What can Christian apologists do to represent the arguments of others with fairness and intellectual integrity?
This series has focused upon the need to apply the biblical principle of the Golden … more
I find it very frustrating at times to watch television programs aired on the History Channel or the Discovery Channel where liberal and/or secular scholars tend to misrepresent historic Christianity. … more
In my study of Scripture I occasionally come across a passage that captures my attention because it encapsulates a particular idea in a complete way. Examples that immediately come to mind are … more
Attack the argument, not the person!
By necessity, any apologetics venture, including that of Christianity, entails critiquing other people’s arguments, positions, and overarching worldviews. … more
In his famous play No Exit the French atheistic existential philosopher and writer Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980) wrote:
Hell is other people.
Engaging in apologetic discourse sometimes involves … more
I just finished reading a book that has been on my shelf for some time. It is William Lane Craig’s apologetic for the Christian faith entitled Reasonable Faith: Christian Truth and Apologetics … more
Two of the most important virtues that a Christian apologist can exhibit are the qualities of intellectual honesty and charity.
In part one of this series I discussed the biblical ethical principle … more
As a teacher at my church and as a professor at a university I find it much easier to talk about Christian ethics than to live them out in daily practice. I am sure that I am not alone in that human … more
Throughout this series, I have pointed out that historic Christians enjoy a robust unity in terms of essential beliefs, values, and worldview orientation. (For the first three articles, see here, … more
In the first three installments of this series I have made three basic points in response to this challenging question concerning Christian disunity. While agreeing that disunity does exist and that … more
In the first two installments of this series I pointed out that while disunity among Christians is a problem that hurts the overall Christian witness, many people (especially skeptics) fail to … more
In the first installment of this series I pointed out that while disunity among Christians is a problem that hurts the overall Christian witness, many people (especially skeptics) fail to appreciate … more
I once heard a skeptic ask the following provocative question:
“Why should I seriously consider Christian truth-claims when Christendom is so deeply divided?”
I smarted when I heard … more
In the first installment of this series I mentioned that one of my favorite Beatles songs is “Eleanor Rigby.” It’s a reflective tune about the lives of melancholy, isolated people. … more
Growing up in the 1960s, I was definitely a Beatles fan. I was introduced to them through The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964, when they first visited America. Like many others, I was intrigued by the fact … more
In the first installment of this series I offered some reflections about my visit to Arlington National Cemetery in the summer of 2007. Spending time in this celebrated memorial park left me in a very … more
In the summer of 2007 I visited our nation’s capital, Washington, D.C., to promote my new book, A World of Difference: Putting Christian Truth-Claims to the Worldview Test. I combined my time of … more
The first two installments of this series addressed three reasons for the phenomenon known as the “new atheism.” This fresh breed of atheism distinguishes itself from its predecessors by … more
In the first installment of this series I wrote about the phenomenon known as the “new atheism.” In 2007, four books advocating atheism (the view that no God or gods exist) made the … more
In the year 2007, four books on the topic of atheism (the view that no God or gods exist) topped the best-sellers list. These books were written by outspoken atheists Richard Dawkins (The God … more