Reasons to Believe

Christian Life

  • 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

  • Big Truths from The Hobbit

    “We don’t want any adventures here, thank you!” – Bilbo Baggins, The Hobbit

    When you’re a hobbit, adventures are “nasty disturbing uncomfortable things” that … more

  • Reasons to Believe in the Season

    When the Christmas budget (for some) is virtually zilch and perhaps hearts are heavy over missing a loved one, it’s easy to lose sight of the “reason for the season,” so to speak. … more

  • The Times They Are A-Changin'

    In case you missed it, Yahoo! News reported earlier this week that, “for the first time in its history, the United States does not have a Protestant majority.” The report (released Tuesday … more

  • Quote of the Week: Peter Toon

    The earliest Christian confession of faith was ‘Jesus Christ is Lord.’  Within the Christian community, and to those who made this declaration, these four words summarised a very high … more

  • Places of Knowledge

    During our latest trip to London, I realized how deeply rooted British culture is in their rich and extensive history. It seemed like every street we turned on held a historical landmark, which was … more

  • Quote of the Week: John Jefferson Davis

    While human logic can assist in preserving revealed mysteries such as the Trinity and the incarnation from heretical distortion, human logic in and of itself can never fully comprehend them. Human … more

  • Above and Beyond: Authentic Academics

    Before I became a Christian I had little motivation to excel in the classroom. Education was more about receiving a passing grade and less about a genuine understanding of the material. It … more

  • Quote of the Week: “How to Read a Book”

    You will not improve as a reader if all you read are books that are well withinyour capacity. You must tackle books that are beyond you, or, as we have said, books that are over your head. Only books … more

  • Developing an Attitude of Gratitude

    A critical component of living a good (happy, satisfying, and meaningful) life is incorporating the concept of gratitude. Being aware of and appreciative for the good things one has been given can … more

  • Turning Away Wrath

    “A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger” (Proverbs 15:1).

    The verse jumped out at me from the pages of my devotional booklet. I winced. How often do I need … more

  • Quote of the Week: C. John Collins

    I am persuaded that the Bible does endorse a form of what is called “body-soul dualism”—though certainly not the Cartesian kind, which stresses an easy separability of these two … more