After a short break over the holidays, it feels good to be back in the apologist’s seat. Getting here wasn’t easy and I made plenty of the mistakes along the way. As the new year begins I’d like to offer a few handy tips for those interested in entering apologetics.
Are soundbites a skeptics favourite argument? When even a professor depends on them I think that’s a good enough reason to take a hard look at them.
More often than not I’ve seen a recurring narrative among the deconverted regarding a severe lack of critical examination. Should we strive to avoid testing our faith, or would doing so make it all the more secure?
Proof of God’s existence is something we’ve all wrestled with at least once. Shouldn’t God appear before us and give us concrete proof? Is an appearance really the best way to achieve confidence?
If we stand and proudly attribute every good thing to the will of God, why do we not attribute the bad also? Is there an inconsistency?
The outsider test is a rather popular argument in skeptical circles, but is it any different than the test their opponents use? In this article, we’ll see if this test is a sound rebuttal or a hypocritical ploy.
Here’s an excellent refutation of a supposed Biblical contradiction by fellow apologist Jim.
This is a look at another alleged Bible contradiction from Luke 9 according to the Skeptic Annotated Bible.
Today’s question: Who is for or against Jesus?
Those who are not with Jesus are against him.
He who is not with Me is against Me; and he who does not gather with Me, scatters.” Luke 11:23
Those who are not against Jesus are for him.
for he who is not against you is for you.” Luke 9:50
I think when we examine the passage carefully this will be shown to be not a contradiction. Let’s take a closer look:
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There has been come confusion among critics of the faith regarding Jesus’s stance on family. Was He anti-family? Let’s take a look.
Although science isn’t my field and my knowledge of such an area is limited, I wanted to share this fantastic and well-researched video by YouTuber and apologist Inspiring Philosophy. I hope this can break the attack of delusion and open the door to intelligent discussion among both believers and non-believers.
Did the Biblical authors use manipulation tactics to win over converts? If not, why is the church doing so today?
Was Jesus made higher or lower than the angels? The critics have found it to be both but does this interpretation hold?
It’s time to examine Mehta’s second video containing short arguments against God’s existence. Will it be an improvement? Let’s see.
As a growing apologist, directly answering the opponents of Christianity is something we defenders are required to do. Hemant Mehta’s 22 reasons to stop believing in God has convinced many to begin questioning their religious beliefs. Although skepticism is healthy, I’ve found it can often lead to some head-scratching conclusions.
When we describe the love of God we often picture a kind of gooey sentimentality, maybe even a warm, romantic type of love. But is this an accurate depiction of Biblical love, or are we missing the mark?
Closing our series on the harmonization of the Old Testament law we take a look at a common objection by the critics. If the Bible isn’t relevant to us today, does that mean it isn’t the Word of God?