What I Didn’t Know 20 Years Ago

On March 23, 1997, I stopped running from a God I thought I knew everything about from my upbringing. I grew up in church. I certainly knew it’s culture and teachings, but I didn’t really know Jesus. I knew about Jesus. I knew about Church history. I could quote you Bible verses. But I knew…

Eating Pork and Shellfish, or Does the Bible Contradict Itself?

I recently saw a comment on a Facebook group that noted how the Old Testament forbade believers from eating pork or shellfish, but now Christians are allowed to eat those things.  He noted that in his opinion that might be a contradiction. A lot of people question why there are Laws in the Old Testament…

Can Aliens Be Saved?

Some say that aliens are impossible because their existence would cause theological problems. The fact is that if ET exists, he probably doesn’t need saving anyway…

What’s Hell Like?

“What’s hell like?” my oldest child asked me, pretty much destroying every cheery thought I’d been having as I drove the road to home. Kids are full of questions. I answered as simply as I could, which [fortunately] is a habit for me. “It’s a bad place. It’s full of flames, because it’s a place of punishment;…

What Christmas Means and Why I Hope Bart Ehrman Gets It Someday

A recent Newsweek cover [Dec. 17, 2012] pictures the Nativity and claims that Bart Ehrman will answer such questions as “Who was Jesus? Did he have a wife? How many wise men were there? Why Bethlemhem? In a manger or a cave?” Unfortunately, the cover is referring to an article inside called “The Myths of Jesus.” In…

Removing the Stones

On this date in 1997, I gave my life to Christ. This week, I had the opportunity to hear Ken Ham of Answers in Genesis speak at a homeschool convention in South Carolina. I genuinely enjoy listening to Ken speak. I think I’ve heard every presentation he has at least four times over, but I…

Defending Christ’s Resurrection

Many people flat-out object to the idea that Jesus actually rose from the dead. Of those who admit that He historically existed and that he physically died, they propose various theories for the belief that Jesus rose from the grave. The four basic arguments against the Resurrection are the Grave Robber Lie, the Wrong Tomb…

Defending Christ’s Death

It seems strange to me to have to defend the historicity of the death of Christ, but there are actually folks out there who make the claim that Jesus never died. This particular claim comes in two forms, which I dub the Swoon Lie and the Muslim Lie, respectively.  The Swoon Lie, made popular by…

Defending Christ’s Existence

There are some who say that Jesus Christ never lived or, at the very least, we can’t prove that He really ever lived. But of course He did, as we will demonstrate. I call this one the Skeptic’s Lie. A true Skeptic believes that we really cannot know anything for sure. One is tempted to…