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Does Modern Cosmology Prove the Existence of God?

“Does modern cosmology prove the existence of God?” is the title of an article on the website “The Big Think.” To…

Church is Back, But Where Are The People?

I’ve heard it multiple times now, “You know, once you start streaming worship services it just makes it easier to keep…

Don’t Just Respond to Questions, Inspire Them

In the New Testament, Peter tells us to always be ready to answer questions. Paul, on the other hand, encourages us…

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The Most Reluctant Convert

I can’t think of a time when I felt underdressed at a movie theater. Nor do I remember the last time…

The Man Who Was Doodling

I stopped being embarrassed about my joy of sketching shortly after meeting Gilbert Keith Chesterton. The introduction was made by none…

The Preacher of Orthodoxy to Nonconformists

The following post is an old newspaper review of G.K. Chesterton from the “The Sun: Books and the Book World,” published…

An Uncivil War: The Evangelical Divide

I found this video helpful in considering how the current struggles over the role of politics in American Evangelicalism looks to…

Faith and Art: A Conversation with KB

The following video is a conversation I had with the award-winning artist KB. This is our second seminar for the semester…

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In Search of a Rational Explanation of Human Rationality

Steven Pinker, Harvard University cognitive psychology professor and best selling author, beats a familiar drum in his most recent book “Rationality:…

Can Science Disprove the Christian Notion of the Soul?

Do you have a soul? Can science say anything about it? Can science disprove it? Brian Cox, the musician turned professor,…

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The Resurrection of Mickey Mouse

Okay, so I’m really talking about Walt Disney, the creator of the mousy spokesperson for the well-known, overpriced, theme park. There’s…

The Jesus Bible

Have you ever wondered what Bible Jesus used? Was Jesus’s Bible, the Jewish Scriptures, different from the Old Testament we use…

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The Inevitability of a Watcher

Someone said it well on social media that keeping up with the Marvel Universe went from feeling like a treat to…

How Old Are the New Atheists and Where Did They Go?

This last weekend the world remembered the heroes and the victims of September 11, 2001. It’s been twenty-years. It’s hard to…

What Should We Do With the Bible?

A lot of people find our trust in the Bible misplaced. What should we think? Here’s a summary list I recently…

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Fundamentalism and Liberalism: Two Ditches To Avoid

Not long ago I tweeted the following, “Both liberalism and fundamentalism are never satisfied. They will always demand more. It will…

A Secular Ministry?

Why would an atheist be chosen as the new president of chaplains at Harvard University? The school was founded for the…

Church, College Students, & COVID

There’s a small country church I’ve preached at a lot over the last few years since we’ve lived in Ohio. It…

Is There Such a Thing as a Christian Telescope?

Arguments over the relationship between faith and science are as old as Galileo. Though he didn’t invent the telescope, he’s the…

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The God of Nature and the Nature of God

I remember a friend in high school who nearly drove into one of those giant-yellow-flashing-arrow signs that tell you your lane…

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Christianity’s Disproportionate Influence in Hong Kong

How many Christians does it take to make a difference? You may have asked that before. Perhaps you’ve been the only…

The Redemption of the Rooster

It was right there in front of my eyes, and I missed it! I’ve written a book about it. And I…

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House Rules (Part Two)

C.S. Lewis described his idea of Mere Christianity, those irreducible beliefs that all Christians agree upon, as being like a sort…

House Rules (Part One)

Everyone knows when you play a board or card game at someone else’s house, you are subject to different rules. You…

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Philosophy, Humanity’s Best Attempt at Truth

Philosophy is humanity’s best attempt at truth. The word philosophy means a love of wisdom. But the sort of wisdom philosophy…

Cruella, Empathy, and the Power of Backstory

Someone once posed the most absurd example to me in an podcast interview in what seemed to be an attempt to…

God Knows Your Address

Most Americans celebrated the fourth of July yesterday, a fact social media could not pass over. Twitter was chirping all day…

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The Not So Odd Couple, the New Atheists and the Far Right

Well, fundamentalism is as fundamentalism does. For anyone who grew up around religious fundamentalism, the secular orthodoxy of the New Atheist…

It’s About Time: Marvel’s Loki and Jonathan Edwards

Time is an enigma. Dr. Suess once asked, “How did it get so late so soon? It’s night before it’s afternoon….

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Get Literary

A few years back a friend mentioned on social media that I should make my sketches available on Etsy. My wife…

Bible Verses

My presets on my car radio include KLove, NPR, an oldies station, and a couple country ones as well. It’s always…

Transformers or Translators

In his helpful book on theology, author Millard Erickson outlines two different approaches to talking about God in our modern day….

