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Apologetics, Articles, Biblical Difficulties, Scripture Habits, Worldviews

Step out of Your Bubble: Investigate Belief

It’s easy to stay in your bubble. It’s cozy and familiar. Even on the occasion when one belief is causing friction with another, as long as no outside source shines light on the cognitive dissonance, we can keep on keeping on.

But that’s not what we’re called to do. And it’s not really what we’re content with, is it?

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Apologetics, Articles, Atheism

Science vs. History: The Great Gervais Book Burning

On Wednesday night, the Late Show with Stephen Colbert got interesting with talk of a little book burning. Colbert asked his guest, outspoken atheist/actor/Twitter extraordinaire Ricky Gervais, why “there is something rather than nothing.” Colbert’s questioning opened the door to a good-natured discussion (refreshing for a late night talk show!). Near the end of the conversation Gervais stated, “Science is constantly proved all the time. If we take something like any fiction, any holy book, and destroyed it, in a thousand years’ time that wouldn’t come back just as it was. Whereas if we took every science book and every fact and destroyed them all, in a thousand years they’d all be back, because all the same tests would be the same result.” Continue Reading

Apologetics, Articles, Atheism, Humanism

Humanism for Kids! Darwin the Dog has Problems

As parents, it’s important to understand that as our children become more and more immersed in society, whether it be school, sports or something else, they’re going to encounter challenges to their Christian faith.  In fact, I don’t think it’s a matter of if, but when.  We need to be proactive and vigilant so that we don’t leave our kids unprepared and exposed to questions they can’t answer.  Today, i would like to take a look at a short online story called “Meet Darwin” that can be found on Kidswithoutgod.com which is run by the American Humanist Association.  My goal is to examine the claims made in the book and equip you as parents with Christian responses to those claims so that you in turn can discuss it with your children!

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Apologetics, Articles

Video: What should Christians Do With Culture?

In this presentation, John Stonestreet discusses proper Christian  posture toward culture. He contends that culture is the water that we swim in, but also asks, “For what are we responsible?” Using the examples of Hans Scholl and Dietrich Bonhoeffer, John argues that all believers are Christians and something else. Christians should’nt jump from one Christian bubble to another. Instead, they should take responsibility for aspects of culture that overlap with their life. Continue Reading

Apologetics, Articles

Video: What Should Christians Do with Culture?

In this presentation, John Stonestreet discusses proper Christian  posture toward culture. He contends that culture is the water that we swim in, but also asks, “For what are we responsible?” Using the examples of Hans Scholl and Dietrich Bonhoeffer, John argues that all believers are Christians and something else. Christians should’nt jump from one Christian bubble to another. Instead, they should take responsibility for aspects of culture that overlap with their life. Continue Reading

Apologetics, Relativism

Video Highlight: Objective Truth

In this presentation at the ReThink Conference, Brett Kunkle put forth the argument that Christians need to have better reasons for why they are Christians.

Giving reasons like, “I was raised Christian,” or “God changed my life,” have no impact on the atheist. Furthermore, Christians should avoid giving subjective truth reasons for their belief since experience is not enough to keep faith grounded. Instead, Brett contends that we should be able to state with confidence that, “I’m a Christian primarily because there are good reasons and evidence that Christianity is objectively true.” Objective truth is available to the believer.

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Apologetics, Articles, Book Reviews

Apologetics for a New Generation: Book Application

Last week we briefly summarized Apologetics for a New Generation, but we wanted to emphasize some of the key aspects of application that the authors cover. While this book covered a broad variety of topics, it was all geared toward reaching young people for Christ. To that end, there were plenty of suggestions on how to apply that toward teaching apologetics to students.

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Apologetics, Articles

8 Things Christians Must Understand About our Cultural Moment: Podcast Highlight

Jonathan Morrow tackles some of the main points he believes that Christians must understand in their cultural engagement. In 8 Things Christians Must Understand About our Cultural Moment, he opens by explaining that religion should be more than just a preference.

He contends that Christianity is either true or false, and if it is true, Christians should be able to calmly investigate any objections to it that arise. Christianity is able to compete within the global marketplace of ideas. As Christians, we are called to be everyday ambassadors of Christ, and we must understand some key issues within our culture. We must understand that our culture is spiritual but not religious, that pluralism and relativism saturate world views, and that in general, we must be familiar with the pulse of our culture. Continue Reading

Apologetics, Articles

10 Free Apologetics Apps Fit for Bereans (and Teens)

Ah, smartphones. They’re in our pockets, in our hands, and (often) in the way of deeper relationships. They’re also (often) the keepers of our schedule, the collectors of our thoughts, and the consumers of our time. Let’s be good stewards of the smart!

In the interest of using our resources wisely, I’ve compiled a list of apologetics apps from fantastic organizations and universities to assist you with sharing the Gospel, and to turn that device in your (or your teen’s) hand into a tool for the Kingdom.

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