Author: Dan

What Is Life?

It is a question every person at some point considers. I want to get at more specific question, “What is life in the Bible?” Jesus said he had come that we might have life to the full (John 10:10). We know that Adam and Eve lost their lives due to rebellion (Genesis 2:17). We know we will all die (Hebrews 9:27). So, what does it mean to live?

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The Reason for Hope

The modern apologist stands on the shoulders of faithful Christians from previous generations. That is because apologetics is a basic expectation for every believer in every generation. As one apologist noted, preaching the gospel is “inseparable from defense [of the gospel].”[1] Every person whose life has been transformed by Jesus is necessarily an apologist, someone called to proclaim, explain, and defend the Good News.

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Your Weekend Worldview Reader

Here’s your Weekend Worldview Reader with links to articles, essays, reviews, and videos that I consider to be interesting or important from a biblical worldview perspective. Any work that I point to is not an endorsement, but rather an invitation for you to think deeply about your faith and the world around you. 

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Sunny Side Up: The Breakfast Conversation That Could Change Your Life (Launch Team)

Can you remember a time in your Christian life when you were closer to Jesus than you are now? Maybe you want to change, but where do you begin? Consider Jesus’ breakfast conversation with Peter: it could change your life!

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Your Weekend Worldview Reader

Here’s your Weekend Worldview Reader with links to articles, essays, reviews, and videos that I consider to be interesting or important from a biblical worldview perspective. Any work that I point to is not an endorsement, but rather an invitation for you to think deeply about your faith and the world around you. 

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Retweet With Those Who Retweet

The Bible says to rejoice with those those who rejoice and weep with those who weep (Romans 12:15). As believers, we sometimes do the exact opposite on social media. If there is suspicion about a brother or sister, if a Christian leader makes a decision that some take issue with, if someone misspeaks, we light it up online. And then the apologies or clarifications quietly happen, if they happen at all, in less visible venues.

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Scrooge or Fezziwig: What Kind of Leader Are You?

On Christmas day I picked up an old copy of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol sitting on the coffee table at my parent’s house. Throughout the day I stole thirty minutes here or there to read, and ended up consuming the whole thing. I had forgotten how much I enjoy reading Dickens.

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The Tale of Twelve Dragons

It all started with a bit of fun I used to have with my twins when we lived in Louisville, KY. I told them a dragon lived in the drain in the middle of the “Josephus Bowl.” That year I wrote a little story to share at Christmas time called “The Dragon in the Drain.” This is the seventh year I’ve made a dragon story for the kids as a Christmas gift.

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Bah-Humbug: The Sad Gospel of Charles Dickens

Every idiot who goes about with ‘Merry Christmas’ on his lips,” Scrooge said, “should be boiled with his own pudding, and buried with a stake of holly through his heart.” Charles Dickens is best known, particularly at this time of year, for his character Ebenezer Scrooge. In his classic A Christmas Carol, Dickens reminds readers of the need for generosity and gratitude at Christmas. But did Charles Dickens get the gospel?

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