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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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3 Essential Elements of Everyday Apologetics

New to apologetics? Here are 3 things I think every Christian should do with the information I bring to my presentations and workshops. I like to call these the 3 Essential Elements of Every Day Apologetics. #1. Find answers for yourself. If you’re new to this whole thing, one of the first things you should […]

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Faith and Doubt – How to Honor God in the Midst of Your Doubts

Today, I’m pleased to feature an exclusive guest post by my friend, Dena Jackson, who is working hard to bring accessible apologetics training to our local area. Dena recently graduated with an M.A. in Christian Apologetics from Biola University. She currently trains college students at Bayside Church, where she also coordinated the 2010 Apologetics Conference […]

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No Room in the Inn? Why the Traditional Christmas Story is Wrong

Why History Matters I once heard a well-meaning Christian say something like, “Why study all this history stuff? The Bible says it. I believe, it. That’s the end of it!” But what about this? Reading what “the Bible says” is one thing. Getting “what the Bible means” is another. Case in point: Most people summarize […]

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Apologetics Lesson for Youth – Faith Is Not Wishing

How to Teach Apologetics to Teenagers How should I teach apologetics to teenagers? That’s a question I was faced with when I was invited to introduce apologetics into the curriculum at Mosaic Christian Academy. Here’s what I did:  I lead an 8-week apologetics discussion series for high school students and it was very well-received. Much of our […]

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Apologetics Lesson for Youth – Truth Is Not Ice Cream

How to Teach Apologetics to Teenagers Ever wonder how to teach apologetics to teenagers? I once had the opportunity to facilitate the very first youth apologetics series at Mosaic Christian Academy—a ministry that offers homeschooling students a classroom environment a couple of times a week. Truth Is Not Ice Cream We celebrated with an ice cream […]

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What is Apologetics?

*This article is also available in Spanish. [Leer en Español] Let’s revisit the basics. Like the idea that our discipline’s got a weird name. People who come to my workshops still ask, “Why does it sound like apologizing?” I still get odd responses at family gatherings when this comes up! An “apologetic” just means a defense. Peter commanded […]

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Who Made God? A Cosmological Argument for Kids

Who Made God? Here’s a Simple Answer Watching Phil Vischer’s Jelly Telly show with my little boy reminded me that accessible apologetics training is for kids, too! One day after church, we sat down to watch a little clip online. There was a puppet newscaster hosting a segment called “Buck Denver’s Mail Bag.” At first, I wasn’t too […]

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What William Lane Craig Taught Me About Truth, Love & Apologetics

What I Learned About Truth and Love While I was doing my graduate work in apologetics at Biola University, I learned an important, practical lesson from William Lane Craig about speaking the truth in love. I remember how he began our “Philosophical Issues for Apologists” course by saying he often signs his books with 2 Corinthians 10:5 […]

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