How can anyone have confidence in the Bible's New Testament when it's based on copies of copies of copies? Former legal journalist Lee Strobel shared this common concern when he was an atheist investigating the Bible and hoping that the evidence for the veracity of the Bible would not add up.
During a recent interview with The Christian Post, Christian apologist Lee Strobel shared that he had been an atheist since his teens, and after he married his wife, Leslie, her subsequent conversion to Christianity prompted him to verify claims in the Bible, as well as the authenticity of the ancient copies from which it came. So he consulted a leading theologian to learn about the empirical evidence used to authenticate ancient replicas of the New Testament.
The result is his newly revised book, The Case for Christ, in which Strobel questions New Testament expert Dr. Bruce Metzger about the authenticity of the Gospels. more >>
Popular hip-hop artist and Reach Records founder Lecrae sat down with CNN after his passionate plea for social justice at the 2016 BET Hip Hop Awards, to discuss faith and politics in relation to being a successful black man in America.
"Christian is a noun; Christian is a person. I function, I live life as a Christian and me living life as a Christian does not mean I'm a sanitized person. It means that I readily admit that I'm a jacked up person and I need a savior," Lecrae said on a CNN Politics segment.
"Issues are homogenized and so to be a Christian, I'm either this staunch conservative Republican or I'm this tree hugging liberal," Lecrae continued, speaking of his faith. "I think I have to embody it, employ it and live it and hopefully they'll get what I'm saying." more >>
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship USA is denying the claims of a Time Magazine story that it will be firing employees who support same-sex marriage.
Time Magazine published a story on Thursday that stated that the evangelical Christian group was going to begin "involuntary terminations" for staff who support gay marriage.
In a statement posted to its Facebook page, InterVarsity denied the validity of the Time story, saying that it "wrongly stated that InterVarsity is firing employees for supporting gay marriage." more >>
The New York Times recently published a story titled, "Torn over Donald Trump and Cut Off by Culture Wars, Evangelicals Despair." We all need to read the article because the word "evangelicals" and the word "despair" should never appear together. An image of despair is not the public witness Christians should ever have in the world.
We certainly do not despair of politics or politicians or political parties. We do not despair over Donald Trump nor do we despair over having been seemingly cut off by culture wars, as the title of this article would suggest.
Evangelicals in America today need to start thinking differently about what we are thinking about, and we certainly need to prevent our feelings from driving the conversation. Feelings are not only terrible barometers of truth, they are bad drivers. Just as feelings should never drive the car, so too feelings should never drive your life. more >>
There is an edginess out there. A trepidation. A fear. Society seems like straw near a burning match. Combustible.
Anger marches in our city streets.
Anger marks the cable news. more >>
Inspirational Christian speaker and author Joyce Meyer told her followers on Thursday that despite what some internet rumors are suggesting, she is alive and well and there is no need to be concerned about her.
Meyer said in a Facebook video post that rumors started online prompted many phone calls to her ministry with people concerned about her well-being, but she assured everyone that there is no need to worry.
"Hi everybody, it's Joyce. I just wanted to let you know that there's been a rumor going around on the web that I died last Thursday, and that my body is now in the morgue getting ready for an autopsy. As you can see, that is totally not true, it is some kind of silly rumor put out to waste people's time," she said. more >>