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Bridgeway Apologetics Conference

OK. Here’s the big news I’ve been waiting to share with you. I’ve teamed up with Biola University and Bridgeway Christian Church for an awesome event happening right here in our local area the weekend after Easter: Reasonable Faith in an Uncertain World: Apologetics Conference at Bridgeway Christian Church Featuring Dr. J.P. Moreland (more…)

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O Canada!

Where do you go for Christian apologetics training in Canada? Before 2007, Paul Chamberlain would have said, “virtually nowhere.” Today, Paul’s the Director of the Institute for Christian Apologetics at Trinity Western University. Although things have improved since 2007, the need for accessible apologetics training continues to grow—especially among students. I’m excited to be teaming […]

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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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Watch William Lane Craig Debate Richard Dawkins

The Live Debate I’m watching the panel debate, “Does the Universe Have a Purpose?” LIVE from Complejo Cultural Universitario in Puebla, Mexico—right now via this link (11/13/2010). The affirmative aside is being argued by Rabbi David Wolpe, William Lane Craig, Douglas Geivett. The negative side is being argued by Matt Ridley, Michael Shermer, Richard Dawkins. […]

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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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Do Faith & Reason Mix?

You just saw me use Lego Indiana Jones to begin a discussion about faith and reason. Here’s what came next. See how I help students discover that Christians don’t need to check their brains at the door in order to have faith. I take 5 minutes to teach a simple concept: biblical faith requires reason. But that’s not all. Biblical faith requires that we […]

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Faith, Reason & Lego Indiana Jones

Ever used a video game to illustrate a concept? Your group doesn’t have to be a bunch of gamers for this to be an effective attention-getter. See how I used gameplay footage from Lego Indiana Jones to kick-off a discussion on faith and reason for my recent “Frequently Asked Questions” workshop (5 minute video clip): (more…)

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Mikel’s Weekend at Biola University

I just got back from a weekend of training youth and visiting friends at Biola University—my alma mater. After checking in to Welch Apartments, I had dinner with Dr. Craig Hazen and dropped by the Collegium to connect with Dena Jackson and other students in the M.A. Christian Apologetics Summer Residency. I was pleasantly surprised to […]

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Five Summer Lessons: Part 2

Dena Jackson told me about five key lessons she’s learned at Biola University’s Apologetics Summer Residency. You’ve heard the first two. Here are her top three: 3. I don’t understand the Trinity…and that’s ok. I’ve spent much time trying to come up with an analogy for the Trinity so that I could better understand it. […]

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Five Summer Lessons: Part 1

I just spoke to my friend, Dena Jackson, who’s out of town at an exciting event: Biola University’s Apologetics Summer Residency. At the opening banquet, she and others in the distance-learning program were encouraged with words that apply to each of us involved in teaching accessible apologetics in our local area: “You are doing something that matters…Christians are walking […]

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