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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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3 Cultural Engagement Lessons from Acts 17

Cultural Engagement Got a cultural engagement question for you today: Ever wonder how you can better engage with that skeptical co-worker, friend or family member? How should we interact with the broader culture as ambassadors of Christ? Besides teaching Christian Apologetics at William Jessup University, I’m also a cultural engagement fellow at Dallas Theological Seminary. One of […]

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5 Useful Facts for Defending the Resurrection of Jesus

Defending the Resurrection of Jesus in Everyday Conversations In this accessible apologetics video, I train Christians to defend the resurrection of Jesus in everyday conversations, focusing on the “minimal facts” approach I learned from Dr. Gary Habermas. My goal here is to help you remember some good talking points, so you’ll have them ready when you need […]

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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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