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Apologetics is the Answer to Everything

Some Christians will begin seeing red just from reading the title of this entry.  They will be angry and annoyed and may even jump up out of their seats.  Therefore, let me say it again:  apologetics is the answer to everything.

Whether it be the rapid decline of the Christian Church in America, the brisk acceptance of homosexual ‘marriage,’ the prevailing and deepening culture of death, the shallow spirituality of many of the Christians who actually remain in the Church- and certainly much of the lack of action- and many other issues can track back to nothing less than disobedience, … continue reading...

The Culture War is Over and We Lost? So… guerrilla warfare…

My ministry will be hosting an online apologetics conference this May with the theme of ‘literary apologetics.’  The general idea is to impact the culture in intentional ways to pave the way for better reception of the Gospel of Christ.  So culture is on my mind.

Something I’ve been pondering for awhile is this:  Is the culture war over?  And did we lose it?

I part company with those who seek to Christianize the culture as though this in itself is a noble goal.  It seems to me that this would in effect merely make our culture a ‘white washed … continue reading...

Reflections on culture, evangelism, and apologetics

I’ve been thinking about the culture wars lately.  I have a real problem with Christians who seem to be driving for a change in the culture just for the sake of having a ‘holy’ culture.  I think we’d have to call that a legalistic culture.  I believe that the Christian church should be about something more than creating white-washed tombs.

On the other hand, the nature of ‘culture’ is that it perpetuates itself, feeds itself, fuels itself.   The culture is the air we breathe and the water in which we swim.  It has the ability to mold us into its … continue reading...

A Christian Review of Anne Rice’s Called Out of Darkness: a spiritual confession

A Christian Review of Anne Rice’s Called out of Darkness

Read my reviews of Anne’s other books, Out of Egypt and Road to Cana.

PURCHASE CALLED OUT OF DARKNESS


I was pleased to have Anne Rice’s latest release sent to me for review. Her spiritual auto-biography, Called Out of Darkness: a spiritual confession, is available for purchase through Amazon.
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Anne Rice begins her book by laying out in… continue reading...

Referred: Midwest Christian Outreach, counter-cult and apologetics ministry

A long time ago I had some conversations with Don Veinot at Midwest Christian Outreach.  We touched base about once a year, I think.  Then I moved to a new city.  Still, I received their journals and newsletters, and so remained familiar with their ministry.

Recently, we renewed contact after he saw my recent article on WorldNetDaily.com on my argument that apologetics can be useful in addressing the ‘culture wars.’ It was then that I realized that I had never put a link to their webpage on my page, which is unfortunate.  They are a great resource and they’ve been … continue reading...

Careers in Apologetics: Not in the Church!

Note:  this post was originally intended for a small, almost exclusively Christian readership that consisted largely of folks who shared my perspective.  I have opened the post up to the World Wide Web but please read it in light of its original context.

In private correspondence this week I’ve talked with a couple of people who are pursuing their Masters in Apologetics. In case the reader doesn’t know, I am doing the same. I don’t get emails like that very often, but if the programs that Christian colleges are offering is any indication, there is a demand- at least from … continue reading...