The Summit Lecture Series: Making Sense of Your World with John Stonestreet, Part 12

To purchase the entire Summit Lecture Series, Vol. 1 on DVD, go to: summit.org.Ideas really matter.Ideas have consequences.Ideas have stories.There are actually a handful of different stories (or worldviews) that are all vying for our hearts and minds they are:Secular Humanism Christianity Marxism Leninism Postmodernism Cosmic Humanism IslamIdeas have feet.And finally, ideas have families.What I mean by this is that ideas often stem from other ideas, … [Read more...]

Summit Lecture Series: Making Sense of Your World with John Stonestreet

To purchase the entire Summit Lecture Series, Vol. 1 on DVD, go to: summit.org. If we just had to understood who God is, that would be difficult enough.My oldest daughter, Abigail, was around 3 ½ when she was helping my wife tuck in her younger sister, Anna. At the end, Abigail leaned in to tell her, “God will be with you tonight, Anna.”Isn’t that nice?Except, afterwards Abigail turned around to my wife and said, “Mommy, I told Anna that God would be with her and the other God will b … [Read more...]

Real Stuff My Dad Says 81: “Can We All Get Along?”

[display_podcast] I have two podcasts / blogs that each come from my perspective of a Christian parent of four boys and are aimed toward other Christ-following, Bible-believing people who have a spare ten minutes in their day to hear what I (and often my dad) have to say. But lately, judging by many of the comments that I have received, it appears that my audience has expanded to people whom I hadn’t originally intended. It seems like a lot of people who abhor the term “Evangelical”, people who … [Read more...]

An Examined Life with Jeff Allen 19: Jeffrey Jackson

[display_podcast] I met this week’s guest a few months back at the Ravi Zacharias Summer Institute for Apologetics. He’s a phenomenally talented singer / songwriter out of Texas, yet now he’s in the middle of earning his Masters Degree in Religious Studies and Apologetics, with aims toward Law School. Needless to say, he’s a lot more smarter than me. And in addition to all this, he’s a rancher who works at a rehab center, wrangling addicts like me while integrating philosophy with psycholog … [Read more...]

The Summit Lecture Series: Scientific Naturalism with JP Moreland, part 2

To purchase the entire Summit Lecture Series, Vol. 1 on DVD, go to: summit.orgI was once invited to a dinner party where I was asked to give a presentation regarding truth, God and philosophy.  I was warned that there would be a gentleman attending who may cause me some problems.  Apparently, he had a Ph.D. in physics from Johns Hopkins, had been an engineer for 30 years, and really hated Christianity.So, right after exchanging pleasantries, before the meeting, he launched into me:  “I un … [Read more...]

The Summit Lecture Series: Dealing with Doubts with Brett Kunkle, part 1

What happens when we step out of our safe Christian bubbles and come face to face with questions such as: Why do you think God even exists? Why do you trust the Bible? Wasn’t Jesus merely a good man and teacher?Often times, questions like these become the seeds of doubt in the minds of many Christians today.Doubt is simply uncertainty in regards to God. What each of us needs to know is that doubt is a universal human experience. It’s not unique to Christians – even atheists doubt their ow … [Read more...]


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