Reasons to Believe

Christian Life

  • Back to the Future, Part 12 (of 12)

    All Christians have dual citizenships. They are members of two kingdoms or cities: the city of man (the present, temporal age) and the city of God (the future, eternal age).

    Faithful citizenship … more

  • Back to the Future, Part 11 (of 12)

    Effective Christian evangelistic and apologetics encounters depend upon skeptics viewing Christ’s followers as credible witnesses. As bearers of the Gospel, Christians need to be perceived as … more

  • Back to the Future, Part 10 (of 12)

    You Don’t Know Jack, a recent HBO movie starring Al Pacino, tells the story of right-to-die activist Dr. Jack Kevorkian, popularly referred to as “Dr. Death.” In the 1990s, Kevorkian … more

  • Back to the Future, Part 9 (of 12)

    I don’t think there’s World War II movie I haven’t seen. In fact, I have a “favorite war movies list” and more than 50 of them are about the Second World War.

    The most … more

  • Balancing with Jeff

    MB: How did you get involved with RTB?

    JZ: My first contact with RTB was back in the late 1980s when I heard Hugh Ross speak at Iowa State University. It was the first time I realized it was possible … more

  • Blog of the Living Dead

    I love zombies. Always have. As kids, my brother (also a big fan of zombies) and I would gurgle lines from classic zombie films and record them as the outgoing message for our answering machine. Our … more

  • Back to the Future, Part 8 (of 12)

    My recent visit to Australia gave me a new perspective on the historic Christian eschatological expression “Already, but not yet.” The flight back to Southern California took 12 hours. I … more

  • Back to the Future, Part 7 (of 12)

    Reasons To Believe’s apologetics ministry outreaches provide me with great opportunities to visit a variety of different denominational churches, both in America and in other nations. One rule I … more

  • Back to the Future, Part 6 (of 12)

    In the twentieth-century the United States played an unprecedented role in battling totalitarian regimes and promoting human freedom around the globe. But what does the future hold for America? Will … more

  • Back to the Future, Part 5 (of 12)

    Worldviews seek to answer the big questions of life. Two such questions relate to humankind’s origin and destiny—that’s the past and the future. Historic Christianity has much to say … more

  • Back to the Future, Part 4 (of 12)

    Christians today are just as interested, if not more so, in future events as at any time in church history. But why are there different perspectives on the Bible’s description of end times?

    The … more

  • The Origin of the Human Soul, Part 4 (of 4)

    What is the best explanation for how the human soul comes into being?

    The Bible presents human beings as a unity of body and soul (Matthew 10:28). But just how did God bring about the origin of the … more

  • The Origin of the Human Soul, Part 3 (of 4)

    What is the best explanation for how the human soul comes into being?

    The question of how God brought about the origin of the human soul involves deep mystery. For many, the theological doctrine that … more

  • The Origin of the Human Soul, Part 2 (of 4)

    What is the best explanation for how the human soul comes into being?

    In this article I will define three positions that have been set forth in church history in attempts to explain the mysterious … more

  • The Origin of the Human Soul, Part 1 (of 4)

    I once asked my public-college philosophy students if they thought human beings possessed a soul. A student quipped, “James Brown certainly does!” Popular musicical entertainer, James … more

  • Life to Death or Death to Life

    The beginning of the New Year will take me back to Washington, D.C. to speak on a variety of apologetic issues for RTB. Every time I’m in Washington I try to visit Arlington National Cemetery. … more

  • Three Reasons Why I Love the Advent Season

    The various traditions of historic Christianity celebrate the Advent season, also called Christmas. "Advent" means "coming" and Christmas is the celebration of Jesus Christ's first coming into the … more

  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Response

    British author J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series has been a runaway bestseller since its release. The last four installments set records as the fastest-selling books in history and the film … more