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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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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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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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Argue Without Being Argumentative

Who likes to argue? Depends what you mean. Unfortunately, apologists use words which could give people the wrong impression: “Apologetics” sounds like apologizing. “Defense” sounds like training for hand-to-hand combat. And “argue” sounds like the thing you hate doing with your family on the way to church! Clarifying key terms can help you overcome a few challenges associated with […]

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