Top 5 Theology Articles of 2013

As 2013 comes to a close, take a moment to check out the most read content from the Reasonable Theology blog since January.

Top 5 Articles of 2013

5. Jesus Outside the Bible | Part 1 – Tacitus

It is sometimes alleged that there is no evidence for the existence of Christ or His early followers outside the accounts recorded in the New Testament. This is, however, far from true.

This short article series focused on just two extra-Biblical sources which serve to corroborate details of Christ and how He was known and worshiped by the early church. The writings of this Roman senator and historian reveal several important facts, such as Jesus’ death at the hands of Pontius Pilate.

Read Jesus Outside the Bible, Part 1

4. The 11 Best Apologetics Twitter Feeds to Follow

Those who are active on Twitter are familiar with how helpful it can be for discovering new content that you are interested in. The difficulty comes into play when you realize just how many available options you have for following content creators for any subject.

If you are on Twitter and interested in the study of apologetics, be sure to review our recommended list of 11 apologists who are actively sharing helpful resources.

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3. Top 10 Apologetics Books

Our Top 10 most recommended apologetics books include resources from Ravi Zacharias, Lee Strobel, Greg Koukl, and other top apologists. While there are a great number of excellent resources available in the area of Christian apologetics, these are the books which I have found myself recommending the most to others that are beginning their research in this field.

In addition to short reviews of the content of each title, there are also helpful links to learn more or purchase these resources for your library.

Read the Top 10 Apologetics Books

2. The 5 Covenants of the Old Testament

The purpose of this post was to provide a sort of road map through the diverse contents of the Old Testament. When we understand the OT as containing a successive string of covenants that God made with His people, we can remember key events, passages, and people more clearly.

While there are many covenants and promises found in the Old Testament, a study of the following will provide you with a framework to better understand redemptive history. These five are the Noahic, Abrahamic, Mosaic, Davidic, and the New Covenant.

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1. The Four Miracles of Atheism

This is by far the most read, shared, and reposted article on the site. It even created a bit of discussion on websites promoting an atheistic worldview. While there were multiple refutations attempted with varying levels of civility, none of the four simple points have been shown to be false in our practical, real-world experience.

While a few complex theories were suggested as potential solutions to the intellectually and scientific inconsistencies of a world without God, read the article to see if these four “miracles” can be easily dismissed by those adhering to an atheistic worldview.

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Articles Written By +Clayton Kraby

Clayton Kraby
Written by Clayton Kraby
I'm a Pastor in North Dakota and created to help make theology accessible for the everyday Christian. You can find me on Twitter @ClayKraby.