Reasons to Believe

General Apologetics

  • 5 Reasons God Exists

    View my YouTube presentation “5 Reasons God Exists.”

    If you visit this video on YouTube, please beware of the vulgar and ad hominem remarks left by certain skeptics. more

  • Interpreting Creation, Part 2: Science-Faith Models

    In part 1 of this four-part series on Reasons to Believe’s apologetics and hermeneutical methods I reviewed the different apologetics methods used by Christian leaders. I also explained why I … more

  • Interpreting Creation, Part 1: Apologetics Methods

    I’m eager to share with you for Today’s New Reasons to Believe, I feel compelled to take a brief hiatus and address the many questions and concerns both friends and adversaries raise about … more

  • Lessons from C. S. Lewis, Part 2 (of 2)

    Distinguished “Oxbridge” literary scholar, prolific writer, and lay Anglican theologian, C. S. Lewis continues to influence Christian thinking in the twenty-first century. In this second … more

  • Lessons from C. S. Lewis, Part 1 (of 2)

    The Christian church has been graced with brilliant and influential thinkers since its inception. A “who’s who” of such individuals includes the Apostle Paul, St. Athanasius, St. … more

  • Who’s Your Mommy?

    I grew up in the 70s: channeling Evel Knievel on my bike, carrying a Star Wars lunch box, and having some rather unfortunate encounters with bell-bottom pants. I’m sure I’m not alone in my … more

  • Reconsidering the James Ossuary

    Eight years ago, a small group of scholars shocked the world when they announced data that could potentially make unbelievers reconsider their skepticism about Jesus (see Biblical Archaeology Review, … more

  • 12 Fallacies to Avoid in Communication

    Sandra and I both love to crochet. She is the Jedi master and I, the humble padawan to whom she taught the craft. As I’ve developed my skills with hook and yarn, I’ve learned different … more

  • Sunday School Lesson

    Last week presented me with a challenge: teach creation to a group of children at a church that defaults to the 24-hour view—my church.

    Two years ago I had faced the same situation. It … more

  • The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of One-Liners

    Like a good movie, we want our words to be remembered when witnessing to others. But when it comes to science apologetics, using a one-liner—“It’s so complicated God must have done … more

  • Apologetics Down Under, Part 2

    In part one of this two-part series, I discussed my 7-day trip to Tasmania, Australia, during Holy Week of this year. This was the longest ministry-related trip I had ever taken.

    During my time in … more

  • Apologetics Down Under, Part 1

    During Holy Week of this year my wife, Joan, and I flew to Tasmania, Australia, where I was to deliver several apologetics lectures. Tasmania is a small island located below the Australian … 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

  • 2010 New Year’s Resolutions for the Mind

    Several years ago, Christian thinker and author Os Guinness wrote a provocative book: Fit Bodies Fat Minds: Why Evangelicals Don’t Think and What to Do about It. He illustrates that … more

  • Spotlight on Fulfilled Prophecy

    Unlike newspaper horoscopes and TV psychics, biblical prophets accurately predicted hundreds of specific events—sometimes in detail—many years, or even many centuries, before their … more