About Mark McIntyre

Mark has been blogging at Attempts at Honesty since early in 2011 primarily writing to challenge and encourage the church to be all that she should be. He can also be found on Twitter and Facebook.

Leaders – How well are you getting people grounded in the faith?


It should come as no surprise to anyone who is at all paying attention to the culture around us that we can no longer assume that the people we interact with subscribe to a Judeo/Christian worldview. In fact, an increasing percentage of the populace is hostile to such a view. This begs the question of […]

Love and apologetics

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A few days ago I retweeted this: If your theology doesn’t make you love people more, it’s wrong. — Tullian Tchividjian (@PastorTullian) March 7, 2014 For my friends who are involved in Christian apologetics, I would rephrase this to say that “if your apologetic doesn’t make you love people more, it’s wrong.” There are two […]

Dealing with Apparent Failure in Apologetics

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It is my guess that just about everyone who is interested in Christian apologetics is aware of 1 Peter 3:15 in which Peter encourages believers to be ready to make a defense (apology) to everyone who asks about our hope. Yet, when we make that defense, not everyone responds to the claims of the Gospel. […]

Standing in the Light – Four Considerations for Defending the Faith


While driving, I had a chance to listen to an Apologetics 315 podcast featuring an interview with Peter Kreeft. If you have not subscribed to the Apologetics 315 podcasts, I strongly suggest that you do so if you have any interest in Christian apologetics. Brian Auten does an outstanding job of interviewing apologists in a way […]

At the core of doubt


In the story of Peter walking on the water, Matthew records Jesus’ response when Peter became frightened and started to sink. Jesus said, “You of little faith, why did you doubt?” (Matthew 14:31) This phrase has often been interpreted as a rebuke of all doubt. The understanding is that Jesus is telling Peter that it […]