Posts in apologetics
Taylor Swift, Can We Calmly Disagree?

It’s Pride month, most companies have adorned their social media accounts with some version of the LGBT flag, and now Taylor Swift has written a new song and produced an entire music video for the occasion. But more than celebrating *Pride*, this new music video clearly reveals what Swift and many other LGBT supporters think of those with different convictions.

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The Unbending Truth

Imagine you and a friend hiking a forest trail. You come to a crossroads and two signs greet you: Head North and you will reach the exit safely. Head South and certain danger and peril await.

The choice seems pretty clear, so you and your friend pull out a compass. Holding them out it is clear that both are pointing left. Unequivocally, the North side of each compass clearly direct to the safe path. But your friend has a thought…

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Science is a Skilled Servant and a Terrible Master

Society believes it has an invincible takedown argument for religion, and it consists of one word: science.

I see it over and over again, belief in God is discarded as a fool's errand "because science". Any intelligent personshould see the omniscience of empirical study and relegate faith to those who are dumb, desperate, and weak.

Walking on water, healing the blind, raising the dead? Nonsense.

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The Veil of Modernity and Rejecting The Bible

Next month I will be teaching a class on the historicity of Jesus' Life and the trustworthiness of the New Testament. Our text is The Historical Jesus by Gary Habermas, who presents a compelling case for trusting the Bible through evidence, archeology, non-Christian sources, and accuracy of the Gospels.

So why is it hard for some to accept the Bible as true? I think there are two reasons:

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Only Christianity Offers Unearned Grace

Every worldview claims that your destiny is tied to your effort and ability. Judaism strives to follow every law in the Pentateuch.

Islam is based on how well you obey Allah, and even if you do everything you can your destiny is unsure. He may decide in the last moments that you are not fit for "heaven."

Hinduism is an eternal struggle to escape reincarnation, where you are constantly paying for the sins of a previous life. No one can answer what you were paying for in the first life though.

Buddhism asks you eliminate all desire so you can be free from suffering, ironically making non-desire your one desire.

And what about the atheist or agnostic?

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