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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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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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Did Jesus Say He Was God?

Did Jesus Say He Was God? What would you say if someone asked you, “Did Jesus say He was God?” In this post, I’ll give you a few talking points that you can use to give a thoughtful response to a question like this. But first, let me tell you a little story. One day, I […]

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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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