Apologetics

Forensic Faith

Believers are commanded in 1 Peter 3:15 to always be ready to “to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you.” Being able to provide such a defense requires the believer to have a practical understanding of the faith in which they...

Paul Young, Lies We Believe About God

Lies We Believe About God is the latest book from the author of The Shack, WM. Paul Young. The author originally penned The Shack at the request of his wife as a Christmas gift to his six children. First published in 2007, this book has sold over 20 million copies and...

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...
Making Sense of God: An Invitation to the Skeptical

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...

Proofs of God: Classical Arguments from Tertullian to Barth

Proofs of God: Classical Arguments from Tertullian to Barth

Good Survey of Apologetics The task of doing apologetics can be a bit of a burden. Apologists devote their lives to learning the ins and outs of various arguments and how competing views think about the existence of God. Doing apologetics is meant to be a slow and...

Unparalleled (Jared C. Wilson)

Unparalleled (Jared C. Wilson)

The challenges posted towards the exclusivity of the Christian gospel are not a new phenomenon by any means. But as our culture continues to grow post-Christian, the “Coexist” bumper stickers increase, academia starts to muddy the waters and blur the lines between...

Essential Evangelicalism: The Enduring Influence of Carl F. H. Henry

Essential Evangelicalism: The Enduring Influence of Carl F. H. Henry

This year I’ve been reading Carl Henry’s massive six-volume set “God, Revelation, and Authority”. To be honest I haven’t done very well reading it thus far. I’m still in volume two but I am enjoying it. Reading it slowly has helped me to understand this great man of...

Christ or Chaos by Dan Dewitt

Christ or Chaos by Dan Dewitt

People today in our culture often claim that religion should be kept private. These same people are also the one’s who loudly declare their opinions about a variety of political and societal injustice. Sadly as our culture continues to move in it’s seemingly never...

Why Trust the Bible? by Greg Gilbert

Why Trust the Bible? by Greg Gilbert

Few issues pertaining to Christian theology are as under attack these days than the doctrine of Scripture. Understanding what the Bible is and how the story of Scripture relates to our lives is critical in our day. This is especially true given the rise of biblical...

A Review of “Onward” by Russell Moore

A Review of “Onward” by Russell Moore

Russel Moore is, I believe, the voice that is giving many younger Evangelicals hope. Many young Christians are frustrated, discouraged, and disenchanted with the Evangelicalism of their parents. This was the kind of Evangelicalism that blended American Republicanism...

Apologetics in the Home

Apologetics in the Home

Deut. 6:6-9, “And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. You shall bind...

A Review of “The End of Our Exploring” by Matthew Lee Anderson

A Review of “The End of Our Exploring” by Matthew Lee Anderson

What does it meant to ask good questions? In part it means to listen for answers. It has become exceedingly popular in recent years to celebrate doubt. There is, of course, a place for doubt, and I have written on its place in the Christian life. Yet, doubt often...

Ministry In The New Marriage Culture Edited by Jeff Iorg (B&H)

Ministry In The New Marriage Culture Edited by Jeff Iorg (B&H)

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. This old adage rings true today. For many people, they want to go back to the “good old days” when people weren’t questioning traditional morality and values that Christians have for millennia held to. For some,...

Why Trust the Bible?

Why Trust the Bible?

Why should anyone place their full faith and trust in the Bible? After all, there are numerous other self-proclaimed spiritual works available that are viable options for connecting with God, right? How do we know that the Bible is correct and all other choices are...

We Cannot Be Silent (R. Albert Mohler, Jr.)

We Cannot Be Silent (R. Albert Mohler, Jr.)

How did we get here? This is the question that We Cannot Be Silent seeks to answer. In the wake of the massive tidal wave of recent events regarding redefinition of marriage, sex, and morality, this is a question many evangelicals don’t have an answer for. When the...

Gay…Such Were Some of Us

Gay…Such Were Some of Us

Our modern culture has granted a certain kind of power to personal biography. Whether we are reading about a child who “visited heaven,” or allowing a journalist to communicate their authentic self-identity, personal stories are regarded as sacred in our culture. It...

Urban Legends of the New Testament 40 Common Misconceptions

Urban Legends of the New Testament 40 Common Misconceptions

One of the greatest areas of opportunity for pastors and ministry leaders exists in the sphere of helping them to read the Bible rightly and well. The problem of biblical illiteracy is a real issue in our day but so also is the neglected topic (at a lay level) of...

We Cannot Be Silent by Albert Mohler

We Cannot Be Silent by Albert Mohler

Few issues today are as volatile as homosexuality and same-sex marriage. In my experience, writing on the issue of same-sex marriage, I’ve found that that people are very interested in what the Bible teaches on this subject. Now that we’ve seen a radical redefinition...

Ministry in the New Marriage Culture Edited by Jeff Iorg

Ministry in the New Marriage Culture Edited by Jeff Iorg

Since the Supreme Court's decision to affirm homosexual relationships as sufficient for marriage, the Church as a whole has spent a few months trying to determine next steps in how we should be responding, how to approach the issue in our own congregations, and how to...

