Apologetics Resources

Evidences for the Christian Faith

I was talking to my youngest son the other day about evolution and creation and how both must be believed by faith. We talked about how none of us were here to see creation or evolution happen, and we can’t repeat either one in a strict scientific sense. Therefore, they are both systems of faith. It was a great discussion and I was amazed at his questions and logic.

Christianity is taken by faith—but it is a reasonable faith. In other words there is a ton of evidence that supports it’s claims. We are never asked to check our brains at the door and take a blind leap of faith. That’s stupidity. We are asked to accept the claims of Scripture by faith—but it is faith based on reason; a factual faith. This is the study of Christian Apologetics.

If you have been wondering if there are reasons to believe the Bible, there are. Here are a few links related to 3 categories of apologetics to help you get started. Take a look and let me know what you find. I’d love to hear about your journey!

 

BIBLICAL RELIABILITY

Manuscript Evidence for the Bible’s Reliability

Is the Bible Reliable?

Is the Bible True?

Various Questions to Choose From

 

ARCHEOLOGY/HISTORY

Biblical Archeology

10 Biggest Bible Archeology Discoveries of 2016

How Does Archeology Support the Bible?

Various Questions to Choose From

 

INTELLIGENT DESIGN/CREATION SCIENCE

Answers in Genesis

Institute for Creation Research

Various Questions to Choose From

 

The Practical Prophecy Podcast: Episode 8

The Biblical Feasts—First Fruits

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In today’s podcast Brian and I continue to discuss the Lord’s Feasts originally given in Leviticus 23 and how they relate to Jesus’ work on the cross as well as his future return. In this episode we discuss the feast of First Fruits and what it means to us practically.

Book Update 1: The Non-Prophet’s Guide to the End-Times

BlogPostBookUpdateBetween producing animation and writing this book, I haven’t had much time to begin promoting it. So, this is the first real official promotion and update. My goal is to start sending out updates every few weeks so please signup for my newsletter if you would like to track the project. Once I finish the manuscript I’ll shift my focus to promoting the book and I’m going to have some nice “street team” perks so keep an eye out for that later this year!

I’m currently working on chapter 9 (of 23) and I’m really, really excited about how it’s coming together. Juggling the research, study, creative writing, and art production has been challenging at times, but the resulting product is even better than I had envisioned.

Harvest House Publishers has been an absolutely amazing partner and I swear I have the best editor and literary agent on the planet. I have never felt more called to a project and I am blown away at the doors that have opened and the team of collaborators the Lord has connected me with to make this project a reality.

Here’s a little about the book (below). Feel free to share with friends, post this link on social media, and let me know if you think a book like this is needed today.


About the Book

Christians and non-Christians alike are speculating if the end of the world is near. Who can blame them for wondering when you look around and see what is happening? Daily the media bombards us with horrific and heart breaking news: natural disasters, violence, sexual immorality, famine, war, and so on. There is confusion and fear everywhere! For answers we must turn not to the evening news or the news feed on our computers, but to the Bible.  Animation producer and illustrator, Todd Hampson brings you The Non Prophet’s Guide to End Times, a simple, easy to understand, Bible prophecy book, using a fictitious, comedic prophet alongside scripture, history, and world events to inform readers about the end times.

While informational, The Non-Prophet’s Guide to the End Times main goals are to; (a.) provide a clear overview of end-times events, and to (b.) guide readers to a deeper personal commitment to the Lord as they are reminded that He is perfectly in control of world history and the details of our lives. The primary audience for this book would be everyday Christians who are viewing current events and asking questions like: Is the end near? Should I be afraid? How do I know where I stand with God and how will that impact me in relation to end-times events? How can I live with peace in times of chaos? The secondary audience for this book would be the seeker, or skeptic, who has a surface level or pop-culture knowledge of end-times terms and events and sees them as irrelevant or sensationalistic, but would read the book to see what it’s all about.

Book Review and Book Update

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BOOK REVIEW: When the Lion Roars: Understanding the Implications of Ancient Prophecies for Our Time, by Carl Gallups

I recently finished reading this book and it is a great read. No matter your eschatological point of view, this book is worth taking a look at. I’m not sure what the author’s view is (pre-trib, mid-trib, post-trib, etc.) but the purpose of his book is to show that no matter what view you hold, there is an absolutely unprecedented convergence of signs and conditions that line up with all aspects of the Biblical end-time framework.

The author asks the question, “What if we truly were living in the most profoundly prophetic times since the first coming of Jesus Christ? What if you were shown the undeniable and shocking proof?” Then he spends the entire book doing just that. That question and claim may sound sensationalistic, but it is not. Chapter after chapter, the author details concrete facts from secular sources that you can go and verify for yourself.

Even if you are not a Christian—especially if you are not a Christian—I would encourage you to give this book a read. I promise it is not a bunch of churchy talk or christianese. It is a riveting read from cover to cover. If you read the first page or two you will not put this thing down.

If you pick up the book, let me know what you thought! I’d love to hear if it struck you the same way it struck me.