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Holy Week – Meaning, Significance, and Truth

Podcast on Key Events of the Passion Week What does Holy Week mean? Holy Week, or the Passion Week, refers to the last week of Lent where Christians focus on key events in Jesus’ life during the days leading up to Easter. After Palm Sunday commemorates Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem, many Christians gather together for […]

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The Christmas Story – Beyond Apologetics

Experiencing the Christmas Story Every December, I see a couple of approaches to Jesus’ birth on Christian blogs: Articles that approach the Christmas story from the perspective of “How Jesus came to Earth,” looking at it in light of what the Gospels tell about who Jesus turns out to be. Or, you get an apologetics […]

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Apologetics Event Tip #4 – Know Your Audience

Apologetics Event Planning for Churches Here’s the next installment in my video series on tips for pastors or ministry leaders who are interested in organizing apologetics conferences. My hope is that these “tips from the road” videos—along with my series of 6 free webinars—will be helpful as you get started with planning your event. More on the webinars later. For […]

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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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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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