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Answering the Galileo Myth

I recently gave a talk at the University of Toronto on the topic of science and faith. I argued that modern science was birthed out of a theistic worldview. But if this is the case, why did the Roman Catholic Church persecute Galileo for doing science?

Podcast Episode | Science | Tim Barnett | December 15, 2016

Three Reasons Why Jesus Came

Christmas is about Jesus. But what is it about Jesus? How exactly is Jesus the reason for Christmas? The answer to this question lies in the reasons why Jesus came to this world.

Article | Theology | Tim Barnett | December 14, 2016

Did the Council of Nicea Invent the Deity of Christ?

Many people think Emperor Constantine invented the deity of Christ in the fourth century, but a look at quotes from the early church fathers shows this is not the case.

Article | Apologetics | Tim Barnett | November 18, 2016

Answering the Galileo Myth

When we look at the facts, we see that the response to Galileo in his time doesn't prove Christianity is anti-science. What we actually do learn from his story is important to keep in mind today.

Article | Apologetics | Tim Barnett | October 18, 2016

Being Tactical with Jehovah’s Witnesses

A couple of days ago, Robin and Jack were sitting on the sofa across from me. We all had our Bibles open and were intent on using Scripture to defend our respective theological positions. However, this was no ordinary Bible study. These were Jehovah’s Witnesses, and I was doing my best to articulate and defend classical Christianity.

Article | Apologetics | Tim Barnett | August 22, 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. Don’t Be Offended by the Challenge

Article | Apologetics | Tim Barnett | July 18, 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

Textual Variants: It’s the Nature, Not the Number, That Matters

While taking questions at a recent event, a young girl stood up and boldly stated, “The Bible has been changed so many times over the last 2000 years, it’s impossible to know what it originally said.” As ammunition for her claim, she cited the hundreds of thousands of differences between the New Testament manuscripts. This fact alone was supposed to convince us that the New Testament documents are unreliable.

Article | Apologetics | Tim Barnett | May 24, 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 Macroevolution

When I meet someone who claims that evolution is a fact, I have two questions for him. First, I need to find out what he means by evolution. To do this, I employ a variation of the first Columbo question: What do you mean by evolution? The term evolution can be used to mean a number of different things. Therefore, it’s important to find out precisely what they mean.

Article | Apologetics | Tim Barnett | March 15, 2016