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  • Filipino president's comments on God rebuked

    by David Roach, posted Monday, July 09, 2018 (12 days ago)

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    DAVAO CITY, Philippines (BP) -- The Filipino president's offer to resign if anyone can prove the God of the Bible exists has drawn reactions from Christians across the globe.

    Dan Santiago, president of the Filipino Southern Baptist Fellowship of North America, said Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte lacks "solid biblical knowledge of the Judeo-Christian God." Meanwhile, Filipino Catholic leaders -- who have feuded publicly with Duterte -- called today (July 9) for "God's mercy and justice" on blasphemers, according to The Wall Street Journal. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Be alert amid Bible distortions

    by Rob Phillips, posted Friday, June 22, 2018 (one month ago)

    While Belief systems such as Mormonism and Islam profess high regard for Scripture, Rob Phillips notes that "in fact, they deny its inspiration, inerrancy or preservation." Read More

  • Christ's resurrection: strongest evidence cited

    by David Roach, posted Thursday, March 29, 2018 (3 months ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Did Jesus really rise from the dead?

    It's a question asked and answered each Easter in news reports, television documentaries and personal conversations. This year, two Southern Baptists who train others to defend the faith have offered their thoughts on the best way to answer.

    Rob Phillips, who leads apologetics for the Missouri Baptist Convention, pointed to the "minimal facts argument," which defends the resurrection using only evidence "considered virtually undeniable," even by skeptics. Stephen Wellum, a theology professor at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, said evidence for the resurrection always must be coupled with an explanation of the resurrection's significance within the Christian worldview. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Obviously God

    by Dan DeWitt, posted Thursday, November 30, 2017 (7 months ago)

    The creation, Dan DeWitt writes, reveals both God's glory and His wrath. "It's a matter of vantage point. The believer sees glory. The unbeliever sees wrath," he writes. Read More

  • FROM THE SEMINARIES: SBTS to strengthen apologetics focus; SWBTS family leads teen to faith in Christ

    by SBC Seminary & BP Staff, posted Wednesday, September 27, 2017 (10 months ago)

    In today's From the Seminaries: Southern Baptist Theological Seminary to strengthen apologetics focus; Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary family leads teen to faith in Christ.

    SBTS to strengthen apologetics focus

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- Southern Baptist Theological Seminary has created a single master of divinity degree in apologetics in its Billy Graham School of Missions, Evangelism and Ministry, consolidating two current apologetics programs. Read More

  • In marijuana-ripe region, church defends the faith

    by Karen L. Willoughby, posted Thursday, March 16, 2017 (one year ago)

    REDWAY, Calif. (BP) -- "At one time there were three very healthy churches in Redway and now we are the last church standing."

    Dave Seaford, pastor of First Baptist Church in the northern California town of 1,200, ventured to one of the nation's most fertile regions for growing marijuana, legally and illegally, in 2014.

    The small congregation -- some aging, others part-time workers -- felt a burden for Redway's secularity and "sacrificed to bring us here," said Seaford, former pastor of a North Carolina church founded by Norm Geisler, one of the leading experts in the field of apologetics. Seaford, likewise, is a seasoned defender of the Christian faith, with a reach of more than 2,500 Facebook friends. Read More

  • Apologetics on display at Defend 2017 conf.

    by Marilyn Stewart, posted Monday, January 23, 2017 (one year ago)

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    NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- Abdu Murray was a devout Muslim who rarely encountered Christians who could defend their faith. His journey from Islam to faith in Christ began after meeting the few "annoying" Christians who could.

    Murray, North American director for Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, told of his nine-year journey at Defend 2017, an annual apologetics conference sponsored by New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary's Institute for Christian Apologetics. The Jan. 2-6 conference, with 250 participants, brought together noted apologists to address issues and worldviews prevalent in today's culture. Read More