Posts Tagged: christian

​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 »

Sutton on The Greatest Book Ever

Mrs. Clark’s 7th Grade Bible Class Discusses: One Among Many The Just-Another-Great-Book Myth Psalms 119: 114 says, “You are my refuge and my shield; I have put my hope in your word.” This verse alone debunks one whole myth. The myth assumes that the Bible isn’t the greatest book, but simply just a great book. This… Read more »

Reaching into Closed Countries One Conversation at a Time

Each year, thousands of people from the Middle East travel to European cities for work, vacation, shopping, medical purposes and more. It’s in this time of freedom from their home countries that our Gulf Partnership Outreach teams approach tens of thousands of people with the truth about Jesus — talking about faith and sharing Christ-centered… Read more »

Reaching the “Unreachable” with the Gospel

Omar* from the Middle East was one of the first to come to faith through the Gulf Partnership Outreach. Last summer he joined our outreach teams to help reach his fellow countrymen and was amazed at the opportunities he had to share the truth.  The Gulf Partnership Outreach grew out of a vision to reach… Read more »

How Did Christianity Prevail in Ancient Rome and What Can We Learn from It?

[Original Post by Sean McDowell] What was unique about Christian practices and teachings in the first three centuries of the church? And how did such a minority faith—which was considered irrelevant, extreme, and at odd with the role “religion” is supposed to play in a pagan society—ultimately prevail? In his recent book Destroyer of the gods,… Read more »

Why Are Christians So Defensive?

PHOTO CREDIT STEPHANE LAVOIE [Original Post by Sean McDowell] In case you are wondering, this is not a post in which I am going to bash the church. Far from it. I love the church. But I am going to point out a “weakness” that we urgently need to address (see Proverbs 27:6). How can… Read more »

Flex Those Love Muscles, Dear Christian.

Anger Drains Your Love Power. Let it Go. We only have to look on Facebook to clearly see that many of us currently living on the planet have become extremely rude in one area: offering respect to others who don’t agree with us. Have you been “unfriended” by someone yet, for not accepting a truth that this “friend” angrily demands is so obvious? Isn’t it ironic… Read more »