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
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
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
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
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
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Scientific data verifies what the Author of the Bible knew millennia ago—marriage promotes prosperity. The first human relationship … more
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
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Adam: Miracle, Myth … more
One of my great joys in serving Christ with RTB is hearing stories—amazing stories—of how God uses our books and tapes in the process of bringing people to faith in him.
One story … more
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
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
"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
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
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
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