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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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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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Student Guest Post: “One of the Greatest Things I’ve Ever Done”

Today, I’m pleased to feature an exclusive guest post from one of my former undergraduate students, Haley Morris—a recent graduate from William Jessup University (WJU) in Rocklin, CA who says that taking my World Religions course was one of the best things she ever did. See how Haley got more grounded in her faith and more confident as […]

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Is Good Friday a Myth? What 5 Ancient, Non-Christian Writings Reveal

Is Good Friday a Myth? “Good Friday? What’s the difference between Good Friday and a fairytale?” Imagine a skeptical relative asked you this question at a family gathering. I know–Awkward. But really, what would you say? Something similar happened to me when I was a teenager. But what was odd about it was that this […]

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The Resurrection of Jesus: An Unlikely Easter Conversation

Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally One Easter, a relative cornered me at a family reunion and wanted to talk about the resurrection of Jesus. Let’s just call her my dear Aunt Sally. Some people try to stay away from politics and religion a parties. Not Aunt Sally. :-) Aunt Sally took a Religious Studies class […]

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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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10 Surprisingly Simple Tips for Talking with Cult Members – Part 3

Here’s Your Chance Want to talk to your Mormon friend about the real Jesus? What about the Jehovah’s Witness who knocks on your door? When an opportunity arises, it might be God saying, “Here’s your chance. Take it.” In this series, I’m sharing 10 surprisingly simple tips for talking to cult members. For this, I’m […]

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10 Surprisingly Simple Tips for Talking with Cult Members – Part 2

Spiritual Talk at Your Door? Last week, I shared two surprisingly simple tips for talking with cult members: Ask, “How much time do you have” and Pray, pray, pray. But many of these aren’t just for talking with cult members. A lot of it’s great for everyday spiritual conversations with just about anyone. Again, I’m […]

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