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Are There Two Different Creation Stories in Genesis?

A Tale of Two Stories Ever met someone who said you shouldn’t trust the Bible because of contradictions in the text? I remember talking with a skeptic I’ll call “Julie” while travelling to Northern California from down south. I don’t remember how the conversation began, but I do remember that she was pretty sure that […]

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Video: My Guest Appearance on The Table Podcast – Part 2

The Table – A Cultural Engagement Podcast Last week, I shared the first part of my guest appearance on The Table, a weekly cultural engagement podcast. Here’s the second half of the conversation with my mentor, Dr. Darrell Bock, and two of my fellow seminarians at Dallas Theological Seminary. Church Lessons from Non-Protestant Countries In this episode of The […]

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Defending the Faith by Mary Jo Sharp – Book Review

A Review of Defending the Faith Looking for a book on women’s ministry that stands out from the crowd? I found one. It’s a great new book I was given by Kregel on apologetics in women’s ministry: Defending the Faith by Mary Jo Sharp. Full disclosure: MJ is a friend and fellow alumni of Biola […]

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7 Tips on Engaging Skeptics Like Paul Did in Athens [Part 3]

7 Cultural Engagement Tips from Acts 17 Today, I’m closing out my series of 3 cultural engagement posts called “7 Tips on Engaging Skeptics Like Paul Did in Athens.” In parts 1 and 2, I shared 5 simple lessons from Paul’s time in Athens: Care About People Prepare for Insults and Interest  Find a Point of […]

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7 Tips on Engaging Skeptics Like Paul Did in Athens [Part 2]

3 More Cultural Engagement Tips  Today, we’re moving on in my new series of posts called, “7 Tips on Engaging Skeptics Like Paul Did in Athens.” In part one, we took a brief look at some historical background and focused on two simple lessons from Paul’s encounter in Acts 17: Care About People Prepare for Insults […]

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Student Guest Post: “One of the Greatest Things I’ve Ever Done”

Today, I’m pleased to feature an exclusive guest post from one of my former undergraduate students, Haley Morris—a recent graduate from William Jessup University (WJU) in Rocklin, CA who says that taking my World Religions course was one of the best things she ever did. See how Haley got more grounded in her faith and more confident as […]

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7 Tips on Engaging Skeptics Like Paul Did in Athens [Part 1]

Cultural Engagement Tips My studies at Dallas Theological Seminary have challenged me to think about practical lessons we can learn from Paul’s engagement in Acts 17. I recently had a conversation about this passage with my mentor, Dr. Darrell Bock, and I’ve discovered some cultural engagement tips that every defender of the faith should know. So […]

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3 Lessons I Learned from My Mentor, Darrell Bock

My Internship at Dallas Theological Seminary This semester, I’ve had the privilege of beginning a mentoring relationship with Dr. Darrell Bock. This is part of my Master of Theology (Th.M) internship, working with the Howard G. Hendricks Center for Christian Leadership and Cultural Engagement. Dr. Bock is a Senior Research Professor of New Testament Studies […]

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