Tag Archives: Miracles

Does the “Unreasonable” Nature of the Virgin Conception Invalidate the Story of Jesus?

For some, the miraculous claim of the virgin conception of Jesus disqualifies the Gospel accounts as reliable history. The famous writer, atheist and debater, Christopher Hitchens regularly referred to the virgin conception as a clear example of the unreasonable nature of the Gospels. Hitchens would occasionally attempt to demonstrate the …

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Woman Says It’s a Miracle Her Wallet Blocked Bullets – Why Not Believe Her?

In a recent incident in Tennessee, a woman claimed her purse and wallet were used miraculously by God. As the woman and her husband were pulling into the parking lot of their apartment, they heard “popping” sounds. After getting out of their car, they saw several bullet holes on one …

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Why Almost Everyone Believes in the Miraculous

As an atheist, I considered myself a committed philosophical naturalist, and I rejected supernatural explanations related to scientific or historical inquiry. If I encountered an ancient account describing a supernatural event, I immediately rejected it as “history” and assigned it to the category of “mythology.” True history, after all, cannot …

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Unbelievable? Two Reasons Why Some People Reject the Reliability of the Gospels

During an interview on Unbelievable? with Justin Brierley, I responded to the objections of two atheists who rejected the reliability of the Gospel accounts on the basis of apparent contradictions with Josephus’ record and a concern about-corroborative evidence. I’ve learned to employ a four-pronged template when assessing the reliability of …

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Why New Testament Miracles Shouldn’t Disqualify the Gospels

Many critics point to the presence of the miraculous to make a case for late dating. Surely the miracles are works of fiction. If the gospel accounts were written early, eyewitnesses to the life of Jesus would have exposed these miracles as fictitious, right? Much of this critical analysis comes …

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How Do We Assess the Miraculous?

J. Warner Wallace, author of Cold Case Christianity: A Homicide Detective Investigates the Claims of the Gospels, talks with famed apologist, Don Stewart, about assessing the miracles described in the Bible. This interview was taped as part of Don’s show at www.hischannel.com. To see more interview videos with J. Warner …

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Do Miraculous Events (Like the Virgin Conception) Invalidate Christianity? (Podcast)

In this podcast, J. Warner examines the presupposition of naturalism as it relates to the reasonableness of Christianity. Are theists the only people who believe in miraculous events? Do Biblical miracles (like the Virgin Conception) make the Christian worldview unreasonable? Subscribe to the Cold-Case Christianity Weekly Podcast on iTunes, or …

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