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
Straight Thinking #74: The Best of Straight Thinking…Golden Rule of Apologetics: Avoiding the Straw Man more
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
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
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
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
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
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
Most people want to go to heaven, hope to go to heaven. But does anyone really know for sure how to get there?
Popular opinion suggests that most people automatically go to heaven because … more
What would you say to someone about Christianity if all you could say were limited to just about 100 words? In a case like that I would likely choose to communicate the 114 words known as the … more
The growth of the Internet has allowed people from all around the globe to converse with one another quickly and conveniently. My children have grown up in an online world. They don't have any of the … more
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