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3 Cultural Engagement Lessons from Acts 17

Cultural Engagement Got a cultural engagement question for you today: Ever wonder how you can better engage with that skeptical co-worker, friend or family member? How should we interact with the broader culture as ambassadors of Christ? Besides teaching Christian Apologetics at William Jessup University, I’m also a cultural engagement fellow at Dallas Theological Seminary. One of […]

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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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Questioning Evangelism by Randy Newman – Book Review

Questioning Evangelism Looking for a short read that’s insightful and practical? Check out a very accessible book called Questioning Evangelism by Randy Newman. I almost put this on the required reading list for my “Practicing Apologetics and Evangelism” class at Western Seminary, but I ended up leaving it off, thinking the course load was already […]

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10 Surprisingly Simple Tips for Talking with Cult Members – Part 3

Here’s Your Chance Want to talk to your Mormon friend about the real Jesus? What about the Jehovah’s Witness who knocks on your door? When an opportunity arises, it might be God saying, “Here’s your chance. Take it.” In this series, I’m sharing 10 surprisingly simple tips for talking to cult members. For this, I’m […]

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10 Surprisingly Simple Tips for Talking with Cult Members – Part 2

Spiritual Talk at Your Door? Last week, I shared two surprisingly simple tips for talking with cult members: Ask, “How much time do you have” and Pray, pray, pray. But many of these aren’t just for talking with cult members. A lot of it’s great for everyday spiritual conversations with just about anyone. Again, I’m […]

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10 Surprisingly Simple Tips for Talking with Cult Members – Part 1

Pop Quiz Here’s the scenario: A couple of clean-cut guys on bikes show up at your door. White shirts. Black name badges. What do you do? A. Pretend you’re not home B. Crack open the door and try to get rid of them C. Stand in the doorway and talk with them D. Invite them […]

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The Foundational Posts

New Here? It’s all good! I’m here to help you and your church defend the faith with confidence. Get started with the apologetics blog for everyday defenders of the faith: Read My Top 10 Articles on the Basics of Apologetics What is Apologetics? It’s a defense. It helps confirm our faith is true. God also uses it […]

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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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Defend Without Getting Defensive

Listen Up! Ever get uncomfortable listening to a religious view that’s different from yours? Sometimes, talking about morality and relgion can really get some people going—even to the point where you find it tough to get a word in edgewise. But allowing your skeptical friend to share their ideas or experiences is a key part of […]

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