Detroit Pastor Envisions an ‘Urban Turn’ in Christian Apologetics

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By Joseph E. Gorra Different images and ideas tend to populate the imagination of evangelical laity and pastors when they think about the ‘work of Christian apologetics.’ Maybe some mostly imagine people ‘winning arguments’ or ‘defeating objections’ to Christian faith. Or, still others may just predominately think of the work of leading personalities in apologetics [Read More...]

Faithful Christianity in College

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I’m grateful to Douglas Groothuis and Sarah Geis for this guest series on the practices of a flourishing faith in college. * Faithful Christianity in College (Part 1 of 3) By Douglas Groothuis and Sarah Geis The greatest challenge which lies ahead in college for a Christian is not getting good grades or being taught [Read More...]

Find Wisdom at Rivendell

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I was introduced to the leaders of the Rivendell Institute in the summer after my sophomore year at Stanford.  I was, by then, majoring in philosophy and religious studies, and working in both departments with men and women who had devoted decades of their lives to justifying intellectually their agnosticism or atheism — or, at [Read More...]

“War on Christmas” Post-mortem: Do Christians Have a Persecution Complex?

Like megachurches, homeschooling, and Tim Tebow, “Merry Christmas” has become a religio-cultural Rorschach test.  If you prefer that department stores greet you with a “Merry Christmas,” or at least wish they didn’t feel compelled to adopt the anodyne “Happy Holidays,” chances are good you’re a conservative Christian of some stripe.  If, on the other hand, [Read More...]

Is the Jesus Story a Myth?

Every now and then I’ll hear from someone who has bought into the “Jesus Myth” hypothesis.  You can find this in books like Jesus Potter, Harry Christ, in the “historical” studies of Acharya S., or from your neighborhood atheist who heard that there are some similarities between the stories of Jesus and Mithras, and who [Read More...]


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