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Book Review – God’s Crime Scene by J. Warner Wallace

God’s Crime Scene In this book, Cold-Case Detective and former atheist J. Warner Wallace builds a cumulative case for the existence of God from a homicide detective’s perspective. While some of God’s Crime Scene reminded me of William Lane Craig’s On Guard, including the book size, and “look and feel” from the same publisher, I found Jim’s unique […]

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Book Review – The Outrageous Idea of the Missional Professor by Paul Gould

Faith, Work and the Academy Over the summer, I finally had the chance to read a great little book I’d been wanting to pick up: The Outrageous Idea of the Missional Professor by Paul Gould. I’m convinced that if God cares about us, he cares about every part of out lives–and that includes our work. How should […]

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Apologetics Event Tip #5 – Plan for Your Audio Visual Needs

Apologetics Event Planning for Churches Here’s the next part of my special video series on tips for people who looking to put on an apologetics event. I shot these “tips from the road” videos to help you begin planning your conference. If you find this tip helpful, please check out my series of 6 free webinars, too! Quick summary: Here’s […]

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Have We Lost the Message of the New Testament?

Lost the Plot? Have we somehow lost the message of the New Testament through irreparable corruptions of the text? That’s what some people wonder when the conversation turns to the issue of textual variants—differences in the biblical manuscripts we’ve discovered over the years. Maybe you’ve got a friend or a co-worker who tends to be pretty skeptical of the Bible right from the get-go. For […]

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Apologetics Event Tip #4 – Know Your Audience

Apologetics Event Planning for Churches Here’s the next installment in my video series on tips for pastors or ministry leaders who are interested in organizing apologetics conferences. My hope is that these “tips from the road” videos—along with my series of 6 free webinars—will be helpful as you get started with planning your event. More on the webinars later. For […]

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My Radio Interview – Is the Virgin Birth Real?

My Interview on U2 Have Hope On this episode of U2 Have Hope, Carrie Cooper talks with me about the Virgin Birth, focusing on 3 alleged parallel stories from the ancient world.  What do Christians need to know in order to respond to the challenge that the story of Jesus’ virginal conception was copied from other religions? […]

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God’s Super Apostles by Doug Geivett and Holly Pivec

In November, I attended the Evangelical Theological Society’s Annual Meeting in San Diego. While I was there, I was pleasantly surprised to meet a friend from my undergrad days at Biola University, Holly Pivec. She’s also a fellow graduate of the M.A. in Christian Apologetics program at Biola. Turns out, she was giving a presentation with Doug Geivett, who […]

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The Virgin Birth – Did the Church Make Up Jesus’ Virgin Birth?

Did The Virgin Birth Really Happen? What would you say if someone asked you if the story of Jesus’ virgin birth was real, or if it was copied from other religions? In this post, you see how to think through a few challenges to the historicity of the Virgin Birth. First, we’ll answer the question “Was […]

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Apologetics Event Tip #3 – Consider Speaker Care

Apologetics Event Planning for Churches This semester, I’m doing a video series on tips for churches–specifically for pastors or ministry leaders who want to bring an apologetics conference to their congregations. My goal in  “tips from the road” will help you get started with the planning stage for your event. My first tip was to build yourself a leadership team instead to trying […]

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