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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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New Lesson on Faith and Reason

Want to bring accessible apologetics training to your group? I’m calling November “Accessible Apologetics” month! Each Friday, I’ll be releasing a new offering from the new Accessible Apologetics curriculum I wrote for just you. Today, I’m officially releasing Lesson 2, which is called, “Faith and Reason: How Do I Know Christianity is True?” It’s Christians […]

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Small Church Apologetics

Want to get apologetics into your church? Don’t think you’re too small to start something powerful that equips your people to defend the faith. Over the next few posts, Ill show you how I worked to get apologetics training into small, medium and large churches—both as a pastor and volunteer apologist. The first time I […]

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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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Who Made God? A Cosmological Argument for Kids

Who Made God? Here’s a Simple Answer Watching Phil Vischer’s Jelly Telly show with my little boy reminded me that accessible apologetics training is for kids, too! One day after church, we sat down to watch a little clip online. There was a puppet newscaster hosting a segment called “Buck Denver’s Mail Bag.” At first, I wasn’t too […]

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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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A Simple Defense of Miracles

Are miracles really possible? I’m not talking about how some describe a baby being born as “the miracle of life.” I’m talking about biblical reports of Jesus walking on water, healing the blind, and physically rising from the dead. Atheists sometimes say miracles overturn the laws of nature—and that’s not possible. Before considering the evidence, however, many skeptics have already decided that naturalism is true. […]

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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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