Reasons to Believe

Christian Life

  • The Great (and Lonely) Gatsby

    “I felt a haunting loneliness sometimes, and felt it in others—young clerks in the dusk, wasting the most poignant moments of night and life.”

    —The Great Gatsby

    F. Scott … more

  • 42: The True Story of An American Legend

    Ebbets Field, Brooklyn, New York, April 15, 1947 — “The air was sparkling. The sunlight was warm. The band struck up the national anthem. The flag billowed in the wind.”1

    On this … more

  • How Baseball Prepared Me for Life

    When I played baseball as a youth, I had no idea that the game was actually preparing me for later life. Being a hitter involves a lot of failure. In fact, even the truly great Major League hitters … more

  • Judging Jesus by His Followers

    German philosopher and atheist Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900) was the first to proclaim, “God is dead.” Nietzsche holds an important position in the history of philosophy, serving … more

  • Great Is Thy Faithfulness

    Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.

    — Lamentations 3:22–23

    These … more

  • You’ve Got a Friend in Me

    Over the last several months my family has faced a number of challenges—ranging from specific illnesses and injuries to general life hurdles. Through it all we’ve been surrounded by the … more

  • Demystifying Prayer

    Technology begets humility. Just ask my coworker and I how long it took us to sync a new keyboard to my Mac. What should have been a quick setup took a few phone calls to our onsite Mac guru and a … more

  • Rejoice with Those Who Rejoice

    You might have seen- Journal of personality and social psychology, Safely testing the alarm: Close others' responses to personal positive events.: Study, Dec 12, 2012; … more

  • Gratitude Can Improve Your Life

    You might have seen- Yahoo! News, How Gratitude Can Improve Your Life, Jan 3, 2013; more

  • In Memoriam: Frank Pastore

    Yesterday my friend and fellow Christian apologist Frank Pastore died. Frank possessed a very bright and inquisitive mind and a compassionate and caring heart. Frank graciously invited me on his KKLA … more

  • Advent Review: ‘Tis the Season

    Between Advent traditions and time spent with loved ones, there is much I look forward to during the holiday season. During this time we reflect on the unfolding story of redemption that starts in … more