Category Archives: Apologetics

The Violinist Lives

It takes a special kind of person to go all-in on supporting abortion even after recognizing it as deliberately killing an innocent human being. I’ve recently seen one such example passed around Twitter like a bad case of herpes. In … Continue reading

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Preying on Historical Ignorance

So did you know that Christians have only opposed abortion for about 40 years? Yeah. Neither do I. Neither does anyone else familiar with Church history. But I had recently seen the view expressed in a tweet without thinking too much … Continue reading

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Does Orthodoxy Make God Too Small?

If you’ve ever contended on behalf of unpopular Christian doctrines, you’ve probably heard this more than once: “You’re just putting God in a box!” “Your God is as small and narrow-minded as you are!” “My God is big enough to … Continue reading

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Rejoicing In and Learning From the Deaths of Congregations

I’ve seen a lot of hand-wringing and sad faces about recent reports that 6,000 to 10,000 churches are dying every year in the US.  When Christians get downhearted upon seeing the magnitude of our decline, it’s important to remember two … Continue reading

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The Blessings of Submission: Beauty

I’ve written before that “Wives submit to your husbands” is the most hated Bible verse in America. Because of that hatred, the tendency of apologists is to always play defense–to be constantly explaining why it’s not the terrible, abusive exhortation … Continue reading

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As Though It Were Actually An Ebook

I just got word from my publisher that my book on Christian apologetics, As Though It Were Actually True, is now available on Kindle for $10 (which, considering that a paper copy runs $28, is a pretty good deal.)  The … Continue reading

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If I Can’t Believe the Bible, No One Can!

It would seem that Bible believers are not really Bible believers according to “Progressive Christian” Chuck Queen. His charge is simple: No self-identified Bible believer actually believes the whole Bible — at least not in the way they claim to. … Continue reading

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Sermon: “A Hard Saying” – John 6:51-69

My pastor required a substitute this weekend, and I was honored to be asked to preach on John 6:51-69: Grace, mercy, and peace to you from God our Father, and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. “This is a hard … Continue reading

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Gentleness and Respect are not Always Nice

In your hearts, honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect. – I … Continue reading

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The Binding of Isaac

I’ve been giving the story of Abraham and Isaac some thought lately. It was only about a month ago that the sacrifice of Isaac came up in our lectionary. It as at about that same time that I watched an … Continue reading

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