Unmisinterpreting Acts 2 – A Response to Paul Williams

January 22, 2018

Do the words of Peter in Acts 2 support the idea that the historical Jesus was very like the Muslim view of Jesus? That’s what Paul Williams says here: https://youtu.be/KnkFfhR1cO4 but I’m going to have to disagree… Here’s the full text of Peter’s sermon for even more context: Acts 2:14–41 (ESV) Peter’s Sermon at Pentecost […]

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What is ‘What is Truth’?

December 30, 2017

The Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome, but kind to everyone, able to teach, patiently enduring evil, correcting his opponents with gentleness. 2 Timothy 2:24 As the name suggests, What is Truth is about truth, specifically the truth of the Christian faith. My desire is to tell the truth, to provide a reasoned defense of […]

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John 17:5 Did Jesus exist before the world?

December 14, 2017

If you read John 17:5, it sure sounds like it! “And now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had with you before the world existed.” As clear as that seems, some people make objections to understanding this verse as speaking of Jesus’ existence before he was born. For example: […]

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Universalism in the Bible?

  –Transcript– Hi, I’m Rick Conrad and this is What is Truth. Today I’m continuing my series: Unmisinterpreting the Bible, asking the question What does the word ‘All’ mean? We’ll have to deal with that as we take a look at a few verses that are used by Universalists to advance the attractive idea that […]

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Unmisinterpreting John 17:3

November 13, 2017

For this first episode, I’m taking a look at John 17:3 which is commonly cited as proof that Jesus is not God. Nevermind that the first verse of the whole book says that “the Word was God,” (John 1:1), John 17:3, we’re told, is going to tell the real story. Let me first read it […]

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Believing in God for all the wrong reasons?

September 19, 2017

  I’d never heard of Anthony Magnabosco before, but I saw this on Twitter and am thrilled to interact with a question that opens up possibilities for discussion rather than shutting them down. Here’s what I would say: The first thing you have to understand about this question from the Christian worldview is that everybody […]

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Some Answers for the Cosmic Skeptic

August 12, 2017

Alex O’Connor, aka the Cosmic Skeptic, has a few questions for God in this video. I don’t think he believes there are any answers to these questions, but I thought I would supply some anyway… Why would God make the vast majority of the universe completely uninhabitable? And to that extent, why would he bother […]

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What is Truth: Guest Ahmet Caglar

March 24, 2017

I’ll be chatting with Ahmet this Saturday at 7am Eastern Time. We’ve each been raised as believers, him as a Muslim and I as a Christian. We’ll be discussing our reasons for continuing to believe as adults.

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What is Truth: Guest Will Olena

February 11, 2017

Will Olena and I discuss the nature of truth and questions about how people come to knowledge of the truth. May be a little abstract for some people’s taste, but we had a good time anyway, and I think this sets a good tone for what I hope this show will be.

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Six Arguments Against Eternal Life Examined

August 29, 2016

This is a response to part of Yuriy Stasyuk’s blog post about the atheist view of death in which he details “six reasons eternal life would inevitably become hell.” It’s a thoughtful post, and I would encourage everyone to take the time to read it before you read my response here. 1. It would get […]

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