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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)

ERE CAFFEINATION is a weekly open forum “coffee talk” at Cedarville University hosted by the Center for Apologetics & Public Christianity….

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)

ERE CAFFEINATION is a weekly open forum “coffee talk” at Cedarville University hosted by the Center for Apologetics & Public Christianity….

Your Weekend Worldview Reader

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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)

ERE CAFFEINATION is a weekly open forum “coffee talk” at Cedarville University hosted by the Center for Apologetics & Public Christianity….

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,…

The Man Who Was Doodling

stopped being embarrassed about my joy of sketching shortly after meeting Gilbert Keith Chesterton.

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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…

Your Weekend Worldview Reader

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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 Gospel of Stan Lee

ATCHING “Thor: Ragnarok,” a Marvel movie about the superhero character inspired by Greek mythology (for the uninitiated), my son Isaiah’s response…

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…

Your Weekend Worldview Reader

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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…

Summer Time

OTHING makes me feel like the summer season is officially upon us than listening to Will Smith’s “Summertime” while firing up…

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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…

How Much More?

EADLY hornets that could drastically reduce the bee population with a sting potentially lethal for humans? Tornadoes laying havoc in southern…

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Mere Caffeination: Episode #5

ERE CAFFEINATION is a weekly open forum coffee talk at Cedarville University hosted by the Center for Biblical Apologetics & Public…

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…

Your Weekend Worldview Reader

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Mere Caffeination: Episode Four

ERE CAFFEINATION is a weekly open forum coffee talk at Cedarville University hosted by the Center for Biblical Apologetics & Public…

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…

We’re Stuck in a House (Kid Story Contest)

E’RE stuck in a house. Maybe you are too? That’s a couple lines for a short children’s story I wrote tonight…

A Secular Easter Prayer

AST week a media outlet from New York (Refinery 29) asked me to offer some thoughts about how people can have…

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Life in the Wild Lecture

HAT do you think the world would look like if the third chapter of Genesis were true? As a Christian, I…

Mere Caffeination: Episode Three

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Is Christianity True?

HRISTIANITY, if false, is of no importance,” C.S. Lewis wrote, “and if true, of infinite importance. The only thing it cannot…

Is Christianity Rational?

ON’T Check Your Brains at the Door was the first apologetic book I remember reading after my teenage conversion. It’s a…

Is Christianity Good?

ELIGION poisons everything,” quipped famed atheist Christopher Hitchens. In the following video I present a talk “Is Christianity Good?” for my…

Your Weekend Worldview Reader

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Mere Caffeination: Episode Two

ERE CAFFEINATION is a weekly open forum coffee talk at Cedarville University hosted by the Center for Biblical Apologetics & Public…

Should We Pray or Sanitize?

OMEONE wise once said, “Pray like it’s up to you. Work like it’s up to God.” This is a fitting Christian…

A Worldview Called Science

CIENCE is a wonderful thing. It’s a tool to explore the physical world. But when people use the tool of science,…

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Mere Caffeination: Episode One

ERE CAFFEINATION is a weekly open forum coffee talk at Cedarville University hosted by the Center for Biblical Apologetics & Public…

Dorothy Sayers: God Took His Own Medicine

OROTHY SAYERS was one of the most prophetic voices of the twentieth century. She warned Christians who were bored with biblical…

Tolkien and the Discipline of Hope

OLKIEN was no stranger to suffering. Tolkien lost both parents as a child. He served in War War I as a…

Advice from C.S. Lewis on Learning in a Time of Calamity

NYTIME there is national or international turmoil we rightly revaluate our priorities. How should we consider education when other matters loom…

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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The Cosmic Contradiction

ARL Sagan famously began the documentary “Cosmos,” codeveloped with his book by the same title, with this line, “The Cosmos is…

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R&R: Paul’s Remedy for Relational Conflict

ONFLICT isn’t fun. But it isn’t optional either. It appears there was some conflict brewing between a couple ladies in Philippi….