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Give Heaven Some Hell

The song-writer turned singer, Michael Hardy, tells the story of a man saying goodbye to a good friend in his song…

Mortal Heroes and Fallen Leaders

What are we to do with all our fallen heroes? Would it be better to not have heroes of the faith?…

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Towards a Theology of Science

Every semester I wrap things up with a talk I call “Towards a Theology of Science.” This is a way of…

The Trinity and Reality (Part 1)

As long as their have been humans, there have been big questions to fill their heads during the day and haunt…

If Marvel Can, Why Can’t We?

The Marvel Comics Universe (MCU) continues to expand in fascinating ways. I’ve really enjoyed the most recent series with actors Anthony…

A Call to Community

A few weeks back I participated in a discussion about the recent Gallup data regarding church membership with a journalist from…

A Gorilla, a Lizard, and Our Longing for Cosmic Justice

Last weekend I experienced the joyful cognitive dissonance of returning to a movie theater. It’s one of the simple pleasures I…

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Mere Creation (Part Two)

This is the second part of my lecture “Mere Creation.” I begin with basic elements that are explicit in Genesis 1-2…

Mere Creation (Part One)

I recorded my theology lecture this morning for a later section of the same course. The lecture is “Mere Creation,” and…

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The First Christian Creed

How did the first disciples of Jesus talk about the resurrection? There’s a rather clear answer to that question that has…

Here’s the Church. Where’s the People?

A recent Gallup poll reveals a sobering reality, those who belong to a religious community are no longer the majority in…

Three Reasons I Believe in the Resurrection of Jesus

Some people take an interesting route to get in line behind Jesus. In his book The Rage Against Faith: How Atheism…

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Saint Patrick and Bad Ways to Explain the Trinity

When it comes to the Trinity, there’s a lot of ways to get it wrong. If you look at church councils…

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Conversation With Erika Harold, Attorney, Harvard Law Grad, Former Miss America

The following video is from the most recent apologetics seminar hosted by Cedarville University’s Center for Apologetics and Public Christianity. I…

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Three Witnesses of Rembrandt’s Painting (and Reasons to Trust the New Testament)

In 1653 the Dutch artist Rembrandt completed a project depicting three epic figures from history (painting above). The original work is…

Thanks Be to God: Martyrs and Bible Translation in AD 180

The amount of literary evidence for the New Testament never ceases to amaze me. The New Testament stands in a league…

How Your Wish List is Pointing You to God

You’re a bundle of hopes and expectations. Be honest, you’ve got some pretty specific things you want to accomplish or obtain…

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Redeeming Boredom

“All of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone,” the French philosopher Pascal once wrote….

When a Diamond in Your Head Doesn’t Increase Your Self-Worth

The rapper Lil Uzi Vert chose to have a twenty-four million dollar diamond implanted in his forehead. Everywhere he goes, he…

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Towards a Jesus-Centered Apologetic (Part Four)

The parables of Jesus are far more powerful and controversial than most realize. These explosive stories cut through the thickest of…

Dayton Business Journal: Christianity in the Workplace

A couple years ago I was interviewed by the Dayton Business Journal about Christianity in the workplace. How does a Christian…

Seven Reasons to Trust the New Testament More Than a Blind Poet

The Greek poet Homer was thought to be blind. He lived about seven or eight hundred years before Jesus. His writings…

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C.S. Lewis, The Reluctant Fundamentalist

“I have been suspected of being what is called a Fundamentalist,” Lewis wrote. Some would consider the term misapplied to the…

Wanda Vision, CMBR, and Creation

The Marvel Universe is expanding. So is the real universe, by the way. The Marvel movie world has been multiplying…

Mere Caffeination (January 26)

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Weak Ties, Closed Networks, & Conspiracy Theories

Journalist Amanda Mull laments the loss of seemingly insignificant relationships in her most recent article “The Pandemic Has Erased Entire Categories…

The Bible Speaks of Unorthodox Love But Not Loveless Orthodoxy

The theme of love is so pervasive in the New Testament, I don’t think someone who consistently ignores it can be…

My First Lecture Every Semester for My Theology Course

Every semester I kick of my introduction to theology course with the same lecture. I needed to record it today for…

One Tough, Italian Cookie

Toni Jo Terzaghi May 1, 1961 – Jan 11, 2021 Aunt Toni was one tough Italian cookie. She was tough. She…

The KKK Rally that Disrupted Plans to Assassinate MLK in Yellow Springs, OH

The year was 1965. Martin Luther was scheduled to speak at Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio, the school his wife…

Why I’m Thankful for Russell Moore

Like many others, I shared an article by Dr. Russell Moore this last week. Moore is the president of the Ethics…

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Don’t Save the Good Words Until They’re All Gone

The term “eulogy” is the combination of two Greek words “eus,” meaning good and “logos,” meaning word. A eulogy is a…

What is Life?

