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Truth Matters – Confident Faith in a Confusing World

Speaking of Faith When I was a student ministries pastor in Northern California, a parent in our church gave me a book called, Soul Searching: The Religious and Spiritual Lives of American Teenagers. According to the authors, most teens aren’t well-equipped to talk about their faith or spiritual things in general. This was something I saw […]

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Women in Apologetics – Sisters Who Defend the Faith

The Testimony of Women Just as the testimony of women sparked an investigation of Jesus’ empty tomb in the 1st century, so the testimony of women in the 21st century leads many to consider the evidence for the claims of Christianity. I’m pleased to know some outstanding women who are beginning to make history in our […]

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7 Apologetics Ministry Highlights from 2013

Hard to believe it’s been 4 years since I started this blog and began giving professional apologetics presentations at a variety of churches and events. God’s been good to me even though I faced a bunch of life challenges and transitions from the very beginning of my formal apologetics ministry. By 2011, God opened doors […]

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Did Luke Mess Up on the Timing of the Christmas Story?

Qurinius’ Census Each Christmas, I hear the story of Jesus’ birth read publicly from the Gospel of Luke. And it often seems like the timing of Jesus’ birth and the census under some guy named Quirinius gets read pretty quickly, almost like it’s an unnecessary interjection no one really cares about. For most people, it […]

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How to Run an Accessible Apologetics Conference – Free Course

Want to Bring an Apologetics Event to Your Church? I remember being so excited the first time I dared to dream big about doing something like this—but it was also kind of scary! I had all kinds of questions, like: “Who could I invite to speak?” “How much is this gonna cost?” “How do I even […]

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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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