Undesigned coincidences in the Scriptures: an Argument for their Veracity

October 16, 2017

by Jonathan McLatchie.

Interlocking puzzle pieces from among different accounts of an event, which illuminate one another in a manner unintended by the author(s) is a phenomenon which would be very surprising in the works of fiction. They are, however, expected on the hypothesis that these accounts are based on real events. When one finds numerous undesigned coincidences crisscrossing the Biblical documents (and even between the Biblical documents and external secular sources), one uncovers a very powerful cumulative argument for the substantial veracity of Scripture, as well as the authenticity of the thirteen letters attributed to the apostle Paul. In this presentation, Christian apologist Jonathan McLatchie will reveal some of the most impressive cases of undesigned coincidences in the New Testament.

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The Bible and History

October 16, 2017

By Johan Erasmus

"If they keep quiet, the stones will cry out." Luke 19:40

It is unlikely that Jesus initially referred to archaeology, but as it appears the stones in the Bible lands do tell quite a bit.

Christianity is different to many other religions in the sense that it claims to be based on and set in verifiable history, and not just divine revelation. This implies that many of the places, events, and language being used are open to investigation. It is especially true for modern-day Turkey (referred to in the Bible as Asia Minor).

 

What do the stones say about the New Testament? In what way can modern archaeological discoveries enrich our understanding of the Scriptures?

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Why isn’t God more obvious?

September 5, 2017

If God wants people to know him, why wouldn't he make himself known more clearly? Surely a good God would not be so elusive? Lara Buchanan addresses this commonly asked question: "Why isn't God more obvious?" Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, this will be an opportunity to explore these issues together and consider some of the responses offered in the Christian faith.

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Jesus the great apologist

September 5, 2017

Lara Buchanan will be looking at how Jesus interacts with all sorts of people and engages in the questions of his day. Doing a quick sweep of the gospels we will see the master apologist at work: defining the question (Matt 22), exposing motives (Luke 20), questioning the questioner (Luke 10 & 18), and ultimately drawing to people to himself. This Sunday is all about learning how to emphasize with and effectively respond to the questions of our time.

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Pluralisme: Verskillende paaie na dieselfde God?

July 21, 2017

Lei verskillende paaie na dieselfde God? Dien Moslem, Christen, Jood en Hindoe nie maar eintlik dieselfde God nie?  Dit laat 'n mens nogal wonder, glo ek nie maar net oor dit wat my ouers my geleer het nie? 

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God en Wetenskap

July 21, 2017
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“The Shack” - The Problem of Evil

June 7, 2017

"The Shack" - and the Problem of Evil." By Dr. Roedolf Botha

Human suffering still carries some of the deepest and most frequently asked questions today: Is there a benevolent God? Does he really care about us? How can a loving God allow so much human affliction? A few years ago a very controversial book, The Shack, tried to address some of these questions. The book had also recently been translated into a movie. Tonight we are going to explore some of the ideas in it in trying to answer some of life's most fundamental questions.

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Deconstructing Marxism

May 11, 2017

(We apologize for the poor quality of this recording is poor. There is an echo which appears and disappears every now and then.)

“Libraries were full of ideas—perhaps the most dangerous and powerful of all weapons.”
 
The great battles in history were not necessarily fought on Normandy, Waterloo or Stalingrad, but rather in lecture halls, churches and books. Fighting other bodies is easy, fighting other ideas - that is the tricky part. C.S. Lewis famously said that good philosophy must exist, if for no other reason, because bad philosophy exists.
 
One of the most influential ideas to capture the human imagination has been that of Marxism. Few ideas has had the same impact. Our forefather in this country use to engage with it by labelling it the Rooi Gevaar, but little meaningful engagement ensued. As Marxism re-enters the South African political landscape it becomes crucial to debate and evaluate this potent idea. Like most philosophies Marxism attempts to describe reality, but when and where is that description not real?
 
At Dialoog we like to wrestle with big ideas and as Paul says in 2 Cor. 10:5, attempt to 'Take captive every thought and make it obedient to Christ'. Join us as we try to Deconstruct Marxism.
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What Difference Does Our Response to Christ Make?

May 5, 2017

RZIM Apologist Andy Moore discusses the question of whether the roads we take in life all lead to the same place, or whether the paths we choose make a difference? What difference, in particular, is made by our responses to the claims of Jesus Christ?

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