Writings

There Are Still Good Reasons to Celebrate Father’s Day, Even Though Fewer Do

Fewer people celebrated Father’s Day than ever before, a fact that may have less to do with the nature of the holiday than it does with the nature of American families. A recent U.S. census found that the percentage of children living in single parent households increased from 12% in …

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Letter to An Aspiring Christian Apologist

I was encouraged by your note and your desire to become a Christian apologist. I must confess that I hate that word, “apologist” and wish we would decide, as a group, to strike it from our vocabulary. I know, of course, that you understand the meaning of the original, Greek …

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Is the Problem of Evil Really a Problem for Christianity?

I’m honored to train the adults and students at Green Bay Community Church, investigating the reliability of the New Testament Gospels and the nature of truth. Troy Murphy has done a wonderful job assembling a powerful staff at the city’s largest church. GBCC’s youth pastor, Evan Gratz, opened up his youth …

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Why We’re Probably Alone in the Universe, Despite the Latest Planet Discovery

Recently, science journalists reported on the discovery of a “nearby alien planet” that might be “capable of supporting life.” Ross 128b lies approximately 11 light-years from earth and, according to a new study, “is likely a rocky and temperate world” that “could potentially have liquid water on its surface.” Ross …

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Why Christians Hold Truth in High Regard

From the earliest days of the Christian era, believers understood their responsibility as guardians of truth. The New Testament teaches specific objective truths about the attributes of God, the person of Jesus and the nature of Salvation. In spite of this, a number of teachers emerged over time, promoting claims …

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