Thinking Christians

I’ve recently had some wonderful conversations with people who are asking great and sincere questions about the Christian faith.  As a committed life-long learner, I think asking questions and searching things out is one of the best ways to learn anything; so I welcome the type of questions I’ve been getting from folks.  I also think it’s important to demonstrate that the Christian worldview is one of logical consistency.  Therefore, I want to share a few helpful resources (for seekers and believers alike) that address some of the more pertinent topics of our day.  There are a plethora of resources out there; these represent a starting point.

Two good “starter books” for anyone who wants to examine the evidence for God and the Christian faith are these:

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The Reason for God by Tim Keller http://www.amazon.com/Reason-God-Belief-Age-Skepticism/dp/1594483493/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1438800390&sr=8-1&keywords=reason+for+god

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Reasonable Faith: Christian Truth and Apologetics by William Lane Craig http://www.amazon.com/Reasonable-Faith-Christian-Truth-Apologetics/dp/1433501155/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1438800498&sr=8-1&keywords=reasonable+faith

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Two books on the resurrection of Jesus that I highly recommend are these:

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The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus by Gary R. Habermas http://www.amazon.com/Case-Resurrection-Jesus-Gary-Habermas/dp/0825427886/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1438800641&sr=8-1&keywords=the+case+for+the+resurrection+of+jesus+christ

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The Resurrection of Jesus: A New Historiographical Approach by Michael R. Licona http://www.amazon.com/Resurrection-Jesus-New-Historiographical-Approach/dp/0830827196/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1438800753&sr=8-1&keywords=michael+licona

*William Lane Craig has some great debates regarding the resurrection of Jesus that you can watch on YouTube

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Regarding the relationship between science and faith, there’s some good work being done over on www.biologos.org – their tagline reads, “BioLogos invites the church and the world to see the harmony between science and biblical faith as we present an evolutionary understanding of God’s creation.”

And if you want to talk about this with anyone, you know where to find me!

Published by: rustytugman

I am a husband, father, and preacher. I have the great privilege of serving a wonderful church family at the Alameda Church of Christ in Norman, OK. I have graduate degrees in ministry and administrative leadership and I also run the occasional marathon. This blog provides a platform to share some thoughts about Scripture, church, ministry, leadership, current events, books I'm reading, and baseball. Thanks for joining me!

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