Recent Blog Posts

4
Mar

The Christian Faith Is An Evidential Faith

Sometimes Christians have a mistaken definition of “faith”. Because faith is sometimes described as believing in things that cannot be seen, Christians often think of faith as an act of believing in things that have no evidential basis. In essence, some Christians believe that “true faith” is believing in something

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2
Mar

Is the Gospel a Pair of Sunglasses or a Bulletproof Vest?

A recent poll indicates that Christians typically fail to share their faith, in spite of what is universally understood as an essential command from Jesus (the Great Commission). Why is this the case? Might there be something about the nature of our culture that has influenced our actions as Christians?

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27
Feb

You Have to Come Out As A Christian Before You Can Step Out As An Apologist

I have several friends at the Police Department who are Christians. Some of them are open about their faith in Christ; others are not. In fact, I have one friend who was known to be less than faithful to his wife for a number of years but identified himself as

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25
Feb

Christian Case Makers, Your Marriage Is Bigger Than Your Spouse

If you’re dedicated to becoming a good Christian Case Maker, I bet you’ve discovered just how hard it is to find the appropriate balance necessary to study, share what you believe, and maintain your responsibilities as a spouse, parent or employee. I also struggle, but my experience as a pastor

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23
Feb

Yes, the Christian Worldview Is Supported by the Evidence

Richard Dawkins once famously said, “Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence. Faith is the belief in spite of, even perhaps because of, the lack of evidence.” He’s also quoted saying, “Many of us saw religion as harmless nonsense. Beliefs

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20
Feb

Stop Teaching Young Christians About Their Faith

In my last post, I summarized the studies and publications that describe the flight of young people from the Church. A compelling cumulative circumstantial case can be made to support the fact that young college aged Christians are walking away from Christianity in record numbers. What can we do about

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18
Feb

Are Young People Really Leaving Christianity?

A blog post at Theological Matters examines the Biblical illiteracy of young Christians. Much has been written about both the illiteracy of teenage believers and the flight of young people from the Church. Many have observed this trend, and I too have witnessed it anecdotally as a youth pastor (and shamefully, I

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16
Feb

God’s Word Is To Be Used As Cover, Not Concealment

In the three years I worked on a SWAT team, I came to learn the important distinction between “cover” and “concealment”. On a number of occasions, our team was required to enter a location to engage or extract an armed suspect. In times like these, SWAT officers try to use

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