Sara Walker, associate professor at Arizona State University, explores the question of what constitutes life, or intelligent life, in the first…

Towards a Jesus-Centered Apologetic (Part Three)

A lot of people think even if God did exist, there would be no way to know him. If there is…

Towards a Jesus-Centered Apologetic (Part Two)

Jesus is incredibly influential. There are breadcrumbs from his legacy everywhere you look. That’s why your best defense of the Christian…

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Getting Past the “CRT Heresy Hunt Rhetoric” in the New Year

This last summer I took my twin sons on a road trip down Route 66. While we were in Santa Fe,…

Towards a Jesus-Centered Apologetic

I don’t know why I’m always so surprised to see how widely Jesus is respected. Christianity may be out of vogue…

The House of Christmas by G.K. Chesterton

There fared a mother driven forth Out of an inn to roam; In the place where she was homeless All men…

The Eternal Goodness

The following poem, The Eternal Goodness, is by John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892). I hope you find it as encouraging as I…

C.S. Lewis Was a Grinch

“If there were less good will,” C. S. Lewis often said in December correspondence, “then we might have more peace on…

Behold Your King, Ceasar

God has a long history of wanting to be king of his people going all the way back to a garden…

Christmas Chronicles With Sam & Dan

The following video is the last apologetics seminar of the calendar year for Center for Biblical Apologetics & Public Christianity at…

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Fishing for Grace

I like to read the Wall Street Journal weekend edition. I don’t often spend much time in their obituary section, but…

The Grand Miracle of Christmas

One of my favorite characters in C.S. Lewis’s Narnia Chronicles has to be Lucy. She is the first one to discover…

The Sad Gospel of Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens is an author who needs no introduction. Those who may not know him well likely still know of his more popular works, particularly A…

Is Jesus a Remix of an Egyptian God?

Have you heard the popular internet pronouncement that Jesus is really just a remix of the Egyptian god Horus? While it’s…

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The Night Santa Went to Jail

I’m not talking about “The Santa Clause,” although Tim Allen’s character in the movie did spend some time in the locker….

The House That Christmas Built

There fared a mother driven forth Out of an inn to roam; In the place where she was homeless All men…

Advent: Longing, Waiting, Hoping

Imagine an elderly Jewish man tucking his grandchildren into bed nearly two thousand years ago. His son is in a Roman…

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The Meaning of Gratitude

Gratitude is a second-order activity. It isn’t merely the immediate pleasure of a thing, the sensations of being full, or the…

The Lost Art of Irenics

In our day many weaponize and monetize polemics. It’s time for a renaissance in Christian irenics. There’s a certain barb in…

Devilish Patriotism

As this is the last week of classes, my attention is taken again to final words I want to leave with…

The Apologetics of Gratitude

“When it comes to life,” G.K. Chesterton once said, “the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take…

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Mere Caffeination: November 13

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From Whence Comes Our Identity?

The following video is from a seminar hosted by Cedarville University’s “Center for Biblical Apologetics & Public Christianity.” I’m thankful to…

A Christian Political Party?

Should we have a Christian political party? Believe it or not, C.S. Lewis wrote an essay devoted to that question by…

What Do We Owe Our Political Neighbor?

As we pulled into the gravel driveway my youngest son asked if the owner of the house was even a Christian….

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Mere Caffeination: October 6, 2020

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The Dangers of National Repentance

Can we repent as a nation for sins of our past? Of course we can. There are biblical examples of godly…

You Are More Than Your Vote.

