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A Story About Faith – How to Illustrate Biblical Faith

I’m On the Road Greetings from the desert! Today, I’m blogging from a hotel room in Palm Springs, CA. I just finished doing an all-day apologetics training event at Our Savior’s Church for the Desert Apologetics Network. Dr. Craig Hazen closed up the event and we got a great reception from this group. One of […]

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Apologetics Book Review – Smooth Stones by Joe Coffey

This Book Rocks Here’s my review of a quick read that packs a punch. It’s called, Smooth Stones: Bringing Down the Giant Questions of Apologetics by Joe Coffey. This book covers key ideas you’d expect to find in an intro to apologetics–but without a lot of the jargon we’ve become so accustom to. Especially if […]

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3 Essential Elements of Everyday Apologetics

New to apologetics? Here are 3 things I think every Christian should do with the information I bring to my presentations and workshops. I like to call these the 3 Essential Elements of Every Day Apologetics. #1. Find answers for yourself. If you’re new to this whole thing, one of the first things you should […]

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Clay Jones: “Sin is Stupid”

Today, I’m pleased to feature an exclusive guest post by my friend, Dr. Clay Jones, Assistant Professor of Christian Apologetics at Biola University. Dr. Jones is  also a fellow apologetics blogger. He blogs at http://www.clayjones.net Exclusive Guest Post by Dr. Clay Jones Some years ago I was taking a class from Dallas Willard and one […]

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Are You Good Without God? Why this Atheist Billboard is Wrong

Are You Good without God? While I was driving from Sacramento to the Bay Area, I saw a huge billboard that read, “Are you good without God? Millions Are.” I also noticed a theistic tagger added the words, “Also Lost?” at the end of the message. At first, I wondered if the original question could […]

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Apologetics Lesson for Youth – Faith Is Not Wishing

How to Teach Apologetics to Teenagers How should I teach apologetics to teenagers? That’s a question I was faced with when I was invited to introduce apologetics into the curriculum at Mosaic Christian Academy. Here’s what I did:  I lead an 8-week apologetics discussion series for high school students and it was very well-received. Much of our […]

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What is Apologetics?

*This article is also available in Spanish. [Leer en Español] Let’s revisit the basics. Like the idea that our discipline’s got a weird name. People who come to my workshops still ask, “Why does it sound like apologizing?” I still get odd responses at family gatherings when this comes up! An “apologetic” just means a defense. Peter commanded […]

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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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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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