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Three Things You Can Do to Help Your Kids Defend the Truth

The statistics are alarmingly clear: Young Christians are leaving the Church in increasing numbers and when polled, most cite some form of intellectual skepticism as the chief cause of their departure. If you’re a parent, listen to the words offered by young ex-believers (excerpted from recent studies): “It didn’t make …

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Three Things First Responders Can Teach Christians About Engaging Culture

Throughout Christian history, followers of Jesus have debated about how we ought to engage an unbelieving culture. Last month, Rod Dreher, the senior editor at The American Conservative, released The Benedict Option, with the subtitle, “A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation.” Dreher’s book seems to have struck a …

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How the Massacre in Syria Demonstrates the Existence of God

Last month the world learned of yet another horrific attack on civilians in Syria. The New York Times called it the “worst chemical attack in years,” as media outlets aired images of women and children “writhing, choking, gasping or foaming at the mouth.” In the midst of this reported carnage, …

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You Can Do A Show About Christianity, Unless You Believe It’s True

Every Easter season results in a new round of television shows, magazine covers and newspaper articles casting doubt on the historicity of Jesus or the reliability of the New Testament. The major networks and news outlets are willing to talk about Jesus at that time of year, although few of …

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For Christians, Religious Liberty Ought to Be More Than A Matter of Opinion

In a recent article posted on the National Public Radio (NPR) website, Tom Gjelten wrote about the “collision of two core American values — freedom of religion and freedom from discrimination,” and predicted this collision would prompt a “showdown in legislatures and courts across the country.” This is undoubtedly true, …

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The Road to the Future We Want, Passes Through the Past We’ve Forgotten

Imagine a world with fewer bullies, less violent crime, less poverty, fewer teenage pregnancies, greater academic excellence, higher self-esteem and less narcotic use. Most of us would welcome such a world (regardless of political persuasion, philosophical or theological worldview), even though we may disagree on how to achieve it. While …

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Why Making a Case for the Bible Is More Important Than Arguing About Politics

We’ve just experienced an unprecedentedly contentious and polarizing political season. Throughout this time, I’ve been tempted to enter the fray, especially on social media, where I’ve observed several heated exchanges between my friends and family members. I refrained from commenting or arguing about politics, however, and a few of my …

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