You should really vote. Seriously. It’s a big deal. But you shouldn’t tie your identity to the party or person for…

Your Vain Vote

A person posted on social media last week that they did their civic duty and cancelled out the vote of some…

Bright Light (Facebook Live Reading)

I am so thankful for the opportunity to publish with again with B&H Kids. I’ve had the idea for this book…

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Martin Luther: The Apologist

When you hear the date October 31st you probably think of costumes and candy. For some like professor Billy Marsh, they…

The Bright Light & the Super Scary Darkness

Tomorrow is the big release day for The Bright Light and the Super Scary Darkness. My goal in writing this was…

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Mere Caffeination (October 23, 2020)

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Cyberpunk 2077: Dystopian Visions Now Video Games We Play, Not Novels We Read

  George Orwell’s dystopic novel “1984” turned seventy years old in 2019. The book centers on the outcome of the absolute…

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Here’s My Interview With “The Bible for Kids” Podcast

Here’s my podcast interview with “The Bible for Kids” podcast. The co-hosts are bestselling author Amy Parker, and Mike Narwocki, co-founder…

Mere Caffeination (October 2, 2020)

  Mere Caffeination is a weekly open forum “coffee talk” at Cedarville University hosted by the Center for Apologetics & Public…

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The Great Reversal

EEPING up with Old Testament parallels in the New Testament is more important than we often realize. The authors of the…

Surrendered Reason Isn’t Unreasonable

C. SPROUL defined faith as “well-reasoned trust.” We have good reason to trust God, but faith still requires a personal commitment….

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Reasons to Trust the Bible

ERE’S my talk from Dayton Avenue Baptist Church on reasons to trust the Bible. While most Christians place great confidence and…

Taking God at His Word

ERE’S my sermon on “Taking God at His Word” based on Second Peter. I argue that the way we know God…

Socrates in the Cornfields

OCRATES was a Greek philosopher known for asking questions. Four years ago we started an annual event following his methodology, an…

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What Would Life on Venus Mean for the Christian Faith

HIS week news outlets have featured a recent discovery of the possibility of life on Venus. Don’t get too excited though,…

Atheists for Jesus

ICHARD Dawkins once suggested a new clothing line of T-shirts with the slogan, "Atheists for Jesus." Dawkins says Jesus only believed...

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Mere Caffeination (September 11)

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Ask Anything (Questions from my Theology Students)

HEOLOGY is simply that part of religion that requires brains,” G.K. Chesterton once quipped. It’s not that studying God is only…

Otters, Jesus, and Human Flourishing

Y daughter loves otters. I even made her an otter book for her last birthday. That’s why I was excited to…

Mere Caffeination (September 4)

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Five Reasons I Believe the Bible

ANY  Christians never give serious attention to why they believe the Bible. This isn’t a problem until it becomes one. This…

How a Single Source Can Change the World

NCE upon a time, an Italian guy found a treasure in a used book shop. And yes, I’m speaking of myself….

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Mere Caffeination (August 28)

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The Bright Light & the Super Scary Darkness (Animation)

ARKNESS can be scary. Sometimes it can be super scary! Did you know that the Bible is a big story about…

Scripture or Experience, Which Matters Most?

HE Apostle Peter witnessed Jesus’s glory and heard the voice of God the Father. Mark’s gospel records that Peter was also…

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How Do We Explain Talking Donkeys and Burning Bushes?

EAR pastor, I’m completely committed to the authority of the Word of God and to all it teaches including its inspiration,…

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Do the Right Thing and Be Known for the Right Thing

ELL, I’ve always enjoyed being a bit of a late adopter. I need to simmer a bit. I need to cogitate….

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God or E.T.

UMMER traditions in the DeWitt family always include a couple visits to the drive in movie theaters. Since most movie theaters…

The Sacred Leaf: Part Two

AST week I published a post about how often religious groups ground their beliefs in the Bible, but then extend the…

The Sacred Leaf

HAT is more important, the Word of God or the tradition of man? For conservative Christians, this seems rather straight forward…

As a Professor, Here’s Some Dumb Things I Said & Thought When I Was a Student

perfected my healthy caffeine addiction while pulling all-nighters to finish term papers in college. I really had a healthy caffeine addiction…

As a Parent of Teenagers, Here’s Some Dumb Things I Said & Thought When I Was a Youth Pastor

NE of the first articles I remember writing for publication was for a magazine about parenting teenagers. I was in my…

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Why God? Featured by Focus on the Family

ELL, I never set out to make children’s books. I am uber-thankful to get the opportunity and super-humbled that anyone wants…

Five Reasons Preachers Should Listen to Hip Hop

N his book The Artist’s Way of Preaching, Charles Denison says, “Most people do not read poetry, but the preacher should!”…

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Route 66: A Journey Through the Bible (Complete)

ERE’S the full reading plan for the Route 66 survey of the sixty-six books of the Bible. I organized the material…

Google Maps, Mater, and Proverbs

ELL, we got stuck on the side of a mountain near the Grand Canyon. It was never our plan of course….

