Reasons to Believe

General Apologetics

  • 7 Common Myths about Old-Earth Creationism

    Sometimes being an apologist isn't just about defending the faith to unbelievers; sometimes it also includes explaining our doctrinal positions to other Christians. When I was homeschooling our … more

  • Conquering Wrong Fear

    There’s a reason why the most repeated commandment in the Bible is, “Do not fear!” People tend to be afraid. We fear losing loved ones, money, opportunities, our reputation, our good … more

  • RTB at 30: Remembering God’s Faithfulness

    Joshua 3–4 tells of the Israelites crossing the Jordan River into the Promised Land. The Lord instructs Joshua to gather 12 stones from the riverbed. Joshua explains to the people that the … more

  • Looking Back on Christian Apologetics

    I’ve been working in the field of Christian apologetics for more than 30 years; and I’m currently in my nineteenth year with Reasons to Believe. As RTB celebrates its thirtieth anniversary … more

  • The Top 12 Reasons to Believe of 2015

    Quite a bit happened in 2015—Einstein’s theory was “disproved,” blood moons filled the sky, and op-eds showing a scientific case for God were printed in secular newspapers. All … more

  • Daniel: A Christmas Hero

    When we consider Christmas heroes, Joseph, Mary, the wise men, and the shepherds immediately come to mind. For me, one of the great overlooked Christmas heroes is the prophet Daniel.

    Why Daniel? … more

  • Open Hearts Under Open Skies

    In hazy Southern California we’re lucky if we can spot more than ten stars on any given night (not counting airplanes). It wasn’t until my family went stargazing in the smogfree Sierra … more

  • Teach Us to Number Our Days

    962. That’s how many weeks parents usually have between a child’s birth and high school graduation.

    In Psalm 90:12, the poet asks God to “teach us to number our days, that we may … more

  • Women in Apologetics

    In a recent Christianity Today article titled “Meet the Women Apologists,” Melissa Cain Travis says, “The more women we have entering apologetics at the lay and academic levels, the … more

  • Interviews with Apologetics Difference Makers

    Over the lifetime of my former podcast, Straight Thinking, I had the opportunity to interview a plethora of scholars and scientists. Topics of discussion included science-faith issues, Christian … more

  • Dive into the Water of Life

    Summer is upon us—soon the kids in my neighborhood will be ambushing one another with water guns or playing “Marco Polo” in the community pool. My own daughter will be letting her … more

  • Nurturing the Life of the Mind in Our Children

    Wherever I talk with believers about the importance of the life of the mind, I am inevitably asked one question: How can I help my children value their intellectual development (the life of the mind) … more

  • Don’t Avoid the “E-Word”

    Evolution. It almost seems like a swear word in Christian circles. It certainly evokes strong feelings. Atheists often use evolution as a way to eliminate the need for God. Christians regularly … more

  • Stop and Smell the Primroses

    When I was a kid, my dad and I connected through a mutual love of wildflowers. One spring, Dad took the family camping in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, where we spent an afternoon hiking to a palm … more

  • Truth Is More Than a Feeling

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    I recently met a woman who had been raised in a strong Christian home, but had given up any conviction that … more