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The Key To Less Stressful Decision Making

The Key To Less Stressful Decision Making

By Bob Perry “What is God’s will for my life?” This is a common question to hear from someone who is pondering a difficult life decision. Making big decisions can be confusing. But using “God’s ...
Why Do Some Christians Say “All Sins Are Equally Bad” And “Everyone Is Equally Guilty”?

Why Do Some Christians Say “All Sins Are Equally Bad” And “Everyone Is Equally Guilty”?

By Wintery Knight We were having a discussion about whether the Bible teaches that sex before marriage is morally wrong, and someone said “impure thoughts counts as adultery… there isn’t a ...
Book Review: Another Gospel? by Alisa Childers

Book Review: Another Gospel? by Alisa Childers

By Timothy Fox In my last blog post, I shared some of the most important books regarding cultural issues that I read in the year since the COVID lockdowns began in March 2020. While those books ...
Why Does the Church Need Apologetics?

Why Does the Church Need Apologetics?

By Mia Langford Apologetics is having an overdue moment in the spotlight, thanks in part to challenges from media influence on the culture. Dr. Ray Ciervo, apologist, pastor, and SES Alum, joins ...
Why Does the Media Give A Pass To Biden’s Faith?

Why Does the Media Give A Pass To Biden’s Faith?

By Jason Jimenez Biden, the 46th president, is America’s second Catholic President. The first was John F. Kennedy—when he became President in 1961. From the start of his campaign, Biden wanted ...
Why Don’t the Synoptic Gospels Mention Lazarus?

Why Don’t the Synoptic Gospels Mention Lazarus?

By Ryan Leasure Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead is one of the most well-known stories in the Gospels. Yet, for some reason, Matthew, Mark, and Luke don’t mention it. This ...
3 Reasons Why Christians Should Be Evidential Investigators Instead of Experience Junkies

3 Reasons Why Christians Should Be Evidential Investigators Instead of Experience Junkies

By Alisa Childers Two men. Both grew up in Christian homes in suburban America. Both have famous Evangelical fathers. Both made personal decisions for Christ and became actively involved and ...
Resurrection Defense Series: Reasons to Accept the Empty Tomb

Resurrection Defense Series: Reasons to Accept the Empty Tomb

By Brian Chilton Gary Habermas is no stranger to those who study the historicity of Jesus’s resurrection. He is a world-renowned scholar on the resurrection who serves as a Research Scholar ...
Yes, Bart Ehrman, Jesus is Yahweh

Yes, Bart Ehrman, Jesus is Yahweh

Bart Ehrman is a professor of religious studies at UNC-Chapel Hill in North Carolina. He is well known for his best-selling popular-level books that are critical of the core tenets of ...
“Sanctification” and “Justification”… What’s the Difference and Why Does It Matter

“Sanctification” and “Justification”… What’s the Difference and Why Does It Matter

By Andrew Cowley Defining and explaining the meaning of “sanctification” and “justification” can be a daunting task—yet a task that every believer should thoroughly dedicate themselves to.  It ...
5 Important Books I Read During 1 Year of COVID (That You Should Read Too)

5 Important Books I Read During 1 Year of COVID (That You Should Read Too)

By Timothy Fox I’ve always enjoyed reading. And when the COVID lockdowns began in March 2020, there wasn’t much else to do for a long time. I took full advantage of this, though, and over the ...
UK Police Arrest 71-Year-Old Pastor For Defining Marriage The Way Jesus Defined Marriage

UK Police Arrest 71-Year-Old Pastor For Defining Marriage The Way Jesus Defined Marriage

By Wintery Knight I think it’s important for American Christians to learn lessons about what happens to religious liberty by looking at what happens to Christians in other times and places when ...
Is God Fading Away?

Is God Fading Away?

By Mia Langford The “omnis” of theology – omnipresence, omniscience, omnipotence, etc. – are under increasing attack, and not just from what are recognized as more theologically liberal camps of ...
Can Jesus’ Story Still Surprise You?

Can Jesus’ Story Still Surprise You?

By Bob Perry History shows that prudence and wisdom are rarely on the side of new ways of looking at Scripture. This is especially true of the “progressive” bent toward remaking Jesus in a ...
Did Jesus Really Rise From the Dead? A Historian, an Atheist, a Skeptic, a Theologian, and an Ex-Con Weigh In

Did Jesus Really Rise From the Dead? A Historian, an Atheist, a Skeptic, a Theologian, and an Ex-Con Weigh In

By Alisa Childers ​It's that time of year again—the time when Christians come together to celebrate the pinnacle of our faith, the resurrection of Jesus. It's also the time when news outlets ...
What Our Perpetual Fight With Entropy Tells Us

What Our Perpetual Fight With Entropy Tells Us

By Al Serrato Many years ago, when I was younger and much less wise, I decided it would be a good father-son project to invest in an older car that I could restore. (Note to fathers: it’s a much ...
Simon of Cyrene, Cleopas, and the Eyewitness Testimony of the Gospels

Simon of Cyrene, Cleopas, and the Eyewitness Testimony of the Gospels

By Ryan Leasure Modern critics doubt that eyewitnesses stand behind the four Gospels. In fact, they argue that the first followers of Jesus told others about Jesus who told others about Jesus ...
Resurrection Defense Series: Early Eyewitness Testimony and the Failure of Hallucinations to Account for Them

Resurrection Defense Series: Early Eyewitness Testimony and the Failure of Hallucinations to Account for Them

By Brian Chilton Regardless of whether an event is recent or of antiquity, the researched event holds greater historical probability if it holds a higher number of eyewitnesses. The more eyes on ...
Missing Melanchthon

Missing Melanchthon

By Tim Stratton Recently I have been accused of “historical eisegesis.”[1] According to Wikipedia, “eisegesis is the process of interpreting text in such a way as to introduce one’s own ...
A Matter of Days: Interpreting the First Chapter of Genesis

A Matter of Days: Interpreting the First Chapter of Genesis

I have been publishing a series of articles addressing how one might best approach interpreting the early chapters of Genesis, and how science might illuminate Biblical texts and guide our ...

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