Author Archives: Scott Swiggard

What is Apologetics?

We’ve met with several ministers and lay leaders to discuss apologetics in the past two weeks. We are specifically seeking to understand how Reasonable Faith Houston can most effectively serve the local community. One of the most important reoccurring questions in the … Continue reading

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Why Christianity in a Pluralistic world?

At last week’s Reasonable Faith Houston Lectures, we talked about why Christianity stands out as different in a pluralistic world. Some people wonder why we make such a fuss about Jesus Christ and Christianity, since they take the stance that all … Continue reading

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Shroud of Turin – Carbon Dating Witness

This post is part of a multi-part series investigating the evidence and arguments surrounding the Shroud of Turin. See the first post, Shoud of Turin, Could it Be Real?,  for an index. This witness is complex, filled with as much passion and fervor as scientific analysis … Continue reading

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Shroud of Turin – Forensic Witness

This post is part of a multi-part series investigating the evidence and arguments surrounding the Shroud of Turin. See the first post, Shoud of Turin, Could it Be Real?,  for an index. The Shroud of Turin is the most studied relic in antiquity…if at … Continue reading

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Shroud of Turin – Sudarium of Oviedo Witness

This post is part of a multi-part series investigating the evidence and arguments surrounding the Shroud of Turin. See the first post, Shoud of Turin, Could it Be Real?,  for an index. When we consider the “possibilities” of the Shroud it may be meaningful … Continue reading

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Shroud of Turin – Textile Witness

This post is part of a multi-part series investigating the evidence and arguments surrounding the Shroud of Turin. See the first post, Shoud of Turin, Could it Be Real?,  for an index. Since 1578 the “sindon,” or Shroud, has been housed in a Turin, … Continue reading

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Shroud of Turin – Iconography Witness

This post is part of a multi-part series investigating the evidence and arguments surrounding the Shroud of Turin. See the first post, Shoud of Turin, Could it Be Real?,  for an index. Per Wikipedia, “Iconography is the branch of art history that studies the identification, … Continue reading

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Shroud of Turin – Historical Witness

This post is part of a multi-part series investigating the evidence and arguments surrounding the Shroud of Turin. See the first post, Shoud of Turin, Could it Be Real?,  for an index. There is substantial agreement among researchers on the historical record of the Shroud of Turin … Continue reading

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Shroud of Turin, Could it be Real?

For good reason, many of us look at relics and historic religious artifacts with great skepticism. The Shroud of Turin, which many Christians assert to be the burial cloth of Jesus, should be viewed with the same critical eye…and it has … Continue reading

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Sound Advice on Science and Biblical Interpretation

What do we do when the findings of science disagree with common biblical interpretations? For many Christians, the preferred response is to say that the Bible is right and science is wrong – the Bible, after all, is the inspired word of God … Continue reading

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