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by Joseph Holden, Ph.D. - 1 month ago

Violence and Peace: A Biblical Perspective on Civil Demonstrations

We live in America, in a land where our rights are cherished and valued beyond anything else. They are embedded in our DNA as free people who secured these rights through violent revolution against a European superpower, fought a civil war, engaged in two world wars and witnessed the civil rights movement rise in the 1960s under the leadership of Martin Luther King. After all, our national birth certificate promin...

by Joseph Holden, Ph.D. - 3 months ago

Why Is God Allowing Evil? Eight Principles to Consider During the Current Global Pandemic

Many today are questioning how, if God is loving and good, how could God allow the coronavirus (COVID-19) to cause so much pain and suffering and to take so many lives. Let’s face it, it does look bleak out there, pain and suffering, quarantine, the stock market is crashing, various sports clubs have suspended their seasons, restaurants and entertainment centers are shuttered, economic activity has slowed to a tri...

by Joseph Holden, Ph.D. - 1 year ago

Were the New Testament Manuscripts Copied Accurately?

Because scholars do not possess the original writings of the New Testament (known as autographs),1 we must ask: How accurate are the manuscript copies (apographs)? For if the copies do not reflect the original writings of Scripture, we would have no idea what the original texts said. Because there were no copy machines available in ancient times, the tedious transmission proce...

by Joseph Holden, Ph.D. - 1 year ago

Norman Leo Geisler July 21, 1932 – July 1, 2019

"The Man Who Didn’t Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist" “I am put here for the defense of the gospel” (Philippians 1:16). On July 1, 2019, 20 days before his 87th birthday, we lost an eminent professor, lover of Jesus, defender of truth, brother and friend. The news of Norm’s (as he liked to be called) passing in the early morning hours ripp...