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Apologetics conf. speakers underscore 'truth in love'NEW ORLEANS (BP) -– Apologetics experts from across the nation took the stage at Defend '19, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary's weeklong apologetics conference, Jan. 7-11.
"Christians have always needed to be able to state what they believe clearly and to defend their faith when asked to give a reason for the hope that they have in Christ," said Robert Stewart, Defend director. "But today in our postmodern, post-Christian, post-truth culture it is especially important that we be winsome ambassadors for Christ who share the truth in love in the power of God's Spirit." Read More
Filipino president's comments on God rebukedDAVAO 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
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 citedNASHVILLE (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
FROM THE COLLEGES: Gardner-Webb's Frank Bonner sets retirement; HBU profs to lead 'Prepared to Answer' simulcast
Gardner-Webb University President Frank Bonner sets retirement; Houston Baptist University professors to lead 'Prepared to Answer' apologetics simulcast Feb. 17. Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Obviously God
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
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
SBC DIGEST: Heimbach speaks on 'warrior ethic'; apologetics workshops slated at LifeWay Stores; apologetics podcast produced by Mo. duo
In today's SBC Digest: Southeastern Seminary's Daniel Heimbach lectures on a "warrior ethic" at the Defense Intelligence Agency; LifeWay Christian Stores to host apologetics workshops Sept. 12; apologetics "T.A.G. You're It" podcast produced by Missouri Baptist duo. Read More
SBC DIGEST: GuideStone fund garners 2 honors; SBCAL names regional leaders; Mo. apologetics enters 3rd year
GuideStone Financial Resources fund garners 2 top honors from investment industry analyst; Southern Baptist Conference of Associational Leaders names regional coordinators; Missouri Baptists' apologetics ministry enters third year. Read More
In marijuana-ripe region, church defends the faithREDWAY, 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