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The Knowledge Highway
The Knowledge Highway

Thinking that he was going to a rock concert, Michael Horner accidentally ended up in an apologetics seminar with Josh McDowell. As he was ready to dismiss this “religious guy”, Michael was surprised to learn one very important lesson that soon changed the course of his life: there is a difference between knowing about God and knowing God. Make it […]

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Three Tough Questions and Their Answers
Three Tough Questions and Their Answers

Aren’t all religions the same? Apart from some common moral principles, all religions aren’t the same. In fact, many of the ideas that Buddhists, Muslims, Christians and Hindus have about God, reality, truth, the basic human dilemma and the nature of salvation are contrary to each other. For example, there is no question that in […]

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Why Is There Evil and Suffering?
Why Is There Evil and Suffering?

This is part 1 to a 7 part series: Questions About God – Canadian philosopher Michael Horner responds to seven of the most commonly asked questions about God and Christianity. Question 1: Why is there evil and suffering? There is no question that the world is filled with an appalling amount of evil and suffering. […]

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Asking God Hard Questions
Asking God Hard Questions

My father’s suicide catapulted me into a time of deep grief, a time when I questioned all I thought I knew about God, while clinging to Him daily for the strength to get through the pain. In those first shock-filled days after I heard the news that my father had hung himself in the basement […]

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My Story
My Story

Astronomy fascinates me. I started studying it at age seven when I visited the library to find out why stars are hot. Once I found the answer to that question, I continued reading every physics and astronomy book I could get my hands on. With my dad’s help and the money I saved from collecting […]

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Are there Eye-Witness Accounts of Jesus?
Are there Eye-Witness Accounts of Jesus?

Can we trust the biblical accounts of Jesus’ life and teaching to be accurate? When stories are passed on from person to person repeatedly, we tend to suspect distortions and embellishments to creep in. After all, is that fishing tale your dad tells about his great grandfather something you swallow hook, line and sinker? Some […]

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Was Jesus a Real Person?
Was Jesus a Real Person?

In recent years a very bold claim has been surfacing around the internet. Some people are claiming that Jesus never really existed. They argue that Jesus is nothing but a mythical person created by people who wanted to validate new religious ideas. Is there any historical proof of this claim? What evidence is there for […]

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What about contradictions in the Bible about Jesus?
What about contradictions in the Bible about Jesus?

If you heard four versions of the same story, which one would you believe? It would likely depend on the nature of the differences: are the stories contradictory, or are the storytellers just picking up on different details of what happened? The Bible has four accounts of the life of Jesus–the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke […]

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Did the Gospel Writers Make Up Stories About Jesus?
Did the Gospel Writers Make Up Stories About Jesus?

No educated, sane adult thinks fairytales are historically accurate. There was no Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, or Hansel and Gretel (at least not as folklore depicts). These stories were made up to communicate a moral or to entertain children. The stories of Jesus’ extraordinary deeds and words can seem like fairytales. Some people have argued […]

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Jesus, The Gospels, and The Telephone Game
Jesus, The Gospels, and The Telephone Game

If you’ve ever played the telephone game, you’ve probably had some funny, maybe even nonsensical results. We’ve all heard stories that were embellished and distorted in the retelling. It’s healthy to have some skepticism when it comes to outlandish sounding stories. The stories of Jesus and his miracles found in the Bible are quite spectacular […]

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