Tom Gilson


Tom Gilson is a national church and conference speaker on the truth and goodness of Christianity, equipping Christians and not-yet-believers for confidence in Christ.

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Topics List:

Too Good To Be False: Why Jesus Christ Is Too Great To Be Mere Legend

Video here. Based on this blog post and the related Touchstone magazine article — and soon to be released as a major new book from DeWard Publishers! (To be released by late summer 2020.)

Counter the Culture —Keep On Speaking the Truth!

Video here.

How Arrogant Are We, Really? Or, Is It Okay To Believe There’s One Truth, and That I Know It?

Synopsis and Audio; YouTube Video.

How To Live By Grace

Video here; based on The Map or the Fuel: How To Live By Grace.

Stand Strong!

From my Stand Strong Apologetics Course, already put in use, but in further development for widespread use at the Spiritual Readiness Project:

  1. Introductory: Reasons? Who Needs Reasons?
  2. God, the Coronavirus Crisis, and the Problem
  3. The “Arrogance” Charge
  4. The “Intolerance” Charge
  5. The “Anti-Science” Charge
  6. The Genesis Controversy
  7. How Do We Know There’s a God?
  8. The “Jesus Legend” Charge
  9. The “Unreliable Bible” Charge
  10. Reasons for Believing in the Resurrection
  11. Now That You’ve Done the Study, What Now?

Critical Conversations: Your Guide to Discussing Homosexuality With Your Children

Based on Tom’s Kregel Publications book of (almost) the same name.

(Almost) All Questions Allowed!

For teens or adults. Got a tough question about the faith? Need an answer? Do your students need to know Christianity isn’t afraid to face the hard questions? I’ve had all-questions sessions with groups ranging from extremely gifted youth to intensely personal men’s bible study. It’s “almost” all questions on the faith as we live it out in today’s culture: how we know it’s true, and how it interacts with contemporary opinions and beliefs.

Talking With Your Children About Tough Questions: Why You Have To Do It, and How You Really Can

A two-hour seminar for parents (with a 30-45 minute option available).

How Arrogant Is That, Really? (Is It Okay To Believe There’s One Truth, and That I Know It?)

Synopsis and Audio; YouTube Video.

Does Faith Make Sense In an Age of Science?

Synopsis and audio

Uncreating Atheists: A Plain Answer to Atheism’s Most Effective Strategy.

Based on Tom’s book Peter Boghossian, Atheist Tactician: What He Gets Right, (Some of) What He Gets Wrong, And How Christians Must Respond.

Atheist Role-Play

Helping students and adults recognize the questions that atheists bring our way—and equipping them to answer.

Called To Be Great

The most humble thing you can do as a Christian is be all that God has called you to be.



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"Too Good To Be False is almost too good to be true!" — Josh McDowell


Building Understanding, Building Faith

Tom Gilson, Senior Editor, The Stream.

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  • Tom Gilson July 9, 2020 at 7:24 am on Jesus Won’t Let Us Use Him for Our PoliticsYou’re not trying to be rude? Really? If you want to rewind, then begin by reading what I wrote, not by asking me to rewrite it. I've already answered that question. Repeatedly. You're honestly not paying attention. I haven't answered with numbers like you want me to, but I have
  • Shane Fletcher July 9, 2020 at 2:26 am on Jesus Won’t Let Us Use Him for Our PoliticsI'm not trying to be rude, or poke you with a stick. I'm honestly asking for clarification. I'll attempt to rewind. You: "If you know of any in recent history, though, you’re welcome to list them. I’ll be wondering whether it’s a long enough list to conclude it’s a widespread,
  • Tom Gilson July 8, 2020 at 8:01 am on Jesus Won’t Let Us Use Him for Our PoliticsDoes that mean my wondering is meaningless? Good grief, no. Wondering is wondering. How much background info does it require to wonder? Why on earth would you even ask such a question? And even if it were a halfway sensible kind of question, why would you ask without offering the

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