Belief / Faith

We Need More Than An Accidental Faith

The Gospel of John records an important conversation between Jesus and Nicodemus: John Chapter 3 1Now there was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews; 2this man came to Him by night, and said to Him, “Rabbi, we know THAT You have come from God …

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Is the Christian Faith Evidentially Reasonable?

Richard Dawkins, the famous evolutionary biologist, author and avid atheist, once said, “Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence. Faith is belief in spite of, even perhaps because of, the lack of evidence.” Is that true? Does Christianity call us …

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Even Unbelievers Are True Believers

At the numerous criminal trials where I have played a role, I’ve encountered many professional unbelievers. They’re known as defense attorneys. While the detectives and prosecutors believe the defendant is a murderer, the defense team works diligently as though he is not. From the perspective of the jury, it may …

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Why Do Two People See the Same Evidence Differently?

I’ve been involved in jury trials for the past 25 years; I can’t even remember how many I’ve testified in as a police officer and detective. More recently (for the past 15 years or so) I’ve been involved in many high profile cold-case trials (four of these have been featured …

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Why I’m A Christian Evidentialist

Last weekend as I taught the first Cold-Case Christianity class at Biola University as part of their Master’s Degree program in Christian Apologetics, the issue of evidentialism was raised by one of the students. Christian apologists are sometimes divided between presuppositionalists (who presuppose the Bible is Divine revelation) and evidentialists …

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