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New content nearly every Tuesday for pastors, teachers, and other leaders looking for support in fulfilling their responsibility to build their people in discipleship of the mind, including confidence in the faith and the ability to articulate and live according to a biblical worldview.

As the intent is to be supportive, discussion here is reserved for those who are in or supportive of that group.

Weekly posting is temporarily on hold while I settle in to a new position with a new mission agency

Apologetics In Your Teaching: Start With the Questions That Matter

Apologetics In Your Teaching: Start With the Questions That Matter

Fourth in a series on “How to Use Apologetics In Your Teaching Without Scaring Anyone Away.” If you want to help your hearers know the answers to their questions, it pays to start with knowing what they’re asking. These questions — their questions — are the questions that matter. Discovering these questions used to be difficult. Not any longer. Now, I’ve been encouraging pastors and other teachers to bring apologetics into their churches. I don’t care if you actually use the…

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Starting Tuesday: Biblical and Secular Reasons for Man-Woman Marriage

Starting Tuesday: Biblical and Secular Reasons for Man-Woman Marriage

Announcing a new series starting Tuesday: Biblical and Secular Reasons For Man-Woman Marriage This is a series especially for pastors and teachers, to help them help their people know the best thinking on the marriage debate. If you are not a pastor or a teacher, this will still be relevant to you; but please let your pastor(s) know about it. Why This Series? Same-sex “marriage” (SSM) proponents have confused issues through their rhetoric, making it seem as if the Bible…

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The Day of Silence and Shallow Tolerance

The Day of Silence and Shallow Tolerance

Today is the Day of Silence “to highlight the effects of anti-LGBT bullying and harassment” in schools. Parents and teachers, you may hear questions from your youth about this; I regret I did not post this earlier. An End to Bullying First, I want to register my full support for putting LGBT bullying to a final and complete end. I’m told by a source I trust that as many as one-third of LGBT teenagers consider suicide. That’s horrifying. It’s likely…

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On Teaching the Great Commission In Our Age

On Teaching the Great Commission In Our Age

Almost every passage of Scripture gets challenged by atheists and skeptics these days. The Great Commission is no exception. The first and most important lesson we all need to get out of Matthew 28:18-20 is what’s right there on the surface: Jesus Christ is Lord, and he has sent us to make disciples in his name and in his power. The world mission movement is God’s most exciting work, and we are privileged be alive in the generation that is…

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Seeing Through Academic Blindness

Seeing Through Academic Blindness

David DeGrazia is a professor of philosophy at George Washington University. He has just published a fairly complex research paper into the ethics of “medical bioenhancement,” meaning the use of high technology, including selective abortion, to improve the ethics of the human race. He relies on academic literature with which I am not much familiar–though I have read enough on human freedom to know that his brief discussion on it there was wholly inadequate to its purpose. Now, I want…

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King’s Domain Missions Training for Students

King’s Domain Missions Training for Students

If you’re looking for a great introductory missions training center for high school and college students, King’s Domain in southwest Ohio is your place. There’s intense ministry and intense training for ministry. It’s a great entry-level or second-level missions opportunity. Please contact me for more information.

Keeping Our Purposes Straight

Keeping Our Purposes Straight

The post to which I’ve attached this article gets into some rather strange philosophy. I think it counts as a strong argument for Christianity. But I want to emphasize here something that I have written in the comments there. Someone had said how great it would be if God would spell out “Happy New Year!” in the stars once a year. I wrote, I don’t think God wants to make the evidence that blatant, Keith. Let’s not be fooled by…

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Equipping Parents As Teachers

Equipping Parents As Teachers

My latest Worldview and You column pointed to parents’ responsibilities, both to set a sound example for their children and also to teach them well in the faith. Obviously this is a challenge. Obviously also it would be great if the church could step in and help parents be more effective in training up their children. Some churches are doing it well. None would claim they’re doing it perfectly. Most churches major on the message of living the Christian life….

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