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Today’s Spiritual Battle: Accept the Challenge, Start Your Training

I've started a series at The Stream on strategy against our culture's current lies, distortions, and disconnection from reality. It's only a start. My most recent article urges readers to train up to protect their loved ones from the looming ...
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We’re Too Used to Jesus

We’re too used to Jesus. I’m convinced that explains a lot of contemporary Christianity’s weakness. Jesus doesn’t astonish us, and it weakens both our worship and our obedience. We sing our worship songs as if we really, really appreciate him, ...
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Too Good To Be False: How Jesus’ Incomparable Character Reveals His Reality

Strong Endorsements! Purchase Here This might be the most surprising and refreshing book you’ll read this year! — Lee Strobel Lee Strobel, New York Times best-selling author, director of The Strobel Center at Colorado Christian University: In this engaging and ...
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Jesus Is Way More Unique Than You Realized

The other day on Jeopardy, this answer was put up for the contestants to supply the question, "Sorry, language nerds, but the OED says you really can use modifiers like 'more' with this word." The question was, "What is 'unique'?" ...
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Locked Down? ‘They Also Serve Who Only Stand and Wait’

Image: Bust of John Milton (1608-1674) -- The Long Room Trinity College Dublin Ireland April 2018. Ron Cogswell photo. Quarantined. Locked down. We're in a season of waiting, waiting, waiting. Maybe it's nearing its end, but we've got a long ...
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My Prayer for My Coming Book

With my newest book in its first press run — advance reading copies for those who will endorse and/or review it — I've found this prayer by Philip Doddridge (1702-1751), in the first chapter of his classic study The Rise and ...
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Two Definitions of ‘Good,’ Atheist and Christian — And How That Explains the Trouble We’re In

John Loftus gave me a personal challenge to read his edited book The Case Against Miracles. He considers more or less the definitive proof that miracles either can’t happen or can’t be known to have happened. I’m enjoying the read ...
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A Case Against Miracles, or Unreasonable Skeptical Demands?

I’m reading Loftus’s Case Against Miracles. One author in it, David Corner, argues in favor of Hume’s take on miracles, which (in the briefest language) is that no miracle can be known to have occurred. Corner keeps saying that the ...
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New Small Group-Friendly Apologetics Course Coming!

I've just finished the second of eleven sessions in my new online apologetics course at the Spiritual Readiness project. Called (for now at least) the Stand Strong Apologetics Course, it's completely self-contained and fully available online, and designed for easy use ...
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Webinar on YouTube: Did Jesus Rise from the Dead?

Last night Drs. Timothy McGrew, Lydia McGrew, Jonathan McLatchie and I teamed up for a question-answer panel discussion on the question, "Did Jesus Rise from the Dead?" Our discussion was rousing at times, especially when we were answering atheist John ...
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