Part 5 Age of the earth/universe – young earth & old earth

Next I would like to move to an inside the church discussion. II. How Old is the Universe For scientists this is not a controversial issue.  Today’s best estimate is the universe is 14.6 billion years old and the earth is 4.5 billion years old.  Physicists and astronomers are the ones that have arrived at […] Read More


Part 4 What creation teaches us about God

II. What do we learn about God from His Creation? When we hear a song we can learn something about the composer or when we see a painting we can learn about the artist.  When God creates the universe we can learn something about Him.  Here are just some the things we learn about our […] Read More


Forgiveness with or without Repentance Part 1

(An email from a woman to a local pastor) I was listening to an apologetics program today and a woman who called in stated that we should forgive others even if they have not asked for forgiveness. She sited Luke 23:34 “Father, forgive them for they do not know what they are doing.” And also […] Read More


Let me begin our discussion where God begins: I. In the Beginning God created the heavens and the earth (Genesis 1:1) The Bible teaches the entire universe came into existence out of nothing.  The phrase ex nihilo is used because is means, “out of nothing.”  What this means is before the creation of the universe, […] Read More

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2. Understanding science will strengthen our faith Whenever I have doubts about my faith, the first thing I do is recall all the scientific evidence I’ve learned over the years.  This quickly dispels that little voice that speaks in the back of my head that says, “This Christianity stuff is all made up.”  Do you […] Read More


Part 1 Reason one: why studying science & faith is important

I am beginning a new series discussing issues of science and faith.    I would like to demonstrate how science and Christianity are compatible.  As I begin I would like to establish some ground rules. The Bible is not a scientific textbook. It will not use precise scientific language and will describe events from the perspective […] Read More


In my final installment on objective morality, let me conclude with a very practical summary. If you want to converse with a moral relativist you need to understand… What is moral relativism? Remember moral relativism teaches that right and wrong is determined by the beliefs of an individual or society.  The majority of relativists believe […] Read More


Part 8 Basic door to door Watchtower evangelism strategies

Whenever I do a presentation on the Watchtower Organization I regularly ask how many have been visited at your home by Jehovah’s Witnesses.  Almost the entire audience raises their hand.  Part of the commitment to being a Witness is to agree to go out and preach to others what they understand as the truth.  As […] Read More


Part 11 All three persons of the Trinity co-equal

Here is the definition of the Trinity I have been utilizing: One God subsists in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; co-equal and co-eternal.  Recently, while talking with two Jehovah Witnesses I was challenged on my view of Jesus and the Father being co-equal. All three persons are co-equal They attacked equality of the […] Read More


Part 13 Did morality evolve?

The last objection to objective morality is… 3.     Morality evolved People who believe in the theory of evolution make a case that morality is simply a matter of genetics.  There are major problems with this viewpoint.  According to this view, natural selection works in the genes.  Morality can be explained mechanistically through chance genetic mutations […] Read More


Do Objective Morals Exist?
Answering Tough Questions
Counting the Cost
Is God the Author of the Bible?
God’s Holiness and Love Wins
Ministering to Mormons in Utah
Challenging a Jehovah’s Witness
What Ever Happened to Hell?
Accurately Interpreting the Scriptures
Understanding the Christian Worldview
Accused of Partnering in Wickedness
Set Apart Christ as Lord
Sharing with Knowledge & Wisdom
Becoming a Good Ambassador for Christ
How to Persuade Others
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