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In Defense of the Arts: Article in ChristianVideoMag

I was recently invited to submit articles for consideration in a mag called Christian Video Magazine.  I was delighted to take them up on the offer.  My first article was published today in their August edition.

You can read my article online here.

You can forward it along in pdf, here.

You can read my article where it is found in the whole magazine,  in pdf, here. (start at page 15)

Interestingly, our online apologetics conference presenter Robert Velarde also appears in this edition.  Check his article out.  It’s worth it.

Excerpt:

“He has set eternity in the hearts of … continue reading...

Connecting the dots between unbelief and abortion

A recent entry on my discussion forum illustrates with crystal clarity the arguments I confronted in my book We Chose Life: Why You Should Too.   If you happen to get a hold of my book and you’re wondering if there are real people who hold those views, that example will do.

That’s not what I want to talk about.  The ‘person’ in question (I use the term ‘person’ here loosely, as definitions can change over time 😉  ) is an atheist and secular humanist.  His position on abortion follows naturally from his atheism.  I’m not saying it follows logically, … continue reading...

Should Churches Adopt a No Child Left Behind Approach?

The statistics have been coming in fast and furious that Christianity is in rapid decline in America.  Barna continues to warn us.  Another recent report indicates that Christianity has dropped off 10% in 15 years.  Two years ago I made the controversial claim that the Church was creating atheists.  I am not so sure this is controversial anymore.

Obviously, the Church is still making an awful lot of Christians.  This can lead leaders and thinkers in the church to conclude that the problem is that Americans are just reacting the way the Bible said people would react to … continue reading...

Literary Apologetics: Missionary Work in the Language of the Masses

I am currently promoting my Birth Pangs series and thought it would be a good idea to point to a few places where I have argued that turning the tide in America today means changing the way we witness.  In particular, using narrative, whether visually or in text.

America is increasingly a mission field in its own right.  Just as missionaries have to learn the language of the natives before they can present the Gospel effectively, so too do we need to do the same in America.  This does not mean (per some trends in apologetics today) adopting the ‘language’ … continue reading...

Internet Evangelism Day

I’d like to direct churches and Christian organizations to the following website promoting an ‘Internet Evangelism Day.’  As so much of my own witness occurs online I really appreciate what these folks are trying to accomplish.  If you feel like you or your org should be ministering more through the Internet and don’t know where to start take a look at these guys:  http://www.internetevangelismday.com/index.phpcontinue reading...

Christianese and Shibboleths as Roadblocks to Faith and Brotherhood

Here is an excerpt of a blog entry I posted at the ChristianPost.  It was probably a good time to poke the boys at Godisimaginary.com in the ribs, anyway.  I know, cheap thrills.

In Judges 12, the Gileadites find a way to distinguish between friend and foe by compelling captured refugees to say the word ‘Shibboleth.’  Evidently, Ephraimites couldn’t pronounce it correctly, saying instead ‘Sibboleth.’  Those that said that latter were struck down while those who said the former were allowed to pass.

‘Shibboleths’ abound in society, including among Christians.  Unfortunately, even among Christians, a Shibboleth isn’t simply a quick … continue reading...

Why did God Create the Devil Knowing He’d Be Naughty and other Free Will

Here is a second clip from a Q and A that I gave this summer.  There are at least three questions here and they all surround the notion of free will, why God would tolerate bad things, why he doesn’t act, and the like.  Enjoy.

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Welkome WND readers!

If you are here after reading my debut on Worldnetdaily.com and would like to comment on the column, this post would be the place.

My column on Worldnetdaily: “Apologetics the Cure for Social Ills?”

The evidence of societal decay is all around us. The California Supreme Court decision is not an isolated event. Despite eight years with a Republican president, much of that with a Republican-controlled legislature, abortion is still legal and rampant, and Roe v. Wade the “law” of the land. The cure, it would seem, is better legislative efforts and more efficient grass-roots campaigning for wholesome … continue reading...

Study Christian Apologetics in France

Some who know me know that I spent four weeks out of this last summer out of the country.  I spent the bulk of of that time in Strasbourg at the event listed below.  As I understand it, there are still openings available.  I recommend it for those seeking to expand their base of knowledge.  Dr. Menuge, who is presenting this year, is excellent.

The 11th International Academy of
Apologetics, Evangelism and Human Rights
July 10-21, 2007, Strasbourg France.
The academy offers a thorough, up-to-date training in the defense of the faith in the delightful, historic town of Strasbourg, continue reading...

Inviting Anthony to Present

Anthony has spoken in a variety of locations on a variety of topics.  He has been featured on numerous national and local radio stations.  His columns have been published at Worldnetdaily.com and the ChristianPost.com. A list of his media ‘appearances’ is here.

To discuss having Anthony present at your church, school, or organization you may use the form below or contact him at publicity@athanatos.org.

Anthony Horvath is available to speak on apologetics issues and is a member of the Lutherans for Life speakers bureau, and hence willing to speak on pro-life issues.

Anthony, otherwise known as ‘Sntjohnny’ … continue reading...