Reasons to Believe

General Apologetics

  • Reviewing the Star of Bethlehem

    The star mentioned in Matthew 2 remains a favorite holiday topic. Many theories about this famous phenomenon exist, but The Star of Bethlehem, a DVD documentary produced by lawyer Rick Larson, has … more

  • A Pale Blue Dot of Incredible Importance

    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

  • A Fresh Perspective on an Ancient Book

    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

  • No Comfort at Comic-Con


    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

  • A Match Made in Heaven

    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

  • 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