What’s up with the name 10:04?
“It says here that a bolt of lightning is going to strike the clock tower at precisely 10:04 p.m. next Saturday night!” – Dr. Emmett Brown, Back to the Future
“We use God’s mighty weapons, not worldly weapons, to knock down the strongholds of human reasoning and to destroy false arguments.” – 2 Corinthians 10:04
10:04 is a reference to the classic Back to the Future film and the verse found in 2 Corinthians.
What is 10:04 about?
It’s getting ugly out there. Atheists and skeptics are no longer merely content to viewing Christians simply as naïve. They are out to actively undermine Christianity and its claims. The battle is being waged in the realm of the mind, and Christians need to be ready to engage that battle.
Young Christians are heading off to college every year and they are being exposed to views contradictory to Christianity by student groups and professors. Many for the first time in their lives. That’s to be expected, but what makes it bad is the fact that many of these young Christians aren’t prepared to think through and respond to these challenges, and studies show a portion of them fall away from the faith they grew up with by their sophomore year.
Christians in general shrink away in silence when confronted with a seemingly good argument against Christianity. They haven’t been trained to think critically about such claims and ask questions.
10:04 joins the ranks of other resources out there to help defend Christianity, but seeks to do so in a fun and engaging way. After all, who said Christian apologetics has to be boring?
Who runs 10:04?
Ryan Harding, a committed follower of Jesus Christ and a committed enthusiast to superheroes, comic books and science fiction.
I guess you could say I’m a bit of a contradiction, but only because the culture says Christianity has no real place in the realm of science fiction and comics. But the culture also says that faith and reason or faith and science have no business together.
But, as the content on this blog site will bear out, that’s not true. So, perhaps Christianity and comics is not as odd a combo as you might initially think.
I grew up in a Bible-believing church and was raised with good Christian values. I also grew up with comic books, movies like Back to the Future, the Michael Keaton Batman films, Who Framed Roger Rabbit? and of course, Star Wars. I watched TV shows like Star Trek: The Next Generation, ALF and Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. And lots of cartoons ranging from Disney to Warner Bros.
I love to write as well. So, you throw a background like I have in with a writer who is passionate about Jesus and a site like this was bound to happen.
How can I stay connected?
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