Last week, as I drove my boys and their friend home from AWANA, they began asking questions about the state of their body after they die. Will they have a body in heaven? Only on the new earth? If they’re a soul while they await their body, will they be able to eat (a question of great importance at this age)? On and on. It reminded me of the importance of discussing these things, and also of the need to revisit topics my husband and I thought we already sufficiently addressed. Kids just need repetition.
In light of that, this week I’m revisiting Jason’s series on the soul and where it *comes* from. There’s a lot of food for thought here, so grab a cup of something warm, and have a think.
This month’s “Apologetics Life” Wish List features swag and books. We’re excited about Evidence that Demands a Verdict, and imagine what a cool conversation starter “I think, therefore I believe” could be!
Defending the faith, encouraging others in their faith, watching the Lord bring others to faith; these are the things a Christian apologist yearns to do and see. From the moment we’re saved, sanctification is taking place in us as the Holy Spirit works on our weaknesses, molds us into someone more like Jesus, and gives us the ability to look back on our walk. I don’t know about you, but looking back on my walk is both an encouragement and a disappointment.
Yes, God pulled me from the pit of human depravity, and yes, I can see that I am more like the person I ought to be than I was on day one, BUT I’m still human and I still fail on a daily basis. Having children in our family has amplified that awareness. Those failings are a reminder of my need for reliance on Jesus and they help me to focus on improvement for future days.
This month’s “Apologetics Life” Wish List features a few things we’d like to check out and a few things we already have. Anything on your radar that we should know about?
Loving people well is hard to do. Loving people who don’t like you back is even more difficult. And yet, it was Jesus who said “But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28 bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.” (Luke 6:27-28)
Who was Jesus charging with these words? Just a select few? No:
The Inaugural Women in Apologetics Conference took place in sunny South California this weekend, and I’ve emerged with a few recommended materials to pass along! Word on the street is that there may also be recordings available from the sessions, so if and when those emerge, I’d highly recommend checking them out. In the meantime, here are 8 resources recommended by WIA keynote and breakout sessions speakers:
I’ve painstakingly compiled a list of 4 scientifically proven apologetics action hacks. These are revolutionary ways to spur your pursuit to defend the faith and grow in your love for God and others. Brace yourselves! Are you ready?
Though it is an unusually pleasant Colorado Springs morning outside my window today, I understand that in much of the country, that is not the case. Here are 5 apologetics videos and podcasts that you can have playing in the background as you do a puzzle, drink some hot chocolate, and avoid shoveling those sidewalks. It’s the perfect day to learn something new!
To be fair, I’m probably not the right person to be penning this post. In a given month, there are many days during which I “just can’t even” and don’t scrounge up sufficient motivation to accomplish much-needed tasks- mopping floors, raking the chicken run, and reading a book falls by the wayside. Cracking my Bible open begins to feel like a chore. That’s when I know the motivation needs to happen and the “can’t even” excuses need to end, and I suppose that’s why I’m writing this post: defending the faith is an active process, we’ve ALL been through a drought, and we can help each other out.
2017 has been a wild ride, hasn’t it? Today we’re looking back on the top 5 most popular posts from our blog (based on views) and feeling pretty grateful for the chance to see what 2018 will bring. Thank you and Happy New Year, friends!