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…

President’s Day, Lincoln, and the Bible

HE weekend edition of The Wall street Journal carried a story by the title, “What the Bible Taught Lincoln About America.”…

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Insights & Assumptions

O you ever wonder why Evangelical Twitter is such a circus? If you haven’t noticed—it is. For starters, I won’t pretend…

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

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

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Christian Free Speech?

HE First Amendment of the United States Constitution protects the right of free speech for American citizens. This keeps the state…

God’s Editors?

LL of us fail at some point to live up to what we see as our moral code. That should not…

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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…

Sanctified Sweat

OUR local gym might give you a better picture of church life than you realize. For the “most wonderful time of…

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A Vote for You in 2020

VERY decision you make is a vote you cast for the type of person you want become.” This quote hit me…

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…

Why Star Wars Shouldn’t Work But Does (No Spoilers)

MERICA had recently pulled out of Vietnam. The hippy movement was in full swing. A lot of people were sick of…

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Are You the Son of God?

UKE’S Gospel includes the most famous passage about the Incarnation thanks to Charlie Brown’s friend Linus. Luke then gives precious few…

Buying your Kids Tech? Consider this Program.

HRISTMAS is all about the birth of Christ. But I bet you’re celebrating with gifts too. And if you have tweenagers,…

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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

OW 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)

HERE seem to be no stones left unturned in the life of C. S. Lewis. We even have his diary from…

A More Excellent Way

‘VE been listening to Christmas music for weeks now. Don’t judge me. I look forward to about everything related to Christmas…

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Is It Right For You To Be Angry?

ONAH was a self-absorbed prophet. Maybe that’s why his story is so timely. We can all get more focused on our…

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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…

Kanye, Christ, and C.S. Lewis

‘ ‘M thinking he was going for stylistically gospel,” Lecrae said of Kanye West’s 2016 album “The Life of Pablo.” “If…

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In Search of Sentience

S far as I can remember, I was eight or nine years old when I was first introduced to the idea…

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The Sin of Overstating Scripture

ONSERVATIVE Christians carefully avoid neglecting clear biblical truths. We Bible-believing evangelicals don’t want to ignore what is plainly in the Bible….

Depravity at the Top and in Deep-Space

EFF Bezos is a man with success, influence, and a ton of power. As the long-form article in The Atlantic says,…

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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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Should Christians Have a Cup-Half-Full or Cup-Half-Empty Worldview?

HOULD Christians be enlightened cynics who clearly understand the depravity of the world or should they be more of the happy…

Apologetics Is Broken

IMULATION  Theory was not what I expected to be talking about with a teenager at a recent conference. He sat quietly…

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C.S. Lewis on How Limitations Can Liberate Us

OD doesn’t waste anything in our lives, does he? Even the things we long to see accomplished and established, what can…

What’s Your Voice for Sharing the Faith

INDING your voice is a common expression in the publishing world. It’s important for an author to both discover and decide…

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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…

A Guide for Getting Through Your Melancholy Mood

OES it ever feel like it just isn’t working? You pray. You read your Bible. You try. But nothing seems to…

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As the Judgment Waters Recede: A New Creation Emerges

FTER Noah and his family piled out of the ark, God gave them the same command he gave to Adam and…

The Tale of Two Cities (A 9/11 Reflection)

t the river’s bend, I noticed clear sky above the city of Louisville. Between an international airport and the UPS headquarters,…

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Life in the Wild (Free Download)

Y book Life in the Wild: Fighting for Faith in a Fallen World is my favorite work I’ve published to date….

Is Being Pro-Life Racist?

ARVARD law professor Laurence Tribe claimed on Twitter that the pro-life movement is linked with white supremacy. “White Supremacists oppose abortion…

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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,…

Why is the Old Testament So Violent?

HY do the pages of the Old Testament seemed to be drenched in blood? Many skeptics claim God is a vindictive…

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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…

Yale Prof Challenges Darwinism

ot every prestigious university professor buys in wholesale to Darwin’s theories to explain all of life. I think it is worthwhile…

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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…

Center for Biblical Apologetics Fall Schedule

his fall semester the Center for Biblical Apologetics & Public Christianity will host weekly discussions groups and monthly seminars. Every Friday…

Why the Bible?

