Recent Blog Posts

18
Apr

How Do I Share What I Believe? Ten Common Christian Expressions Requiring Translation

Every group has its own distinct language, and Christianity is no different. Back when I was an unbeliever, a Christian friend approached me and said, “Jim, I’ve been convicted lately, and God has put you on my heart. God told me you need to be born again; you need to

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17
Apr

Is God Real? The Bacterial Flagellum and the Divine Design Inference

Of all the arguments related to the existence of God, the argument from the appearance of design is perhaps the most intuitive and visual. As we examine and observe the complexity (and inter-connectivity) of biological systems, we can’t help but come away with the impression these organisms and cellular micro-machines

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15
Apr

Why Hollywood Is Comfortable Distorting the Story of Noah

You’d have to be living in a cave to have missed the buzz (and Christian response) this month to Darren Aronofsky’s new movie, Noah. My good friend Brett Kunkle has written an excellent post related to the Christian reaction to the film and why we, as Christians, are concerned about

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14
Apr

Is God Real? The Argument for God’s Existence from the Appearance of Design in Biology

There are several lines of evidence related to the existence of God, but perhaps the most intuitive argument comes from our observations of biology.  As we examine the complexity and inter-connectivity of biological systems, we can’t help but come away with the impression these organisms and cellular micro-machines have been

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11
Apr

How Can I Trust the Gospel Accounts When Some Are Missing Important Details?

A visitor to ColdCaseChristianity.com wrote recently to express her concerns and growing doubts about Christianity. Raised in the Church, she finds herself questioning the reliability of the Gospel authors because some of them failed to mention important events in the life and ministry of Jesus. Why does only one Gospel

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10
Apr

6 Leadership Principles I Learned From My Trailblazing Father

I followed my father into a long law enforcement career. It’s not unusual to see kids follow their fathers into this profession; our agency has many multi-generational police families (although we are the only one with three generations of officers bearing the same name). I learned a lot about leadership

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9
Apr

Four Reasons You Should Attend the 2014 CrossExamined Instructor Academy

This past weekend I got to hang out with Frank Turek, a dear friend, co-laborer and mentor. Frank is the author of I Don’t Have Enough Faith To Be An Atheist, and he was here in our neck of the woods teaching several services at a large local church. Susie

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8
Apr

Is God Real? God is the Best Explanation for Objective Moral Laws

We live in a world populated with self-evident, objective, transcendent moral laws. “It’s never OK to torture babies for fun” or (my new favorite from a blog reader) “It’s never OK to torture non-believers just because you don’t like them?” are two examples of such transcendent laws. How do we

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