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Athletes and Apologetics

Can apologetics really play a role in talking with these sports-types? Many students think, “apologetics might be good for these intellectual-types, but it won’t help me talk to my friends in soccer.” Don’t discount the value of being ready with answers at the little league game, on the basketball court or even on the golf course. As a student ministries pastor, I used […]

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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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Biola Apologists Coming to Town

I was recently invited to collaborate with a team now organizing an awesome apologetics event right here in our area: The Bayside Apologetics Conference featuring J.P. Moreland and William Lane Craig. I devour books by these guys and count it an honor to have studied under them during my Biola years. Joining them are two more hard-hitters from Biola University’s Christian Apologetics […]

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Three Conversation Tips

I recently caught up with my friend, Lance Amerman, whose local ministry–Worldview Questions–takes him around the streets of Sacramento armed with a camera, a microphone and thought-provoking questions about God, life and the world. After approaching people and filming their responses for the Web site, he often gets into off-camera conversations about the claims of Christ.   […]

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Welcome to My Blog

I’m not the next Josh McDowell. I’m not even as popular Sean McDowell—but I did go to Biola with the guy! I’m just a local speaker, professor and Christian apologist who studied under some of the best Christian thinkers in the world while earning my M.A. in Christian Apologetics at Biola University and working on my 4-year Master of […]

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