Jesus: Both God and Man? — Dewayne Bryant, Ph.D.

Jesus is the most significant figure in history. Polls and surveys often recognize him as such, even if they only gauge his impact through the influence of Christendom in the last two millennia. Christians understand his work to be farther-reaching, not only impacting and improving the lives of human beings but securing salvation for our… Read More Jesus: Both God and Man? — Dewayne Bryant, Ph.D.

Is Homosexuality Hereditary or a Choice? — Dewayne Bryant, Ph.D.

There are few issues in American society today more volatile than those dealing with human sexuality. Anyone looking at our culture with an objective eye would be right to conclude that sexual mores are in a virtual free fall. Topics like homosexuality, transgenderism, and pansexualism dominate everything from Facebook posts and tweets from celebrities to… Read More Is Homosexuality Hereditary or a Choice? — Dewayne Bryant, Ph.D.

Proclaiming Biblical Truth in a “Your Truth” Culture — Dewayne Bryant, Ph.D.

Truth has become a precious commodity in the 21st century. With political spin, fake news, and outright deception in the media it is no wonder why a 2020 Gallup poll reported that nearly a third of those surveyed said they had “not very much” trust in the media (27%) and another third said they had… Read More Proclaiming Biblical Truth in a “Your Truth” Culture — Dewayne Bryant, Ph.D.

The Difference Between Truth And Tradition — Dewayne Bryant, Ph.D.

We like traditions. They remind us of the past and give us a sense of having a distinctive place in history. We become custodians of the cultural treasures passed down from previous generations, making us a vital link between the past and future. Traditions give us a shared identity and a sense of value. Maintaining… Read More The Difference Between Truth And Tradition — Dewayne Bryant, Ph.D.

The Historicity Of The Resurrection — Dewayne Bryant, Ph.D.

The resurrection of Jesus is one of the central tenets of Christianity. The apostle Paul ties it to the saving work of Christ (1 Cor. 15:14, 17) and includes it as a non-negotiable aspect of the Christian faith (1 Cor. 15:3). It plays a part in the life of every Christian because Jesus’ resurrection is… Read More The Historicity Of The Resurrection — Dewayne Bryant, Ph.D.

Our Designer Universe — Dewayne Bryant, Ph.D.

The world contains many wonderful things that work in harmony with one another, from astronomical events in the stars to the interchange between living organisms in delicate ecosystems. Natural phenomena around us operate in predictable ways. We can observe, describe, and predict these processes. Our world is an almost infinitely complex machine whose parts work… Read More Our Designer Universe — Dewayne Bryant, Ph.D.

The Moral Argument For God’s Existence — Dewayne Bryant, Ph.D.

Whether or not God exists is the most important question for humanity. If he does exist and the Christian Bible has it right, our moral behavior must reflect God’s intentions for his creation. If he does not, and the Bible is nothing more than one holy book among many, then moral behavior is merely a… Read More The Moral Argument For God’s Existence — Dewayne Bryant, Ph.D.

The Cosmological Argument for God’s Existence — Dewayne Bryant, Ph.D.

If nothing comes from nothing, then the most obvious conclusion is that the universe had a point of origin.  It cannot come from nothing (proven by science), nor can it create itself (a logical impossibility).  This being the case, then the universe must have an adequate cause for its existence.  For philosophical reasons, this cause cannot be material, nor can it be constrained by time and space, and it must be timeless itself.  This certainly fits the description of the biblical God.… Read More The Cosmological Argument for God’s Existence — Dewayne Bryant, Ph.D.

Historical Myths Concerning Christianity — Dewayne Bryant, Ph.D.

The historical record has more than its fair share of falsehoods. One of the most famous—and pernicious—is the tale about George Washington cutting down the cherry tree, later confessing to the deed by saying, “I cannot tell a lie.” Another is the infamous Piltdown Man hoax, in which amateur geologist Charles Dawson claimed to discover… Read More Historical Myths Concerning Christianity — Dewayne Bryant, Ph.D.

Did Christianity Plagiarize The Mystery Cults? — Dewayne Bryant, Ph.D.

Plagiarism is serious business in academia. When most people hear the term, they might equate it with “copying” or “borrowing,” thus overlooking the seriousness of the offense. In truth, plagiarism involves not only the outright theft of intellectual property but passing off someone else’s ideas as one’s own. Some critics today argue that Christianity plagiarized… Read More Did Christianity Plagiarize The Mystery Cults? — Dewayne Bryant, Ph.D.

A Bookish Faith — Dewayne Bryant, Ph.D.

Christianity demonstrates many distinctive features when compared with other world religions. One of those features is its “bookish” nature (a term frequently used by New Testament scholar Larry Hurtado). Early Christians valued texts more highly—and used them much more often—than any other religion at the time except Judaism. It is perhaps because of Christianity that… Read More A Bookish Faith — Dewayne Bryant, Ph.D.