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Why Shouldn’t We Trust the Non-Canonical “Gospel of Nicodemus” or “The Acts of Pilate”?

Why Shouldn’t We Trust the Non-Canonical “Gospel of Nicodemus” or “The Acts of Pilate”?

The Gospel of Nicodemus is an ancient text purportedly written by the man who visited Jesus in the Gospel of John. But is this non-biblical text reliable? Was it really written by Nicodemus? ...
Is Jesus Simply a Retelling of the Horus Mythology?

Is Jesus Simply a Retelling of the Horus Mythology?

What if I told you there was once an ancient religion whose God was conceived by a virgin named Meri and had a stepfather named Seb (Joseph)? What if I told you this God was born in a cave and ...
Can Religion Be Tested for Truth?

Can Religion Be Tested for Truth?

By Luke Nix Most of the time, I'm not too fond of using the term "religion". I normally prefer to use "worldview" because it is more clear about what all a belief-system entails. However, for ...
Is An Evidence Based Belief On Shaky Grounds?

Is An Evidence Based Belief On Shaky Grounds?

By Evan Minton "If you were talked into your belief, you can be talked out of it". This is what I read from one theologian in a book a while back. I cannot remember who said it, but that was a ...
Why We Should Get To Know the Bible

Why We Should Get To Know the Bible

By Al Serrato Is there a way to use the Bible to get someone interested in knowing more about the Bible? I’ve thought about this question for many years. As I learned more about the Word, and ...
Are You Thinking Like an Atheist?

Are You Thinking Like an Atheist?

By Adam Tucker As anyone who attends the Southern Evangelical Seminary National Conference on Christian Apologetics knows, SES does its best to offer well-rounded apologetics training that ...
Belief In God Is Not a Feeling

Belief In God Is Not a Feeling

By Al Serrato “Remember, a Jedi can feel the Force flowing through him.” Obi-Wan’s admonition to Luke Skywalker sums up what some skeptics probably think about Christianity. If it were real, ...
Job, Suffering, and a Game of Chess

Job, Suffering, and a Game of Chess

By Luke Nix The Ultimate Game of Chess As a Christian, I come across many challenges to my worldview. Some challenges come from those in other worldviews; others come from other Christians. ...
Got Karma? Misses and Misuses

Got Karma? Misses and Misuses

By Marcia Montenegro The Hindu word “karma” is used more and more often with a Western twist in meaning. Often people say it to mean “luck” (good or bad) or even as a gleeful expression of ...
“Christians Are Opposed To Science!” What Do You Mean By That?

“Christians Are Opposed To Science!” What Do You Mean By That?

By Evan Minton In any debate or argument, it's very important that you understand the terminology that your opponent is using and that your opponent understands the terminology that you're ...
Is There Life Out There? (Interview with Jeff Zweerink)

Is There Life Out There? (Interview with Jeff Zweerink)

Between novels, movies and television series, some of the most popular story lines involve extra-terrestrial beings living on exotic planets somewhere in the universe. The notion of alien life ...
Dan Brown’s Origin: No God Required?

Dan Brown’s Origin: No God Required?

By Timothy Fox “Where do we come from?” and “Where are we going?” These are the two big questions Dan Brown explores in his latest novel, Origin (Doubleday, 2017). (Minor spoilers ahead.) This ...
What Christian Parents Should Learn from the Normalize Atheism Movement

What Christian Parents Should Learn from the Normalize Atheism Movement

By Natasha Crain I recently encountered a movement underway on social media called “Normalize Atheism.” According to the website of the same name, the movement started a couple of years ...
Four Ways to Come Alongside Your Kids to Strengthen Their Faith

Four Ways to Come Alongside Your Kids to Strengthen Their Faith

If you’re paying attention to what’s happening in America today, you’re probably aware of the challenges facing young Christians in their teens and twenties. It’s a simple fact: most young ...
What Christianity Teaches About Service

What Christianity Teaches About Service

By Al Serrato I attended an awards assembly recently with my teenage son. He had written an essay on the value of military service, so the speeches and theme this night had to do with the ...
How Can Apologists Best Use Twitter? 6 Ideas

How Can Apologists Best Use Twitter? 6 Ideas

When my father first released Evidence that Demands a Verdict in 1972 there was very little popular apologetics materials available, and so it was an instant success. But now with the ...
Are Young People Really Leaving Christianity?

Are Young People Really Leaving Christianity?

Much has been written about both the Biblical illiteracy of teenage believers and the flight of young people from the Church. Many have observed this trend, and I too have witnessed it ...
8 Predictions about the Future of Sex, Gender, and Marriage in America

8 Predictions about the Future of Sex, Gender, and Marriage in America

Recently I was reading sociologist Mark Regnerus’s insightful new book Cheap Sex: The Transformation of Men, Marriage, and Monogamy. His premise is that the Pill and ubiquity of pornography have ...
Tornado Simulations, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and God’s Existence

Tornado Simulations, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and God’s Existence

By Luke Nix Introduction For nearly all my life, I've had a fascination with the physical sciences. Meteorology and astronomy were two of them that always caught and kept my attention as a ...
To COEXIST Is A Biblical Command

To COEXIST Is A Biblical Command

Along with my regular blog here at seanmcdowell.org, I am now featuring occasional guest posts from some students in the Biola M.A. in Christian Apologetics that I personally had the privilege ...

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