Route 66: Day Four

ERE’S the second day of the Route 66 challenge to take a trip through the sixty-six books of the Bible. I’ll…

Route 66: Day Three

ERE’S the second day of the Route 66 challenge to take a trip through the sixty-six books of the Bible. I’ll…

Route 66: Day Two

ERE’S the second day of the Route 66 challenge to take a trip through the sixty-six books of the Bible. I’ll…

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Route 66: Day One

ERE’S the first day of the Route 66 challenge to take a trip through the sixty-six books of the Bible. I’ll…

Road Trip Through the Bible

ET’S take a road trip! As I’ve mentioned on social media and here at Theolatte, I’m taking my twins on a…

The Dragon in the Drain

RTHODOX DRAGONS, who would have thought? I have a number of dragon books I’ve self-published for my kids that are inspired…

Route 66

OR the twins’ thirteenth birthday part of their gift was a road trip down Route 66. We’ve been planning it since…

Holey Moley the Rolly Polly & Josiah the Gentle Giant

OLEY Moley was a rolly polly. Josiah the Gentle Giant loved to play with him. But some times, the Gentle Giant…

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The Night the Wild Things Came Out to Play

HE Night the Wild Things Came Out to Play is of course inspired byMaurice Sendak’s classic children’s story “Where the Wild…

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We’re Stuck in a House Book

E’RE stuck in a house! I’m sure you or someone you live with has said this in recent days. Though many…

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The Friend Who Forgives

ETER spoke his mind a lot. Sometimes that was a good thing. If you’re anything like me, you find a lot…

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Soul Care (Sermon from Psalm 103)

AVID liked to talk to himself. A lot. In fact, in Psalm 103, King David talks to himself most of the…

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Serious Times Call for Laughter

.K. CHESTERTON once said, “the tendency of recent culture has been to tolerate the smile but discourage the laugh.” It’s not that…

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Three Eyes for Good Bible Reading

F God inspired the Bible, then understanding the biblical message is critically important. As theologian Wayne Grudem says, “all the words…

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Picket Fences & Trip Wires

hroughout the history of the church believers have found it necessary to summarize their beliefs on important topics. This often happens…

Video: C.S. Lewis on Making Sense of the Human Experience

.S. Lewis used a variety of methods to share the gospel with a popular audience. In recent years there has been…

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Richard Dawkins’ Dangerous Tweet Re: Eugenics

UGENICS is the science of improving the human species. That might not sound too ominous. Who doesn’t like improvement? But this…

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Our Bloody Bible

HE history of the Bible is drenched in blood and reeks of burning flesh. It was written mostly by persecuted authors…

Mansion or Mission?

ONCE upon a time, April and I lived in a mansion. It was our first full time job after I graduated…

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Accuracy in Apologetics

EA CULPA. That’s Latin for, “I’m an idiot” or something like that. I have a public announcement: I’ve been using old…

How the Universe that Shouldn’t Exist Points to the God Who Does

ESEARCHERS don’t know what to make of a new study that shows how the universe shouldn’t exist. A perfect symmetry between…

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On Writing Your Own Obituary

EN Fuson was a journalist. He dropped out of college to jump at an opportunity to write. He developed a gambling…

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More Gospel, Less Trolls, in 2020

OCIAL media is a lot of things. For me, it’s a way of gathering links to stories of interest, it’s a…

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G.K. Chesterton’s Damnable Christmast Errors

ILBERT Keith Chesterton seems to be the ideal Christmas icon. He’s jolly. He’s plump. But in his 1926 Christmas essay, all…

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Buying your Kids Tech? Consider this Program.

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A New Way of Seeing Theological Triage

HEOLOGICAL Triage” is a term I first learned at Southern Seminary as developed and explained by Dr. Albert Mohler. It is…

Blind Science and Lame Religion

LBERT Einstein famously said, “Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.” His point seems to be that these…

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Was C.S. Lewis the Grinch?

OST Christians consider C.S. Lewis to be a warm symbol of the holiday season, expecially since he included “Father Christmas” in…

Charles Darwin’s Letter to Billy Graham

HARLES  Darwin once wrote a letter to Billy Graham. Not the one you’re thinking of. The American evangelist was born thirty-six…

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Why Mere Christianity Won’t Go Out of Style

t’s the book that crushed a political hatchet man, led a world-renowned scientist to faith, and robbed a prideful entrepreneur of…

The Inevitable Christian Impulse of Thanksgiving

K. Chesterton once said the worst moment for an atheist is when they are really thankful but have no one to…

A More Excellent Way

couple of weeks ago I preached a sermon on the Apostle Paul’s description of how we should use our gifts in…

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C.S. Lewis on Making Sense of the Human Experience

How are we to make sense of humanity in our day? Neuroscientists often reduce humans to brains, leaving no room for…

C.S. Lewis’s Last Letter (November 21, 1963)

N July of 1963 C.S. Lewis was in a coma for abour twenty-four hours. It looked as though he might die….

