Don’t Waste Your Life

I recently asked volunteers from our high-school apologetics fellowship to write a chapter summary for Chapter 7: “Living to Prove He Is More Precious than Life” from the book Don’t Waste Your Life by John Piper. Our students were asked to read a book chapter and write about the fact, truth, idea, or principle theyContinue reading “Don’t Waste Your Life”

What the World Thinks of Itself

I recently asked volunteers from our high-school apologetics fellowship to write a chapter summary for Chapter 3: “What the World Thinks of Itself” from the book How to Stay Christian in College by J. Budziszewski. Our students were asked to read a book chapter and write about the fact, truth, idea, or principle that hadContinue reading “What the World Thinks of Itself”

Who Makes More Sense: Lisa Gungor or Alisa Childers?

A fascinating interview between two gifted artists from the Christian music scene illustrates a deep worldview divide. One of the rotten fruits of postmodernism is skepticism of “Western logic,” an attitude that has lately become fashionable. Nonsense is the certain result. The law of non-contradiction says that something cannot be both true and not trueContinue reading “Who Makes More Sense: Lisa Gungor or Alisa Childers?”

Ecclesiastes: What is the Meaning of a Book about Meaning?

Recently a friend asked me a question about Ecclesiastes—one of my favorite books of the Bible. Perhaps the word “vanity” owes its currency in modern English partly to the frequency with which it occurs in the book of Ecclesiastes. This short volume is replete with the word “vanity,” which also appears in many translations ofContinue reading “Ecclesiastes: What is the Meaning of a Book about Meaning?”

Symphony: An Insufficient Metaphor

Did you know that the universe is finely-tuned for the existence of life? Our universe, galaxy, solar system, and earth itself, like everything in the Goldilocks fairy tale, are “just right.” 1. Finely-tuned constants: Constants of cosmology, chemistry, and physics such as gravitation, the strong force, the weak force, the ratio of mass between electronsContinue reading “Symphony: An Insufficient Metaphor”

“Is the Bible Sexist, Racist, Homophobic and Genocidal?”

I recently asked our “Third Thursday” high-school apologetics fellowship to help me by writing a summary of Chapter 9: “Is the Bible Sexist, Racist, Homophobic and Genocidal?” from the book Questioning the Bible: 11 Major Challenges to The Bible’s Authority by Jonathan Morrow. Our students were asked to read a book chapter and write aboutContinue reading ““Is the Bible Sexist, Racist, Homophobic and Genocidal?””

Is Christianity a Copycat Religion?

I recently asked our “Third Thursday” high-school apologetics fellowship to help me by writing a summary of Chapter 11: “Is Christianity a Copycat Religion?” from the book Evidence That Demands a Verdict: Life-Changing Truth for a Skeptical World by Josh and Sean McDowell. Our students were asked to read a book chapter and write aboutContinue reading “Is Christianity a Copycat Religion?”

10 Questions for Your Biology Teacher

Ten questions to ask your biology teacher about evolution:[1] ORIGIN OF LIFE. Why do textbooks claim that the 1953 Miller-Urey experiment shows how life’s building blocks may have formed on the early Earth — when conditions on the early Earth were probably nothing like those used in the experiment, and the origin of life remainsContinue reading “10 Questions for Your Biology Teacher”