Defending Your Faith 101: Truth vs. Preference

The Importance of Truth and Worldview Therefore Pilate said to Him, “So You are a king?” Jesus answered, “You say correctly that I am a king. For this I have been born, and for this I have come into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.” Pilate said to Him, “What is truth?” John 18:37-38 You get the impression there… Continue Reading

Defending Your Faith 101: The Importance of Truth and Worldview

The importance of developing a Christian Worldview based on truth No one cares about being fair and honest. The people’s lawsuits are based on lies. So there is no justice among us, and we know nothing about right living. We look for light but only find darkness. We look for bright skies but walk in… Continue Reading

Defending Your Faith 101: The importance of understanding modern times as a Christian

Tim, a high school biology teacher, was asked by one of his students about evolutionary theory teaching that living things have evolved over time, versus God creating everything as we see it. The student wanted to know if God used evolution. Tim hesitated, after all this was a public high school and he could get… Continue Reading

Defending Your Faith 101: The importance of knowing our foundation

A New Nation and Religious Freedom A United States Senator, at a highly publicized confirmation hearing, made this rather heated comment about a colleague who had publically professed his Christian faith and belief in its core tenants: “I would simply say, Mr. Chairman, that this nominee is really not someone who this country is supposed… Continue Reading

Defending Your Faith 101: A Tribute to Nabeel Qureshi

I am taking a time-out this week from our series to honor one of the greatest teachers and Christian Apologists of our time. Nabeel Qureshi has deeply impacted my life and ministry with his teachings and writings, and when Nabeel passed on to his eternal home last Saturday we lost not only a great teacher… Continue Reading

Defending Your Faith 101: The importance of knowledge in history

A Pastor of a popular local Church was asked by some of the members for a Christian Apologetics’ class. The response was pretty shocking. The Pastor told them that such a class was not needed because defending the faith and interpreting the Bible was for theologians, not everyday Christians. He assured them that the teachings… Continue Reading

Defending Your Faith 101: Understanding Christianity’s Roots

In his new book, “The American Spirit,” David McCullough observes, “We are raising a generation of young Americans who are by and large historically illiterate.” And in her Wall Street Journal review of the book, Peggy Noonan recounts McCullough’s description of “a bright Missouri college student who thanked him for coming to the campus, because,… Continue Reading

Defending Your Faith 101: All Christians need to get basic training!

…we have been too unwilling for too long to talk about what is right and what is wrong. We have too often avoided saying what needs to be said—about everything from marriage to welfare to common courtesy.”  -Prime Minister David Cameron Over the past two weeks we have looked at reasons for the urgency to… Continue Reading

Defending Your Faith 101: Why we all need to be trained in Christian Apologetics – Take the test

Why we need Christian Apologetics in our culture today: Once upon a time the United States could call itself a Christian Nation. However, if you’ve had much experience in public education, particularly higher education and the political landscape in general, you are probably in tune to the fact that we are in a post-Christian era… Continue Reading

Defending Your Faith 101: The urgency for all Christians to get “basic training”

“The problem of leading a Christian life in a non-Christian society is now very present to us…. And as for the Christian who is not conscious of his dilemma—and he is in the majority—he is becoming more and more de-Christianized by all sorts of unconscious pressure: paganism holds all the most valuable advertising space.”  -T.S.… Continue Reading