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DVD Review – What’s in the Bible? (Vol. 10) “Jesus is the Good News!”

Bible, Theology and Apologetics for kids A couple of months ago, I reviewed a fun series of 9 DVDs for kids from Veggie Tales Creator Phil Vischer, called Buck Denver Asks, “What’s in the Bible?” This month, Phil’s team sent me a review copy of the 10th DVD in this fun series: “Jesus is the […]

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7 Apologetics Ministry Highlights from 2012

Ever since last year, I’ve been amazed at how God has been directing my teaching, speaking and training ministry and taking me to places I never thought I’d go. In this post, I’ll share a few apologetics ministry highlights from 2012. Don’t forget, we’re in this thing together. Like I always say, “If God can […]

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DVD Review – What’s In the Bible? Series for Kids

9 Fine DVDs for Children Looking for a great gift for a kid? This DVD series from Veggie Tales creator Phil Vischer caught my attention when me and my 8-year old saw a clip playing at the Dallas Theological Seminary bookstore. Why? Cause it had a puppet named Buck Denver in it. And I instantly remembered […]

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Did Jesus Have a Wife? – A Simple Response to The Gospel of Jesus’ Wife

The Gospel of Jesus’ Wife So your skeptical friend just heard about something called, “The Gospel of Jesus’ Wife.” But unlike the fiction Dan Brown created in the Da Vinci Code, this wasn’t in a movie or a novel. She just caught another sensational segment on the evening news talking about how controversial this new find is and […]

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How to Defend a Defense of the Faith (with Scripture)

Defending a Defense of the Faith Isn’t apologetics just for seminary students, pastors and stuffy professor-types? Somehow, many Christians have gotten the idea that apologetics is just a hobby for Christian intellectuals or people who are into debate. Maybe you know students at your church who’ve sat though an apologetics presentation going, “This might be […]

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Dallas Theological Seminary – Why I’m Moving to Texas

Roadworthy Man “So, where are you from?” It’s always been tough for me to answer that question. I’m a Filipino-American, born in the Land of Lincoln (Illinois). Grew up among Filipinos, Americans, Australians, Koreans and Brits in the Philippines. Spent time in Maryland and moved to California for college, where I eventually got married, started a […]

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Questioning Evangelism by Randy Newman – Book Review

Questioning Evangelism Looking for a short read that’s insightful and practical? Check out a very accessible book called Questioning Evangelism by Randy Newman. I almost put this on the required reading list for my “Practicing Apologetics and Evangelism” class at Western Seminary, but I ended up leaving it off, thinking the course load was already […]

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A Story About Faith – How to Illustrate Biblical Faith

I’m On the Road Greetings from the desert! Today, I’m blogging from a hotel room in Palm Springs, CA. I just finished doing an all-day apologetics training event at Our Savior’s Church for the Desert Apologetics Network. Dr. Craig Hazen closed up the event and we got a great reception from this group. One of […]

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Naturalism – A Good Reason to Rally?

Today, I’m featuring a special guest post from one of my former mentors, R. Scott Smith, Associate Professor of Ethics and Christian Apologetics at Biola University. Dr. Smith was my adviser while I was doing my graduate studies in the Christian Apologetics Program at Biola University. I studied under him in the areas of ethics, philosophy and historical […]

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The Resurrection of Jesus: An Unlikely Easter Conversation

Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally One Easter, a relative cornered me at a family reunion and wanted to talk about the resurrection of Jesus. Let’s just call her my dear Aunt Sally. Some people try to stay away from politics and religion a parties. Not Aunt Sally. :-) Aunt Sally took a Religious Studies class […]

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