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All articles & reviews tagged with apologetics

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July 2019
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Evolution and the Christian Faith. Theistic evolution in the light of scripture (Creation Points)

The creation / evolution debate still rages, and many Christians believe it is both scientifically untenable and scripturally naïve to accept a literal account of the beginning of Genesis. Some even charge creationists with pushing a teaching that is a hindrance to conversion. In this excellent and very readable book, Philip Bell investigates how…

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Cornelius Van Til: Reformed apologist and churchman

Cornelius Van Til was arguably the most significant and yet most under-appreciated Christian apologist of the 20th century. That is so in part because his writings are not always easy to understand and he has often been viewed as a controversialist. John Muether provides a major corrective to those misperceptions in this new biography.…

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Christianity is it true

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June 2019
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Christianity: Is it True?—Answering questions through real lives

This is a really interesting small book consisting of twelve biographies of Christian heroes of faith. They begin with the earliest, St Columba of Iona, then work through history, including John Bunyan and William Wilberforce on the way, before finishing with Joni Eareckson Tada. Each biography covers eight to ten pages with the aim…

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June 2019
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Five Half-Truths—Addressing the most common misconceptions of Christianity

This helpful little book aims to help navigate people though confusions that contemporary society generates, and which so often derail those who engage with Christian teaching. It also serves to clearly ground believers in the faith, especially as they seek to help others explore it. The ‘Five Half Truths’ are: 1) The Bible was…

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March 2019
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Can We Trust the Gospels?

This is almost unique as an apologetic resource. Christians usually must choose between big books which are scholarly or popular books which are simplistic. This book presents robust arguments that ordinary people can follow. In eight digestible chapters Williams serves up the cream of recent apologetics on the gospels. He does not attack straw…

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Francis Schaeffer: A Mind and Heart for God

It is sobering to see how quickly those who have contributed so much to life and culture in our world are nearly forgotten by the generation that succeeds them. It calls to mind the rather haunting reference to the dead in Psalm 103 – ‘and its place remembers it no more’. Yet that is…

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Dealing with Dawkins

John Blanchard goes to the heart of the matter in his response to Prof. Richard Dawkins’ best seller The God delusion. Blanchard exposes Dawkins’ mindset and highlights major flaws in his case against God. He is at pains to deal fairly with his opponent, addressing issues rather than attacking the man. The result is…

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