What is an Elder?

Introduction What is an elder? On the Rapp Report, Andrew Rappaport recently concluded a podcast series on elders, biblical qualifications for an elder, hiring pastors, and encouraging pastors. His goal is to encourage churches to start looking at this role...

Why are Certain Church Leaders called Pastors?

  Introduction Why are certain church leaders called pastors? There are many names for different church offices: elder, overseer, deacon, pastor, minister, bishop, etc. So, this brings up the question of why certain church leaders are referred to as pastors. In...

Is Hermeneutics an Art or a Science?

Is hermeneutics an art or a science? This question stumps some people when it comes to interpreting literature. Therefore, it is appropriate to answer this question by examining both the art and the science side of biblical interpretation. The short answer is...

Do People Need to Know Hermeneutics?

Introduction Do people need to know hermeneutics? Most people when they are confronted with the word hermeneutics ask, “Who is Herman the nudist?” They get the wrong idea. Hermeneutics is the art and science of interpreting literature. When one wants to interpret...

Is the Bible History?

Introduction Is the Bible history? This question is brought up in debates by believers and unbelievers alike. Peter Enns is one primary example of a person who teaches the Bible is meant to be taken as history, yet, not literal history (Peter Enns “Mutilating...

Is There a Hell?

Introduction Is there a Hell? Some people have a horrible time accepting the Bible’s teaching concerning an eternal place of conscious torment–Hell. Therefore, one should consider their arguments. In one case, some people believe the passages about Hell...

Jesus wasn’t Unique?

Introduction Jesus wasn’t unique? This is the argument some atheists promote about the Messiah. Bill Kluck espoused this idea in his debate with Andrew Rappaport. While a messiah figure can be seen in some modern movies (like Luke Skywalker in Star Wars), to say Jesus...

Did Paul Know Jesus?

Introduction Did Paul know Jesus? Bill Kluck does not seem to think so. In his debate with Andrew Rappaport, he stated Paul did not seem to know Jesus.[1] Therefore, Kluck claimed Christianity is not true. Also, if Paul did not know Jesus, then the person who wrote a...

Does Evolution Disprove the Gospels?

Introduction Does evolution disprove the gospels? This was one of Bill Kluck’s arguments at Andrew Rappaport’s debate. One of his arguments is since Luke only goes back to Adam in Jesus’ genealogy then the gospels are not historically accurate. This brings up the...

Where do Morals Come From?

Introduction Where do morals come from? This was the discussion between Andrew Rappaport and Evan in Conversations with an Atheist on Apologetics Live. Though, the conversation did revolve around the morality of slavery, it repeatedly came back to where morals come...

Is Christianity True?

Introduction Is Christianity true? The first question to ask is, “What is true?” Andrew Rappaport posted a debate he had with an atheist named Bill at a Christian school. The debate can be seen on Apologetics Live under Debate: Is Christianity True. The...

What is the Christian Response to Hamas?

Introduction What is the Christian response to Hamas? In the Apologetics Live episode Christian Response to Israel and Open Q&A, the hosts answer the challenge to the war between Israel and Hamas. The challenge of this war is the lack of information and the...