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

Why God? Big Answers About God & Why We Believe in Him

UMDINGERS are questions with extra-hard-to-find answers. In my new children’s book that releases today, I discuss humdingers, mice with wings, and…

Endgame & the Moral Arc of the Universe (No Spoilers)

ARTIN Luther King Jr., said, “The moral arc of the universe is long, but it bends towards justice.” I was reminded…

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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One Friday, Long Ago

ETER let Jesus down a lot. To be fair, all the disciples ran away the night Jesus was arrested (Matthew 26:31)….

He Drank It to the Dregs

WEATING drops of blood, Jesus prayed if it were possible for the cup of God’s judgment to pass from him (Matthew…

Join Me for ERLC Academy in Nashville, TN

ONFUSING times call for careful and clear Christian thinking. That’s one of the many reasons I’m so thankful for the Ethics…

God Revealed: Dr. Al Mohler Keynote Address (Romans 1)

OD has revealed himself in two books: Scripture and Nature. How should the Christian view and use these two books in…

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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An Evangelical Response to Artificial Intelligence

RTIFICIAL Intelligence has become ubiquitous. It is all around us. It is in our phones. It is in the device sitting…

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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A Philosopher’s Problem

S belief in the Christian God coherent? Peter Atterton, philosophy professor at San Diego University, says “No” in his New York…

The End of the Matter

ING Solomon is called the wisest man to ever live. As an adult I read Ecclesiastes and realized that what wisdom…

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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…

Which is More Narrow-Minded: Atheism or Christianity?

UST to be upfront, I don’t think this is a terribly important question. But I hear it all the time. A…

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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…

I Need Glasses. Maybe You Do Too

AM was busy signing books when I picked up his glasses and snidely said, “Let’s see how bad his vision is.”…

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The Gospel of Human Progress

E was for infanticide before infanticide was morally acceptable among politicians in New York and Virginia. That’s one of the reasons…

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Ask Anything Event

LBERT Mohler, Jr., is a trusted voice for Bible believing Christians who want to faithfully engage culture with the credible news…

What To Do When You’ve Blown It

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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…

When Unalienable Rights Become Alien

OW much do we really believe that all people are created equal and endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights…

Prophets & Apologetics

LD Testament prophets served to warn the nation of Israel of God’s judgment and to encourage them with a vision of…

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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…

The Growing Divide

ew York expands abortion rights while lowering requirements for medical professionals administering abortion. Virginia Governor discusses infanticide as if he’s talking…

What This Super Bowl Commercial Gets Wrong About Human Dignity

ia’s Super Bowl commercial aimed to humanize the automobile company through beautiful cinematography and dramatic script spoken through the southern accent…

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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….

The Glory of God & Other Christian Clichés

t was my first time to preach at the church in Nashville, TN, where I was serving as a student pastor….

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Can Computers Be Moral?

hould a driverless vehicle, an iCar by Apple for example, be programmed to make moral decisions? That’s the question Robert Newman sets out to…

The War That Never Was But Now Is

he ‘war’ between science and religion,” Jerry Coyne writes, “then, is a conflict about whether you have good reasons for believing…

What Is Life?

t is a question every person at some point considers. I want to get at more specific question, “What is life…

The Reason for Hope

he modern apologist stands on the shoulders of faithful Christians from previous generations. That is because apologetics is a basic expectation…

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

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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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Four Steps to Christmas Joy

or those who don’t follow Jesus, Christmas must seem a bit odd. Behind all the trappings of the season, what’s the…

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Repeat the Sounding Joy

ost people associate Christmas with good feelings: bright lights, hot chocolate, sweet cookies, nostalgic movies, holiday music, friends and family, a…

Longing for Christmas

magine an elderly Jewish man tucking his grandchildren in bed nearly two thousand years. His son is imprisoned for the allegation…

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Honor to Whom Honor is Due

oes the passing of President Bush Senior mark the ending of an era? Must politics now be entirely nasty and brutish?…

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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Careless Orthodoxy

his week I had the privilege of speaking to Southern Baptist state evangelism directors at the headquarters for the North American…

