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  • Intellectual Repentance, Part 6 of 6

    Last week I ended by stating that Paul does not use arguments that appeal to human wisdom. Let me say again, however, that I do not think Paul is claiming he never makes intellectual arguments when … more

  • Intellectual Repentance, Part 5 of 6

    As we approach the end of our series on intellectual repentance, we continue to follow the apostle Paul’s admonition. Paul explains in the next several verses of his letter (1 Corinthians … more

  • Intellectual Repentance, Part 4 of 6

    Continuing our discussion from last week, in the next few verses (2:6-8) of Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians, we find him giving a contrast between God’s wisdom and human wisdom. … more

  • Intellectual Repentance, Part 3 of 6

    Last week I made the claim that Paul’s goal (in 1 Corinthians 2:1-4) was not just to convince people’s minds but to get into hearts, and convince the conscience. This becomes apparent … more

  • Intellectual Repentance, Part 2 of 6

    Continuing from last week, perusing 1 Corinthians 2:1-4 we notice that Paul chose not to come to them “with superiority of speech or of wisdom.”

    1And when I came to you, brethren, I … more

  • Intellectual Repentance, Part 1 of 6

    Back when I was a graduate student at Caltech, the Christian fellowship group of which I was a part invited several outside speakers to address us (and anyone else on campus who was interested) on a … more

  • The Sky Is Falling!

    You're used to it by now. Bad-news-for-the-Christian-faith stories seem to break with purposeful, timely precision. Assaults on Christianity are nothing new, but what's an appropriate response when … more

  • Long Way to Go to Foster a Culture of Life

    One of the most important measures on the ballot (at least from my perspective) was almost lost in the coverage of the recent California elections. The Los Angeles Times buried it on page A32 (Nov. … more

  • Introducing Average Joe's Corner

    Let me guess. You like science apologetics and you know it's important, but sometimes you wish the cookies were placed on the lower shelf. I'm right there with you--an average person (by "average" I … more

  • Support for Biblical View of Marriage

    TNRTB Archive - Retained for reference information

     Scientific data verifies what the Author of the Bible knew millennia ago—marriage promotes prosperity. The first human relationship … more

  • Why the Universe Is the Way It Is

    From a naturalistic perspective, the pain, death, decay, and evil that humans and all life experience serve no real purpose. They simply are the consequence of a random set of cosmic coincidences that … more

  • The Tricky Topic of Halloween

    Staying Connected

    October 2004

    What It's All About

    You've Got Mail!

    Inside the Mailbox

    Christmas in October?!

    The Tricky Topic of Halloween

    Mobilizing Ambassadors

    Adam: Miracle, Myth … more

  • President's Laptop- April 2002

    Dear Friends,

    Prior to founding Reasons To Believe, one of my roles as a pastor was to train teams of volunteers to go door-to-door with the gospel. Most first-timers expected the worst—slammed … more

  • President's Laptop- January 2002

    Dear Friends,

    Many people believe that God limits His miracles to far off peoples and places and rare circumstances—if He still does them at all. Yet, I’ve witnessed miracles happening … more

  • The Physics of Sin

    "I never loved my wife. Don't I deserve to be happy?" "I needed that money more than he did, so it's okay that I took it. Besides, he owes me for the time when…" Justification for sin comes … more

  • President's Laptop - October 2001- The Sneak Preview

    People often ask what motivates me (a quiet, peace-loving person) to keep going in a ministry that stirs up so much opposition. I persevere because I strongly believe God has called me to do what I … more

  • President's Laptop- October 2000

    Dear Friends,

    My first job as a pastor was to take survey teams door to door, asking people about the spiritual influences in their lives and inviting them to a Bible study in their neighborhood. To … more

  • God's Mercy in Death

    1) the righteous (those submitted to God—all evil deeds are erased and forgotten and their reward is based on good deeds alone; 2) the wicked (those who are rebellious—all good deeds are … more