God, Adam, and You Biblical Creation Defended and Applied

God, Adam, and You Biblical Creation Defended and Applied

In recent days, many people have questioned whether Adam and Eve are really persons or not. Typically the people who question Adam and Eve also question whether the Bible is authoritative, inerrant and sufficient. Most of these people are scientists with no Bible or...

Developing A Biblical Worldview Seeing Things God’s Way

Developing A Biblical Worldview Seeing Things God’s Way

One of the greatest needs in the Christian Church today is helping Christians understand what a biblical worldview and why it matters in their everyday interactions with people. For example, understanding what a biblical worldview is will help you to be able to give...

What Does the Bible Really Teach About Homosexuality?

What Does the Bible Really Teach About Homosexuality?

If there is one hot button issue both within and outside the church that has risen above all others it is undeniably the discussion swirling around homosexuality and same-sex marriage. With Christian bakers and photographers being sued and the seemingly never-ending...

Developing a Biblical Worldview: Seeing Things God’s Way

Developing a Biblical Worldview: Seeing Things God’s Way

The Apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 2:16 notes “we have the mind of Christ.” To have the mind of Christ means to have as our purpose thinking about all things in the manner Christ did, namely the approach of doing that which God declares. In order to have the mind of...

Why Do I Suffer?: Suffering and the Sovereignty of God

Why Do I Suffer?: Suffering and the Sovereignty of God

There is arguably no more significant issue outside of salvation that garners the great discussion than the debate on suffering and the sovereignty of God. The question is often posed as to if God is so powerful and loving, why is there evil and suffering in the...

“Compassion without Compromise” by Adam Barr and Ron Citla

“Compassion without Compromise” by Adam Barr and Ron Citla

Grace and truth are to be the key markers of all Christian relationships. Often we find that we can be good with one or the other of these characteristics, but to combine both takes great sensitivity and ultimately the guidance of the Holy Spirit. The balance of the...

The Unbelievable Gospel: Say Something Worth Believing

The Unbelievable Gospel: Say Something Worth Believing

One of the greatest needs in contemporary Christianity is to understand evangelism. Sure there are many ministries to help Christians out there understand this vital ministry. Yet, there needs to be much more written on this vital topic. By more written, I mean...

Who is Jesus?

Who is Jesus?

Who is Jesus? Seems like such an easy question. He is the Son of God, He came and died on the cross and rose again, and will one day return for His bride. But who is Jesus? Do we really grasp this Messiah, this history altering figure? Are we able to share with the...

Counter Culture

Counter Culture

Mention one or more of the hot button social issues of our day like abortion, homosexuality, pornography, sex tracking or any other issue like it and you’re guaranteed to get a variety of opinions. In response to these issues, Christians have a treasure trove in the...

Truth in a Culture of Doubt

Truth in a Culture of Doubt

There has been an effort in recent years by authors such as liberal scholar Bart Ehrman to try and present Scripture as being in error. Such challenges, while really nothing new in the history of the Church, do present an issue for the Christian, especially due to the...

Christianity On Trial: A Lawyer Examines the Christian Faith

Christianity On Trial: A Lawyer Examines the Christian Faith

We live in a world where every day biblical Christianity is challenged on a variety of fronts. On one front Christianity is attacked by the idea that it is intolerant. On the other we’re told what we believe is outdated. Even from within our own ranks we’re told that...

Backchat: Answering Christianity’s Critics

Backchat: Answering Christianity’s Critics

To say that Christianity and by extension the Word of God is under assault in our world today is arguably the biggest understatement of the century. Seemingly everywhere one looks, biblical truth is viewed as antiquated, intolerant, and subject to the shifting sands...

The Dark Side of Islam

The Dark Side of Islam

Every day the news reports on ISIS/ISIL and whether Islam is a religion of peace or a religion that promotes war. While people will likely continue to argue over that question for a long time, every Christian needs to understand what Islam teaches. Recognizing the...

An Introduction to Biblical Ethics

An Introduction to Biblical Ethics

We all make ethical decisions all throughout the day. If I leave work early surely the boss won’t mind if I don’t note that early departure as vacation time. After all, I work hard for the company and they owe me. Only 45 mph in a construction zone? There is nobody...

Life in Christ: Studies in 1 John

Life in Christ: Studies in 1 John

The overarching theme of 1 John is that of how the believer relates to the world in light of being a child of God. It is an epistle replete with calls to stand firm on the fundamentals of the faith in a world that increasingly rejects that message and in response to...

Can I Really Trust the Bible?

Can I Really Trust the Bible?

If you have not noticed, we live in a culture that is hostile to the Bible and Christianity in general. One of the dominating criticisms of the Bible from non-Christians is it's lack of verisimilitude, or the ability for it to contain absolute truth. This raises the...

Can I Really Trust the Bible?

Can I Really Trust the Bible?

How can a book written by many different authors over 2000 years ago have anything relevant for us today? Why I should I believe the claims of this book, namely the claim it is the word of God. Who is this God and why should I care? Why should I take this book...