Posts Tagged: belief

If There is Such Good Evidence for God, Why Don’t More People Believe? Quick VIDEO

Original post by Sean McDowell here. Used with permission. Sean McDowell, Ph.D. is a professor of Christian Apologetics at Biola University, best-selling author, popular speaker, part-time high school teacher, and the Resident Scholar for Summit Ministries, California. Follow him on Twitter: @sean_mcdowell and his blog: seanmcdowell.org.

I Thank God for My Doubts: A Personal Reflection

    Original post by Sean McDowell here. Used with permission.   It might sound crazy, but I can honestly say that I thank God for my doubts. It’s not that I always appreciate having doubts. Sometimes doubts can be a burden. But even so, I realize something deeper about the reason God has for my… Read more »

​Apologetics Is Not Saying You’re Sorry

(Original post by Sean McDowell found here.) As a professor of Christian Apologetics at Biola University, I (Sean) help prepare students to answer tough questions raised against the Christian faith. One day someone from outside the Biola academic community called our university to ask why we offer classes on apologizing for the faith. She thought apologetics meant… Read more »

Do We Really Live In A “Post-Truth” World?

PHOTO CREDIT MIKE LICHT [Original Post by Sean McDowell  It’s official. The 2016 word of the year is “post-truth.” Last year it was an emoji. In 2014 the word was “vape.” And in 2013 it was “selfie.” With the truth twisting, emotional appeals, and personal attacks that characterized this past election season, Oxford Dictionaries selected… Read more »

Cultural tolerance Wrap-Up: What Have We Learned?

With this, our thirtieth blog post on the topic of cultural tolerance, we conclude our series based on the book The Beauty of Intolerance. As Top Ten lists are so popular, let’s use that format to remind ourselves of some of the important things we’ve learned about cultural tolerance together over the last six months. If this series has been… Read more »

The Need for Conviction in a Wishy-Washy World

How deep are your beliefs about God? Some kids are nearly undone by peer pressure. Especially if asked to publicly acknowledge their gratitude to Jesus for the forgiveness of their sins. The word “sin,” in case you haven’t noticed, has become a word to avoid, thanks to the growing influence of cultural tolerance.  So how do we help our young people to honor God in a… Read more »

How Can Anyone Believe the New Testament?

There seems to be some type of general consensus among many people that the New Testament documents were written many years after the events took place and hence do not contain reliable information.