Category: Apologetics

The Story of Reality: How the World Began, How It Ends, and Everything Important that Happens in Between

Reality is a subject that every person should be interested in. Reality stares us in the face each day and reminds us of the bare facts. Perhaps the most important realities to come to grips with is the Christian worldview. Gregory Koukl presents the major components of the Christian worldview in his newest work, The Story of Reality. Every worldview has four important ingredients: Creation, Fall, Redemption, and Restoration. Koukl adds, “Every worldview means to tell a story like this one, a story of reality. It means to make sense of the way the world actually is – the...

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Why People Matter: A Christian Engagement with Rival Views of Human Significance (edited by John F. Kilner)

Issues surrounding the dignity of human life have been the loudest topics of conversation lately in political and social spheres. We are witnessing a society that simultaneously argues over the legitimacy or criminality of abortion, what the framework for marriage must be (if any), how we should view one’s right to life if they are terminally ill or severely disabled, and many more areas of debate. The stakes are high because we are debating something different than the best restaurant in town, or the proper way to write a book. We are talking about the lives of people here,...

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Hidden Christmas: The Surprising Truth Behind the Birth of Christ

Christmas for many people is a difficult time. Whether it’s fighting, bad memories, the death of a loved one around this season, or some other reason, Christmas is hard for many people. The gospel story, the incarnation, sinless life, death, burial, and resurrection of Christ, has transformed history and countless billions of lives. Around this time of year, Christians remember the life, finished work, and ministry of Jesus. When we add to the pain and suffering of people each day and expand upon that with the lack of true biblical understanding of the person and work of Jesus we...

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Answering Jihad A Better Way Forward by Nabeel Qureshi

The past fifteen years have seen a massive increase in conversation and debate about what Islam teaches. From US politicians proclaiming that Islam is a religion of peace to pronouncements that Islam isn’t a religion of peace, and everywhere in-between there are much heat and not much light on this topic. When you factor in the rise of Islamic terrorism, specifically the ISIS style terrorism that has launched itself on the world scene there are few questions on more people’s minds than these two questions, “What is Islam?” and “What does it truly teach?” Over the past few years,...

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Making Sense of God: An Invitation to the Skeptical

Few authors over the past decade have exerted as much of an influence outside of the Bible as Tim Keller, Albert Mohler, and John Piper on my thinking about the Christian life and ministry. Whenever they release a new book I know I want to read it. I know in the case of Tim Keller that the book will challenge me not only biblically-theologically but help me to understand better our cultural moment and how to minister to people. As Keller zooms in to the biblical text, he has the uncanny ability to also zoom out and look at...

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