Archive for the ‘video’ Category

In this panel discussion from Ligonier’s 2012 National Conference, R.C. Sproul and friends discuss the Christian’s approach to Scripture and the natural world, offering wise words regarding the importance of embracing both as infallible revelation from God.  In my opinion, R.C. Sproul (in the clip below) and Michael Horton (in the full recording, timestamp 69:30) offer the most helpful insights into how Christians should think about and discuss these controversial issues.  Sproul’s main point is that we must embrace all of God’s revelation, not setting one part against another.  Horton clearly agrees, noting: “All truth is God’s truth, but not all truth is in the Bible.”

In my opinion, this fascinating discussion should serve as (yet another) call for a little more light and a little less heat in discussions related to faith and science.

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Third Day and Brandon Heath perform Rich Mullins’ eternally-great song, “Creed” (accompanied by dulcimer hammers and all!):

And I believe what I believe
It’s what makes me who I am
I did not make it, no it is making me 
It is the very truth of God and not
The invention of any man

Also check out this sweet video of Garrett Viggers ripping it up on the dulcimers all by himself:

It is highly likely that most Evangelical Christians have, at some time or another, heard this famous quote (often attributed to St. Francis of Assisi):

Preach the Gospel at all times.  If necessary, use words.

The sentiment behind such statements generally goes something like this: the church too often focuses too much on talking at people (even if it’s about the Gospel) rather than practically loving them, first and foremost.  The underlying conviction is (broadly speaking) that the most important/powerful “witness” Christians have is a lived-life abounding in generous, self-sacrificing love like that exhibited by Jesus during his life on earth.  Furthermore, our role as “verbal” proclaimers of the Gospel is usually relegated to a secondary position, lest our lives not first provide the foundation – indeed, substantiate – the cognitive message we preach.

Helping to bring fresh light to this important issue, Duane Litfin (former president of Wheaton College) has just written a new book, Word versus Deed: Resetting the Scales to a Biblical Balance (excerpt).

With Easter fast approaching and the perfectly-timed publication of Bart Ehrman’s latest book, I thought it might be helpful to call attention to a series of videos related to the historicity of the resurrection produced by Credo House.  New Testament scholar Dr. Mike Licona (author of the recently published, The Resurrection of Jesus: A Historiographical Approach) and Credo House President Michael Patton have joined forces to dispel ten of the most common myths regarding the empty tomb.

Four videos have been released (see below) and six more will come throughout the week.  Check them out!

Myth 1: Contradictions in the Gospels

Myth 2: Pagan Parallels in Mystery Religions

Myth 3: The Fraud Theory

Myth 4: Hallucinations

China’s Abandoned Disney World

Posted: December 23, 2011 in misc, video

Slightly creepy:

HT: National Geographic

The Kingdom Book Trailer

Posted: December 9, 2011 in books, video

Crossway has just released a new trailer for Bryan Litfin’s Chiveis Trilogy (The Sword, The Gift, and The Kingdom [June 2011]).

HT: Euangelion