Why Would Anyone Get a Degree In Apologetics?

Why Would Anyone Get a Degree In Apologetics?

I feel honored to be a very small part of the faculty at Biola University (where I serve as an Adjunct Professor in the Master’s Degree program in Christian Apologetics). Two weeks ago I taught a class covering the material in Cold-Case Christianity and began by asking the seventy-four students in my class why they wanted an advance degree in apologetics. […]



Sufism – Mystical Islam (Part 1)

INTRODUCTION       Sufism is the mystical or esoteric school of thought in Islam. The Arabic word for Sufism is 'tasawuff'. A practitioner of Sufism is called a Sufi or … [Read More...]


Naturalness of Theism

I believe you have a mind of your own. I believe a bottle of water can only spinning in one direction at any give time. I believe a bottle of water cannot be full and empty at the same time. I believe … [Read More...]


HBO’s True Detective: Touching the Darkness

"Matthew Coniglio's Georgia home held a trove of child pornography, more than 50,000 images and videos stored on laptops, external hard drives and thumb drives. Among the stash, hidden in a bedside … [Read More...]

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Why should I believe something?

People believe all sorts of things. Some believe in aliens, while others don’t. Some believe in global warming, while others don’t. Some believe in evolution, while other's don't. Some believe in a … [Read More...]


Book Review– Inerrancy and Worldview

The past few years have seen the rise of inerrancy—an issue that many thought was resolved come to the forefront of current theological debate, once again. Inerrancy is an important theological truth … [Read More...]


Why Does Opposition to Apologetics Come From Mostly Within the Church?

Apologetics is a branch of Christian theology that helps give reasons for the truthfulness of the Christian faith/worldview. The word “Apologia” means “to give reasons, make a legal defense” (Acts … [Read More...]


Parents: Don’t Train Your Kids On Your Own

I became a Christian when my first two children were very young. They have no memory of me prior to my conversion. But all four of my kids were raised in Christian community. I didn’t train, mentor or … [Read More...]

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Objection(s) to the Ontological Argument

It may be strange to some that there are philosophical objections raised by Christians against arguments for belief in God. For example, St. Anselm's "Ontological Proof" (as it would come to be … [Read More...]


Is the Ontological Argument Valid? – Part 2

(I continue from Part 1 last month into Aquinas' response to the argument.) Almost two hundred years later, St. Thomas Aquinas (1224-1274) rejected the ontological argument; he believed that God’s … [Read More...]


Was The Gospel of Mark Forged?

Was the Gospel of Mark a fake? That’s something you might hear liberal scholars ask, not just about Mark, but about many of the New Testament documents. In fact, in a book called Forged, Bart Ehrman … [Read More...]