USA Today has an excellent article titled “How to sell Christianity? Ask an atheist”. Interestingly, it comports with and nicely complements my recent essay “Why Apologetics Is Important to Your Church” showing the necessity of a conversational rather than confrontational approach to evangelism. The conclusion reads: Conventional evangelism is oftenRead More

It is perfectly true, of course, that argument alone is quite insufficient to make a man a Christian. You may argue with him from now until the end of the world: you may bring forth the most magnificent arguments: but all will be in vain unless there be one otherRead More

James N. Anderson over at Analogical Thoughts has a trenchant review of the book I Love Jesus & I Accept Evolution. He concludes that: …despite its irenic approach and the undoubted expertise of its author, this book fails in its goal of reconciling biblical Christianity with modern evolutionary science. Nevertheless,Read More

Yesterday, when suffering a mountain biking excursion with my wife in the cooler mountains of Prescott, Arizona our trail came upon a “cairn.” Immediately I wondered “How did this get here?” This pile shows signs of intentionality, design, and purpose. It’s a kind of signpost, or so it seems, constructedRead More

INTRODUCTION James W. Sire wrote a book titled Chris Chrisman Goes to College (IVP, 1993). In it he showed how the fictitious character, Chris Chrisman, grows up in an evangelical home with evangelical parents going to evangelical private school and attending evangelical church. When Chris goes off to secular collegeRead More

A new series at Apologetics 315 titled Is Christianity True? features an essay that I collaborated on with my good friend and hip-hop-artist-slam-poet-who-is-a-tenacious-advocate-of-all-things-Jesus Vocab Malone (a.k.a. John Mark Reiser). The essay is titled The Gospels Tell Me So and addresses the reliability of the Gospels. Check it out!Read More

In his fascinating The Making of an Atheist: How Immorality Leads to Unbelief Jim Spiegel offers a unique thesis. It goes something like this: Rather than denial of God’s existence leading atheists to immoral behavior, immoral behavior leads atheists to denial of God’s existence. Spiegel claims Atheism is not atRead More

If… No other religious leader was a God-Man (On Christ’s deity see Jn. 1:1, 18; 20:28; Rom. 9:5; Tit. 2:13; Heb. 1:8; 2 Pt. 1:1. On Christ’s humanity see Philip. 2:5-8; 1 Tim. 3:16; 2 Tim. 2:8; 1 Jn. 1:1; 3:16; 4:2; 5:6) No other religious leader atoned for the sinsRead More

Of the many available sources on Islam, Win Corduan has one of the finest. Check out his entry Groups of Islam. Also, pick up his book (I believe Win is updating it) Neighboring Faiths. It’s a fine resource for world religions and offers an objective, historical, and doctrinal look atRead More

Americans United for Life have put together a nice one-page chart that explains what’s going on with federal funding for abortion in the health care bill. It shows the importance of the Hyde Amendment–and the necessity of similar language appearing in this bill. HT: Justin Taylor What is the appropriate,Read More