Reasons to Believe

Youth

  • Truth Seekers: Engaging Teens in Apologetics

    If I were to choose one word to describe the faith of today’s Christian youth, it would be fragile. Last fall I launched an apologetics club at my church to help buttress the faith of my … more

  • Truth Seekers: Becoming the Solution

    One day, it hit me that in a few short years, my daughter and her friends will be heading for college where they’ll face serious challenges to their faith. I wondered, what can I do to help … more

  • Saving Faith

    Parents frequently approach me about what resource they might pass along to their young adult child who is struggling with doubts about their faith. Reasons to Believe offers an array of resources for … more

  • Geeking and Reaching Out at Comic-Con

    In case you missed it, last week the world’s nerds were drawn to San Diego like metal to Magneto for the city’s international Comic-Con. I, too, made the annual trek to nerd mecca to get … more

  • Ask Questions, Seek Answers

    Last week on RTB’s official Facebook page we invited people to share some of the science-faith questions their kids ask. Soon, questions poured in. A 5-year-old asked whether her teddy bear … more

  • Man of Steel and the Original Superhero

    In case it’s not already on your radar, the highly anticipated reboot Man of Steel releases next week. Most are familiar with who Superman is—understandable considering this cultural icon … more

  • Embracing Scrutiny

    As a child I spent a lot of time in my backyard digging up rocks and looking underneath them for unseen worlds of bugs and worms. From the bug’s point of view, however, I’m sure that being … more

  • Through the Lens: Evolution, "Synthetic Biology" HD

    Video Url: http://c450919.r19.cf2.rackcdn.com/ttl_evo_ep5_synthbio_hd.mp4

    Discussion Ideas

    Before watching the video:

    Synthetic biology is an emerging discipline which may not be covered in conventional biology textbooks. However, this area of research … more

  • Through the Lens: Evolution, "Synthetic Biology" SD

    Video Url: http://c450919.r19.cf2.rackcdn.com/ttl_evo_ep5_synthbio_sd.mp4

    Discussion Ideas

    Before watching the video:

    Synthetic biology is an emerging discipline which may not be covered in conventional biology textbooks. However, this area of research … more

  • DNA and Proteins' Excellent Adventure

    Perhaps you remember this scene from Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure:

    Bill: The truth is, Wyld Stallyns will never be a super band until we have Eddie Van Halen on guitar.

    Ted: Yes, Bill. … more

  • Quick Guide to Evaluating a Science Textbook

    It’s almost that time of year again when parents stroll the aisles at their local homeschool show or search the internet looking for a new science curriculum. But what happens when you come … more

  • Big Truths from The Hobbit

    “We don’t want any adventures here, thank you!” – Bilbo Baggins, The Hobbit

    When you’re a hobbit, adventures are “nasty disturbing uncomfortable things” that … more

  • Through the Lens: Astronomy, "The Right Sun" (SD)

    Video Url: http://c450919.r19.cf2.rackcdn.com/ttl_astronomy_raresun_sd.mp4

    Discussion Ideas

    Before watching the video:

    Activity: Research the idea behind the "Copernican Principle."

    Discuss: How do scientists view the sun? As unique or common? Why? … more

  • Through the Lens: Astronomy, "The Right Sun" (HD)

    Video Url: http://c450919.r19.cf2.rackcdn.com/ttl_astronomy_raresun.mp4

    Discussion Ideas

    Before watching the video:

    Activity: Research the idea behind the "Copernican Principle."

    Discuss: How do scientists view the sun? As unique or common? Why? … more

  • Through the Lens: Astronomy, "What Is The Multiverse?" (SD)

    Video Url: http://c4847023.r23.cf2.rackcdn.com/ttl_astronomy_multiverse_sd.mp4

    Discussion Ideas

    Before watching the video:

    Activity: Research the term "multiverse." (This will be discussed further in the video clip.)

    Recommended Resource: "Physicist … more