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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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Atheism and Evil in the Name of God

Evil in the Name of God I recently saw an animated short created by an atheist on YouTube. In this video, a bunch of theists were trying to tell an atheist about God. But then the theists began to threaten each other with weapons and argue over whose religion was right! Not surprisingly, the atheist character came […]

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Apologetics Event Tip #2 – Define Your Key Messages

Event Planning for Apologetics Ministry Leaders Last month, I started a new series of videos for ministry leaders who have a vision for bringing an apologetics event to their churches. In these clips, I give you a few quick “tips from the road” to help you think through the details of organizing your first event. My first video encouraged you […]

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What Everyone Should Know About The Problem of Evil

The Problem of Evil Over the past couple of years, I’ve heard from hundreds of high school and college students who say that the number one challenge to the existence of God is the evil and suffering we see in the world. But how well does the problem of evil really argue for the atheist conclusion? Does […]

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Apologetics Event Tip #1 – Build a Leadership Team

Event Planning Tips for Apologetics Ministry Leaders Ever dream of bringing a special apologetics conference to your church? Today, I’m launching a new series of monthly videos for ministry leaders who have a vision for organizing their first apologetics event. In these clips, I’ll share some quick “tips from the road” that will help you begin to think about […]

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