Monthly Archives: April 2018

Does the Bible Mention Dinosaurs?

The simple answer to this question is “nothing”. The Bible does not say anything about “dinosaurs” because the word dinosaur was not coined until 1841 by Sir Richard Owen. Hence one cannot expect the Bible to utilize the term prior to its origination. If the Bible does in fact make reference to dinosaurs, they would have gone under a different name. So does the Bible say anything about these mysterious creatures we know as dinosaurs? Well, we need to address the important questions of “when” the dinosaurs existed, and whether … Read More »

Did Jesus “Really” Perform Miracles?

Yes, Jesus really performed miracles. It was a trademark of his ministry and interestingly enough, his miracle working was acknowledged by both friends and foes. Within the history of scholarship concerning Jesus, many have sought to separate the “historical” Jesus from the Jesus of the New Testament. With the assumption that the supernatural found within the New Testament was nothing more than mythological additions that developed over time, Jesus was reinterpreted to be among many things, a great moral teacher. However, Jesus falls short of even being a great moral … Read More »

Creation Vs. Evolution: Do Christians Avoid Contrary Evidence?

Christians do not avoid contrary evidence because we don’t believe that there is such a thing as “contrary” evidence. When a Christian confronts the relevant data, the data is then interpreted and deemed evidence for a particular hypothesis given certain presuppositional commitments that are brought to the investigation. For example, when considering the debate between creationists and evolutionists, what we have are two worldview perspectives confronting the same data. Fossil deposits can be observed by both creationists and evolutionists, however, the conclusions derived from these observations will be dependent upon … Read More »

The Cloud that Goes Before Us: Following God in our Wilderness

By Elias Ayala (M.A.T. & Mdiv) “Now on the day that the tabernacle was erected the cloud covered the tabernacle, the tent of testimony, and in the evening it was like the appearance of fire over the tabernacle, until morning. So it was continuously; the cloud would cover it by day, and the appearance of fire by night. Whenever the cloud was lifted from over the tent, afterwards the sons of Israel would then set out; and in the place where the cloud settled down, there the sons of Israel … Read More »

The Resurrection of Jesus: Why is the Christian Claim Unique & What Role does Historical Evidence Play in Christian Apologetics

By Elias Ayala (M.A.T. & Mdiv) Role of Historical Evidence: First, I want to discuss the role of historical evidence in Christian apologetics. It is important to recognize that historical argumentation does not lead one to absolute certainty regarding the event in question. Demonstrating that an event has occurred is not the same as demonstrating something with mathematical certainty. This is important lest we present the historical evidence for the resurrection in such a way that gives the impression that our conclusion based solely upon historical analysis gives one the … Read More »