Whether from a well meaning friend or an aggressive critic, the problem of skepticism can be hard to break free from. The unspoken assumption of skepticism is that if it’s possible you could be wrong about something, then you can’t know it. Usually this comes in the form a “How do you know that you’re not wrong?” […]

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Raise your hand if you want to be seen as judgmental. Any takers? Me neither. But how many times have you been shut down by this little slogan–“Who Are You To Judge?” After all, didn’t Jesus say “Do not judge so that you will not be judged?” Hmmmm….that does sound like something from the Bible…Yes, Jesus did say that. But […]

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In a culture that is caught in the riptide of relativism, how do you help people come to the their moral senses? Ask them a question. In love, let them wrestle–and if need be squirm–as they process real world scenarios. Why? Because relativism flourishes in the abstract but evaporates in […]

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Is the God of the Old Testament violent and bloodthirsty? Did God really command genocide? Why did Israel attack the Canaanites? These are just a few of the tough questions […]

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It surprises people when I admit that Christianity could be false. Doesn’t this admission show a monumental lack of faith? Actually, just the opposite. Stay with me for a minute. If Christianity does not rise to the level of being true or false, then it has been completely removed from […]

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In a post-Christian culture that no longer “speaks Bible,” one of the first objectives in any conversation is to stake out some common ground wherever possible. To do this I recommend starting with history. Most people–unless they have been educated out of it–still believe that you can know some things about the past. In other words, we can discover important historical truths about […]

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You’ve seen this happen before right? Once someone throws out the “that’s just your interpretation” line, the conversation comes to a screeching halt. Again, this usually happens when a moral or religious topic is brought up like “abortion is wrong” or “Jesus is the only way of salvation.” Perhaps you have found yourself in a conversation like that and thought you were making progress […]

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