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Category Archives: Apologetics

How to Talk About God in a Skeptical Age: An Interview with Joshua Chatraw

Why is it that people don’t just believe Christianity is false; they assume it isn’t good? How can followers of Jesus effectively communicate the biblical story of his grace and redemption in today’s skeptical, divisive, and technologically saturated world? How should Christians be respectful of unbelievers, all the while remaining focused on Jesus? Bible Gateway […]

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Ravi Zacharias (1946–2020)

The global memorial service honoring the life of Christian evangelist and apologist Ravi Zacharias can be viewed on YouTube. Evangelist, Christian apologist, broadcaster, and prolific author, Ravi Zacharias, 74, died May 19, 2020, at his home in Atlanta, Georgia, two months after announcing doctors had discovered a malignant sarcoma tumor on his sacrum—a very rare […]

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How a Middle Eastern Worldview Helps Us Better Understand Jesus: A Q-and-A with Ravi Zacharias and Abdu Murray

What are the cultural insights Westerners often miss when the Eastern context of the Bible is ignored? What were the ways Jesus taught that were thoroughly Eastern—rooted in story, honor, and community—yet appeal to Western thinking—based in reasoning and linear process—today? How does understanding Eastern idioms and customs make mysterious or seemingly confusing Bible passages […]

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Even Non-Believers Can Agree on Facts Concerning Jesus: An Interview with Justin W. Bass

Did you know that, even though they don’t believe in the atoning sacrifice of Jesus, scholars who are not Christians do agree with believers on some matters concerning Jesus? Surprisingly, there’s a lot upon which everyone can agree. When surveying historical scholarship, Christians, agnostics, and skeptics have no other option but to affirm certain truths […]

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How to Be a Gardener and Ambassador for Christ: An Interview with Gregory Koukl

How do you have a conversation with someone who is intent on proving Christianity wrong and won’t accept the Bible as a source of authority? How can you artfully regain control of discussions, keeping them moving forward in constructive ways, comfortably and graciously maneuvering through the minefields of a challenging dialogue to get people thinking […]

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Bible Connection Podcast: Truth for Today—Apologetics and Gen Z

Bible Gateway presents the Bible Connection Podcast, where we talk about the Bible and how it connects to every facet of life. What is apologetics? Who is it for? Is it actually important in today’s culture? In this seventh episode of the Bible Connection Podcast, Sean McDowell, associate professor in Christian Apologetics at Biola University, […]

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Does Suffering Disprove the Existence of a Good God?

By Mary Jo Sharp The heart is more deceitful than all else And is desperately sick; Who can understand it? —Jeremiah 17:9, NASB As I tried to imagine the depth of pain, the horror of suffering that so many humans have inflicted on each other, I began to have that most unwelcome feeling of having […]

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How to Live the Bible — Life Can’t Be Based on a Lie

This is the seventy-eighth lesson in author and pastor Mel Lawrenz’ How to Live the Bible series. If you know someone or a group who would like to follow along on this journey through Scripture, they can get more info and sign up to receive these essays via email here. See Mel Lawrenz’s book, How […]

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Dr. Norman Geisler (1932–2019)

Christian apologist, Bible scholar, prolific author, professor, speaker, philosopher, evangelist, and theologian Dr. Norman Geisler (@NormGeisler), 86, died July 1, 2019, 20 days before his 87th birthday. According to the statement by his son, Dr. David Geisler, and the extended Geisler family, “he has left behind an amazing legacy that will continue to have a […]

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Can Science Explain All the Complexities of Our World?

By Lee Strobel Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, or with the breadth of his hand marked off the heavens? —Isaiah 40:12 Allan Rex Sandage, the greatest observational cosmologist in the world—who deciphered the secrets of the stars, plumbed the mysteries of quasars, revealed the age of globular clusters, pinpointed […]

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