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Jesus Is Too Good To Be False

Jesus Is Too Good To Be False

Groundbreaking “Lewis-esque” article now available again! Five years ago I published an article at Touchstone magazine that I titled “Too Good to be False,” and which they titled, “The Gospel Truth of Jesus.” Leading New Testament documents scholar Daniel Wallace paid me the compliment of calling it “Lewis-esque.” For quite a long time Touchstone displayed it for free on their website, but now it’s behind a subscriber paywall. The copyright is mine, so today I’m republishing it here. Being five years old, obviously this argument has…

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Skeptic Shermer Won’t Be Fooled Again; Gets Fooled Again

Skeptic Shermer Won’t Be Fooled Again; Gets Fooled Again

Let’s start by agreeing Shermer is right, as he opens this interview: Humans do seek out evidence that supports our beliefs. We do tend to cement our convictions more than we question them. He’s wrong, though, when he tells Stephen Colbert (at 1:40), “The only way to tell, really, the difference between these true patterns and false patterns is science.” I’m happy to leave the most obvious flaws in that thinking for you to discuss in the comments. For starters,…

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Why 2019 Must Be Your Church’s Year to Wake Up, Get Equipped, and Reach Out

Why 2019 Must Be Your Church’s Year to Wake Up, Get Equipped, and Reach Out

Happy New Year! It could be a great one, if we’ll finally wake up, get equipped, and reach out. That’s why I want to ask you to take thirty minutes to watch at least the first half of this video. Dr. Michael Brown and I were talking on his Line of Fire radio program about my Stream article, Church, Wake Up! An Urgent Call to Action. (Also mirrored on this site. The Line of Fire title you see below is for the…

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Urgent Call to the Church: Wake Up and Take Action!

Urgent Call to the Church: Wake Up and Take Action!

Western society is rapidly moving toward totalitarianism. I never would have thought it possible — yet it’s happening. Christianity in particular is under attack, at risk like never before in our part of the world. I’m not new to these issues, but a recent National Review article by John Daniel Davidson was still a kick in the gut for me. We must wake up. We must rouse ourselves to action. From Davidson’s article: Peter Vlaming, a teacher at a small-town…

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Sex, Bias, and the Design of Life Who's biased now?

Sex, Bias, and the Design of Life Who's biased now?

I’ve been reading the competition, so to speak — not that there really is any competition with Ed Feser. I don’t agree with everything he says, naturally, but still he’s untouchable as a top-notch thinker/blogger. Anyway, I want to pick up and run with something he wrote on sex and teleology just before Thanksgiving. His point overall was that sex and sexuality have clearly discernible purposes. In other words they’re teleological, meaning that it is of their essence that they are…

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The Death of God, The Descent of Man, The Death of Humanity

The Death of God, The Descent of Man, The Death of Humanity

Is there any figure in all Western history more ironic than Friedrich Nietzsche, he who proclaimed the death of God? In mock tragic voice, his Madman even pretended to mourn it: God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him. How shall we comfort ourselves, the murderers of all murderers? What was holiest and mightiest of all that the world has yet owned has bled to death under our knives: who will wipe this blood off us? What…

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Yes, We Need Moral Apologetics! In Today's Western World, It's Our First Task of All

Yes, We Need Moral Apologetics! In Today's Western World, It's Our First Task of All

Should apologists concern ourselves with today’s hot moral issues, or should we focus on Christianity’s timeless, core truths instead? Someone raised that question on Facebook, or one a lot like it. I’ve taken my own liberties with the wording; it gives me a chance to beat a drum I need to sound every once in a while. The short answer is yes, we must be involved in these issues. Very involved. I’m writing a book on the most timeless truth…

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Faith Is Holding On To Reality — All of Reality

Faith Is Holding On To Reality — All of Reality

I’m one week out of foot surgery, correcting an unusual tendon problem along the outside of my right foot. It’s not the world’s most painful surgery and it’s far from the scariest diagnosis, but given what it takes to recover, it could be the most disruptive of all outpatient surgeries. I was completely bound to my bed the whole first week, and I’m emerging only gradually now. So I really hope my surgeon is right when he says this should…

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