What’s the true measure of success and influence in life? What criteria should be used to determine this judgment?
I think it’s safe to say that by most standards The Beatles were … more
Is it possible that people are actually searching for God even when they are not conscious of it? Christian thinker St. Augustine (AD 354–430) thought so and made this provocative comment in his … more
My husband and I love watching Iron Chef America, the Food Network show where top-notch chefs go toe-to-toe in an hour-long culinary battle. It’s particularly fascinating to watch the … more
Students in a college ethics course I was teaching once asked me if I would like to be rich, famous, and influential. I replied, “Only if the money, celebrity, and power could come as a result … more
Many types of ideas, it turns out, have already been thought of. For example, in science, the atom was first proposed by Indian and Greek philosophers long before chemists provided a physical basis … more
Dr. Ronald H. Nash died five years ago on March 10, 2006 after a long illness. A professor, author, and churchman, his impact has been wide and deep, and his legacy endures. I wrote this tribute to … more
I wrote this article just a few days after 9/11 (though it had to wait until the first quarter of 2002 to be published in the RTB magazine Facts for Faith). As this month marks the tenth anniversary … more
It hardly seems believable that 10 years have passed since the terrorist attacks of September 11. Such an anniversary is not something that should be passed over lightly. It’s a good time to … more
Everybody has one. Whether they’re educated or uneducated, liberal or conservative, rich or poor, nonbelieving or God-fearing, all people act and live according to their particular worldview. … more
I was somewhat reticent to see the newest superhero movie Captain America: The First Avenger (released July 22, 2011). Why? Because Captain America was my favorite superhero as a kid and it seems that … more
Straight Thinking #129: Thinking About Near-Death Experiences more
In elementary school I was known in class as Kenny Samples, a quiet and mild-mannered child. But during recess I transformed into my alter ego: Marvel comics superhero Captain America. On the … more
Last week’s Take Two discussed "A Match Made in Heaven"—the happy union of apologetics and evangelism. This week, I dare to suggest another happy union: Cowboys & Aliens. Classic … more
You know the scenario. At first you enthusiastically engaged someone online in a creation/evolution debate. Surely the evidence would convince your antagonist, right?
It didn’t take long to … more
Straight Thinking #124: Camping's End of the World Prediction more
Is God with me now? Why do people abandon their faith? Satan's henchmen, The miracle of the sun more
Straight Thinking #121: Is God the Best Explanation for Reality? Paul Copan Interview, part 2 more
Harold Camping’s latest false prediction concerning the end of the world once again illustrates how important it is that Christians think carefully and critically about controversial issues like … more
Straight Thinking #120: Is God the Best Explanation for Reality? Paul Copan Interview, part 1 more
It was supposed to be a five minute trip to Home Depot. Instead I spent the better part of an hour with a garden specialist discussing mulch, composting, and paganism. Wait, paganism?
I joked about … more