Aslan Knows Best

ELL, at any rate, we now have less chance of dying of cancer,” quipped C. S. Lewis in response to learning…

Learning Evangelism from G.K. Chesterton and C.S. Lewis

G. Wells and G. K. Chesterton were dear friends despite their categorically different worldviews. After Chesterton’s death, Wells said, “From first…

Why C.S. Lewis Wouldn’t Write for Christianity Today

 wish your project heartily well,” wrote C. S. Lewis to Christianity Today, “but can’t write you articles.” Carl F. H. Henry,…

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Aslan’s Origin Story (A Review)

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Five Steps For Getting Unstuck With Difficult Bible Passages

AVE you ever just hit a brick wall in trying to understand something in the Bible? Me too. Here’s some things…

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Be Nice for a Change

EING angry doesn’t make your case any more appealing. There are indeed appropriate occasions for righteous indignation. But some people seem…

How the Joker Reflects and Repels Us All

man who alleged poured a container of alcohol into his drink before the show, scared movie attenders in a New York…

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C.S. Lewis on How Limitations Can Liberate Us

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Lincoln On My Brain

B, the Christian hip hop artist, challenges believers to place their identity in Christ not in politics in his new single…

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Finding Freedom in Forgetfulness

iddle school dances gave me massive heartaches. Not of the romantic variety, but the kind that freeze your feelings and leave…

A Wedding Sermon for My Friends

HIS weekend my wife and I had the privilege of heading to Maine to celebrate the marriage of two dear friends,…

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Six Reasons Why Christianity Is Compatible With Science

AITH in God and science are like oil and water. The two don’t mix. That’s the impression you often get listening…

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K-Love Interview About Why God

ast week while in Michigan I did an interview on K-Love about my new children’s books “Why God? Big Answers About…

Why the Bible?

very semester I kick off my theology class with a series of talks about the authority and sufficiency of Scripture. I…

Aslan Knows Best

ELL, at any rate, we now have less chance of dying of cancer,” quipped C. S. Lewis in response to learning…

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C.S. Lewis: Surprised by Chesterton

GNORANCE is the first penalty of pride.” So wrote H.G. Wells in his 1920 work The Outline of Human History. Wells…

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Avoiding Extremes in Apologetics

HERE are a number of methods for illustrating the trustfulness of the gospel and the inevitable nihilism of alternative worldviews. In…

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The Weaponization of Fellowship: or Contra Secondary Separation

AVING grown up in an independent Baptist denomination, of the King James only variety, my “fundi” sniffer is pretty sensitive. To…

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Jesus or Nothing: Apologetics as Dilemma

o the heavens send a mixed message? Paul says the heavens reveal wrath (Romans 1). King David says the heavens reveal…

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Credo: Early Christian Creeds as Apologetics

HRISTIANS have always summarized their beliefs in forms that are memorable and easy to pass on to new believers. The Christian…

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What To Do When You’ve Blown It

love the story of Peter in the Bible. That guy could really be an idiot. Maybe that’s why I identify with…

The New Testament Crime Scene: The Apostles as Early Apologists

POLOGETICS is at the heart of the gospels, the four inspired historical biographies about Jesus of Nazareth. While the New Testament…

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Five Signs Your Brother Needs Your Help

OST vehicles have a number of warning signs to alert you to potential problems. I remember my old college car that…

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The Soundtrack of the Bible: How the Psalms Do Apologetics

HE Psalms are a microcosm of the Bible. They are the soundtrack of Scripture. The five books of the Psalms are…

The Story of God

ORGAN Freeman played the part of God in the 2007 movie featuring Steve Carell as Evan Almighty. But for the last…

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Chris Pratt’s Conversion & a Call to Pray

oe Church in Los Angeles is Chris Pratt’s home church, where he attends along with his fiancée, Katherine Schwarzenegger, daughter of famous…

Redemptive History as Apologetics

fter explaining the origin of the universe and of humanity and sin, the Bible provides an account of God’s redemptive work…

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The Genesis of Apologetics

he late agnostic scientist Stephen J. Gould thought that religion and science speak of, to, and from separate domains. He described…

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Apologetics as Concentric Circles

he believer’s personal apologetic can be illustrated with concentric circles[1]. A person’s testimony is the first circle in their personal apologetics….

