Facebook Live at 8:00 Eastern Tonight: “Secular Humanism’s Awful Inhumanity”

Facebook Live at 8:00 Eastern Tonight: “Secular Humanism’s Awful Inhumanity”

Watch for it live on The Stream’s Facebook page, at 8 pm sharp this evening, eastern time. My Stream article on “Secular Humanism’s Awful Inhumanity” last week has gotten more pushback than most articles I’ve written there, which makes it a good one to use for this evening’s Facebook live videocast. The main complaints I’ve heard have been that I’ve misrepresented atheists/humanists, that I’ve set up a straw man version of humanism, and that atheists don’t agree with the conclusions I…

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On the Disagreement Between Lydia McGrew and Michael Licona Regarding Differences in the Gospels

On the Disagreement Between Lydia McGrew and Michael Licona Regarding Differences in the Gospels

Two friends of mine are in deep disagreement. Because it involves friends, it’s become one of the more painful things I’ve ever had to watch unfold. I’ve spoken at length with both of them about it. I’m in no position to judge their disagreement on the merits of their positions, and I won’t begin to try to comment on that part of it here. But I’ve been named publicly on Facebook as having been involved behind the scenes, so I…

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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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Atheists and “Evidence”

Atheists and “Evidence”

Mike Gene got me thinking about atheists and evidence with a post today at Shadow to Light. (If you’re not following his blog, you really ought to be.) I comment there with the following thoughts, which I think are worth sharing more publicly. His post provides some necessary context, although if you’ve been involved in some of these conversations before you’ll be able to pick this up right from here.   Atheists frequently say “evidence” when they mean “proof.” For…

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What Is Faith? (Facebook Video)

What Is Faith? (Facebook Video)

The latest in my “Contentious Questions (Because some questions just are that way)” series with The Stream. Christianity is all about faith in Christ, right? But what is faith, anyway? The definition is more controversial than you might have thought. This talk is based on an article at The Stream. Image Credit(s): Patrick Fore, Unsplash.

Parents and Youth Leaders, ‘Give This Segment a Listen’

Parents and Youth Leaders, ‘Give This Segment a Listen’

I was on the air for an engaging discussion with Judy Redlich, KSIV radio St. Louis, not long ago, talking about Critical Conversations: A Christian Parents’ Guide to Discussing Homosexuality With Teens. https://www.judyredlich.com/podcast-download/373/tom-gilson.mp3 Download File | Play in a New Window | Duration 14:34 Here’s what she she  had to say about it: Judy Redlich and author Tom Gilson discuss how Christian parents and pastors need to be prepared to give Biblical answers the challenges teens and pre-teens face in today’s increasingly…

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Church Surveys and Other Organizational Research: PLEASE Get Help To Do It Well

Church Surveys and Other Organizational Research: PLEASE Get Help To Do It Well

I just got invited by Dropbox, one of the largest companies on the Internet, to take part in a survey. What I found there may well be instructive to you, should you ever want to do a church survey or other organizational research. My grad studies included a heavy research emphasis, and I’ve done quite a bit of organizational research since then. More than once I’ve been asked to crunch the numbers and produce a report on surveys others have…

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