From Friend to Friend: My View on Lydia McGrew’s The Mirror or the Mask, and Why Mike Licona Won’t Want to Ignore It

This has been a tough one for me from the beginning. I write this blog post soberly and ...

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Atheist Memes: Be Wise — Don’t Take The Bait!

Someone asked on Facebook for advice on responding to the meme you see above and below. (It didn’t ...

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Why Do Preachers Make Jesus’ Foot-Washing Lesson Seem So Weird?

The streak continues. I heard another sermon this week on John 13, which opens with Jesus washing the ...

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Imposter Syndrome, Evangelism, and Apologetics

Someone asked in a Facebook apologetics group, “Does anyone else here who runs an Apologetics page ever suffer ...

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Outlining an Evolutionary Argument Against Moral Realism, On Materialistic Atheism

In a recent article on The Stream that’s proved controversial among some Christians on Facebook, I argued that gay ...

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Teaching Apologetics in Dayton the Next Six Thursdays

Southwest Ohio — Starting this Thursday! I’ll be teaching a six-week apologetics series at Fairhaven Church, 627 Whipp ...

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Christians Today: Totally Ready to be Unready; Perfectly Prepared to be Unprepared

We — meaning Christians in the West, especially in America — are the generation most primed, most prepared, ...

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A Conversation on Critical Conversations

I recorded this a couple years ago, but it’s every bit as relevant today, and worth re-posting. In ...

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Is the Church Abandoning Its People in Their Toughest Dilemmas?

Christians face ethical dilemmas these days like we’ve never faced before. And to the best of my knowledge, ...

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