Reasons to Believe

Christian Life

  • Vintage Saints and Sinners

    A good friend from Charlottesville, Virginia, has written a book that is due to be released on September 12. I’ve been sent an advanced copy, and I’m loving it. As I’ve been reading … more

  • Work and Leisure: Divine Gifts but Potential Idols

    In the Christian world-and-life view, both work and leisure are considered good things. Both come as gifts from God’s hand and are rooted and discerned from the Lord’s foundational act in creation. … more

  • Science and the Spiritual Disciplines: Silence

    Spiritual disciplines. I’m not sure how many Christians think about spiritual disciplines and, if they do, how often they actually reflect on them. Hopefully, each one of us is practicing some … more

  • How Would You Introduce Your Faith?

    Have you ever been asked to introduce yourself in a public setting? What if you were asked to introduce your Christian faith to a group of non-Christians—what would you say?

    As you think about … more

  • 3 Books to Deepen Your Delight in Jesus

    I have a new book coming out in early 2017 titled God among Sages: Why Jesus Is Not Just Another Religious Leader (Baker Books). In this new volume, I compare Jesus with Buddha, Krishna, Confucius, … more

  • Christ Calls All Christians to Unity

    The other day, I heard a couple of my colleagues discussing the similarities and differences in the major Abrahamic religions’ views of God. How similar and dissimilar is the Christian God from … more

  • 3 Qualities that Draw People to Ask about Our Faith

    Most Christians want their light to shine among other people, to serve as a signpost to the truth that Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior. But just how does a believer go about being a good witness? … more

  • How Can We Reconcile in a Way That Lasts?

    The Bible has a lot to say about reconciliation. Christians, for example, are called to be ambassadors for reconciliation (2 Corinthians 5:18–20). Now, a scientific study is affirming what the … more

  • The Crowd Roared: Christian Reflections on Fame

    Recently, I went to a Lakers game with family and friends, and I came away with a philosophical reflection. I noticed that every time Lakers star Kobe Bryant touched the ball, scored a basket, or even … more

  • The Insatiable Search for Peace and Rest

    Human beings were made for God (Psalm 100:3, Acts 17:26–27), but something has gone deeply wrong. Sin has cut us off from our Creator and left us out-of-sync with each other and ourselves. Under … more

  • 5 Levels of Christian Faith

    We often use the word “faith” to describe the core of someone’s beliefs—but people of differing religions use the term in very different ways. This has challenged me to more … more

  • Risen and What Makes a Good Christian Film

    Christian filmmakers are on a roll. The last several years have brought us an increasing number of religious films, many bordering on mainstream and featuring globally recognized stars. But among the … more

  • 3 Timeless Books on Christianity

    When I get a little money, I buy books. And if there is any left over, I buy food.

    –Desiderius Erasmus, Dutch Renaissance scholar and theologian

    Reading books has been an obsession of mine … more