Tuesday, July 5, 2022

How Convenient! Part 2: Zayd, Saowda & Rayhana

Muhammad's quest to marry Zaynab involved multiple prophecies and touched many lives. Here we learn about his special relationship with Zayd, his not-so-special relationship with Saowda, his almost-not-a-relationship with Rayhana, a postscript about a girl named Umm Kulthum - and the prophecies that guided them all on the straight path. Having a prophet close at hand - how convenient!

With a little help from Connor, Selma and Messrs Albinoni, Ravel, Chenci and Cohen. here is my latest video. Once again, we challenge you: watch it all the way through without laughing once.

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Unsheathed - The Story of Muhammad is now in Arabic

I am proud and happy to announce that Unsheathed now has an Arabic translation. A dear friend who knows his craft laboured for many hours to produce Al-Sayf al-Mushra'a, which you can now read for free by clicking this link.

If you can read Arabic, please do take a look and let me know of any problems with the text. In due course we hope to issue a paper-and-ink edition that you can hold in your hands but to date we are still negotiating with our publisher.

Note that this edition does not include any pictures. So please share this link with everyone who reads Arabic and needs to know the story of Muhammad.

Friday, March 18, 2022

How Convenient! - Zaynab

What do prophets do? They prophesy. Here we examine a series of Muhammad's prophecies about his cousin Zaynab.

Our challenge to you: watch it all the way through (six and a half minutes) without laughing once.

Friday, January 28, 2022

Unveiled - The Family Of Muhammad (narrated)

This is not a new video but a new edition of the previous "Family of Muhammad", this time with a voice-over narrator instead of written text. Although the new edition is nearly twice as long as the first, it may be easier to digest.

Don't try to memorise the individual facts in this one. Rather, soak in the impression of the men, women and children who entered and exited Muhammad's homes; how his childhood experiences must have shaped him; and how in later life his mission as a prophet might have influenced how he treated those in closest orbit to him.


Thank you to our new narrator, Frederick Truman, who made this project possible. Your voice has been a real find!

Saturday, January 22, 2022

A refutation of Moiz Amjad's arguments on the age of Aisha.

Every scholar of Islam knows that Muhammad married Aisha when she was nine years old. Yet cyberspace is littered with so many non-scholars who claim that she was some other age that some people assume that Aisha's age is debatable.

The "debate" is nearly always derived from the work of Moiz Amjad, and in this video, we explain why Amjad is wrong.

Monday, July 12, 2021

Discussing Some Jewish Objections against Jesus as the Messiah: Tony Costa and Michael Brown


On Friday July 16, 2021 at 7:30 p,m. (Eastern Standard Time)  Dr. Michael Brown will be joining me to discuss some Jewish objections against Jesus being the Messiah. Islam recognizes Jesus as the Messiah as he is called 'Isa al-Masih' (Jesus the Messiah) throughout the Qur'an. The problem however is that the Qur'an never defines what "Messiah" means. Jews and Christians know what it means, but the Qur'an leaves the term undefined. Some Muslim commentators even argued that "Messiah" means that Jesus was a wandering prophet which is grossly erroneous. Join us this Friday evening. If you have not subscribed to my YouTube channel please do so and you will be notified of many other upcoming shows. You can access my YouTube channel by clicking here

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Tawhid vs. Trinity Debate: Dr. Jonathan McLatchie vs. Dr. Shabir Ally

This coming Thursday, at 6pm Eastern, I am going to be engaging in a friendly dialogue with Dr. Shabir Ally on the nature of God (Tawhid vs. Trinity). You can join the YouTube livestream by clicking on the video embedded above. You are also invited to join the Zoom room, for participation in the live Q&A. Here is the link. I hope to see you there!

