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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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10 Surprisingly Simple Tips for Talking with Cult Members – Part 1

Pop Quiz Here’s the scenario: A couple of clean-cut guys on bikes show up at your door. White shirts. Black name badges. What do you do? A. Pretend you’re not home B. Crack open the door and try to get rid of them C. Stand in the doorway and talk with them D. Invite them […]

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America After 9/11: Is Religion Evil?

Attitude Adjustment How did 9/11 change America’s attitude toward religion? An interesting post on CNN’s Belief Blog says: “Before 9/11, many atheists kept a low profile. Something changed, though, after 9/11. They got loud… Criticism of all religion, not just fanatical cults, was no longer taboo after 9/11.” Indeed. Around the 10-year anniversary of 9/11, American Atheists […]

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The Jesus Myth Theory: Investigating Claims of Copying

Is Jesus a Myth? That’s a question more people are asking, especially after Zeitgeist, the Movie got popular. In this post, my friend, Mary Jo Sharp, shows you 3 simple steps you can use to figure out if Jesus’ story was actually ripped off from other religions. Mary Jo blogs at Confident Christianity. Guest Post by […]

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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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Harold Camping – Is May 21, 2011 Judgment Day?

End of  Days? Doing anything this Saturday? I’ve actually got a faculty meeting with a number of Religion professors at University of Phoenix. Should be an interesting one, too. Most of us in the greater Sacramento area have seen the Family Radio billboards advertising Harold Camping’s Judgment Day prophecy: Jesus will return on May 21, […]

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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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