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Do All Religions Offer a Piece of the Truth?

Tim offers insightful perspective on the question of other religions offering pieces of the truth.    Transcript: 00:06 Do all religions offer a piece of the truth? Well, I think it's certainly 00:11 possible for different religions to offer a piece of the truth. For example, 00:15 different religions may offer some version of the Golden Rule - "Do unto

Video | | Tim Barnett | August 21, 2017

Is God Unfair?

Greg offers his perspective on the fairness of God.    Transcript: 00:07 You know Americans have a very refined sense of fair treatment. 00:10 In their view, everybody's gotta get exactly the same 00:13 or it just ain't fair. 00:15 And then, when they become Christians, or when they think 00:19 about Christianity, they want to transfer that notion to God.

Video | | Greg Koukl | August 14, 2017

Bible Differences Aren't Contradictions

Tim debunks the assertion that the Bible is filled with contradictions.   Transcript: 0:00 How many of you have seen this graphic before? Has anyone seen this? 0:04 There's one of you. If you google "Bible contradictions" you will stumble upon 0:10 this graphic. What you are looking at is every single chapter of the Bible. The

Video | | Tim Barnett | August 7, 2017

Two Rules of Engagement When Discussing Spiritual and Moral Convictions

Tim offers tips on talking to people who disagree with you.   Transcript: 0:04 Are there any rules for engaging people who disagree with us? Well, there are 0:10 certainly a number of things that we need to keep in mind. Let me give you two 0:14 basic rules of engagement that we must remember when discussing spiritual and

Video | | Tim Barnett | July 31, 2017

Can Jesus Really Be God If the Father Is Greater Than the Son?

Tim addresses a common objection to the deity of Christ.     Transcript: 0:04 If the Father is greater than the Son, doesn't this prove that Jesus is not God? 0:10 This is a very common objection that you will hear from Jehovah's Witnesses when 0:15 they come knocking at your door. They will cite a verse like John 14:28 where

Video | | Tim Barnett | July 24, 2017

Proverbs Are Not Promises

Alan explains the meaning and purpose behind the genre of Proverbs.     Transcript: 0:00 Proverbs are not promises. Let me say that again, proverbs, in the Bible, are not promises 0:09 that God is required to satisfy for you. And this is important to understand 0:16 because there is this field of theology called hermeneutics, and hermeneutics is

Video | | Alan Shlemon | July 17, 2017

How Can Jesus Be God if He Doesn't Know the Time of His Return?

Tim responds to the challenge that Jesus can't be God if He's not omniscient.     Transcript: 0:05 How can Jesus be God if He doesn't know the time of His return? Those who deny 0:10 the deity of Christ love to cite Mark 13:32 as proof that Jesus cannot be God. 0:16 Speaking of the second coming, Jesus says, "But concerning that day or that hour, no

Video | | Tim Barnett | July 10, 2017

Are the Prayers of Two or Three People More Powerful Than the Prayers of One According to Matthew 18?

Matthew 18 talks about the Lord being “where two or three gather in my name.” Tim explains how we should understand this verse in light of the context.   Transcript: 0:06 Does Matthew 18 verses 19 and 20 imply that the prayers of two or three people are 0:11 more powerful than the prayers of only one? If you've grown up in the church, you

Video | | Tim Barnett | July 3, 2017

Understanding Biblical Law

Alan uses a helpful analogy to explain the difference between the Mosaic Law and the New Covenant.   Transcript: 0:01 So I was recently asked a question about the nature of the Mosaic Law and new law. 0:06 You know, the Old Testament and the New Testament. And I've had a lot of people 0:10 ask me because they feel confused about how to understand these two, and so I

Video | | Alan Shlemon | June 26, 2017

Assessing the Academics

Greg discusses how to employ the "Rhodes Scholar" tactic in conversation.   Transcript: 0:00 I want to give you a tip that will help you from being victimized by an appeal 0:06 to authority. Now, there's nothing wrong with appealing to authority. Some people 0:10 happen to be in a better position than other people to know what the facts of

Video | | Greg Koukl | June 5, 2017