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7 Tips on Engaging Skeptics Like Paul Did in Athens [Part 2]

3 More Cultural Engagement Tips  Today, we’re moving on in my new series of posts called, “7 Tips on Engaging Skeptics Like Paul Did in Athens.” In part one, we took a brief look at some historical background and focused on two simple lessons from Paul’s encounter in Acts 17: Care About People Prepare for Insults […]

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7 Tips on Engaging Skeptics Like Paul Did in Athens [Part 1]

Cultural Engagement Tips My studies at Dallas Theological Seminary have challenged me to think about practical lessons we can learn from Paul’s engagement in Acts 17. I recently had a conversation about this passage with my mentor, Dr. Darrell Bock, and I’ve discovered some cultural engagement tips that every defender of the faith should know. So […]

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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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Gift Ideas: 8 Great Books that Rocked My World

Gift Books for Christians Wondering what to give that Christian friend or family member who shares your passion for loving God with your mind as well as your emotions? Last year, I featured gift books for both skeptics and believers. This year, I’m focusing in on gifts for your Christian brothers and sisters that will […]

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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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Easter Reading: 7 of the Best Books on the Resurrection

Easter is About Jesus’ Resurrection Want to perpare for conversations about Jesus’ Resurrection? I often find myself talking about the historicity of the Resurrection at family get-togethers around Easter. And it’s not even me bringing this stuff up. Somehow, my skeptical relatives find me! Maybe you’ll get a chance to talk with your unbelieving friends or […]

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Why Apologetics Matters

Audio Post Here’s a short talk I did for young adults at Bridgeway Christian Church in Rocklin, CA on why defending the faith matters. In this lesson, we cover basic introductory material like defining apologetics, reasons to engage in it and how it can help you in your faith. Part of this talk comes straight […]

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Accessible Apologetics: The Complete Course

Want to bring accessible apologetics to your group? Today, I’m releasing all 5 lessons of the Accessible Apologetics curriculum in one convenient download: Accessible Apologetics: The Complete Course (5 to 10-week series). You’ll have the same materials I use to teach my workshops—the leader’s guides, students guides, professionally-designed PowerPoint presentations and more. I’m talking about […]

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Why Study Apologetics?

Ever met a Christian who told you not waste your time studying apologetics? I’ve known some well-meaning, but seriously misinformed believers who look down on the practice of providing evidence for the truth of Christianity. Why learn to give people reasons to believe? Here’s a quick response: Because Jesus gave people reasons to believe (See […]

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Why Share Reasons to Believe?

*This article is also available in Spanish. [Leer en Español] Why Share Reasons? Maybe you’ve encountered well-meaning Christians who look down on the practice of providing evidence for the truth of Christianity. I used to get that a lot. How should you respond? Just Point to Jesus What’s his example look like? Turns out, Jesus provided […]

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