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

an you remember a time in your Christian life when you were closer to Jesus than you are now? Maybe you…

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Retweet With Those Who Retweet

he Bible says to rejoice with those those who rejoice and weep with those who weep (Romans 12:15). As believers, we…

Scrooge or Fezziwig: What Kind of Leader Are You?

n Christmas day I picked up an old copy of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol sitting on the coffee table at my parent’s…

The Tale of Twelve Dragons

t all started with a bit of fun I used to have with my twins when we lived in Louisville, KY….

Bah-Humbug: The Sad Gospel of Charles Dickens

very idiot who goes about with ‘Merry Christmas’ on his lips,” Scrooge said, “should be boiled with his own pudding, and…

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Is the Bible the Foundation of our Faith?

t is idolatry to make the Bible the foundation of your faith. That’s what one Christian leader said in recent history….

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Wreck It Ralph On Friendships & Insecurity

e cancelled Thanksgiving this year. When my daughter got sick on Wednesday evening we knew we’d likely be making a hospital…

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If You Can’t Silence that Sad Song, Make it a Duet

he holidays are not happy for everyone. And I’m not just talking about the Grinch. Many can find it hard to…

The Hate U Give

upac Shakur, the iconic nineties rapper, made popular the acrostic THUG LIFE which was tattooed across his torso. It stands for…

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Why I Believe the Bible

hy do you believe the Bible?  There’s no other book you are trusting for your life, your ultimate salvation, wisdom for…

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Seven Surprises from a Well in Samaria

Martin Luther’s Reformational Vision of Youth Ministry

uther didn’t mince words. He was ticked. He found the theological illiteracy of the people sickening. He blamed the pastors. And…

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Seven Effects of the Fall (Sketch)

aradise is a mere speed bump on the road to redemption. It only took the human race three chapters to ruin…

Stephen Colbert, Tolkien, & the Pope

y context for my existence,” said well-known comedian Stephen Colbert, “is that I am here to know God, love God, serve…

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Towards a Better Moral Imagination in the Public Square

vangelicals can be guilty of aiming their public witness in the wrong direction. Some might think the primary target for evangelical…

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Sermon: The Friend Who Forgives (1 Peter 1)

he chapel at Cedarville University is one of my favorite places to preach. Our students love the Lord, they love to…

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God Didn’t Inspire Your Journible

hey’re called Journibles. They are a great way to study the Bible by making your own copy of God’s Word, meticulously…

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The Dream That Opened C.S. Lewis’s Other Eye

he man who has provided an intellectual framework for faith for so many says he only saw the world with one eye…

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Grace, Not Added, Multiplied

here are few bigger failures in the New Testament than Peter. On the other hand, he’s one of the greatest success…

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Why Can’t Christians Agree

hy are Christians so divided? If Christianity were true, you’d expect a lot more solidarity, a ton of more unity, about…

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Pro Bono

ro Bono is a Latin term meaning “for the good.” This expression came to mind as I read an essay by…

What To Do With Fallen Heroes

hat are we to do with all our fallen heroes? Would it be better to not have heroes of the faith?…

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Beauty More Effective in Reaching Teens Than Youth Ministry, Study Shows

eople are more likely to explore the truthfulness of Christianity once they see that it is beautiful. I heard a Christian…

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Confessions of an Insecure Soul

n a world where confidence is seen as a cardinal virtue a post like this can seem rather pathetic. So be…

Christians Should Use Salty Language

othing will wake you up quicker than a convinced and committed follower of Jesus shouting expletives in your face. If you…

The Lost Stories of Jesus

ave you’ve heard of the lost stories of Jesus? They have been lost for two-thousand years. They’re not some top secret,…

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Mere Humanity: We Must Care for Soul and Body

ou don’t have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body,” George MacDonald once said. The literary master, at…

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Known and Loved

he Tony-award winning musical “Dear Evan Hansen” is about an agsty teenager who feels misunderstood and alone in the world. Like…

Tolkien on the Art of Redemption, the Beauty of Reality, & Joy

he famous author of The Lord of the Rings believed that the power of art was to explain reality, the power…

Chesterton & Three Anti-Christian Arguments

or when I look at the various anti-Christian truths, I simply discover that none of them are true,” G.K. Chesterton wrote…

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C.S. Lewis on Billy Graham

hat would C.S. Lewis think of Billy Graham? That’s a question that can be answered in C.S. Lewis’s own words. They…

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Five Reasons Christians Shouldn’t Be Cynical

ood things don’t last. Bad guys win. Corruption is everywhere. We live in a fallen world, full of fallen people with…

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Don’t Put a Room Where C.S. Lewis Put a Hallway

ot long ago I saw someone question a well-known evangelical organization for posting something about C.S. Lewis’s classic work Mere Christianity….

