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  • Blessed...

    This is not some mind blowing new discovery, or topic, but maybe a different look at what we have all read or heard previously.  You know, your testimony is your best witness, or just share what God has done. Possibly, for you, it is "just show the love of Jesus in your actions".  We have all heard it, and it rings true today, possibly each Sunday, somewhere, someone is saying "people will want what you have just by the way you act", and "the best way to evangelize the lost is to...   More

  • Back to the Basics

    Dr. Norman Geisler once stated, concerning historic Christianity, “one Book, two testaments, three Creeds, four Councils and five centuries.” In other words, the foundation of Christianity can be summarized within the first 500 years after the death of Jesus. My goal here is to elaborate on Dr. Geisler’s summary.   More

  • How Do We Know Right from Wrong?

    Have you ever considered how we know right from wrong? I ask someone recently to assume God did not exist. Then I ask would they continue doing, what they considered, nice things for others. Of course, they said yes, but why? On what do we base right, wrong, good and bad? The way we were raised? The culture? I would suggest, as with a significant number of others, without God, there would not be a right and wrong. This can be one of the strongest arguments for the existence of God called th...   More

  • I Blame the Church!

    One of the top news items, currently, is the subject of abortion. First, New York passed a law allowing abortion to be legal up to birth. Last week there was an abortion debate on the campus of UNCW sponsored in part by Ratio Christi. Our students at Marshall watched the live stream. Recently, I have written a blog providing common objections to abortion, with answers, or how to at least have a conversation on the subject. And this week, the United States senate blocked a bill that would al...   More

  • Please, Help Me Understand...

    From birth, and throughout life, there is, and always will be, those that know more than we know. As children it is our parents. As parents it is other experts in their respective fields. We send our children to school to learn from teachers. We trust them to teach our kids as they have been to school and are qualified to teach. And this concept applies to most everything, from doctors, to lawyers, mechanics, and of course our money. We are always relying on others. Experts, or those qualif...   More

  • Abortion | Arguments and Answers

    Greg Koukl, President of Stand to Reason, states” if the unborn is not a human person, then no arguments for abortion are necessary. If the unborn is a human person, then no argument is sufficient”.

    I have written and recorded many blogs and podcasts concerning the church and its relevance in society. If you have read or listened to either my position is obvious. If not, in short, my belief is most churches are dying and the others have no impact on culture. Please read...   More

  • Scientific "proof"?

    At the outset it should be stated that there is no “scientific method,” no formula with five easy steps guaranteed to lead to discoveries. There are many methods, used at different stages of inquiry, in widely varying circumstances. – Ian Barbour, Issues in Science and Religion   More

  • Evangelism, Discipleship and the Bible

    Sadly, I hear this quote more often than I would like. “We need to be less confrontational in our evangelism efforts.  We need to avoid offending people.  You catch more flies with honey that with vinegar, after all.” However, though my goal is not to be confrontational, many falsely assume that is my purpose. Today, as always, my goal is to help the Christian, reach the lost, and change culture. The following is another example of what many may take otherwise…<...   More

  • Church Dilemma...

    My prayer n writing blogs and recording podcasts is to help others understand the importance of truth and apologetics within and outside of the church. Over the past three weeks I have written in a way that, if applied, could be used immediately. Today, some may not take this as being helpful. Yet, consider the points I am suggesting with an open mind and please do not be offended.   More

  • Listening and Logical Fallacies

    Last week I wrote about self-defeating statements, such as there is no truth, or all truth is relative. I also mentioned the three questions concerning how to have a non-confrontational conversation; “What do you mean by that” “How did you arrive at that conclusion” and “Have you ever considered”? All three coming from Greg Koukl’s book Tactics.   More

  • Straight to Hell?

    If those that have never heard the gospel get a free pass to heaven, why would we ever send missionaries to convict them to hell?

    What about babies? If we are all born with a sin nature would it not follow babies that die, go to hell? If so, why not kill all babies? Seriously, babies are evil… have you ever left a 2-year-old alone? Okay, so we kill all two-year old’s and younger. That doesn’t seem right. What would be a fair age to stop killing babies? My eldest...   More

  • Feel, felt, found...

    To be a recruiter in the Air Force one must volunteer, go through a screening process and be selected. Once selected, the individual is given a free trip to San Antonio for a six to eight-week intense sales training school. Those attending are taught a script from "hello, can I help you" to "press hard four copies." Meaning what to say from the time someone arrives for an appointment to closing the "sale." Among, such things as "closing the sale", to "handling interruptions" and "overcoming...   More

  • A blog about "nothing"

    Today’s blog obviously is not about nothing, that is not logically possible. However, I would not say it is about any particular subject. In fact, I should write after going to bed at night. I have these thoughts that literally keep me awake. I have considered getting up and writing them down. Yet, here I am trying to remember them. So, instead of being about nothing, this blog consists of some random thoughts I am putting together and calling it a blog.   More

  • Do We Not Understand or Just Not Care?

    Last week I discussed not using the bible and quoting scripture to the lost. I’m not sure I made the point I was attempting to make which was basically the Bible itself states the lost do not understand. Yet, for some reason, be it reformed theology or presuppositional apologetics, or whatever, for some reason we still want to quote scripture to non-believers. And sadly, often out of context.   More

  • Stop Using the Bible and Quoting Scripture!

    Last week, on the RC Talk podcast, I discussed two reasons concerning why we, as Christians, are not sharing the truth. The first being if no one is upset with you, then you are not talking to anyone, and second, if you are talking to people about truth they will have questions. I have not heard of anyone being upset with any Christian’s, except me of course, and if most were being asked questions, apologetics would be a lot more popular!   More

  • What chu talk'n bout Willis?

    Don't use words too big for the subject. Don't say "infinitely" when you mean "very"; otherwise you'll have no word left when you want to talk about something really infinite.  - C.S. Lewis   More

  • A Visit from an Atheist...

    I recently had the opportunity to attend an event on the campus of Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. I challenged local pastors, Christians, and two campus ministries to join me in a Facebook post. Needless to say, no one accepted my challenge. I know, probably not the best idea anyway. The event was titled, Bringing Creationism to its Knees, and featured a popular internet atheist.   More

  • Why Apologetics?

    Many people do not know, or care, about apologetics. Most do not know what the word even means. And maybe that is okay. I don't think so. But then again it is what I do for a living. I am a full time missionary, an apologist. But do we really "need" apologetics? Seriously, outside of it being a Biblical command, which obviously is of vital importance, why would we really need apologetics?   More

  • OJ Simpson Innocent of Murder | Christianity True!

    The OJ Simpson trial could possibly be one of te most famous in history. A retired professional football player charged with killing his wife and possible boyfriend. There were blood stains in OJ’s car and in his home. He had a cut on his hand. His DNA matched blood found at both the site of the killings and his home. Overwhelming evidence, so it seemed. Except for the gloves. The famous quote by his attorney, “if the gloves do not fit, you must acquit”. They did not fit....   More