Apologetics Category

Did the Story of Jonah Really Happen?

Everyone knows the story. Well, actually most people don’t know the whole story, but everyone knows the most memorable part of the story: Jonah being swallowed up by the whale, only to be spewed out on dry land three days later. Here’s the very brief account as recorded in the Bible: And the LORD appointed […]

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Thank You, New Atheists, For Saving My Faith

It is a terrifying thing to discover that everything you have believed to be true your entire life might be a lie. This is the place I was in as an 18-year-old student finishing up high school in 2005. But first, let me explain how I found myself inside a worldview that was collapsing around […]

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How Can a God of Love Also Be a God of Wrath?

Everybody loves to talk about God’s love. The love of God is a concept we can receive quite easily…after all, what’s not to love about us? (Read sarcastically.) We are fond of the idea of a God who is fond of us, a God who’s love and patience and compassion knows no limits. We all […]

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Resurrection: Reasonable or Ridiculous?

One of the core things I believe as a Christian is that Jesus Christ rose from the dead. This claim is central to the faith and absolutely necessary to the Christian gospel. Without the resurrection of Jesus, our Savior is still dead and so is any hope of forgiveness of sin or life beyond the […]

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Bill Nye Is Back to Save the World

I remember watching Bill Nye, the Science Guy as a kid just like it was yesterday. The theme song for that show was so stinkin’ catchy that it is forever stuck in my head: Bill! Bill! Bill! Bill! Bill! I would credit the show with giving me at least a moderate interest in science, where otherwise […]

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Finding Truth in a Post-Truth World

Oxford Dictionaries recently announced that their word of the year for 2016 is “post-truth”. The term is defined as “relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief”. In other words, it means that people are more likely to form their […]

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499 Years of Reformation

Today marks the 499th year since Martin Luther unintentionally sparked the Protestant Reformation. Noticing what he deemed to be beliefs and actions from the Catholic Church that were contrary to true Christianity, Luther penned his 95 theses and nailed it to the door of Wittenberg Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany, 1517. It was a relatively small […]

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There’s Hope for This Hopeless World

“You may run from sorrow as we have. Sorrow will find you.” – August Nicholson, The Village It is not hard to feel that the world in which we live is entirely hopeless. Who could blame someone for coming to such a conclusion? Life does not just include sorrow; it seems to be filled with it. […]

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What Would It Take to Worship Your Brother As God?

I grew up with three brothers – one older and two younger. If you have siblings, you can imagine what it was like for four boys (and two girls) to share a house together. There were times when things got pretty crazy! We didn’t always get along, but in the end we still love each other […]

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Do Muslims and Christians Worship the Same God? (Making Sense of the Fiasco at Wheaton)

In case you missed it, there is a bit of a situation going on at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois. It’s an increasingly long and currently developing story, and you can check out some of the sources below for further reading; otherwise you can skip and read the summary I have below. Christianity Today Washington Post Patheos […]

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