Writings

Should Our Faith Remain “Evidence Free”?

“Faith is believing in something that cannot be proven and for which there is no evidence.” Media representations of religious people would make you think this is an almost universally held opinion. “Faith and religion just can’t be proven by evidence.” “They just have to be believed.” It seems like …

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The Choice Between Entertaining and Training

I often talk about the need to “reform” our approach to youth ministry in light of the astonishing statistics related to young people leaving the Christian faith. While I tend to focus on the direction I would prefer to take, I seldom spend much time critiquing the alternative strategies that other youth …

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How Early Are the Biblical Accounts of Jesus?

How do we know what we know about Jesus? How can we be sure that we can trust what we have been told about Jesus? It’s important for us to determine whether or not the documents we know as the “gospels” are, in fact, true eyewitness accounts of the life …

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