One of astronomer Carl Sagan’s most popular contributions to the cultural vernacular is the idea that Earth is merely a “pale blue dot,” a seemingly insignificant dust particle in a … more
Based on Hidden Treasures in the Book of Job
If asked “What is the oldest book in the Bible?” would you answer Genesis? How about Job? In the arrangement of the Old Testament canon, Job … more
Straight Thinking #133: C.S. Lewis: Christian Apologist more
There he stood, perched on a box, shouting questions and clenching dollar bills. Curious San Diegans circled ‘round, eager to earn a buck in exchange for a correct answer.
Comic-Con … more
Special Edition I Didn't Know That: Questions Answered at Tozer pt. 2 more
I fret whenever I’m not home to make dinner for my husband, Darren. He sweetly assures me he can survive for one night without my culinary skills—after all, he did so before we married. … more
For the last several weeks, I’ve been outlining Reasons To Believe’s apologetics methods and hermeneutical principles.
In part 1, I reviewed the different apologetics methods Christian … more
Both friends and adversaries raise questions about Reasons To Believe’s apologetics methods and hermeneutical principles. This five-part series has been intended to address those questions.
In … more
In part 1 of this four-part series on Reasons To Believe’s interpretation methods, I reviewed the different apologetics methods used by Christian leaders and explained why I believe all the … more
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
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
At the beginning of the series I shared a concern I’ve often heard from skeptics: “Why should I seriously consider Christian truth-claims when Christendom is so deeply divided?” … more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Straight Thinking #76: The Best of Straight Thinking…Apologetic Model: RTB's Five Point Interpretive Approach more