Why Would You Want It to be True?

Not too long ago, I was listening to someone who is involved in a ministry to college kids.  He said something that startled me: Before the kids he is trying to share the Gospel with will care whether or not it’s true, they need to be shown why they would want it to be true.  Before they will ever listen to the evidence for Christianity, they need to see why it would even be worth the time and energy.

What Did the Cross of Christ Look Like?

What did the original cross of Christ actually look like?  And how was Jesus placed on the cross?  I received these two great questions from someone who is very interested in an accurate representation of the actual Cross.

Would You Buy an Edsel?

In the late 1950’s, the Ford Motor Company designed what it believed was the “car to beat all cars.”  In their minds, the Edsel would be found in every driveway in America.  It didn’t quite work out that way.  The Edsel was a complete sales bust, one of the worst ever recorded. 

What is a Spiritual Body?

Is Jesus’ Resurrection just a later legend invented by the Gospel writers some thirty to sixty years after His death when they first put pen to papyrus?  That’s a great question I recently received and in last week’s blog I took time to unpack the very compelling way it was framed.  It’s also a great question because this is, by far, the most popular explanation those scholars who don’t believe in the Resurrection put forward to explain it.  It’s the best alternative explanation they’ve come up with.

Is Jesus' Resurrection Just a Legend?

St. Francis of Assisi is everyone’s favorite saint.  One reason he’s so popular is his love for creation, for nature, and, in particular, for the animals.  That’s why on his feast day every year—even though it can get a little messy and chaotic!—many churches invite people to bring their pets in for a “Blessing of the Animals” service. 

How Much Does It Take to Get God's Attention?

Last week, I talked about a person I know well who is going through a difficult time.  She is feeling bad because she finds that she only turns to Jesus as a last resort.  In last week’s blog I responded to her question about why we do this.  But, given that we are so prone to wander, so prone to forget about God until we hit some kind of rough patch in life, she also wanted to know how much it takes to get His attention.  After turning away from Him so much, what do we need to do to get His attention?

About Me

E.J. Sweeney is a true skeptic. He needs to see to believe. Hard Evidence. Compelling Proof. Solid Logic. This is what he believes in. In college, he encountered questions that the superficial faith he was raised on couldn’t handle. So he began a quest for Truth, a quest for the answers to life’s ultimate questions.

EJ Sweeney

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