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Tektonics Apologetics Ministry
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The Adarwinist reader
Bede's Library: the Alliance of Faith and Reason
A Christian Thinktank
Doxa:Christian theology and apologetics
He Lives
Mike Gene Teleologic
Errant Skeptics Research Institute
Stephen Jones' CreationEvolutionDesign
Touchstone: a journal of mere Christianity: mere comments
The Secularist Critique: Deconstructing secularism
Ex-atheist.com: I Wasn't Born Again Yesterday
imago veritatis by Alan Myatt
Solid Rock Ministries
The Internet Monk: a webjournal by Michael Spencer
The Sydney Line: the website of Keith Windschuttle
Miranda Devine's writings in the Sydney Morning Herald
David Horowitz frontpage magazine
Thoughts of a 21st century Christian Philosopher
one-eighty
Steven Lovell's philosophical themes from C.S.Lewis
Peter S. Williams Christian philosophy and apologetics
Shandon L. Guthrie
Clayton Cramer's Blog
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Sunday, April 20, 2003

the writing's on the ossuary

 
A riddle writ in stone
April 19 2003

New tests on an ancient burial box appear to support the claim that it is the oldest link to Christ, reports Carol Eisenberg.

It seems very fitting to write at this Easter that the authenticity of the James ossuary (inscribed in Aramaic with the words James, son of Joseph, brother of Jesus) seems to be confirmed after extensive testing in Israel and Canada. I am a natural skeptic and my first reaction when the story broke last year was that this was most probably a hoax. A Christian's faith does not depend upon archaeological evidence but the finding and apparent authenticating of an actual link to the historical person of Jesus is a stunning event. I will remain skeptical but this is a story to watch...

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