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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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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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Video: Atheists Turned Apologists

Watch This Some Christians say, “people don’t come to faith through apologetics.” My guess is they just don’t know anybody who came to faith this way. But that doesn’t mean nobody does. For example, Paul’s efforts to persuade Jews and God-fearing Greeks resulted in “large numbers” coming to faith (Acts 17:2-4). We also know Augustine […]

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Terrorists and Moral Values

“How can you say there are objective moral values when Muslim terrorists sincerely believe it is right to kill infidels?” This was a question William Lane Craig got after his talk, “Arguments for the Existence of God.” Here’s his answer in a nutshell: Just because terrorists think terrorism’s a good thing, that doesn’t mean objective […]

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Missing Ending Exposed

Ever heard the parable of the Blind Men and the Elephant? While teaching Religion at University of Phoenix, I discovered this story in our textbook: “A famous story illustrates the relativity of truth. Several blind men touch the same elephant but experience it quite differently. The first man touches the ear and says it is a […]

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The Monthly Report

Ready for something new? Each month, you’ll hear about my recent opportunities to equip defenders of the faith. We’re in this thing together and I’d love to encourage you to bring apologetics training to your church and beyond. If God can use me, he can use you. August was huge. I shared a talk called, “Why Does […]

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A Lighthearted Approach

Does apologetics always have to be all stuffy? Craig Hazen says “No.” Last Friday, I attended a BBQ for area pastors before the Bayside Apologetics Seminar officially began. Dr. Hazen spoke to about 30 people who showed up to this event, saying that “apologetics is a tool in the hands of the Holy Spirit and we need […]

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Bayside Apologetics Report

About 1,350 people showed up to the Bayside Apologetics Seminar last weekend and about 200 of them packed out the Bayside Video Cafe for my 8:00 AM talk: “Why Does God Allow Suffering?” It was an honor to speak at a high-profile event featuring J.P. Moreland and William Lane Craig—two of the top Christian philosophers in the world. My […]

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Bayside Apologetics Schedule

Some people have asked me about the seminar schedule for the Bayside Apologetics Conference. Check-in begins at 6:00PM on Friday (8/27) and the doors open at 6:30PM. After the main speakers conclude, optional break out groups will meet for further discussion. The Video Café will also be open for coffee and conversation.   The next day (8/28), I’ll […]

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Mikel to Speak at Bayside

Update on the Bayside Apologetics Conference: I’ve just been invited to speak at a special pre-seminar breakfast entitled “Why Does God Allow Suffering?” happening right before Tim Muehlhoff and J.P. Moreland present on the second day of the conference. This is an important question I hear a lot of people asking, especially in light of our tough economic […]

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