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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The Evangelical Church is Sick in the Head

s sin a big deal? Not really. Do all religions lead to God. Probably. Is truth objective? Nope. The “State of…

Waiting for a Superhero

umanity has a stubborn smile. In spite of our growing secularism, we are optimistic. But the evolutionary story of progress, with…

Five Reasons I Believe the Bible (Sermon)

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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Civil Discourse and the Way of Jesus

ast week I had the wonderful privilege of talking with a group of students who are part of an mutlifaith fellowship…

Seven Surprises from a Well in Samaria

The Devil’s Day

magine Satan walking down your street asking for favors. Well, on October 31st, it’s not that hard to do. But actually…

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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Finding Our Humanity on the Yellow Brick Road, a Platonic Parable

ho would have thought there would be a parallel between Frank Baum’s “The Wizard of Oz” and the philosopher Plato’s teaching…

Christianity & Artistry: Braille from Beautiful Eulogy

he following video is from an event with Braille from Beautiful Eulogy hosted by the Center for Biblical Apologetics and Public…

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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Evangelistic Reverse Engineering

his evening I was reading Sam Chan’s new book Evangelism in a Skeptical World: How to Make the Unbelievable News About…

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…

Socrates in the Cornfields

he following video is from an event hosted by Cedarville University’s Center for Biblical Apologetics and Public Christianity. We called it…

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Evolutionary Hymn by C.S. Lewis

ead us, Evolution, lead us Up the future’s endless stair; Chop us, change us, prod us, weed us. For stagnation is…

On Church Multiplication

ow does the church grow? What does it look like when God multiplies a church? What’s a good biblical example?

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What Do You Do When the Bible Gives You a Yellow Light?

t ain’t the parts of the Bible that I can’t understand that bother me,” Mark Twain once quipped, “it is the parts that I do understand.” That’s a valid…

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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Prophets > Philosophers

‘ve always loved philosophy, even as a teenager. I’ve always been intrigued by people who take the time to think deeply…

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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Boys to Men

t was a weekend I’m sure my twins will never forget. We had the sex talk. They’re going into sixth grade….

Why Being Human is Such a Secular Problem

uman personality is an enigma for contemporary philosophy and science. In an odd twist of fate, philosophers and scientists are trending…

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The Story of Forgiveness We All Need

he story of Peter is a story we all need. Peter is one of the biggest failures in all of the…

The Worldview of Winnie the Pooh

ometimes Hollywood gets it right. Disney’s “Christopher Robin” is a treat for any age, offering humor, nostalgia, and inspiration. If you’re…

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God Spared Isaac. And He’ll Spare You Too.

ast night we read the story of Abraham and Isaac in our chaotic family devotions. As is typically the case, we…

Bubble-ology: Three Ways to See Beyond Our Bubbles Without Bursting Them

e all live in bubbles. The person most blinded to this fact is the one who denies it most adamantly. None…

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?…

Brewing To Continue Soon

erhaps you can call it a coffee break given the espresso motif of my blog. Whatever you call it, in order…

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Living Water Plenary Sessions

ast week at Cedarville University the Center for Biblical Apologetics hosted its second annual conference. This year’s them was “Living Water:…

Jane Austen

his weekend I made a digital sketch of the English novelist Jane Austen. She is one of my wife’s favorite authors….

Five Reasons You Might Be Experiencing Post-Easter Blues

o much of life is anticipation. We spend far more time looking forward to things than we do enjoying them. Some would…

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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…

Look Back, Not Forward

o much of our lives are spent trying to impress people who don’t notice. The reason they won’t notice, likely, is…

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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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The Mind of God & the Death of Stephen Hawking

he highly influential scientist Stephen Hawking passed away this morning. He was a brilliant theoretical phycist and a best-selling author. I…

Seminary Can’t Teach You to Love Sheep

here are so many great things I can say about the seminary I graduated from. I loved my professors and my…

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Heaven on Earth: the Path to Hell

ooh, baby,” Belinda Carlisle sang in the 1980s, “. . . heaven is a place on earth.” Just reading those lyrics…

