I distinctly remember the first time I walked into a courtroom and heard the bailiff swear in a witness. The words of the oath and the profound promise that stands behind it deeply impressed me.
I … more
Participating in effective Christian apologetics means that you will never have to say you're sorry!
Christians have engaged in apologetics (to give a reasoned defense of the faith, 1 Peter 3:15, … more
The powerful enterprise known as Christian apologetics has embarked into its third millennium. Apologetic endeavors played a critical role in the first two millenniums of Christianity and they remain … more
In Memory of Walter Martin (1928-1989): The Original Bible Answer Man, Part 1 (of 3) In Memory of Walter Martin (1928-1989): The Original Bible Answer Man, Part 2 (of 3)
Walter Martin was an … more
These days there’s a bewildering array of Bible translations to choose from. How do we know which one to choose? What difference does it make anyway? For most purposes, any translation will … more
In Memory of Walter Martin (1928-1989): The Original Bible Answer Man, Part 1 (of 3) In Memory of Walter Martin (1928-1989): The Original Bible Answer Man, Part 3 (of 3)
One of the things I miss most … more
In Memory of Walter Martin (1928-1989): The Original Bible Answer Man, Part 2 (of 3) In Memory of Walter Martin (1928-1989): The Original Bible Answer Man, Part 3 (of 3)
Have you ever had a Jehovah's … more
Multiple sources, both books and web sites, have stirred people’s fear that the world (or life as we know it) will end on December 21, 2012. This date is cited as the end of the Mayan calendar … more
Is it possible that a seeker-sensitive approach to church ministry comes at too high a cost?
The term "seeker-sensitive" means that a church places great emphasis upon reaching out to would-be … more
Is it possible to make it too easy for nonbelievers to embrace Christianity?
I heard a news report that a church was offering free gasoline cards to the first three visitors at their church on Sunday … more
In part 1 of this article series I mentioned that a Christian sent me a critical email objecting to my fondness for the music of The Beatles. The essence of his concern was expressed in the following … more
I teach a regular adult Sunday school class at my church, and so the church's website features a brief bio about me. Among other things, it mentions a few of my personal interests, including my … more
Straight Thinking #10 Golden Rule of Apologetics: Avoiding the Ad Hominem - Explaining the ad hominem attack and how to avoid this great temptation more
New Age thinker Eckhart Tolle in his book A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose, asserts the universe is without beginning or end. This idea is hardly new. The concept of an eternal … more
Straight Thinking #9 Golden Rule of Apologetics: Avoiding the Straw Man - Explaining the straw man logical fallacy and how to avoid it. more
When Jesus of Nazareth's earthly friends asked Him to make clear the path to an eternal relationship with God, He did not give them a list of rules to keep or words to say or works to perform. Rather, … more
When most of us think about New Year’s resolutions things like diet and exercise usually come to mind.
However, there may be another important sphere of life that needs reflection and … more
A T-shirt that reads “Right Wing Christians: Proof that Evolution Works Backwards Too” can elicit the temptation to respond with a similar insult. However, a more fruitful, rewarding … more
Are you an evolutionist or a creationist? It’s a simple enough question, but the answer may not be so easy. Like many words, factors like history and context come into play. As a historical … more
What factors go into making a powerful and persuasive apologetic witness to the truth of Christianity?
Biblically speaking, the ultimate reason that a person comes to faith in Jesus Christ is the … more