In this special address recorded before a live audience in Seattle, we discuss Paul’s famous speech at Mars Hill in the city of Athens recorded in Acts 17. How did Paul make his case for Christ before this largely Gentile audience? What lessons can we learn about preaching and evangelism in our own day? That’s what’s on tap for this edition of White Horse Inn!
On this edition of White Horse Inn, we continue our discussion of 1 Corinthians 15 in order to get a clear definition of the Christian gospel. In this very early text, Paul defines the gospel as the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus, declared in advance by the prophets and proclaimed by the apostles and eyewitnesses afterwards. If this particular event did not occur in history, Paul argues, then our faith is in vain.
There is a lot of confusion today about the nature of the Christian gospel. On this program, we will walk through the definition of the gospel given by the Apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 15. How early is this particular text in relation to other New Testament documents? What are the implications of Paul’s claims for our understanding of early Christianity? Most importantly, what does he say the good news is all about?
Many Christians today buy into the idea that, through Jesus, we can have our best life now. But what happens when we become ill, depressed, or bankrupt? Did we do something wrong? Has God abandoned us? Why does God allow so many of us to suffer in various ways? On this special edition of White Horse Inn recorded before a live audience at the Liberate Conference in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, the hosts discuss these questions and more as they focus on the place of suffering in the Christian life.
Do we have any evidence about the existence of Jesus or the rise of Christianity from sources outside the New Testament? Is it true that passages about Jesus in the writings of Josephus have been proven to be fabrications? Joining the panel is historian Paul L. Maier, author of In The Fullness of Time and editor of Josephus: The Essential Works (originally aired June 27, 2010).
In his many books and speaking engagements, Bart Ehrman claims that—given the late date of most extant manuscripts and numerous copyist errors—the New Testament that we have today is basically unreliable. On this program, we will evaluate these claims with Daniel B. Wallace, a New Testament scholar who has engaged with Ehrman in a number of public debates over the past few years. Wallace is also the editor of Revisiting the Corruption of the New Testament, and is a contributor to The Reliability of the New Testament: Bart Ehrman and Daniel Wallace in Dialogue.
What can we learn about the Bible from the study of archaeology? Are there any discoveries in particular that shed light on the life and ministry of Jesus of Nazareth? What are we to think of skeptics who refuse to believe in the historicity of biblical stories unless they are confirmed by archaeological evidence? Joining us to discuss these issues is Craig Evans, author of Fabricating Jesus, Ancient Texts for New Testament Studies, and, more recently, Jesus and His World: The Archaeological Evidence.
Our friend, Gene E. Veith, links to Rod Dreher’s recent article in American Conservative on the death match between Christianity and the changing sexual mores of America. This raises a critically important question: is sex the linchpin of Christian cultural order? Is it really the case that to cast off Christian teaching on sex and [...]
What do today’s college students think of Jesus or the Bible? What do they think about churches in our day and why have some of them abandoned their faith? The hosts will discuss these issues as they interact with the views and opinions of today’s college students in the fourth and final program on Questions of Faith.
Are all religions basically the same? Why should a person choose Christianity as opposed to other faith traditions? Is evolution compatible with Christianity? Are miracles impossible? Joined once again by Greg Koukl, we will discuss these questions and more as they continue to interact with a number of “on-the-street” interviews recorded at a University of California campus.