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Did Jesus Rise From The Dead?

This talk was given at Praise Church (praisechurch.tv) in Beaumont, TX. Tim Barnett looks at some of the reasons why he believes Jesus resurrection is the best explanation of the historical evidence.

Podcast Episode | Apologetics | Tim Barnett | May 29, 2017

Being Tactical with Jehovah's Witnesses

In our discussions with Jehovah’s Witnesses, we need to be tactical. That is, we need to anticipate their typical maneuvers to better guide the conversation. This will give us the best opportunity to be effective in making a lasting impact.

Podcast Episode | Theology | Tim Barnett | December 19, 2016

Is Theistic Evolution a Contradiction in Terms?

On a recent episode of the Stand to Reason weekly podcast, a supporter of STR took issue with one of the ways Greg Koukl and I argue against theistic evolution. Specifically, the caller did not agree with our argument that some forms of theistic evolution are a contradiction in terms. What I’d like to do is model for you how I would respond. Download the mp3...

Podcast Episode | Apologetics | Tim Barnett | July 11, 2016

Did Jesus Rise Physically from the Dead?

When a Jehovah's Witness tells you that they believe in the resurrection of Jesus, they mean something very different than what Christians mean. They believe that Jesus only rose spiritually from the dead, not physically. This month I want to offer an argument from Scripture for the physical resurrection of Jesus. Download the mp3...

Podcast Episode | Apologetics | Tim Barnett | April 1, 2016

Helping Students Think about the Evidence for Evolution

This month, I want to offer you is a helpful way for categorizing the evidence that is offered in support of macroevolution. By identifying which group any particular evidence belongs to, you will be able to offer a general response. After assessing numerous arguments for evolution, I have found that each falls into one of three categories: exaggerated extrapolations, egregious errors, and equivocal evidence. Download the mp3...

Podcast Episode | Philosophy | Tim Barnett | March 2, 2016

Was Adam a Historical Person?

There are a host of reasons why I believe Christians should not embrace macroevolution. Among the most serious is the theistic evolutionist’s rejection of a historical Adam. In this podcast, Tim walks through three biblical reasons why denying a real Adam creates many more problems than it solves. Download the mp3...

Podcast Episode | Apologetics | Tim Barnett | February 22, 2016

Why I Don't Speak About Absolute Truth

As Christian ambassadors we must strive to be as effective as possible at communicating our point of view. This entails using accurate and helpful terminology. This month Tim explains why he avoids using the absolute truth, and, instead, opts to speak about objective truth. Download the mp3...

Podcast Episode | Miscellaneous | Tim Barnett | January 11, 2016

Did Jesus Receive Worship?

Does the New Testament teach us to worship Jesus? Absolutely. We can find multiple instances throughout the New Testament of various people worshipping Jesus. So, how is it that Jehovah’s Witnesses can claim that Jesus was never worshipped? 

Quick Thought | Apologetics | Tim Barnett | December 11, 2015

Did Jesus Rise Physically from the Dead?

Christians and Jehovah’s Witnesses understand the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. The Jehovah’s Witness takes the resurrection of Jesus to be non-physical. Jesus’ physical body did not rise; He only rose as a spirit being. Conversely, Christians hold that Jesus rose physically from the dead. Moreover, the same body that died on the cross is the same body that rose three days later, leaving an empty tomb.

Quick Thought | Apologetics | Tim Barnett | December 9, 2015

Was Jesus the First Created Being?

Scripture is clear that Jesus is the eternal, uncreated One. When Christians try to argue for the deity of Christ, Jehovah’s Witnesses are quick to bring up Colossians 1:15. Paul writes, “He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation” (Col. 1:15). The modern English translations and the New World Translation agree on the translation of the text. However, the Christian and Jehovah’s Witness differ with their interpretation of the text. 

Quick Thought | Apologetics | Tim Barnett | November 13, 2015