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Is the Christian Life Meant To Be Easy?

Life in the Wild: Fighting for Faith in a Fallen World comes out tomorrow! I could use any help that friends…

Should Christians Care About the Environment?

Life in the Wild: Fighting for Faith in a Fallen World comes out this week on Thursday. I could use any…

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On Leading Without a Title

ow can you lead without a title? That’s the topic I was recently asked to speak on at a leadership event…

The Wild Contest

y new book Life in the Wild comes out at the beginning of February with The Good Book Company. If you…

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The Village Atheists’ Fight for Religious Liberty

id you know there are still multiple states where atheists are not allowed to hold public office? There are even states…

Why We All Struggle With Rejection

eep down we all live with the constant and nagging sting of rejection. It’s for a good reason. We were rejected…

The Dragon in the Lake

ur family Christmas traditions include dragons. While winged reptiles might not make it onto most holiday to-do lists, it has become…

Father Christmas in Narnia? What On Earth Was Lewis Thinking?

olkien didn’t approve of C.S. Lewis’s somewhat odd insertion of Father Christmas into Narnia. You may have even wondered yourself, “Why…

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The Night the Author Entered the Story

or I thought He projected us as a dramatist projects his characters,” C.S. Lewis said of God in Surprised by Joy,…

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An Open Letter to Friends Who Don’t Feel Like Giving Thanks

ife can be really hard and disappointing. In America, we are preparing for our annual day of thanksgiving. But what if…

The Disruptive Nature of Thanksgiving

hanksgiving reveals more about us than we may realize. Most Americans think of the holiday we affectionately call Thanksgiving primarily in…

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Race & Place

f the church is ever going to summon the courage to transgress these walls of hostility,” David Leong writes in his…

The Apologetic of Food & Gladness

f more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold,” Tolkien wrote in the Hobbit, “it would be…

Is the Bible on Trial?

o you really think you are more clever than the Apostle Paul? More in step with God’s ways than John? More…

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Spiritual Healthcheck

e count our steps with a Fitbit. We record our calorie intake with an iPhone app. We regulate our exercise with…

We Don’t Need the Bible

e don’t need the Bible to know that God exists. That’s what Paul explains in the first chapter of Romans. God…

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Beautiful Eulogy

he following video is from Beautiful Eulogy, “a Portland, Oregon-based group made up of artists Braille, Odd Thomas and Courtland Urbano….

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Victorious Struggle: A Great Triumph of Grace

he letters of C.S. Lewis are a treasure trove of spiritual encouragement. In a letter to a former student, Bede Griffiths,…

Seriously, Why Jesus and Not Socrates?

oth had disciples. Both taught radical, culture shaking things. Neither wrote anything personally that we have today. Both died for what…

God’s Word (Jackie Hill Perry)

he following spoken word poem is by Humble Beast artist and author Jackie Hill Perry. Jackie’s work has been featured in…

Race & Place: A Collection of Quotes

ast week I read David P. Leong’s book Race and Place: How Urban Geography Shapes the Journey to Reconciliation. I’ve written…

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Battle Weary (Dai Hankey)

he following spoken word poem is by the artist and author Dai Hankey from South Wales. It’s a rugged depiction of…

Eggs & Incandescent Lights

t’s a rivalry that is as old as the time clock. Who is a harder worker: the morning person or the…

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Is Belief in the Bible Circular Reasoning?

he Bible is true! Why do you believe that? Because the Bible tells me so!

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Why Doesn’t God Just Talk To Me?

hy doesn’t God just talk to me? Have you asked that before? Why should it require hundreds of years, a bunch…

Orthodoxy This Way

he above graphic is a simple sketch based on something I regularly draw on the board in my theology classes. I…

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Making Sense of God

he philosopher Pascal once said that Christians should seek to first show that Christianity is desirable, then plausible, and only then…

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The Mouse or the Permit: Process & Productivity

n Ohio it is illegal to catch a mouse without a hunting license. Why does such a silly law still exist?…

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An Eye for Leadership

ecently a friend challenged me to begin writing about the intersection of creativity and leadership. As I originally shared with him,…