Collin Garbarino For most Americans the idea of martyrdom seems a strange and foreign concept. In recent years some Christians have experienced intolerance because of their stances on certain social issues, but the government has not killed Christians or tried to stamp out the church. Oftentimes when faced with an injustice against the church, …

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    How Early Critics and Objectors Confirm the Truth of the Easter Story

    By Jeremiah J. Johnston The Easter event overwhelmed the followers of Jesus to such an extent that it dominated their thought and became the very center of their preaching .1 Indeed, the message that Jesus himself had proclaimed was subordinated to the proclamation of his resurrection.2 However, positing that Jesus was not resurrected, one must …

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    Resurrection in Paganism and the Resurrection of Jesus Christ

    By John Granger Cook In an ancient Christian text of the fourth century, which is a debate over the New Testament between a Christian and a pagan philosopher, the philosopher begins his attack on the resurrection by referring to that “resurrection of his, which is common talk every where.” 1 The philosopher, whose argument probably derives …

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    The Resurrection: the third day he rose again from the dead

    The Third Day He Rose Again from the Dead By Phillip H. Wiebe Former Anglican Primate of Australia, Peter Carnley, sums up the significance of the Resurrection in the words: “It is the resurrection which is the foundation of the Church, its worship and its theology,  for the Church gathers not just around the rehearsal …

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    Five Reasons Why Some Christians are Shroud Skeptics

    By Barrie M. Schwortz At first glance, I might  seem to  be the least  likely candidate to be   writing  an article  addressing Christians’  belief s about the Shroud  of  Turin, b e cause I am Jewish . (Of course, so is the man on the Shroud)! On the other hand , I was a member …

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    Rome and the Risen Jesus

    Reading the Resurrection in Imperial Context By Daniel R. Streett It is a common Sunday School bromide that Jesus’s Jewish contemporaries were expecting  a  political messiah, and  thus misunderstood Jesus,  whose mission was  not  political but spiritual. He came not to liberate his people from evil rulers but to save individuals from their sins. When …

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    Who’s Afraid of the Big Bang?

    Why Christians should not Run from Science[1] Craig A. Evans Science and conservative Christians have not always been on good terms. This is mostly so because some Christians think science and the book of Genesis are at odds. Genesis seems to say that the universe was created only six or seven thousand years ago, while …

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