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10 Surprisingly Simple Tips for Talking with Cult Members – Part 1

Pop Quiz Here’s the scenario: A couple of clean-cut guys on bikes show up at your door. White shirts. Black name badges. What do you do? A. Pretend you’re not home B. Crack open the door and try to get rid of them C. Stand in the doorway and talk with them D. Invite them […]

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America After 9/11: Is Religion Evil?

Attitude Adjustment How did 9/11 change America’s attitude toward religion? An interesting post on CNN’s Belief Blog says: “Before 9/11, many atheists kept a low profile. Something changed, though, after 9/11. They got loud… Criticism of all religion, not just fanatical cults, was no longer taboo after 9/11.” Indeed. Around the 10-year anniversary of 9/11, American Atheists […]

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Online Course: Study Christian Apologetics with Mikel

Learn to Defend Your Faith with Confidence… Online Looking for accessible apologetics training that works with your busy schedule? A number of people have contacted me asking, “When are you going to offer an online apologetics class?” The answer is “Now.” As an Adjunct Professor of Apologetics at William Jesusp University, I’ve taken my classroom […]

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Spiritual Warfare: What You Didn’t Hear at Bible Study

What’s apologetics got to do with sharing your faith? A lot. As a former missionary, I’ve seen the role apologetics plays on the mission field first-hand. But even if you’ve never been overseas, you’ve probably seen it while talking to your skeptical friends right here at home. Nowadays, most Christians feel like if they get an immediate […]

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The Jesus Myth Theory: Investigating Claims of Copying

Is Jesus a Myth? That’s a question more people are asking, especially after Zeitgeist, the Movie got popular. In this post, my friend, Mary Jo Sharp, shows you 3 simple steps you can use to figure out if Jesus’ story was actually ripped off from other religions. Mary Jo blogs at Confident Christianity. Guest Post by […]

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Is the Bible from God?

Is the Bible really from God? I just did a workshop on this very topic for about 60 5th and 6th graders at Bayside Church in Granite Bay, CA. I wanted to help Christian kids talk about this stuff with their friends. But I knew it had to be simple to get and easy to […]

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Apologetics Book Review – Smooth Stones by Joe Coffey

This Book Rocks Here’s my review of a quick read that packs a punch. It’s called, Smooth Stones: Bringing Down the Giant Questions of Apologetics by Joe Coffey. This book covers key ideas you’d expect to find in an intro to apologetics–but without a lot of the jargon we’ve become so accustom to. Especially if […]

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Review: Generation Ex-Christian

Let’s talk about Drew Dyck’s book, Generation Ex-Christian: Why Young Adults are Leaving the Faith… And How to Bring them Back. As a former youth pastor, I heard the stat over and over again: “70% of young people leave the church by the time they’re 22.” But why? This book sheds some light on this […]

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Science and Christianity: Not Oil and Water

Today, I’m pleased to feature an exclusive guest post by my friend, Melissa C. Travis—a graduate student in the Science and Religion program at Biola University. She’s also a fellow apologetics blogger. Melissa blogs at http://www.hard-corechristianity.com. Hot Topic: Science and Religion Mature Christians have an insatiable desire for knowledge of God. We study Scripture to […]

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Worldviews Shaping Culture: Can You Name America’s Top 3?

You’ve got a worldview. Everyone does. What’s a worldview? It’s everything you believe about what’s real and what really matters in life. Ronald Nash defines it like this in his book, Worldviews In Conflict: A worldview is a set of presuppositions (or assumptions) which we hold (either consciously or subconsciously) about the basic makeup of […]

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