The front side (recto) of Papyrus 1, a New Testament manuscript of the Gospel of Matthew. Most likely originated in Egypt. Also part of the Oxyrhynchus Papyri (P. oxy. 2).
Dr. Bryant G. Wood recently presented lectures on “Archaeology and the Conquest: New Evidence on an Old Problem.” Wood is editor of Bible and Spade, and director of the Excavations at Khirbet el-Maqatir (suggested as a possible site for Biblical Ai). Four separate talks cover:
- Background and Chronology of the Exodus and Conquest
- Digging Up the Truth at Jericho
- The Discovery of Joshua’s Ai
- Great Archaeological Discoveries Related to the Old Testament
Alexander Pruss points to a new blog on the philosophy of cosmology.
Daniel Wallace and Bart Ehrman debate on the topic: “Is the original New Testament lost?”
A new article on “Platonism and Theism” is up at the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Alvin Plantinga lectures on “Religion and Science: Why Does the Debate Continue?” at Rainier Beach Presbyterian Church in Seattle Washington
Craig Blomberg writes on “Jesus of Nazareth: How Historians Can Know Him and Why It Matters” (PDF).
Peter S. Williams engages with the question “Can Moral Objectivism Do Without God?”
Max Andrews shares his Top Ten Philosophy, Science, and Theology Podcasts
J. P. Moreland talks about the argument from consciousness at last week’s ETS/EPS meeting in San Francisco (video).
Craig Blomberg discusses the historical Jesus and the reliability of the Bible (video).
Atheist philosopher Daniel Came criticizes Richard Dawkins’s decision not to debate William Lane Craig.
Chad Meister writes on “Atheists and the Quest for Objective Morality.”
Similarly, William Lane Craig lectures on the question “Is God Necessary for Morality” at Boston College Law School.
A distinguished group of evangelical scholars discuss the impact of the King James Version of the Bible (audio).
Peter Adamson, Professor of Ancient and Medieval Philosophy at King’s College London, takes listeners through the history of Western philosophy, “without any gaps.” Beginning with the earliest ancient thinkers, the series will look at the ideas and lives of the major philosophers (eventually covering in detail such giants as Plato, Aristotle, Avicenna, Aquinas, Descartes, and Kant) as well as the lesser-known figures of the tradition.
The purpose of this site is to set [the] contemporary ‘God Wars’ in their historical context, and to offer a range of perspectives (from all sides) on the chief issues raised by the ‘new atheists’. We hope this will encourage more informed opinion about the issues, discourage oversimplification of the debate, and deepen the interest in the subject.
Edgar Andrews answers this question in an article written for the Christian Apologetics Alliance.