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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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My Radio Interview – Can God and Evil Co-Exist?

My Interview on U2 Have Hope On this episode of U2 Have Hope, Carrie Cooper talks with me about the question “Can God and Evil Co-exist?” But this isn’t just a philosophical thing for Carrie. For years, she suffered with a debilitating disease, struggling with pain, isolation and depression. But after several years, her health improved and she founded […]

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Forgery in the Bible: Was Mark’s Gospel Forged?

Forgery in the Bible? Was the Gospel of Mark really just an old forgery? That’s something you might hear liberal scholars say about a lot of books in the New Testament. For example, Timothy Freke and Peter Gandy wrote this in a book called the Jesus Mysteries: In the first four centuries, every single [New Testament] document was at […]

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What is the Ultimate Apologetic?

The Apologetics of You What’s the ultimate apologetic? When I was in college, my favorite book was the 2nd edition of Reasonable Faith by William Lane Craig. And after providing a philosophical defense of Christian truth claims, he wrote this: “More often than not, it is what you are rather than what you say that will […]

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