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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Join Me for a Study of the Christian Worldview & Apologetics

re you interested in studying the apologetics of C.S. Lewis, the cultural insights of Francis Schaeffer, or the redemptive themes that…

Living Water Conference

he Center for Biblical Apologetics and Public Christianity is excited to announce the Living Water Conference. Living Water is a one…

Life in the Wild (Talk)

he following video is from a chapel service at Cedarville University where I gave a talk on seven effects of the…

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…

Sam Allberry Interview

he following video is from a recent event where Sam Allberry interviewed me about my new book Life in the Wild:…

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The Super Bowl Silence Heard ‘Round the World

hen does thirty seconds of silence capture the world’s attention? When it costs around five million dollars. The half-minute of dead…

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…

Why Atheists and Christians Both Get the Problem of Evil Wrong

here are two really bad ways to deal with the problem of evil. One is to deny that it is real,…

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…

Why I Wrote Life in the Wild

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

Life in the Wild (Releases on February 1)

y new book “Life in the Wild: Fighting for Faith in a Fallen World” releases on Thursday of next week. I’d…

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Do Muslims and Christians Worship the Same God?

     

Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My! (On Parenting in the Wild)

n the third chapter of Genesis we read that an effect of the fall is that Eve’s pain in childbirth would…

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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 History of Human Relations

our chapters into the greatest book ever written we find the first human brothers, Cain and Abel, separated by anger, envy,…

Is God a Good Father?

f God is really our father, as he says in the Bible, if he really loves us like a father, or…

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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This Year, More Bodhi, Less Jabba (A Star Wars Parable)

hat are you wearing in 2018? The Apostle Paul tells us to “clothe ourselves with the presence of the Lord Jesus,”…

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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…

Why Star Wars Doesn’t Work (No Spoilers)

he latest Star Wars installment has sparked mixed reviews. After seeing it (for my second time) I had an interesting conversation…

I Need Your Help (Book Launch Team)

y new book Life in the Wild: Fighting for Faith in a Fallen World comes out on February 1, 2018. I could really…

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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,…

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

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

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Dogma Without a Dog

here’s nothing more predatory than a dogma without a dog. The expression “I don’t have a dog in that fight” has…

Coco: A Syncretistic Masterpiece

ixar’s latest animated film Coco released on November 22, 2017, just in time for the Thanksgiving movie rush. While in my…

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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…

Social Hierarchy & the Disruptive Gospel

an you imagine gathering for worship and having a letter read out loud that contained a rebuke to you from a…

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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Obviously God

ave you ever looked for your sunglasses only to discover you’re still wearing them? Sometimes what you’re after is right under…

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You’re On The List

t was the kick off night for Gay Pride Week at the University of Louisville. I was preaching in the middle…

Beautiful Eulogy

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

The Atheism In Us All

e pray the Psalms to open all of my theology classes at Cedarville University. I read through a Psalm at the…

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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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Where Was God?

ew things more powerfully affirm that we live in a messed up world than the headlines. Evil never misses the evening…

God is Not Ashamed of You

hristian, God is not ashamed of you. You may very well be ashamed of you. God isn’t.

Agnostic Turned Believer After Vegas Shooting

ussel Black was agnostic before the concert. He attended the Route 91 country music festival with his sister. After the shooting…

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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…

Are You Your Brain?

re you your brain? What’s the difference between your soul and your brain? What if something happens to your brain, does…

For the Bible Tells Me So, And So Does the Spirit

his is the least compelling argument for a skeptic to consider and perhaps the most compelling reality for a believer. The…

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A Rant: On Hiding Behind Dead Men

t is fashionable among academicians to hide behind dead men. In order to strengthen their position, they need only evoke the…

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…

Monster (KB)

he following video is a preview of KB’s new album “Today We Rebel.” KB is a Reach Records artist and lives…

Orthodoxy This Way

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

The Boundless Beauty of God’s Workmanship (Ephesians 2)

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The Death of True Lies

e can really only be liberated of lies when we are able to locate their truthfulness. The most powerful lies contain…

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…