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Angels and Demons: A Biblical Analysis

Dr. Tony Costa will be teaching an online course on 'Angels and Demons' starting June 13, 2021 from 7:00 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. EST. For information on registration see the description book under the video or email us at torontoapologetics@gmail.com

Thursday, April 8, 2021

No Other Gospel

Starting Sunday April 11, 2021 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm (Eastern Standard Time), Dr. Tony Costa is going to lead an online course for 8 consecutive Sundays that will take us to May 30, 2021. We will cover such topics as Islam, Jehovah's Witnesses and Mormonism, as well as the New Age Movement and other groups. The registration fee is $99 (Canadian dollars). If you are interested in registering, please email us at torontoapologetics@gmail.com

Friday, December 18, 2020

Unveiled - The Family Of Muhammad

Muhammad’s private life is UNVEILED in this somewhat stylised presentation, which introduces the men, women and children who shared his roof from the womb to the tomb.

Welcome to “Unsheathed”, the story of Muhammad as the original Muslim historians told it.

(If you want to read the text commentary, you may wish to play the video at reduced speed or pause it.)

Update: Now available as a picture book at https://archive.org/details/@taramacarthur.

Monday, September 28, 2020

The Necessity of Scripture in the Christian Life: Online Course with Dr. Tony Costa

Beginning October 4th, I will be teaching an 8-week online course on the Necessity of Scripture in the Christian life. The course will run for 8 Sundays (October 4 - November 29) from 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.Registration fee is $99 (Canadian dollars). The deadline for registration is September 30th. To register, contact TorontoApologetics@gmail.com.

Sunday, August 2, 2020

Unsheathed - The Story of Muhammad is now on YouTube

How much do you know about the life of Muhammad? Perhaps very little, or perhaps a few episodes here and there? Or do you know enough to become annoyed by popular propaganda pieces that deliberately misrepresent Muhammad’s story?

Welcome to Unsheathed, the story of Muhammad as the original Muslim historians told it.  Connor O’Grady has combined his pictures here with Rosa Terry's beautiful narration of my text.

The first episode (below) is about Muhammad’s childhood. What were his early years like? What shaped him into the man he became? What attitudes, assumptions and ideas contributed to the religion that he founded?

There are sixteen episodes, each 12-14 minutes long, available at https://www.youtube.com/Unsheathed.  *

If you enjoy these videos, please subscribe.

* Unless you're in Pakistan, that is.  The videos are now banned in Pakistan.

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Four Views on Christian Apologetics: Roundtable Discussion Tomorrow, July 17th

Don't miss this exciting round table discussion tomorrow, Friday July 17th at 9pm Eastern, on apologetic systems. Participants in the dialogue will be Dr. James White (representing presuppositionalism), Dr. Richard Howe (representing Thomistic classical apologetics), Dr. Randal Rauser (representing reformed epistemology) and myself (representing evidentialism). The discussion will be moderated by Samuel Nesan of "Explain Apologetics". Hope to see you there!

Monday, July 13, 2020

Are You a Christian Who is Struggling with Doubts?

Fighting your Doubts - Physical Therapy in Wesley Chapel

Are you a Christian who is seriously struggling with doubts? A non-Christian seeker who has sincere questions about the Christian faith? Or have you recently lost your faith and want to explore whether your reasons for loss-of-faith were really rational?

If that describes you, please fill out this form on my website, and I and my small team of volunteers will see what we can do to help.

Friday, July 10, 2020

Is the New Testament or Qur'an a Better Successor to the Hebrew Bible? Dr. Jonathan McLatchie vs. Bashir Vania

Here is my latest debate, with Islamic scholar Bashir Vania, on whether the New Testament or Qur'an is a better successor to the Old Testament. This debate was recorded at South African Theological Seminary in January. Enjoy!

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Monday, June 29, 2020

New Website Launch

I have just launched my new official website which, going forward, will host many of my articles on the Bible, theology, apologetics and science. There are already many articles published to the site, and there will be many more forthcoming. You can also sign up for my monthly newsletter on the site for email updates on my article publications and new videos.

Click here to access the site.